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

Mondays @ 6

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

A Bible study is offered at 4:30 before the meal. 

This summer Manna Monday will offer a delivered meal every other Monday (the 1st and 3rd of the month) to those who want it. 

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. Donations are welcome anytime in the church office. Pick up for the food is every Thursday from 10 - 2 at the church. All community members with school age kids are welcome to come by. 

Community VBS

June 2020

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!

June 2020 - this year VBS is unfortunately cancelled. Please join us next year!
Grace Lutheran Church

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday - Friday
Preschool - 6th graders welcome

Grace Lutheran Church

65 East Columbus Street

Thornville, Ohio 43076

(740) 246-6576


Sunday Services 8:00 & 10:30 am

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