Labor in the Pulpit 2023

Rebecca Meier-Rao says this of her work as the Executive Director for Worker Justice Wisconsin: “What inspires me about Worker Justice Wisconsin is the way it addresses problems that are very much in our midst and yet invisible to most people: things like wage theft, discriminatory practices, and the abuse of low-wage and immigrant workers.  I am proud to work with people who are passionate and relentless in their pursuit of justice, and who are committed to empowering all workers to stand up for their rights!”

  • The Share the Plate for Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 will be the Madison chapter of Veterans for Peace. Veterans for Peace is a global organization of military veterans and allies who lift their voices and experiences in creating a culture of peace. They inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars. They were nominated by Karol Niemann. 

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Order of Service

  • Gathering Song:  “Come, Come, Whoever You Are” #188
  • Welcome
  • Prelude:  “Rose d’Anjou” by Germaine Tailleferre
  • Call to Worship
  • Lighting the Chalice and Musical Response
  • Shared Music:  “As We Come Marching, Marching” Hymn #109 (gray hymnal) 
  • Time for All Ages:  “On Our Way to Oyster Bay”  Written by Monica Kulling, Illustrated by Felicita Sala
  • Shared Music:  “Soon the Day Will Arrive” Hymn #146 (gray hymnal) 
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: Deuteronomy 24: 14-15
  • Reflection by Rebecca Meier-Rao
  • Offering:  “Tomorrow Song” by Alexis Ffrench 
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Shared Music:  “Building A New Way” Hymn #1017 (teal hymnal)
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction