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Free Resources To Help Congregations Honor Dr. King’s Legacy

Commemorate and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King
by Lee Ann Pomrenke | January 15, 2021

This year many commemorations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life and legacy are available to participate in online.

Downloadable Video

The SALT project has made available to congregations a free film for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, pulling together evocative moments of archival footage from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. 

From their webpage: 

No doubt Dr. King would want us to remember and celebrate all the people who made the march possible —inspiring us more than half a century later to keep working, marching, and fighting for jobs, freedom, equal rights, liberation, inclusivity, and a world in which Black lives truly matter.

You can download the video here and share it far and wide: in worship, on social media, on your website, with your family and friends. Let freedom ring!

Events Hosted by Churches Online

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church has a schedule of events that spans the weekend. 

The Metro DC Synod (ELCA) and African Descent Lutheran Association are also hosting online public reading of Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail” on Facebook and YouTube at this link.

Your Turn

Consider downloading and adding the SALT project’s video to your Sunday morning worship via a recorded service or livestream. What other events are you engaging in, personally or with a congregation to honor and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend?


About the Author

Lee Ann Pomrenke

Lee Ann M. Pomrenke is an interim pastor in the St. Paul Area Synod of the ELCA, digital content editor for The Faith+Leader, and author of Embodied: Clergy Women and the Solidarity of a Mothering God (Church Publishing, Inc, 2020). She also blogs at

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