Prayers, songs and hugs usually concluded Sunday services at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs — until yesterday, when the joyous, familial atmosphere was pierced by gunfire that ended the lives of at least 26, wounded 20 more and marked the deadliest mass-shooting in state history. 

After the handshakes and chatter ended, a video of each service since 2014, led by Pastor Frank Pomeroy, was uploaded to YouTube

Oct. 29, one week before the massacre, was no different. Video from that service shows the congregation began their morning by singing "Happiness is the Lord."

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"If you're walking through the valley and there are shadows all around, do not fear, He will guide you," parishioners sang in their last worship as a whole community. 

Services typically began at 11 a.m. Devin Kelley reportedly began shooting less than 30 minutes after, according to a timeline presented by officials. 

During his Oct. 29 sermon, Pomeroy preached about trusting in God to "survive the turns" of life. 

"Keeping our balance doesn't mean straightening up, it means leaning into and trusting God —leaning into his ways, even if I don't understand them," he told his congregation a week before they would become the subject of worldwide news. 

He ended his sermon with parish announcements for a fall festival they hosted last Tuesday, direction on Sunday morning breakfast rotations and offered children the chance to pose for photos atop his motorcycle. 

It would be his last message to his congregation before the tragedy. He was out of town on Sunday, and Bryan Holcombe filled in for him. 

Holcombe was killed along with his wife, Karla. Six other family members also died. 

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Pomeroy's daugher, 14-year-old Annabelle Pomeroy, was one of the first victims to be identified. 

Other victims, like JoAnn Ward and her children, can be seen in in the Oct. 29 video. Ward was killed, along with her two daughters, 5-year-old Brooke Ward and 7-year-old Emily Garza. 

Her son Ryland Ward, 5, was shot four times. He was transported to University Hospital, according to the Dallas Morning News. 

Ward's eldest daughter, 9-year-old Rhianna Garza, hid beneath a pew and was not hit other than a bullet hitting and ricocheting off of her glasses.  

Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. told mySA.com that video had been recorded during the tragedy and was reviewed by investigators though it was short and did not show much of what happened. 

Madalyn Mendoza is a digital reporter for MySA.com. Read more of her stories here.| mmendoza@mysa.com | Twitter: @MaddySkye