Week of Sep 9th-Sep 15th, 2013

"The great Director of the Motion Picture Company of Life is ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new Joy. We, as his children, are made in His image of joy. From Joy we came, in Joy we live, in Joy we melt. He brought out this cosmic motion picture to keep Himself entertained.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, September 15 for our weekly Service Reading entitled Life -- A Cosmic Motion Picture". The service is from 11 am to 12 noon. Sunday School for children ages 3-12 is also held from 11 am to 12 noon. Parents with younger children may enjoy the service from the infant room located in the Sunday School building. The Reading Service is preceded by a meditation service from 10 to 10:45 am, and by group practice of the Self-Realization Fellowship Energization Exercises at 9:40 am.

Weekly Affirmation:

“I am an immortal child of God, living for a little while in this body. I am here to behold the tragedies and comedies of this changeable life with an attitude of unchangeable happiness.” 

(Metaphysical Meditations)

Announcements:

  • Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel on Sunday, September 22 after the service. This group is open to all members and friends who wish to read and meditate upon Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita – God Talks with Arjuna. We hope that you are able to attend.
  • Self-Realization Fellowship will be conducting a Lecture Tour in Dallas from Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn – Dallas Fort Worth Airport South in Irving, TX. More details about this Lecture Tour are available at their website - http://srfdallasfortworth.org/srf-monastics-lecture-tour/.
  • The Commemoration services for the Mahasamadhi and Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya will be held in the chapel on Thursday, September 26, and on Monday, September 30 from 8 to 9 pm respectively. Both services will be preceded by a meditation beginning at 7 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with the Guru-disciple relationship are welcome to attend. Devotees are asked to bring a flower or flowers as a symbol of devotion to God and the SRF Gurus, and a donation, if possible, as sign of loyalty to the path of SRF. These donations are sent to the Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with other truth-seeking souls.
  • As a courtesy, we would also like to remind everyone to please ensure that their cellphones, pagers and alarms are turned off during the services, so that an atmosphere of quiet devotion can be maintained inside the chapel.
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.