Week of February 27  - March 05, 2017

“Control the body until you are its master. Then when you sit to meditate you will not nod.  Practice Kriya Yoga and you will make your body a fit temple to receive God.”

-Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, March 05 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Follow the Path of the Great Ones!"  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 Heavenly Father, fill me daily with the love and thanksgiving that overwhelm the heart of a newly awakened saint.  Give me the fervor known to all devotees who have ever loved and found Thee.  

(Whispers from Eternity)

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Announcements:

 

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

 

• The Mahasamadhi commemorative services for Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Sri Yukteswar are scheduled for next 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.

 

• Our Center hosts a lesson study group every Monday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the chapel. Devotees take turns reading a paragraph from a given SRF lesson, followed by a short meditation to assimilate that portion of the teaching. There is a group meditation from 8:00 pm to 9:00pm. The lesson study group is open to all SRF lesson students, and we hope that you are able to attend.

 

• Our next Harmonium Workshop will be held on Sunday, March 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.

 

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