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Hundreds Gather For First Sunday Service Since Texas Church Shooting

A week after 26 people were killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Pastor Frank Pomeroy told parishioners that unlike the gunman, they had chosen "life."

Members of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas held their first Sunday service following last Sunday's mass shooting there.

In an emotional sermon, Pastor Frank Pomeroy spoke of the 26 killed on Nov. 5., including his 14-year-old daughter,

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