Week of Jan 20th - Jan 26th, 2014

"You cannot see anything without your consciousness. So if you have full mastery over your consciousness, and you look within at your soul, even though your eyes are open you will see only the great light of God, and feel His great joy. Only as you look outward through the eyes will your consciousness perceive the outer world.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, January 26 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “How to Rise Above Your Problems". 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:

“I will make my inner environment perfect through meditation, that it be impervious to all adverse outside influences.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)


  • Our Annual Budget Meeting will be held in the Sunday School building this Sunday, January 26 immediately after the services. Please join us in spiritual fellowship as we discuss plans for expenditures in 2014.
  • Our next Day of Service and Fellowship is next Saturday, February 01 starting at 8:00 am. 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, please email Sudha at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as it will help us to organize head count for the lunch on the Day of Service.
  • 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.