Week of August 20  - August 26, 2018

 "Keep your mind on God all the time.  Don't fight God; fight ignorance.  Make your mind the temple of God and you will find Him there.  You will be one with the Sustainer of the Universe."

 Paramahansa Yogananda


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, August 26 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Make Your Mind a Temple of God.”   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.


Weekly Affirmation:

Instead of being absentminded, I will think of Thee.  Teach me to think of Thee until Thou dost become my only thought.

(Metaphysical Meditations)





• Our monthly all day meditation is scheduled for this Saturday, August 25 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a 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.


• There will be a business meeting in the Sunday School Building on this Sunday, August 26 at 12:30 pm to discuss current matters relating to the Center in addition to highlights from the 2018 Convocation. All active members are encouraged to attend.


• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held next Saturday, September 01. 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.


• Next Sunday, September 02 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 Janmashtami Commemoration service celebrating the birthday of Bhagavan Krishna will be held on Sunday September 02 beginning at 8 pm. There will be a meditation from 7:00 pm - 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 join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.