COVID RESPONSE
Southeastern Synod ELCA

At Such a Time like This...

April 3, 2020

At such a time like this,

in the midst of fear for our health and that of our loved ones.
in the midst of fear for our jobs and our economy,
in the midst of so many questions,
 

keep giving to your church.

When we give to our church, we are honoring God.
We are enabling our churches to continue the ministries so desperately needed now – ministries which share the love of God, feed our neighbors, and care for the most vulnerable.
 
As Erik Cooper states, “when I give the “first fruits” of my income to God through my local church, I am making a tangible declaration to me and my family that God is my ultimate provider and the foundation of my trust.”

How can I give when I'm worshiping at home?  You can write a check each week and put it into the mail. Utilize the online giving through your church’s website or via a phone app. Use online bill pay through your bank. Consider giving stocks from your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA. Whatever your method, keep giving to your church.

For more stewardship resources, check out our synod’s stewardship site.

We give God thanks for you. For your commitment to living out the gospel. For your trust in our God who provides. For your sharing the manifold grace of God.

1 Peter 4:10 - "Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received."