Week of Dec 23rd - Dec 29th, 2013

"Ignorance is like a great poison in the system. Because of it we don’t realize our true nature, made in the image of God. First of all find out by ceaseless prayer what is it that God wants you to do. There is nothing greater than obeying His will.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, December 29 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Purpose of Life Is to Find God". The service is 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 9:40 am.

Weekly Affirmation:

“Each day I will meditate more deeply than yesterday. Each tomorrow I will meditate more deeply than today.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

Announcements:

  • Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, December 29 starting at 12:45 pm. 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 29.
  • The New Year's Eve Meditation will be held in the chapel this Tuesday, December 31 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. From 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, we will listen to the audio CD of Guruji chanting "O God Beautiful" as he did at Carnegie Hall on April 18th, 1926.
  • Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held next Saturday, January 4. 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.
  • On Sunday, January 5 we will have the birthday Commemorative Service for Paramahansa Yogananda from 8 pm to 9 pm. The service will be preceded by a meditation beginning at 7 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with the Guru-disciple relationship are welcome to attend. Please bring a flower or flowers, anda monetary offering in an envelope. The donations are sent to Self-Realization Fellowship.
  • The traditional all-day meditation commemorating the birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 11 from 9 am to 4 pm, with a 30 minute break at 1 pm. A fruit offering is required but please note that monetary donations are not requested for this service.