GIVING AT ST PAUL
St. Paul Lutheran Church is pleased to offer an electronic option for making regular offerings. Contributions can be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving program offers convenience for you and much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.
WHY DO WE GIVE?
The Bible clearly shows us the extent of God’s love and generosity towards us. He gave us everything and sacrificed his Son Jesus so we could spend eternity with Him. We respond out of gratitude and love by seeking to live out Christ’s command in Mark 12:30-31, “The greatest command is to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There are no commandments greater than these.”
THE BIBLE TEACHES HOW WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT GIVING:
We are created to strive to excel in everything, including the grace of giving. - 2 Corinthians 8:7
We are created to live lives full of tithing and generosity in special giving. - Matthew 23:23 and Deuteronomy 12:11
Living on 90% of what we have and giving the rest to serve Christ is making a statement that 100% of all we have belongs to the Lord. - Colossians 3:23
If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. And, when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis.
- Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.
- Credit & Debit Card Giving lets you make offerings automatically on a predetermined schedule using a credit or debit card.
- Online Giving lets you go to St. Paul Lutheran at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history.
An authorization form and a “Frequently Asked Questions” flyer is available from the church office.