Week of May 21  - May 27, 2018

"The sorrow of separation causes most men to cry for a while; then they forget.  But the wise feel impelled to seek their vanished dear ones in the heart of the Eternal.  What devotees lose in finite life, they find again in the Infinite.

 Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, May 27 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Why Our Loved Ones Die.”   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:

Send the sunshine of Thy wisdom to guide me in my happy days of achievement; and the moon of Thy mercy when I travel in the dark nights of sorrow.

(Whispers from Eternity)

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Announcements:

 

• Our monthly all day meditation is scheduled for Saturday, May 26 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.

 

• Next Sunday, June 3 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.

 

• 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’. 

 

• 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.

 

• We are pleased to let you know that registration is still open for the 2018 Summer Day Program for teens and children between the ages of 7 to 18. The girls’ week is June 25 - 29 and the boys’ week is July 2-6. With guidance from SRF monastics, teens and children will have an opportunity to deepen their relationship with God, learn SRF techniques of meditation, and create friendships with spiritually-minded peers. Applications are available online. For details about this program, please pick up a flyer from the chapel foyer or visit the SRF website at www.yogananda-srf.org. Scholarships are available.

 

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