The assigned biblical texts for the Third Sunday of Advent provided helpful resources for preaching this weekend, inasmuch as any texts or preaching can speak to such a horrible situation. If it is helpful, you are welcome to listen to the audio of the sermon here.
God our hope, you are in the midst of all who suffer. Be with the people of Newtown, Connecticut, who, with your servant Rachel, weep and wail for the loss of innocent children. Hear their cries; embrace their pain, and bring peace to all victims of tragic violence. Amen.