Week of September 19 - September 25, 2016

“Through the use of the Kriya key, persons who cannot bring themselves to believe in the divinity of any man will behold at last the full divinity of their own selves.”           

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, September 25 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Finding God in Family 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:

 

“Shaming the white lotus in purity, beyond all duality, O Guru, image of Brahma, deliver us from delusion!”                                             

                                                                              (Cosmic Chants)

 

 

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Announcements:

 

• We are happy to announce that Brother Sarvananda and Br. Troy from SRF Mother Center will be visiting our Houston Center on Sunday, October 16 to conduct the Reading Service and spend the day with us. A detailed program will be finalized shortly.  We hope that you can join us for this special occasion.


• Our monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for this Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a guided meditation in the morning, which will include group practice of the SRF techniques of 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.


• The Commemoration services for the Mahasamadhi and Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya will be held in the chapel on Monday, September 26 and Friday, September 30 from 8:00 to 9:00 pm respectively. Both services will be preceded by a meditation beginning at 7:00 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. Donations are sent directly to Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with truth-seeking souls.


• Self-Realization Fellowship is happy to announce it will be conducting a Regional Day Program at Lake Texoma, Texas. These events are for children and teens ages 7-18 and will be held on Saturday, October 08 for girls and Saturday, October 15 for boys.  Additional information can be found here or in the chapel foyer.


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