Tapestry 2020-06-04T15:26:17-04:00


Day of Remembrance and Repentance

On June 17th, 2015, Dylann Roof, a member on the rolls of St. Paul Lutheran Church – ELCA – in Charleston, SC entered Mother Emanuel AME church for a prayer meeting. He proceeded to shoot and kill nine of the people in attendance in an act born of white supremacy and racial hatred.
Last summer, at our Churchwide assembly, the ELCA voted and approved a resolution to set aside June 17th as a Day of Remembrance and Repentance for the Emanuel 9. Acting on this resolution, the Virginia Synod’s Tapestry team is hosting a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 at 7:00 PM for a time of remembering the Emanuel 9, an action step to take, and a prayer. To join the meeting:
  • Join Zoom Meeting
  • Meeting ID: 861 4878 5636
  • Password: 433801
  • Dial by your location:
    •  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    • +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

We invite congregations to use resources to commemorate the Emanuel 9 on Sunday, June 21st during or after worship. We are making a video about the day that you can watch. Other resources we are making available are:

The ELCA has also created worship resources that are available to commemorate the day, you can find those at www.elca.org/emanuelnine

Authorized by this Synod’s congregations in 2003, Tapestry’s mission is to empower congregations in the Virginia Synod to be Ambassadors for Christ in matters of diversity and inclusion, walking with God, and guided by the Holy Spirit to bring healing, reconciliation, and justice.  Tapestry provides resources, facilitates conversations, and fosters networking across the Synod in order to advocate for God’s desire to weave a rich and diverse Body of Christ!

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