I encourage all of you to pray about how God is calling you to give and be a faithful and obedient steward in our mission of making disciples . In 2 Corinthians Paul gives us a great reminder of the call of stewardship to the Church. He says these words: “The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not out of regret or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make every grace overflow in you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.” Corinthians 9:6-8
Many of you have probably heard the news of how to help our families become more faithful stewards. We now can give our tithes and offerings by “Online Giving." It's safe, easy, and quick to set up!
We are also offering text giving.
Our St. Paul’s Text # is: (979)-272-6544 (text $ amount + fund name)
($20 Christian Day School)
Funds: Current, Benevolence, Property, Renovation, Christian Day School
You and the church will get a text confirmation receipt.
We are called to give of our time and talents as well as our financial resources. St. Paul's has many different ways you can serve our congregation and our community!
Information on St. Paul's Designated funds coming soon!
The Thrivent ChoiceSM program lets members recommend where some of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ charitable outreach funds go by directing Choice DollarsSM. Members can designate online at www.thrivent.com or call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836).
Member Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for Choice Dollars, you must be a benefit member age 16 or older. Individual eligibility is also based on:
Holding a Thrivent Financial volunteer leadership position or
Having $800 or more in annual premiums of qualifying insurance products or
Having $20,000 or more in contract value of qualifying products.
Member eligibility under current eligibility requirements is determined monthly, and these eligibility requirements are re-evaluated on an annual basis.
Directing Designated Choice Dollars
You can direct Choice Dollars to as many organizations as you like. However, you must direct a minimum of $5 to each organization.
Thrivent Financial will distribute Choice Dollars funds directed by members to organizations monthly.
Want to automatically direct your designated Choice Dollars to the same organization? Set up a recurring direction.
Choice Dollars funds will be automatically distributed to your recommended organization when the balance reaches $10 or more. At year-end, the entire balance will be distributed, including balances of less than $10 Choice Dollars.
The process remains in effect until you change this option. You will receive a reminder email prior to funds being distributed.
You may only set a recurring direction for one organization.
Directing Thrivent Choice DollarsSM and participating in Voting Events are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Thrivent ChoiceSM program and if you direct any Thrivent Choice Dollars or participate in any Voting Events this means that you agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Information taken from website:
**St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s Christian Day School are eligible recipients of Choice Dollars.