Week of December 26 - January 01, 2017

“God doesn't talk directly to you; He manifests Himself to you through the channel of a guru and a guru's teachings. Disciples are those who allow themselves to be fully disciplined by a guru. He has but one desire: to help you."

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, January 01 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Attunement With A True Guru"  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.

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Weekly Affirmation:

 

Beloved God, let the flowers of my devotion blossom in the garden of my heart / while I await the dawn of Thy coming.

                                                                                    (Metaphysical Meditations)

   

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Announcements:

 

• As the year 2016 draws to a close, the Managing team would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year 2017. Guruji said "Let us forget the sorrows of the past and make up our minds not to dwell on them in the New Year. With determination and unflinching will, let us renew our lives, our good habits, and our successes. If the last year has been hopelessly bad, the New Year must be hopefully good."

 

• The New Year's Eve Meditation will be held in the chapel this Saturday, December 31 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

 

• Next Thursday, January 05 we will have the birthday Commemorative Service for Paramahansa Yogananda from 8:00 pm 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. Please bring a flower or flowers, and a monetary offering in an envelope. The donations are sent to Self-Realization Fellowship.

 

• The traditional all-day meditation commemorating the birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda will be held in the chapel next Saturday, January 07 from 9 am to 4 pm, with a 30 minute break at 1 pm. A fruit offering is required but please note that monetary donations are not requested for this service.

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held on Saturday, January 14 starting at 8:30 am. If you are planning to attend, please let Sudha know by emailing him at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as this will help us to organize head count for lunch on the Day of Service. You can also RSVP by filling out the sign-up sheet located in the chapel foyer.

 

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