Stewardship


Stewardship Campaign, Fall 2018

Stewardship is our faith response to the abundant gifts God has provided to each of us, and how we manage those gifts for the ministry at Our Savior’s Lutheran.  In the fall we consider that abundance and prayerfully make plans for our gifts to the church in the coming year. We commit to that plan for giving using a Response Card submitted during worship or by mail to the church office.

The theme this year is from Paul’s message in 1 Corinthians 4:1-2, “This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.”

One of God’s mysteries is the love and salvation given to us so undeservedly by grace.  We are only asked to be trustworthy of that gift.  And what does God put at our disposal with that gift? The whole of creation is ours to use and enjoy.  It is enough to meet our needs and more. God asks only that we honor and care for it and use it in ways that serve others.   So how can we not “say yes” to being faithful to this trust of God’s gracious gifts?  So “We Say YES!” as we look at how we can share, time, talent and financial resources serving others through the Our Savior’s ministry in the coming year.

During worship on Sunday, November 11 you will have the opportunity to “say yes” with a commitment looking forward to 2019.  The Response Card for 2019 (below) provides the way to communicate that commitment and to designate areas for your support. This link provides descriptions of the various funds to which you can contribute.

Response Card for 2019

Letter to Members Regarding 2018 Stewardship Campaign

The Stewardship of Capitalizing on Corporate Philanthropy

Some businesses have corporate philanthropic programs that you can use to support Our Savior’s. The list below describes several such programs. If you are aware of other similar programs, please contact Mark Zellmer at zellmer.mark.72@gmail.com or 608.788.6468 to share the information.

Amazon Smile has the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. When you shop on Amazon Smile, the Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Just search on: “Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, La Crosse, WI” in the charities search box and select “Our Saviors Evangelical Lutheran Church”, La Crosse, WI. https://smile.amazon.com/

Kwik Trip Rewards
You may designate your rebate checks to go to Our Savior’s by calling 800-305-6666 and requesting the designation.  With that designation the rebate goes up from 10% to 15% on eligible in-store purchases.  BUT, only if AT LEAST 5 card holders designate Our Savior’s. https://www.kwiktrip.com/Savings/Loyalty-Programs/Kwik-Rewards

Thrivent Financial Direct Choice Dollars
Eligible insurance and contracts with Thrivent accrue “Direct Choice Dollars” that can be designated to charities including Our Savior’s.  If you would like to make this Our Savior’s designation you may log into your account at https://www.thrivent.com/making-a-difference/living-generously/thrivent-choice/ to do so, or contact your representative.  Additional detailed information.