Week of March 19 - March 25, 2018

"Let no devotee miss his appointment with God.  The mind may suggest the movies or some other distraction; but when the time comes for God each day, keep that holy engagement.  Otherwise you will be a long time finding Him.  There is a personal element in the search for God that is more important than mastery over the whole science of Yoga."

Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, March 25 or our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Secret of Spiritual Success.”   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:

This day shall be the best day of my life.  Today I will start a new determination to dedicate my devotion forever at the feet of Omnipresence.

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

• Our monthly all day meditation is scheduled for this Saturday, March 24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a non-guided meditation.  All are welcome to attend at any time during the day, but we ask that you enter or exit the chapel only during chants or readings. The SRF Energization Exercises will be conducted as a group at 9:00 am.

• On Friday, March 30 the chapel will be open for private meditation from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm in commemoration of Good Friday. Please note that this will be a self-guided meditation.

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held on Saturday, March 31 starting at 8:30 am. In addition to our regular chores, we will also be getting the chapel ready for our upcoming Monastic Visit in April. If you are planning to attend, please email Sudha at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as it will help us to organize head count for the lunch on the Day of Service.


• On Sunday, April 1 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.

• On Sunday, April 1, we will have our Easter potluck social lunch immediately after services. A Sign-up sheet is available in the Foyer if you would like to contribute a dish for the potluck.


• We are still looking for volunteers to help us with distributing publicity fliers for the public lecture entitled ‘Finding Inner Peace Through Meditation’ by Brother Bhumananda, which will be held on Friday April 6 at the Unity Church from 7:00 pm onward. 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.


• On Saturday, April 7 the chapel will be closed from 1:00-5:30 pm to all but necessary servers. Kriyabans attending the Ceremony may enter the chapel beginning at 5:30. The Sunday School building will be reserved for servers and monastic counseling from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  After 4:30 it will be reserved by the ushers for New Initiates only.


• We would like to inform you that the Sunday School for April 8 will be held from 11:30-12:30 pm in the Sunday School building.  This coincides with the Inspiration Service led that day by Brother Bhumananda in the chapel.


• On Monday, April 9 we will be organizing an outing with Brother Bhumananda & Br. Lynn to visit the Houston Arboretum, which is preceded by lunch at Govinda’s restaurant from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm. If you are interested in joining us for lunch and outing with the Monastics, please contact Chetan Patel.

 

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