Commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Emanuel 9
As part of the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, voting members adopted a resolution designating June 17 as a commemoration of the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9—the nine people shot and killed on June 17, 2015, during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. To mark this commemoration, these resources from the ELCA can be adapted for use in your congregation, whether in worship on June 13 or 20, online conversation, or individual reflection and devotion.
By: Bob Fisher
The Southeastern PA Synod has prepared a video worship service to mark this commemoration. It can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/2VJZjL-zFA8.