Adventures in Faith

Sundays @


currently suspended

Adventures in Faith is Grace Lutheran's Sunday School hour, every Sunday at 9:15 for kids. 

Pre-K through 6th grade meet together for an opening session before breaking into their own classes: pre-K/Kindergarten, 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th/5th, 6th/7th/8th, and high school. 

Confirmation and First Communion classes are an important study for our students in the church calendar. Confirmation classes are offered in September and October (before All Saints Sunday), and First Communion classes are offered for five weeks before Palm Sunday in the spring. 

Youth Groups


Youth Group

currently suspended

KFROGs (Kids fully relying on God) and Youth Group are our groups for grades 2 - 12. We have regular meetings throughout the year, and gatherings for activities and outings in between. Any kids from the community are welcome!

KFROGs is a group for kids in grades 2-6. They meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 5:00-7:30 pm, for pizza, a Bible study and fun activity. Contact: Casey Sigler

Youth Group is for grades 7 -12. The group meets once a month with additional outings and a summer mission trip. Contact: Pastor Orrey

Music Groups

Choirs &


Music is a big part of the ministry at Grace Lutheran Church. We have a mixed vocal choir, men's choir, and hand bell choir. The younger children end Sunday School with a time of singing and sometimes sing for the service also. 

The Grace Choir is open to all who love to sing, age 18 and up! Rehearsals are held on Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. The choir sings most Sundays, except during summer months. Contact: Diane Christensen


Men of Grace is a vocal men's group. The Men of Grace typically sing once per month from September through May. 

The Grace Notes Handbell Choir rings once a month and on festival Sundays. The bell choir uses 3 octaves of Malmark handbells and handchimes. We welcome anyone 12 and older, and practice weekly on Thursday nights at 6:00 pm., September through May. Contact: Becky Winegardner

Women's Groups

Circles &

NALC groups

Grace Lutheran has a variety of womens circles that meet once a month. Each circle encourages fellowship and bible study, and offers a meal. 

Esther Circle            2nd Thursday        1:30 pm
Friendship Circle     3rd Wednesday    12:00 pm
Monticello Circle     4th Monday           7:00 pm
Reach-Out Circle     2nd Tuesday        10:00 am

The women's groups also connect with the wider Women of the NALC. The organization encourages women in their own congregations, while offering a place to find spiritual guidance, support, mission and fellowship. 

For more information, contact the church office: office@gracethornville.org.

Quilting Group

Quilting & 


The quilting group meets the third Sunday of every month in the fellowship hall. Hand quilting starts at 12:00 pm, followed by quilting and a devotional.  All are welcome! The group does a group patterns and individual projects, so bring something you are working on or a new project you would like to begin.