Week of February 20 - February 26, 2017

“Since God is the source of all mental power, peace, and prosperity, do not will and act first, but contact God first.  Thus you may harness your will and activity to achieve the highest goals."

-Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, February 26 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Secrets of Success."  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:

Thou art my Father: success and joy.  I am Thy child: success and joy.

(Scientific Healing Affirmations)

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Announcements:

• Our monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for this Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a guided meditation in the morning, which will include group practice of the SRF techniques of meditation. All are welcome to attend at any time during the day, but we ask that you enter or exit the chapel only during chants or readings. The SRF Energization Exercises will be conducted as a group at 9:00 am.

 

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

 

• The Mahasamadhi commemorative services for Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Sri Yukteswar are scheduled for Tuesday, March 07 and Thursday, March 09, respectively. The services will begin at 8:00 pm and are preceded by an open meditation from 7:00 - 7:50 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with the SRF teachings and 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. These donations are sent to the Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with other truth-seeking souls. Please write your checks to the order of Self-Realization Fellowship.

 

• 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.