Week of December 18 - December 24, 2017

“Mock worship will not do, for the Lord watches the heart.  If in your heart there is love for God, Christ, and the Gurus, you will find it easy to reach them.  The Father is not hiding from you; you are hiding from Him."

Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, December 24 or our weekly Service Reading entitled “Happiness Through Attunement with Christ.”   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 Living Christ, present in the body of Jesus and in all of us, manifest Thyself in the essence of Thy glory, in the strength of Thy light, in the power of Thy perfect wisdom.

                                                         (Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

• On behalf of the Managing Team we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Joyous Holiday Season!


• Please note there will be NO Sunday School class on December 31.


• The chapel will be closed this Saturday and there will be no meditation.


• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel on Sunday, December 24 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.


• On Thursday, January 5 we will have the birthday Commemorative Service for Paramahansa Yogananda from 8:00 pm 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. Please bring a flower or flowers, and a monetary offering in an envelope. The donations will be sent to Self-Realization Fellowship.


• As a reminder, Houston Center is an official 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions made to the Center are charitable donations and are tax-deductible.


• As previously announced, our Houston Center has an updated Bank Account and you can now make your checks payable to "Houston Center of SRF" or to "HCSRF" when making a donation offering or a book room purchase. We encourage you to no longer make them payable to ‘Houston Meditation Group’.  


• 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.