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Aurora Sunday

If you heard a sermon about the killings in Colorado, tell us what you heard. If you preached a sermon on the killings, tell us what you said. And if you’ve posted something online, give us the URL in the comments.

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Dean Brian Baker

I included Mark’s feeding of the 5000 in my sermon. In the middle of the sermon I related that story to the shooting in Aurora — how we might feel overwhelmed and inadequate in the face of a world where such horrific acts take place, but how, in reality the way God responds to such acts is to take our care and concern and multiply it 1000fold so such acts of darkness are answered by many more acts of light. https://vimeo.com/46200133

Neil Willard

The text for my sermon, “Batman and Aurora’s Darkest Valley,” was Psalm 23:4:

“. . . though I walk through the darkest valley . . . you are with me.”

Bill Carroll

Here’s my take from a perspective slightly different than the dominant one on the cafe these days. http://emmanuelshawnee.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-eighth-sunday-after-pentecost.html

Matthew Moretz

Here’s my own offering in the face of the Aurora killings.

Matthew Moretz

St. Bart’s, New York City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXK6CU0ulvY&list=UUNJDU4Dhlvo67hGnY7Jv_Yg&index=0&feature=plcp

Lelanda Lee

Here is the link to the Pastoral Letter that Bishop Rob O’Neill asked every church in Colorado to read from the pulpit yesterday:

http://www.dioco.org/dfc/newsdetail_2/3154513

“The greatest gift we have to offer one another is indeed our collective prayer—not merely kind wishes, not simply good intentions, but deep prayer—the ability to hold, tangibly and intentionally, others in that abundant love that flows freely and gracefully within us and among us. This has substance. This has weight and heft. This, and this alone, is the source of deep healing, lasting transformation, and enduring peace….

So please join with me in making this your intentional work today and in the days ahead, and please invite others to join you in doing the same. Remember always that in doing so, you are giving our world the gift of life.”

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