Below are worship resources to sustain and strengthen our faith during this time when our care for all of God's people calls us to practice social distance and to connect in new ways. Click on the pictures below to access the video content. Scriptures and prayers are located below the links.

We are one church with people in many places. Some worship online at home, some on campus, some at work, and some of us gather in the building at 10am. We continue in a spirit of compassion and unity as we worship today.
"Start A Fire"
Inspiring video
"We Fall Down/My Jesus I Love Thee"
medley of reflection
Children's Bible illustration
Children's song and lesson
"Rock my Soul" - song of inspiration
"The Presence of God"
Rev. Yvonne Gilmore
"The world of the generous gets larger and larger" Proverbs 11:24 (The Message) 
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Offering prayer

Loving God, as citizens of your kingdom, we rejoice in the opportunity to share your love with others. Use these gifts to make a difference in this world, and gently remind us that all we have and all we are belongs to you. Amen.
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Opening Prayer

Holy God, you are the God of each of us and all of us. We don’t pretend to understand you; instead, we simply love you in response to the love you have shown us. May this time of worship be a blessing as we once again praise your name in the sanctuary and across the cosmos. Amen.

Prayer of Transformation

Today, Lord, we gather, to receive the blessings of salvation; gifts that are given to transform our lives from quiet isolation to joyful service. Make us ready to heal rather than harm; to serve rather than sever. We have experienced various struggles and times of confusion. We seek restoration and healing; and you have given both to us.

We seem to have lost the ability to see glory, God. We look at money, or medals, last-person-standing triumphs,
and exclusive, only-for-the-privileged-few accolades, and we call these glorious, forgetting how they tarnish after just a few moments.

Open our eyes to the glory all around us,
the glory of crosses and opened graves
in hopeless situations; the glory of your presence and creativity in dark and ugly and fearful places; And teach us to be both heralds and couriers of this glory,
so that it may be seen to cover the earth
as the waters cover the sea. Amen.
Scripture - Exodus 33:12-23
12 Moses said to the Lord, “See, you have said to me, ‘Bring up this people’; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ 13 Now if I have found favor in your sight, show me your ways, so that I may know you and find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.” 14 He said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15 And he said to him, “If your presence will not go, do not carry us up from here. 16 For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people, unless you go with us? In this way, we shall be distinct, I and your people, from every people on the face of the earth.”
17 The Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing that you have asked; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” 18 Moses said, “Show me your glory, I pray.” 19 And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you the name, ‘The Lord’;[a] and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face; for no one shall see me and live.” 21 And the Lord continued, “See, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock; 22 and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by; 23 then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen.”
Grace Community Christian Church
2770 Montgomery Road
Aurora, IL 60504