Sunday, July 22, 2012

A letter for you...

This morning I preached a sermon that had been re-written on Friday because the movie theater shootings in Aurora had also shot down the festive tone of my sermon for Mary Magdalene's Feast Day as well as any other sermons being planned around town.  A completely minor consequence to be sure but one that affected preachers across area nonetheless.  People coming to church today collectively needed a deeper word in light of the horror and despair of so many people murdered and so many more wounded physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Today I am grateful for the many people sharing comfort and hope as we care for each other.  But I am especially grateful for Pastor Meghan Johnston Aelabouni's open letter to all who suffer from the shootings in Aurora.  Her words are heartfelt, insightful and elegant.  I quoted her in my sermon today because her way of speaking about, " God is able to reach into sin and death and pull out healing and life..." is simply stunning.  I encourage you to check out her full letter as she, like Mary Magdalene, points us to the "indestructible love of God."

May the Spirit of God fill you and hold you in grace and peace.

[Click on Pastor Meghan's name to link you to her letter.]


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  1. Wolcen’s latest update,, is now live and it makes some very important changes. Several UI bugs along with multiple bugs were resolved. Rendering was improved and localization for several languages was updated. The latest patch fixed the cropped text in Champion of Stormfall UI and expedition Wolcen Legendary Items quest detail UI. UI elements for boss health bars won’t overlap anymore and cursed chests will now drop reachable loot. More accessories for the last tier have been added, which will be accessible once you reach level 65+.

    The patch also fixed flickering issues in Champion of Stormfall and Volumetric Fog Rendering is improved in High and Very High settings. From now on, you will also get an additional sound feedback when using reagents on Items.

    The complete patch notes are Wolcen Leveling Items mentioned below and on the official site.

    Wolcen Update Patch Notes

    User Interface

    Expeditions from map items now the magic find and monster level info in the quest details.

    Fixed some cropped texts in expedition quest details UI.

    Fixed some cropped texts in Champion of Stormfall UI.

    Fixed overlapping UI elements on Boss health bars.


    Fixed a bug that might cause Wolcen Unique Items melee attacks to have an unwanted targeting behavior, especially against the spheres during Chapter III Boss fight.

    The game will now skip the Down But Not Out state if all party members are either down or dead.

    Fixed a bug causing cursed chests to drop unreachable loot.

    Fixed an issue that led Unique armors of lower tiers to be dropped at level 65+ Expeditions.

    Unique accessories of the last tier have been added and will be accessible at level 65+, this concerns:

    Seal of the Arbiter



    Seven Sisters’ Pact

    O’Maley’s Lucky Belt

    Three Crowns Brooch

    Mark of the Blackstaff


    High Potency Neural Cord

    Lex Filianis

    Searing Reverie

    Voidforged Endeavour

    The Trial



    Added sound feedback when using reagents on items.


    Improved volumetric fog rendering for high and very high settings.

    Fixed some flickering lights in Champion of Stormfall game mode.


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