Week of February 26 - March 04, 2018

“A spiritual man performs all actions- of seeing, touching, smelling, tasting, and hearing the good and the beautiful- without being attached.  His soul floats on the foul waters of earthly experiences like a lotus that floats unsoiled on the muddy waters of a lake."

Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, February 25 or our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Cosmic Awareness of Saints.”   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 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:

All spiritually successful people, such as Jesus, Krishna, Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, Swami Shankara, and other masters are manifestations of our one Father, God.  I am happy in the thought that my spiritual ambition to realize unity with God is one that has already been attained by all great masters.

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, March 3. 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, we request that you please inform Sudha by emailing him at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as this will help us to organize head count for the lunch on the Day of Service. You can also RSVP by filling out the sign-up sheet located in the chapel foyer.

 

• This Sunday, March 4 there will be a meeting of the Teen Group from 11 am – Noon in the Morgan Building. All teens ages 13-18 are welcome to attend.


• The Mahasamadhi commemorative services for Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Sri Yukteswar are scheduled for next Wednesday, March 7 and Friday, March 9, respectively. The services will begin at 8:00 pm and are preceded by an open meditation from 7:00 - 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. Please write your checks to the order of Self-Realization Fellowship.


• As previously announced, 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. Flyers for the public lecture are now available in the chapel foyer and we especially need volunteers to help us with distribution of the flyers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Saraj Gupta or Surendra. We also encourage all our members and friends to help us spread the word through “bring-a-friend” campaign by inviting your friends and family members to attend the public lecture on Friday, April 6.

 

• Our weekly juice social for this Sunday, March 4 has been cancelled and we apologize for any inconvenience.