Week of Jan 13th - Jan 19th, 2014

"The transcendental way is to meditate until, by eliminating from your consciousness all the things that you are not, you discover That which you are. Thus you will realize: I am not the breath; I am not the body, neither bones nor flesh. I am not the mind nor the feelings. I am That which is behind the breath, body mind and feelings.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, January 19 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Meditation - The Transcendental Way to 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 9:40 am.

Weekly Affirmation:

“Teach me to find Thy presence on the altar of my constant peace and in the joy that springs from deep meditation.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

Announcements:

  • Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, January 19 at 12:45pm. 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.
  • Our annual budget meeting will be held in the Sunday School building next Sunday, January 26 immediately after the services. Please join us in spiritual fellowship as we discuss plans for expenditures in 2014.
  • All activities and events organized by the Houston Center are carried out by dedicated members and friends and we always welcome new volunteers. We especially need help for housekeeping, social events, playing the harmonium, and ushering. If you have a few hours to spare each month and would like to volunteer, please let us know by contacting a member of the Managing Team after services.
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.