Week of August 07  - August 13, 2017

“A good man, whether he preaches religion or not, by his very presence in the world sets in motion invisible but powerful vibrations that counteract the vast volumes of vibrations from the thoughts and acts of myriads of unrighteous people."

             -Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, August 13 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Treacherous Path of Evil."  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 Thou Great Lover, Thou art Life, Thou art the Goal, Thou art my Desire.  Deliver me from Thy maya of delusion.  Tempt me with Thy presence instead.  Beloved Lord, fill my heart with undying devotion to Thee alone.

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

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

 

• Our next Harmonium Workshop will be held this Sunday, August 13 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 or Jahnavi.

 

• The Janmashtami Commemoration service celebrating the birthday of Bhagavan Krishna will be held this Monday August 14 beginning at 8 pm. There will be a meditation from 7:00 pm - 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.

 

• On Sunday August 20, our Houston Center will be conducting a memorial service to honor our late Sanghamata and SRF President, Sri Mrinalini Mata. This memorial service will take place in our chapel instead of our regular reading service for that day.

 

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel on Sunday, August 20 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.

 

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