We invite you to unplug in this moment from daily life: from display screens and sales, from overload, work, and isolation. Reconnect to visions and dreams: experience the grace of God moving within you, and among this community of faith.

Click on the pictures below to access the inspiring educational videos. Scriptures, prayers, and announcements are located beneath the links. Click here to watch the livestreamed service.

"We Will Never Forget"

(Inspiring video)

"Great Is Thy Faithfulness"

(Opening song)

God's Story: Peter

(Children's Moment)

"Every Praise to Our God"

(Song of reflection)

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"Understanding and Belonging"


Gifts of generosity and grace

You may give gifts, tithes, and offerings online below or mail in a check to Grace Community Christian Church. Thank you for making space for Grace to be shared within and beyond our walls this season. Your generous tithes and offerings, and the seeds you sow make a life changing difference.


We are a part of God's movement for wholeness as faithful stewards of God's limitless love.

The Gospels refer over and over to the close relationship of those who are followers of Jesus. Matthew uses kinship language to describe how we are bound together – always recognizing “where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among (you).”

At our best, we treat one another with love and compassion, conscious of Jesus in our midst. When we act against that covenantal relationship, others are instructed to come directly to us, speak truthfully, and attempt to set us back in good relationship.  

It takes strong love to give someone the opportunity to acknowledge our faults and be restored to relationship in the church. It may take professional expertise. It may mean there is not only an emotional/spiritual cost, but a financial one, as well, to find a workable route back from brokenness to relationship.

Our offering this morning is one way you can help provide the capital to allow restoration services to be available when they’re needed. This congregation takes seriously the teachings we hear in the Gospels. Your financial gifts help make our training, our resources and our practice of building up this community possible.

Let us lovingly share our tithes, our gifts and our offerings.

Offering prayer

With gratitude, God, we share these financial resources as signs of our desire to build up this community of faith. Help us grow in our capacity to love one another, be honest with one another, and hold each other accountable to be true disciples of Jesus, the Christ, in whose name we pray, Amen.

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Opening Prayer

Holy God, even when challenges surround us and difficulties threaten to overwhelm, we turn to praise you with glad hearts and joyful voices. 

Thank you for the light of your presence shining in this space and in each of our hearts. Raise us up from our anxieties. Renew in us an awareness of your desire for us to know abundance. Assure us that you will not leave us comfortless, even as we rejoice in you. Amen.

Prayers of the People

Lord, we are just beginning to get back into the “church year,” a time when our lives settle down into a somewhat predictable pattern. May we be bound with love.

To bind, to be bound, to be bound with so many competing demands and expectations, aging partners and parents, unplanned expenses, demands at work and home and school and church.

May we be bound with love. Children are heading back to school, college students to their studies, people to their work. And life goes on. But have we overlooked how we are living that life? Have we forgotten the many ways in which we have not been faithful to you? You judge us and love us. You look at what we say and what we have done and ask us to live lives of mercy and peace.

As you have forgiven us, help us be forgiving to others. Let us bring peace and hope, keeping doors open for healing and redemption. Walk with us, Lord, this day and all our days. Amen.


Matthew 18:15-20

15 “If your brother or sister sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If you are listened to, you have regained that one. 16 But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If that person refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church, and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a gentile and a tax collector. 18 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19 Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 

20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”

What does it mean to be Chosen?

Sunday, September 3 we will watch clips and study episode 3 of The Chosen, the Critically-acclaimed TV Drama that invites us to see the story of Jesus through the eyes of those who followed him.

Join us after church for discussion and food.

Click here to watch The Chosen Season One, Episodes 3 and 4

Grace Women's Reading Group

invites women to gather as a small group to read and discuss

Present Over Perfect : Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living

by Shauna Niequist

Hosted by Jaime Calvo

9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/17

@ 7pm

Grace Community Christian Church
2770 Montgomery Road
Aurora, IL 60504
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