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 the rise in COVID-19 positivity rates, Grace Community Christian Church will only share in worship online. The building will not be open for in person worship. We will only offer virtual worship in the coming weeks, and look forward to gathering again in person when it is safe to do so.
"The Fourth Wise Man"
(inspiring video)
"Lord, I Need You"
(Opening song)

 "Epiphany lesson: Jacob Returns"
(Children's worship)

"I want to be a Christian in my heart"
(Sing along)
"Disciples of Christ"
(Video about identity and community)
"First Light: A New Beginning"
Rev. Yvonne Gilmore
(Communion and sermon)
"The world of the generous gets larger and larger"
--- Proverbs 11:24 (The Message) 

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Offering prayer
God of Power and Might, you effortlessly created light in the darkened void of our beginning universe. Today, this light continues to fill the shapeless recesses of our lives. Multiply these gifts so your beacon of light shines in every corner of the Earth. May people everywhere receive your light with praise and thanksgiving. We ask this prayer in the name of the one who proclaimed transforming redemption, Jesus the Christ. Amen.
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Opening Prayer

In the midst of every storm, God, we lift our voices to call out your name, and offer you our praise. Grateful for your steadfast actions, even as we face today’s challenges, help us remember Jesus’ baptism. You claimed him. You were pleased with him. Today, we give thanks that we, too, are claimed by baptism,
and claimed by you. Grant your Spirit to fill us today as we worship you, that you will be well pleased with us. Amen.

Prayer of Mercy

God of mercy who spoke creation into being long ago, and spoke to our ancestors through prophets and signs, we need you to speak to us and with us today through your son, Jesus. Speak into the voids in our times and in our lives that new life may emerge. Help us to listen when you speak, and to rejoice in the mercies that are freshly given this day.

We have been clothed and fed by your gifts. When fear has engulfed us, or we have faced the unknown, Christ our savior, has interceded on our behalf. Faced with decisions, we have been enlightened by your Spirit, and enlivened through your abiding presence. Compassion has yoked us with those ill and in pain. May your healing mercies strengthen and comfort all who are sick, isolated, and in need today.

You are the source of all hope and the architect of all that is good. Strengthen our faith and the ties of grace and service that bind us together. God bless our country today. Give us wisdom to move forward. As your commandments have served to direct our path, your discipline has kept our eyes focused on your way. As we acknowledge your faithfulness and your past mercies, we seek your guidance for the future. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Scripture
Genesis 1:1-5
 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

Unified Choir 2021 Session

The next session of the Unified Community Choir Online will begin on January 15! It's an inclusive choir. Everyone is welcome. Below is the registration information. Please share it with friends, family, and anyone that may be interested.

Who: People with and without disabilities - including church members, neighbors, singers high school age and up thru adults - everyone is welcome

When:  Rehearsals Fridays, January 15 thru February 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm (CST)

Where: Virtually thru Zoom  

Registration and more information: online at Winter 2021 uNIFIED Choir registration or contact us at (805)222-6276 or unifiedchoir@graceccc.org

Fee:$25 online on the website. Please specify Unified Community Choir. Registration fee will be used for t-shirt, director and accompanist compensation. Scholarships available.
Grace Community Christian Church
2770 Montgomery Road
Aurora, IL 60504
www.graceccc.org
630.898.7990