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. "Grace at Home" will continue to be sent out indefinitely. We continue in a spirit of unity as we worship today.
"A Prayer for Students in
Challenging Times"
Inspiring video
"Meet with Me"
worship song
"Great is Thy Faithfulness"

Chorus - Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
(travel virtually with
America's Holy Ground)
"Tucked into the ancient Arbuckle Mountains are a collection of mineral springs. In the history of the National Park Service, a few places that used to be full-fledged national parks have been reclassified – “demoted,” some say.  >
Joseph: The Big Reveal
Rev. Yvonne Gilmore

In 1976, at the request of the Chickasaw Nation, the two parks merged into Chickasaw National Recreation Area, stripping Platt of its national park status. Yet reclassification hasn’t damaged its appeal.
1.47 million visitors were welcomed in 2018."
Camp Appropriate Dance Moves
Children's song and lesson
"The world of the generous gets larger and larger"
Proverbs 11:24 (The Message) 
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Offering prayer
Loving God, you have given us so much, including the free will to choose how we use our gifts. We have chosen to give them back to you, trusting that you know the best way to use them in this world. May our gifts symbolize our gratitude and our heartfelt desire to be faithful to you and the calling you have placed upon us. Here we are, Lord. Use us and our gifts. Amen.

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Opening Prayer
Seeking unity, we come to the scriptures. Open our hearts to hear and live your word. Acknowledging the discord in the human family, we come to pray. Open our hearts to hear and live your word. Realigning our lives with God, we come to the worship. Open our hearts to hear and live your word.

Prayer of Love

Merciful God, we boldly pray to you,
confident that you will not reject us.
In spite of our human failings, your love continues to draw us together. Be with us today, as we rejoice in the power of your love. Sing with us today,
as we proclaim the good news of your grace. Dance with us today,
as we celebrate the unity we share in Christ.

God of All, gather us into a time of prayer for our family. Expand our vision
to understand each human being
as our sister or brother; and enlarge our hearts to offer love for each other,
even as you love each of us. As we prepare to continue our ministry and our family reunion in our community and in the world, be with us now as we pray for members of your family.

(Intercessions/prayers for others may be offered silently or aloud.)

God of All, knit us together through your grace, reminding us that we are reflections of your imagination and generosity. Help us honor your creativity and call to love each other as ourselves. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Scripture - Genesis 45:1-15
"Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Send everyone away from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, so dismayed were they at his presence. Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come closer to me.” And they came closer. He said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years; and there are five more years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God; he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay. 10 You shall settle in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, as well as your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. 11 I will provide for you there—since there are five more years of famine to come—so that you and your household, and all that you have, will not come to poverty.’ 
12 And now your eyes and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see that it is my own mouth that speaks to you. 13 You must tell my father how greatly I am honored in Egypt, and all that you have seen. Hurry and bring my father down here.” 14 Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, while Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; and after that his brothers talked with him."

Grace Community Christian Church
2770 Montgomery Road
Aurora, IL 60504