Providing for the Ministry we Share

You can ditch the offering plate in favor of several other options in supporting the ministry we share.


Everyone wants to help provide for the ministry we share with offerings or donations to help cover the cost of a particular thing. These days there are several ways to help provide these gifts:

  • A check in an offering envelope

The “standard” is still a GREAT way to provide your financial support for the ministry we share. Most place their gift in an offering plate at worship and others use the postal service to send their offerings to the church.  If you don’t have an offering envelope, be sure to contact the church office.

  • PAYPAL

There is a button on the homepage of our website you can use to make a one-time or recurring gift using PayPal. Simply visit and scroll down to the button near the bottom of the page. 

  • Bill Pay (Pastor’s favorite)

Most banks now offer online Bill Pay as a standard benefit with your checking or savings account. If you do most of your banking online, you can set up “St. John’s Lutheran Church” as a recurring (or one-time) payee and your offering will arrive at the church office in the mail (once a week or once a month, whatever is most helpful for you).

  • Electronic Transfer

Many folks … especially those who make other “non-traditional” gifts … may find it easier to set up an electronic transfer of funds. If so, please contact the church office to get account information or to have your financial manager set up the transfer. This is especially attractive to folks who are making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) in place of their Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). Speak to Pastor Albers if you would like more information about making this kind of gift.

Cash gifts placed in the offering plate with no other designation (like any other gift received with no additional instructions) will always be placed in the General Fund and used to support ministry through St. John’s.