Hospitality Season

Hospitality Season

This has been the season of “hospitality” for Touchstone. The creating and receiving of hospitality among friends on retreats, in our home, on walks and golf games, memorial events and meals. Helping to create an atmosphere of hospitality for God among us has also been a key part of a rich recipe of nourishment and encouragement.

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“Today we have a blowout on Alleluias”

“Today we have a blowout on Alleluias”

 We weren’t in a Walmart. It was the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, the last Sunday before Lent, when the minister made this announcement. He emphasised that we were going to say and sing Alleluia in abundance that Sunday because they wouldn’t be in the liturgy again till Easter Sunday morning.  That’s six weeks of no alleluias – approximately the length of time Jesus spent in fasting and prayer in the desert as he began his ministry.

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