Week of September 26 - October 02, 2016

“If you change your mind from the worldly consciousness of the senses to the consciousness of God, you become a conqueror.  All achievement lies within your mind.”   

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, October 02 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Most Tempting Temptation." 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:

 

“Teach Me, O Spirit, to distinguish between the soul’s lasting happiness and the temporary pleasures of the senses.  Teach me not to engross myself in passing sense pleasures.  Teach me to discipline my senses that they may always make me really happy.  Teach me to substitute for sense temptations the greater allurement of soul happiness.”

                             

                                                                              (Metaphysical Meditations)

 

 

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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.


• The Commemoration service for the Mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya will be held in the chapel on Friday, September 30 from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. The service 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.


• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held on Saturday, October 01.   We dedicate only one day a month to the care and upkeep of Master’s sanctuary in Houston so that it remains a magnet for those seeking to meditate together or to learn of Self-Realization Fellowship for the first time. We encourage everyone to join us and share this special day of Service and Fellowship with other devotees. A delicious vegetarian lunch will be provided for all those who attend, so please email Sudha (vasudhaven@yahoo.com) to help us get an accurate headcount.


• 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.  If you are planning to go please contact Bob Minck at bobcor75@gmail.com so he can help Youth Services get an estimate of how many people will be attending from Houston Center.


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