Labor Sunday Reflections

Below you will find reflections from prior years, or you can explore other worship and liturgical resources to accompany these texts.

Non-lectionary based reflections and sermon seeds

A Fair Balance, based on 2 Corinthians 8:1-4, 13-15, descibes Paul's collection for the poor in Jerusalem as a window into discussing inequality today.

The Landowner and His Workers is based on Matthew 20: 1-16, the vineyard owner and his laborers

Jesus Was a Low-Wage Worker takes Luke 6:20 as its text: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God."

Acts of Kindness and Working for Justice is based on Micah 6:8: "God has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

That They All May Be One - Solidarity Forever
draws on Isaiah's vision of a new heaven and new earth (65:17-23) and John 17:21: "that they may all be one."

Lectionary based reflections and sermon seeds

Year A, Proper 17: Exodus 3:1-15 and Romans 12:9-21
Interrupted by God

Year B, Proper 17: James 1:17-27
"Let Us Be Doers, Not Merely Hearers" of Jesus' Word

Year B, Proper 18: James 2:1-10, 14-17; and Mark 7:24-37
Seeing Truly 

Year C, Proper 17: Luke 14:1, 7-14
Hosting the Poor and Marginalized

Year C, Proper 18: Jeremiah 18:1-11
Workers: Made in the Image of God


Ms. Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Economic Justice
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115