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. 

During this time Manna Monday is being offered by delivery every other Monday. Please contact the church if you would like to receive a free meal. 

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 to also donate personal items to students who need them in the high school. Monetary donations are requested and appreciated to help get these items.

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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