RELIGION

The latest on church shooting: People line up for Sunday worship, first since massacre

  • A parishioner prays at the empty seat of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of Pinckney and eight others on Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool)

    A parishioner prays at the empty seat of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of Pinckney and eight others on Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Raymond Smith of Charleston uses incense to spiritually cleanse the front of the Emanuel AME Church Sunday, June 21, 2015, before the first worship service since nine people were fatally shot at the church during a Bible study group, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Raymond Smith of Charleston uses incense to spiritually cleanse the front of the Emanuel AME Church Sunday, June 21, 2015, before the first worship service since nine people were fatally shot at the church during a Bible study group, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Parishioners sit at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of it's pastor and eight others on Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool)

    Parishioners sit at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of it's pastor and eight others on Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

8:15 a.m.

Members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church are being let in through a side door, presumably so they can have Sunday school.

The main service will start at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and will be the first time the congregation has worshipped at the historic black church known as the "Mother." Police say a 21-year-old white man opened fire at the end of a Bible study on Wednesday, killing nine people in a racially motivated church.

The suspect, Dylann Roof, is being held in jail on nine counts of murder and a weapons charge.

Outside the church, people are lining up to attend the service.