Kathleen Overby Webster, Roanoke District Superintendent, United Methodist Church will give the Lenten Devotion this Wednesday March 22, at the Lenten Luncheon Series Noonday Service. The title of her Devotion is “Fragrant Extravagance” and the scripture is John 12:1-7. The service begins at 12:05 and ends at 12:30.
Lunch is available in the social hall immediately following the service for a suggested $5 donation. The menu: Subs, Chips, Potato Salad and Dessert.
Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3 Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them[a] with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, 5 “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii[b] and the money given to the poor?” 6 (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) 7 Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it[c] so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. 8 You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.” John 12:1-7