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.

"Psalm 139"
Inspiring video (Skit Guys)
(sing along)
"The Good Spepherd"
(Children's moment)
"Better is One Day"
(Song of reflection by the North Central Northernaires)

"We are Disciples of Christ"
(Video about Disciples identity and community)
"When They Got Out of the Boat"
(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 for your heartfelt gifts and generous support through the shifts of the past year. Your steadfast giving makes a difference. We are grateful for your ministry.

In countless surveys, we are asked, “how many people live in your household?” For most of us, that’s a pretty easy question to answer. We’d find it difficult, however, to come up with a number if someone asked “how many members are in the household of God?” Yet that’s the way we’re described by the author of Ephesians. Since Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, all believers are no longer “strangers and aliens”, but are members of God’s household. And, as such, we have certain privileges and certain responsibilities.

Just as each of us contribute for our home, so we recognize the expectation we will contribute here. Our morning offering is one place where ALL can participate as a member of God’s household.

Offering prayer

Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, with cords that cannot be broken, for you have brought us all near in Jesus Christ. Now, receive these gifts as our offering of resources, talents and treasure, to build up your household. Use them, and use us, to continue breaking down dividing walls of hostility. In your name and by your Spirit, we pray, Amen.
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Opening Prayer

Holy Giver of Life, because we are held together by the cornerstone, Jesus, the Christ,
we celebrate! We cannot be strangers to one another. So now help us rejoice in the peace which you provide as you reconcile us into one humanity. May our time in worship build us ever more truly into deep community,
that all may recognize us as your beloved dwelling place. Through Jesus, who breaks down every dividing wall, Amen.
Prayer of Compassion

Sometimes we follow you like fans, rather than disciples.
We want you for what we think you can give us: friendship, peace, certainty,
validation, security.
We are a clamoring and confused crowd.
Have compassion on us.
Heal us and send us forth.

Some of us are exhausted.
We come to rest.
Some of us are curious about Jesus.
We come to learn.
Some of us are hungry.
We come to be fed.
As we gather around you this morning, O Christ. Teach us, feed us, hear us, heal us.

We lift before you this day the names of dear ones for whom we have concern. At times, we feel helpless to lift their burdens and their sorrows so we turn these concerns over to you, for you are the Master Healer who restores our souls. Help us to place our trust and our lives in your unending care. For we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
The Message version
30-31 The apostles then rendezvoused with Jesus and reported on all that they had done and taught. Jesus said, “Come off by yourselves; let’s take a break and get a little rest.” For there was constant coming and going. They didn’t even have time to eat.
32-34 So they got in the boat and went off to a remote place by themselves. Someone saw them going and the word got around. From the surrounding towns people went out on foot, running, and got there ahead of them. When Jesus arrived, he saw this huge crowd. At the sight of them, his heart broke—like sheep with no shepherd they were. He went right to work teaching them.

53-56 They beached the boat at Gennesaret and tied up at the landing. As soon as they got out of the boat, word got around fast. People ran this way and that, bringing their sick on stretchers to where they heard he was. Wherever he went, village or town or country crossroads, they brought their sick to the marketplace and begged him to let them touch the edge of his coat—that’s all. And whoever touched him became well.
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2770 Montgomery Road
Aurora, IL 60504