Week of October 08  - October 14, 2018

"Love God and remain in His consciousness.  It is the greatest way to overcome fear.  Without God everything will be an object of fear.  Be with Him.  You have infinite opportunity to realize your soul's perfection."

Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, October 07 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “How to Overcome Fear.”   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 feel that I am enveloped always in the aureole of Thine all-protecting omnipresence, in birth, in sorrow, in joy, in activity, in meditation, in ignorance, in trials, in death, and in final emancipation.

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• This Saturday, October 13, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

 

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel next Sunday, October 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.

 

• Registration for the Fall 2018 Silent Retreat at Villa de Matel is now closed as we have reached capacity. If you wish to be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations, please send an email to Jose Guzman, jiguzman@yahoo.com.

 

• All activities and events organized by the Houston Center are carried out by dedicated members and friends and we always welcome new volunteers. If you have a few hours to spare each month and would like to volunteer, please let us know by emailing us at srfhouston@gmail.com.


• 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.