In Minnesota Labor Day is the last hurrah of summer, that delightful moment before school starts and the last day of the State Fair. Its origin is more meaty than what you will be putting on your grill, however (that might be a bad pun!) Labor Day is a celebration of workers’ rights and the Methodist movement has always been a part of this work in our country. This Sunday I will look at Jesus’ teaching about hands, at the United Methodist stance on labor, and how this is part of the world we live in now.
We will also celebrate Holy Communion (think of the hands that worked to create the bread and juice!). Worship will be at 9 a.m. again and will be traditional style with Dwain Petersen providing special music. I look forward to ending summer in worship with you this Sunday morning!