All are invited to this special community event! St. Mark's is hosting a worship service on Saturday June 19th at 6 p.m. in honor and commemoration of Juneteenth and the Emanuel Nine. Participants include Aurora’s four ELCA churches--St. Mark’s Lutheran, Our Savior Lutheran, New Hope Lutheran, and Faith Lutheran--and poets from A-Town Poetics. Bishop Yehiel Curry from the Metropolitan Chicago Synod will also be joining the service. The event will commemorate both the martyrdom of the Emmanuel 9 and the celebration of Juneteenth, which honors the 1865 emancipation of Black people in Texas.
This is a community-wide event, and we invite you to come! The event will also be livestreamed on the St. Mark's YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/vrXltcsRwS8