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In Genesis, God promises to bless Abram and then calls him to live into that promise, by being a blessing to the world! 
This continues to be our call today as we follow Jesus. 
Did you know there are lots of ways to be a blessing? 
How will you bless others?
Please consider giving online by clicking Online Giving

   We have several ways for you to continue to give to the ministries, salaries & expenses that Grace Lutheran Church still has.  Of course, you can always mail your offerings to the church office; we will  pick up mail and make deposits as needed.  As usual anyone who is participating in Simply Giving will be automatically keeping up with their giving.  We understand that some folks may be experiencing a lull in their work and may need to adjust their giving.  Please feel free to call the church office and leave a message or send an email, if you need to change something. 

   We now have two other ways you can continue to support Grace – We have online giving above; you can click on “Online Giving” and it will take you to an area where you can select where you want your money to go, how much, how often and when.  You then set up a user profile and give either your bank/checking information or credit card information.  Or you can call Vanco (our giving agent) at            1-800-675-7430 and give them our church name and ID #504735733.  They will ask you a few questions over the phone and you can give that way.

Time
 
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:16
 

Time is precious & giving of your time to serve God is a precious gift.  Don’t underestimate the value of the time you give to be a blessing.  Here are some ways to share your time:

Serve on council or a church committee.

Volunteer with our social ministry team to organize and run projects that serve our community.

Do errands or shopping for those needing assistance.

Assist in worship with the sound board, ushering, greeting, reading, etc.

Offer office support.

Help with property projects.

Talent

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.  1 Peter 4:10
 

Use the gifts God has given you with joy!  Being generous with your talents helps God’s kingdom become known.  Here are some ways to share your talents:

Cook meals for those in need.

Sing or play music for worship.

Teach faith to children, youth or adults.

Become a Stephen Minister to care for others.

Join Crafters to share God’s love in heartfelt & handmade ways.
 
Help in our Garden to grow food donations for local charities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Treasure

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer… Proverbs 11:24
 

Our stewardship of the finances we have been blessed with help us to practice our trust in God’s abundant generosity.  Your contributions support the ministries of Grace that change lives locally, nationally & around the world!  Here’s how you can support the mission and vision of Grace:

Regular giving through –

On-line giving                                     (see link in the light blue box above), 

Offering Envelopes,

“Simply Giving” automated giving,

Or direct electronic fund transfer through your bank.  

(Please call the church office for info on how to begin “Simply Giving”, choose your gift & timing.)

Estate/Planned Giving to the endowment fund, for long-term support to the Grace ministries. Specifically to scholarships and social & youth ministries.      (Please call the church office for info on how to include Grace in your will or to give “in kind” gifts.)
 
If you are a Thrivent Member, you can also support Grace’s ministries through selecting Grace as the benefactor of your Choice Dollars.                    (Contact your local Thrivent agent for more details.)

Mission Outreach: Grace has a long relationship with the Rev. Stephen Deal, serving in Costa Rica.      Rev. Deal has served as ELCA regional representative for Central America since 2003. Working closely with regional Lutheran leaders, he identifies ways for ELCA congregations and members to connect to our companion churches. He also serves as a teaching pastor, developing leadership for effective ministry in contexts of economic poverty, social violence and climate vulnerability.

If you are looking for a way to help people in need, Lutheran Disaster Response (ELCA) brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. Go to their website at: https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/.  You’ll find many ways that you can help including relief for those affected by wildfires, the people of Haiti and Afghan refugees.

Thank you for your generosity and loving support!!!