Week of January 15 - January 21, 2018

“There is a Power that will light your way to health, happiness, peace, and success, if you will but turn toward that Light."

Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, January 21 or our weekly Service Reading entitled “Power to Light Your Way.”   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:

Teach me to know that Thou art the power that keeps me healthy, prosperous, and seeking Thy truth.

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, January 21 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 annual budget meeting will be held in the multi-purpose room in the Sunday School Building next Sunday, January 28 at 12:30 pm Please join us in spiritual fellowship as we discuss plans for expenditures in 2018.

 

• Our Houston Center will be hosting a Public Lecture and Kriya Tour from Friday, April 6 to Sunday April 8 with Brother Bhumananda and Br. Lynn. The public lecture entitled ‘Finding inner peace through meditation’ will be held on Friday April 6 at the Unity Church from 7:00 pm onward and all are welcome to attend. On Saturday April 7, we will have the Monastic led Technique Review classes and Kriya Initiation in our chapel and the detailed schedule will be available in the foyer and on our website shortly.  For the Kriya Initiation ceremony on Saturday April 7, Managing Team requests that Houston Center devotees first allow our guests to sit in the chapel as a sign of welcoming our spiritual brothers and sisters to our Center during this sacred occasion. There will be a designated overflow area for devotees and any open seating will be made available to devotees at the appropriate time by the ushers. We appreciate your kindness and understanding.

 

• 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.

 

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