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 is open for in person worship this morning. As guidelines change and vaccine is made available, we look forward to gathering safely again in person with COVID mitigation measures in place.

Additional opportunities for connection and reflection
We will gather to study chapter 12 and 13 of Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words by Brian D. McLaren on ZOOM on Sunday, June 6, after church at 11:15am in person (for persons that are comfortable with being present, masked or unmasked, and appropriately distanced).

"The Word of God"
Inspiring video
"The Heart of Worship"
(Opening song - sing along)
"Children, Worship, and Wonder"
(Children's moment)
"Ancient Words"
(Song of reflection)


"We are Disciples of Christ"
(Video about Disciples identity and community)
"It's Possible: Overcoming by Grace"
(Communion and brief reflection by
Rev. Yvonne Gilmore)

You may give gifts, tithes, and offerings online below or mail in a check to Grace Community Christian Church. Thank you in advance.

(Click the image to watch the New Church ministry special offering video)



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A woman engaged in ministries with those experiencing homelessness in Atlanta, Georgia, continues to teach many who “just want to help”.  She encourages the erstwhile “helpers” to come share time and conversation with those on the streets, rather than showing up at a corner, standing by a car trunk, tossing out sandwiches as tho’ offering bread crumbs to the birds. 

This woman helps others understand what’s more valuable: relationship, rather than charity.

Our offering is a weekly opportunity for us to build on our relationship with God in service to the world that God loves, and an opportunity to move beyond holding tightly to our wealth/treasure to give back a portion of what God has freely given.


Offering prayer
Loving God, you offer us so much! Thank you for modeling the eternal truth of abundance, even when we mostly see scarcity. Receive our gifts this day, freely given. Free the hands and hearts of those not yet able to give. Open us all to see beyond the compulsive grab-ability of what is quick and easy in this present moment. Use these gifts, and use us, to find ways to share your Good News. Amen.
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Opening Prayer

Heavenly Father, we gather this morning with those who love You, that we might sing Your praises and share Your love with one another. You have shown Your faithfulness to us everyday in ways that we do not always recognize, so we gather today in order to thank You for Your constant watch-care over us. Help us to entrust ours lives to You and Your purposes as we worship.

(based on Psalm 138)
Prayer of Growth

Lord, in this season of growth, open our hearts to grow in your love. Help us to truly trust in your creative process in our lives. We look around and we see the beauty of your world, the blossoming flowers and plants, the growth of children, the joy of celebrations of graduation and marriage, of receiving new life. And we also see the sadness and sorrow that has invaded the world when systems of injustice and hatred lay claim to people’s lives. Prepare us, O Lord, to become ambassadors of peace and hope. Help us to place our trust in you, so that when we are serving others, they may come to know your abiding love and power. Give us courage and great joy as we serve you. 

We pray in the Name of Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray in the power of Your Spirit, “Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name...
Scripture
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”[a] Since we have that same spirit of[b] faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Awaiting the New Body

5 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

Grace Community Christian Church
2770 Montgomery Road
Aurora, IL 60504
www.graceccc.org
630.898.7990