Week of Dec 30th - Jan 5th, 2014

"When one has found his guru there should be unconditional devotion to him, because he is the vehicle of God. The guru’s sole purpose is to bring the devotee to the Lord; the love a guru receives from a devotee is given by the guru to God.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, January 5 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Attunement With a True Guru". 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 9:40 am.

Weekly Affirmation:

“Beloved God, let the flowers of my devotion blossom in the garden of my heart while I await the dawn of Thy coming.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

Announcements:

  • Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this 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.
  • This 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 next 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.
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.