Week of August 15 - August 21 , 2016

               “The greatest method of healing and rejuvenation is to use that divine energy directly from the inner source.  Then you can say: Right beneath the flesh is a tremendous current of life energy.  I had forgotten it, but now, with the pickaxe of Self-Realization, I have uncovered that life force again.  I and my Father are One.  I am not the flesh.   I am a charge of divine electricity permeating this body.”           

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, August 21 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Heal Through Union With Cosmic Life.” 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. The Center is open to the public for services and special activities.

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Weekly Affirmation:

‘’Heavenly Father, Thy Cosmic Life and I are one.  Thou art the ocean; I am the wave; we are one.’’

                                                                                  (Scientific Healing Affirmations)

 

 

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Announcements:

 

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held this Sunday, August 21 in the chapel at 12:30pm. 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 ask that you be seated in the chapel before this time, but if you can only arrive after 12:30, please sit in the second row and follow the reading only.


• The Janmashtami Commemoration service celebrating the birthday of Bhagavan Krishna will be held in our Chapel on Thursday, August 25 beginning at 8 pm. There will be a meditation from 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm.  All devotees who are acquainted with the SRF teachings and 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.


• For those planning on attending the Janmashtami commemorative service please be aware that the Hare Krishna Temple across the street will also be celebrating on the same day.    This means that parking will be very limited to our small parking lot and some possible street parking on Golf Street.  Please make arrangements to take extra time when arriving at the chapel.


• Our monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for Saturday, August 27 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a non-guided meditation.  All are welcome to attend at any time during the day, but we ask that you enter or exit the chapel only during chants or readings. The SRF Energization Exercises will be conducted as a group at 9:00 am.


• Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.