Welcome! Thank you for joining us in worship.

We gather in this sacred space,

to offer our thanks to God with all our hearts.

We gather with this community of faith,

to follow Jesus, who longs to lead us into life.

We gather in these moments,

to learn all we can of grace from the Holy Spirit.

Click on the pictures below to access the inspiring worship videos. Scriptures, prayers, a sermon, offering invitation, and announcements are located beneath the video links.

We invite you to unplug in this moment from daily life. Experience the grace of God moving within you, and among this community of faith.

Online offering or mailed checks, community service, and life group learning (small groups) are important to support our ministries. We thank God for you and the difference you make.

"You are my strength"

(Opening song)

"Surrounded (Fight My Battles)"

(Song of reflection)

"Wings Like Eagles"

Rev. Yvonne Gilmore

(Senior Minister, Sermon)

"God's Story: Jesus as a kid"

(Children's Message)

"We Have A Voice"

(Inspiring video)

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 the gifts of God 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.


Already in the middle of the very first chapter of Mark’s Gospel, we’re hearing how Jesus put his gift of healing into practice. 


Simon’s mother-in-law had a fever; Jesus lifted her up and she was able to serve those who had come home with Simon. At sundown, when the Sabbath limitations were ended, a crowd gathered, bringing Jesus many who were sick or had demons (evil spirits).

But by the next morning, Jesus was “prayed up,” and clarified for his new followers, “It’s time to move on, time to share the Good News (gospel) of God’s Realm coming near. Time to call others to repentance.”

As one part of Christ’s body on earth, this congregation has gifts to share both within our own community and to the ends of the earth.  Your financial support makes it possible to share the "Good News” on line and in person through worship and Bible Study, and to share God's provisions through our food pantry and community ministries like Hesed House. Knowing the good our gifts can provide, let us contribute our coins, checks and cash for our morning offering.

Offering prayer

Holy God, you’ve given each of us abundant gifts in our own lives. Please receive the gifts we’ve brought, and all we’ve contributed on-line, to make possible our witness of Jesus’ Good News to this community and to the wider world.  Just as Simon, Andrew, James and John found ways to use their gifts to build up the work of Jesus, may we use these financial gifts to demonstrate your love to this hurting world.  Amen

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Opening Prayer

Mighty God, thank you for the ways you provide for us and for all. You are abundant in power!

We praise your holy name! Build us up in this hour, that we might be made whole, and offer our praise to you, though our words and our actions. Amen

Prayers of the People

Sovereign God who pursues us. Your power and your glory are beyond our understanding. Your mercy is vast and your tenderness without end. Look in love upon us as we open our hearts in prayer, and seek your mercy and loving-kindness for the war-torn world and for people that are hurting, lonely, and lost. Calm our spirits, Lord. Help us to focus on the love you have given to us in Jesus Christ. Remind us again that the healing mercies of God extend to us this day as surely as they did to the people of long ago. We pause in worship on this day to hear your word, to be forgiven and healed, and to find ways to serve you in peace. As we lift up the names of those near and dear to us who stand in need of your healing mercies and compassionate love...some names we speak aloud; and others we utter in our hearts...we know that you hear our prayers. You know our needs and concerns before our voices can frame them. Help us accept the love you give to us. Empower us to take that love and use it for good in your world. Let the message of hope and compassion go forth from us again to our neighbors. And once again, let us know fully that you are with us. Amen.


Isaiah 40:21-31

21 Have you not known? Have you not heard?

Has it not been told you from the beginning?

Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them like a tent to live in,

23 who brings princes to naught and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing. 24 Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows upon them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble. 25 To whom, then, will you compare me, or who is my equal? says the Holy One. 26 Lift up your eyes on high and see: Who created these? He who brings out their host and numbers them, calling them all by name; because he is great in strength,  mighty in power, not one is missing. 27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God”? 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the faint and strengthens the powerless. 30 Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted, 31 but those who wait for the Lord 

shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

The Chosen

Unfiltered & Season 2

Beginning Sunday, January 28 after church we will watch and discuss Unfiltered followed by Season 2 of The Chosen throughout the month of February.

Imagine a world with grace. Imagine a world with more love. More community. Learn more about the Grace Community Christian Church at www.graceccc.org.

Grace Community Christian Church

2770 Montgomery Road

Aurora, IL 60504



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