Week of Janurary 02 - January 08, 2017

“As the ocean is the wave and the wave is the ocean so should you affirm: "Spirit is I, and I am Spirit."  Forget your dream-born mortal weakness.  Wake up and know that you and God are one."

                                                      - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, January 08 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Man-The Image of God."  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:

 

Being endowed with free choice, I am a son of God in reality.  I have been dreaming that I am a mortal man.  I am now awake.  The dream that my soul is imprisoned in a bodily cage has vanished.  I am all that my Heavenly Father is.

                                                                                    (Metaphysical Meditations)

   

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Announcements:

 

• This 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.

 

• Our traditional all-day meditation commemorating the birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda will be held in the chapel this Saturday, January 07 from 9 am to 4 pm, with a 30 minute break at 1 pm. If you are unable to attend the entire duration, you may either attend the first half; or, may come at the intermission and stay for the second half. Devotees are encouraged to arrive early to have plenty of time to settle down comfortably before the meditation begins. A fruit offering is required but please note that monetary donations are not requested for this service. If you would like to offer a monetary donation, a basket will be placed in the rear of the chapel.

 

• Our next Harmonium Workshop will be held this Sunday, January 8 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.

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held next 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.