Week of January 30 - February 05, 2017

“I have realized, by searching for love, that it was Somebody Else who cared for me through all human loves.  The Divine has loved me as mother, as father, and as friends.  I searched for that one Friend behind all friends, that one Lover whom I now see glimmering in all your faces.  And that Friend never fails me.

 

-Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, February 05 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Lord, Possess Us With Thy Love."  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:

O Spirit, teach me to pray with deep concentration, and to imbue scientific meditation with devotion.  May my heart daily become more pure by all-surrendering love for Thee.

                                                                                    (Metaphysical Meditations)   

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Announcements:

 

• We would like to thank all those who attended our Annual Budget Meeting this past Sunday and are glad to announce that the 2017 proposed Budget was approved by the voting members in attendance. A separate general announcement will be issued shortly containing details of the approved budget.


• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held on Saturday, February 04 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.

 

• This Sunday, February 05, we will have our Annual election of Service Readers and Sunday School Teachers and Aides after service. All active members are encouraged to attend.

 

• Our next Harmonium Workshop will be held next Sunday, February 12 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.

 

• We would like to remind everyone to please refrain from street parking on Golf Drive when attending service at our Houston Center and instead use the Hare Krishna temple parking lot. If you observe anyone parking on the street, we encourage you to politely request them to park in the temple parking lot across the street.

 

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