Week of October 24 - October 30, 2016


“Don’t offer excuses to yourself that you are too busy to think of God.  When death comes, you will have to leave all your activities and your engagements without notice or delay.  Why not give up now some of your useless pursuits and make time for God?”


                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, October 30 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Harmonizing Work and Meditation."  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 9:40am The Center is open to the public for services and special activities.


Weekly Affirmation:


Life is a struggle for joy all along the way.  May I fight to win the battle on the very spot where I now am.


                                                                              (Paramahansa Yogananda) 




• This Saturday, October 29, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held next Saturday, November 5. 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. If you are planning to attend, please inform Sudha (vasudhaven@yahoo.com) as this will help us to organize head count for the Day of Service.


• On Sunday, November 6, we will have our next business meeting at 12:30pm in the chapel to discuss plans for Morgan building renovations and improvements. All active members are encouraged to attend.

• Our next Harmonium Workshop will be held on Sunday, November 13 in the chapel. This workshop is open to all members and friends who are interested in either joining the Kirtan Group or would simply like to learn how to play the SRF cosmic chants on the harmonium. If you own a personal harmonium, we request that you please bring it with you to the workshop. If you have any questions about the workshop, or do not have a harmonium of your own, you may contact Arjun by emailing him at arjunraghuraman@gmail.com.

• On Sunday November 13, there will be a meeting from 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm in the Sunday School rooms for parents, students and volunteers who are interested in starting a Teen Group. For more information, please contact Bob Minck.

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