Week of December 24  - December 30, 2018

"Resolve to give more time to God: to meditate regularly every day, and on one night each week to meditate several hours so that you can feel your spiritual progress in God.  Resolve that you are going to practice Kriya Yoga and to control your appetites and emotions.  Be a master!  Make up your mind strongly now."

Paramahansa Yogananda

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, December 30 for our weekly Service Reading entitled "Controlling Your New Year's Destiny."   The service is from 11 am to 12 noon.  There will be no Sunday School this Sunday.  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:

O Eternal Energy, awaken in me conscious will, conscious vitality, conscious health, conscious realization.  Teach me, O Spirit, to cooperate with Thy will until all my thoughts shall conform to Thy harmonious plans.

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• As the year 2018 draws to a close, the Managing team would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year 2019. Guruji said "Let us forget the sorrows of the past and make up our minds not to dwell on them in the New Year. With determination and unflinching will, let us renew our lives, our good habits, and our successes. If the last year has been hopelessly bad, the New Year must be hopefully good."

 

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, December 30 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.

 

• Please note that there will be no Sunday School class this Sunday, December 30. Parents and children attending can observe the service in the infant room.


• The New Year's Eve Meditation will be held in the chapel on Monday, December 31 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. From 4:30 pm to 5:50 pm, we will listen to the audio CD of Guruji chanting "O God Beautiful" as he did at Carnegie Hall on April 18th, 1926.

 

• On Saturday, January 5 we will have the Birthday Commemorative Service for Paramahansa Yogananda from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The service will be preceded by a meditation beginning at 7:00 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with the Guru-disciple relationship are welcome to attend. Please bring a flower or flowers, and a monetary offering in an envelope. The donations will be sent to Self-Realization Fellowship.

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held on Sunday, January 6 after the reading service.  We will be taking down the Christmas decorations as well as doing some work on the grounds.   All are welcome to attend and there is no need to RSVP.

 

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