Together Here Resources
Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine
At the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, voting members designated 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, SC. On the Sunday closest to June 17 each year, ELCA congregations in NEMN Synod join our siblings in Christ from the AME Church to host Commemoration of Emanuel 9 Sunday. Resources for this Sunday are compiled by Together Here Ministries.
We give you thanks, Holy God, for the faithful life and witness of Clementa, Cynthia, Susie, Ethel, DePayne, Tywanza, Daniel, Sharonda, and Myra, the Emanuel 9. May their faith and witness to your saving love in the Lord, Jesus Christ, inspire all people to ensue paths of justice, courage and self giving love.
This workshop series has been organized by the Northeastern Minnesota Synod’s Together Here team with the goal of providing space where people throughout our synod can get to know the stories of those living in our communities.
The series creates opportunities to learn and discuss experiences and shared histories in order for us to see each other with the hearts of neighbors rather than through the eyes of strangers.