Five years ago today nine people were killed during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The ELCA is holding a commemoration for the Emanuel Nine today at 11 a.m. Central. We will not be holding our regularly scheduled chapel service today; instead, we encourage community members to stream the service on the ELCA website.
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will be preaching. She will be joined by members from the AME Church.
Our community joins the prayers and lamentation offered this day to commemorate the Emanuel Nine. The link to our prayer (on video) will come later today or tomorrow.