Lazarus: Welcome, Jesus! We’re so glad to see you, and all your men, too.
Mary: Oh yes, we’re so happy you’ve come to visit us!
Martha: Of course, you’re welcome – but do take your sandals off. I’ve just waxed the hall floor.
Jesus: We looked forward to seeing all three of you. Thank you for your kind invitation to supper.
Peter: Something sure smells good!
James: I bet John we’d have mutton tetrazzini!
John: I think it smells like lamb Wellington.
Martha: The servants will show you where to wash your hands. Mary, we need to season the lentils and dish up the food.
Mary: But Martha, I need to do something first. (hurries, out)
Lazarus: Just give her a few minutes, Martha. She has a special gift for Jesus.
Martha: That girl is never around when I need her. You get up a meal for thirteen hungry men!
Mary (returning, carrying a vial of spikenard): Jesus, please sit here. (She anoints his feet with the perfume and wipes them with her hair. Martha goes into the kitchen sputtering.)
Nathaniel: What an exquisite aroma!
Judas: What a sinful waste! That perfume could have been sold for over $130., and the money could have been given to the poor.
Jesus: You don’t really care about the poor, Judas. Poor people will always be here with you, if you really want to help them. But Mary has given me a beautiful gift. She has anointed my body for burial.
Discussion: Whom do you really want to help?
Activity: Bring perfume into someone’s life.
Remember in prayer this week Jackie Braidwood, Vivian Hansard, Eunice Kraase and June Lamm.
Also remember the family of Connie Gill who passed away. Visitation will be this Saturday at 3:00pmhere at the church with the service at 4:00pm followed by dinner at 5:00pm.
Don’t forget to spring your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday.
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