Ministries & Service



Grace Lutheran Church has core ministries to serve our community and neighbors, including Manna Monday, Backpack Ministry and Community Vacation Bible School. Grace Lutheran also serves our village through meals, fellowship circles, visitations and mission work. 

Our mission work supports internationally placed missionaries, regional missional congregations, and the NALC's mission driven activities in the wider denomination to support making disciples in our congregations, communities, nations and around the world.

Manna Monday

Postponed at this time!

What is Manna Monday? 

Manna Monday is a free community meal offered every Monday at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall, excluding holidays. Everyone is welcome!

Why is it postponed?

It was postponed due to the corona virus restrictions. When all restrictions are lifted, we will need  a team of committed volunteers to administrate this ministry.


Backpack Ministry

Weekly during

school year.

Grace Lutheran Church provides weekend meals for students in our local community who may need assistance throughout the school year. We are always looking for donations and support to serve our local school district and students!

Donated food items need to be non-perishable and should not include peanut/peanut butter items. The most needed items for the meals include:

juice pouches, individual mac & cheese, individual cereals, individual fruit/vegetable cups and snacks.

Donation bins are located in the church in the atrium and gathering space.

This year we are extending the backpack ministry through the summer. Food bags can be picked up from Grace Lutheran Church on Thursdays from 10:00AM to 12:00noon. 

Community VBS

July 31, 2021

Grace Lutheran Church, Thornville United Methodist Church, Trinity United Church of Christ, Southshore Ministries, and Jacksontown United Methodist Church host a Community Vacation Bible School open to community every summer. Any child from the community and beyond is invited to join us for a fun and joyful week!

This year VBS is going to be one day only!
It will be held at the Jake Shaner Memorial Park in Thornville. 

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Saturday, July 31.
Preschool - 6th graders welcome