‘Emanuel Nine Commemoration’ resources – Lutherans are urged to participate in the ELCA’s “Emanuel Nine Commemoration and Day of Repentance” on June 17. On that day five years ago, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, a white supremacist with roots in an ELCA congregation, shot to death nine African Americans during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, S.C. The ELCA has assembled resources for the commemoration, established by resolution of the 2019 Churchwide Assembly, including an online prayer service with Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton available on June 17.