Welcome to Grace at Home. Below are worship resources to sustain and strengthen our faith. Click on the pictures below to access the video content. Scriptures and prayers are located below the links. Due to COVID-19 positivity rates, Grace Community Christian Church will continue to share in worship online.

The building will re-open for in person worship on February 14. As guidelines change and vaccine is made available, we are hopeful and look forward to gathering again in person with COVID mitigation measures in place.
Inspiring video - "It's Cold"
(Gather with us this afternoon to study Naked Spirituality on zoom, click here. Or consider joining the Unified Choir on Friday's. More small groups to come. )
"Lord I Lift Your Name on High"
(Opening song - sing along)

Children, Worship, and Wonder

"Soul"
(A clip from the movie referred
to in the sermon)
"Disciples of Christ"
(Video about identity and community)
"Soar on wings like eagles"
Rev. Yvonne Gilmore
(Communion and sermon)
"The world of the generous gets larger and larger"
--- Proverbs 11:24 (The Message) 

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Let Love Flow
Each year in February, congregations across the United States and Canada collect a special offering for Week of Compassion. Funds received through the offering allow the Church to respond to disaster when it occurs, enabling Week of Compassion to immediately provide grants for urgent needs like emergency supplies, water and food. Please prayerfully consider making a gift to Week of Compassion over and above your regular tithes and offering in February.

Offering prayer
Generous God, you continue to provide us with so much. Today we give you thanks for the gift of Jesus, who showed his disciples the Way of Love. As 21st century followers of Jesus, we offer these symbols of our lives, that the Good News might continue to be proclaimed. Inspire us to use these gifts, and all our lives, as we gladly claim and express our identity as disciples of Christ. Amen.
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Opening Prayer

God, Creator of all that is, we come together (virtually), eager to connect to you and your word. While it may seem we’re at a dead stop, with little happening, we pray you’ll fill us with your Spirit, so we might be like
restaurant waiters in a vital restaurant…ACTIVELY waiting! Draw us close to you in this worship hour, that we might rejoice, for you give power to the faint and you strengthen the powerless. Bind us together, so we will we live each day as disciples of your Son,
Jesus, the Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

Prayer of Hope

Lift us on your love like eagle's wings.
Sustain us, guide us, heal us.

Lord, here we stand, noticing a world longing for healing, help and hope. Here we worship, noticing Jesus who came to heal our spirits and our souls. The demons of arrogance, indifference and apathy are being cast out. When we live, at times, as those who have never heard of you, forgive us.

Bless our hope in you as we lift up the names of those near and dear to us who stand in need of your healing mercies and compassionate love.

Some names we have spoken aloud; and others we have uttered in our hearts. You have heard all our prayers. You know our needs and concerns before our voices can frame them. Let us accept the love you give to us. Empower us to take that love and use it for good in your world. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Scripture
Isaiah 40:21-31 (Message)
scripture in song here
 21-24 Have you not been paying attention? Have you not been listening?
Haven’t you heard these stories all your life? Don’t you understand the foundation of all things? God sits high above the round ball of earth. The people look like mere ants. He stretches out the skies like a canvas— yes, like a tent canvas to live under. He ignores what all the princes say and do. The rulers of the earth count for nothing.
Princes and rulers don’t amount to much. Like seeds barely rooted, just sprouted, they shrivel when God blows on them. Like flecks of chaff, they’re gone with the wind. 25-26 “So—who is like me? Who holds a candle to me?” says The Holy. Look at the night skies:
Who do you think made all this?
Who marches this army of stars out each night, counts them off, calls each by name —so magnificent! so powerful!—
and never overlooks a single one?
27-31 Why would you ever complain, O Jacob, or, whine, Israel, saying, "God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.
Grace Community Christian Church
2770 Montgomery Road
Aurora, IL 60504
www.graceccc.org
630.898.7990