Week of September 25  - October 01, 2017

"God is not merely a name.  God is the life that is surging within us; the Life by which we see and love one another. "

Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, October 01 for our weekly Service Reading entitled "Live in Constant Remembrance of God."  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.  There will also be a Teen Study group this Sunday for teens ages 13-18 in the Morgan Building from 11am 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:

Divine Spirit, I will seek Thee until I find Thee.  Finding Thee I will reverently receive whatever gifts it is Thy desire I should have.  But I ask nothing throughout eternity save the complete gift of Thyself.

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• The Commemoration service for the Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya will be held in the chapel this Saturday, September 30 from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. The service will be preceded by a meditation beginning at 7:00 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with 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. Donations are sent directly to Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with truth-seeking souls.

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held next Saturday, October 07 starting at 8:30 am. We dedicate only one day a month to the care and upkeep of Master’s sanctuary in Houston so that it remains a magnet for those seeking to meditate together or to learn of Self-Realization Fellowship for the first time. 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 agenda for our upcoming Monastic visit from Wednesday, October 18 – Tuesday, October 24 with Brahmachari Andy and Brother Devananda is almost finalized and will be published shortly.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the managing team by emailing us at srfhouston@gmail.com

 

• Guruji said that “Group Meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism.”  Our Center hosts group meditations every Thursday night from 7:30 to 9:30 PM and from 7:00 to 10:00 PM on the first Thursday of the month. Meditations last about 45 minutes, along with a reading and chants. Devotees may enter or leave the service quietly at any time. 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.