Week of July 10  - July 16, 2017

“We should never forget our goal.  We should put a hedge round our wants.  We should not go on increasing more and more, for that will bring misery in the end."

             -Paramahansa Yogananda

---

This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, July 16 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Root-Cause of Suffering."  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.

---

Weekly Affirmation:

I will behold wisdom in ignorance, joy in sorrow, health in weakness; for I know that God’s perfection is the only reality.

(Metaphysical Meditations)

---

Announcements:

 

• This Saturday, July 15, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

 

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, July 16 at 12:30pm. This group is open to all members and friends who wish to read and meditate upon Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita – God Talks with Arjuna. We hope that you are able to attend.

 

• Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held next Saturday, July 22. This month we will have an open, 12 hour non-conducted meditation from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. You are welcome to join us at any time but we ask that you sign in when you arrive and that you enter and exit the chapel quietly.

 

• The commemoration service of Mahavatar Babaji will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, July 25 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The service will be preceded by an open meditation from 7:00 pm to 7:50 pm and you may enter the chapel quietly at any time. 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.

 

• All activities and events organized by the Houston Center are carried out by dedicated members and friends and we always welcome new volunteers. If you have a few hours to spare each month and would like to volunteer, please let us know by emailing us at srfhouston@gmail.com.

 

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