Sunday, October 23, 2005

A Lesson in Hospitality

An older couple in our church invited us over to their house for lunch today. It was a very nice meal, and a delightful time of fellowship. They had also invited another couple as well as us.

The meal was very good. When I have company, I can never think of what to make, and usually end up making a main dish, vegetables, rolls, and maybe dessert--if I'm in the mood to make dessert. :) But she had really outdone herself--baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable dish, rolls, cranberry salad, and a jello salad. It was all delicious! For dessert, she made carrot cake, and put two slivers of raw carrots on the top. It looked really cute!

Since Kevin and I have been in our new church, we've been in three people's homes for dinner, and when Kevin had a class one evening, I was invited over to one of the ladies' houses for dinner. Having people over is almost rare these days, and it has indeed been rare for us to be invited over to someone's home, but this church has proved itself to be very friendly and hospitable!


Jeannie said...

How special to be invited over to someone's home for dinner. It is a rare thing that happens in the church these days. At Galmi I usually start making something and think, "Oh, it might be nice to share this meal with others". So I call over a few people at the last minute. I like to be spontaneous like that, but sometimes it doesn't work. And I know it especially doesn't work in the States where everything has to be planned well in advance.

Nikki said...

That is soo wonderful to hear!! I really enjoy having ppl over but it seems that the favor is hardly returned anymore! When Bill and I were in Germany we had ppl over all the time and we went to other ppl's houses all the time! I think over there we just NEEDED each other more!! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself!!!