Matthew 6:19-21  "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Divine Dollar$

Divine Dollar$ is a funds generating program run by Great Lakes Scrip for non profit and educational institutions. This gift card program offered weekly was originally started at St. Mark in June of 2005. St. Mark purchases gift cards from vendors at a selected discount and sells them to our members (or any one else) for face value. The buyer then uses the cards just like a gift card at the store for full face value. The cost to our users is $0.00! The church generates proceeds in the program from the vendor's offered discount to us on each gift card sold.

You can order cards from virtually any vendor on the list of thousands. This includes everyday items like gas and food to once in a life time purchases of Cruise tickets, airlines, Disney World, etcetera. If you order cards, they will be at the Church for you to pick up the following Sunday. Over 30 of the most common items are kept in stock so they can be purchased on site (Sunday's only). The Cash and Carry List can be accessed by clicking on the link below).

Please feel free to stop by the Divine Dollar$ table on Sunday in the Narthex for information or a list of all the vendors. It's easy and it doesn't cost you anything.

Cash & Carry Card List - Click Here

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Memorials & Special Gifts

Link to Printable Guide for Memorial & Special Gift Giving

A gift may be made In Memory of an individual or as a Special Gift to express joy or thanksgiving, perhaps to honor a birthday, anniversary, baptism, confirmation, graduation, or simply to provide for a recognized need to the glory of God.

A monetary gift of any amount may be made. You may designate your gift so that it can be used to purchase a specific item or be used to provide for a portion of the cost of a larger item. Undesignated Gifts will be used to fulfill an identified need.

How to Make a Gift


Make your check payable to St. Mark Lutheran Church for the amount you wish to give.  Either on the check or a separate piece of paper include the following information:

♦  In Memory of ______________________
♦  As a Special Gift in honor of _____________________
♦  Undesignated  [ ] (Check Box)
♦  Designated for: _______________________

If the donor is someone other than you, be sure we have the donor's name and address.

Let us know to whom we are to acknowledge this gift by providing their name and address.

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To make a secure donation to St. Mark click on the button.
Thank you for your donation.

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St. Mark Extended Ministries Fund
"The gift that keeps on giving"


This is an endowment fund which provides a speical way to give to God's work after our death. Money donated through a will, or as a gift, will not be spent, but will be retained in the fund so that the interest that accrues may be used to support future ministries. A gift to this fund will be used to keep doing God's work in the world as long as St. Mark Lutheran Church exists!

Money distributed from this fund will be given and used for the following purposes:

30% to Missions, at home and abroad
30% to Christian Education and Scholarships
30% to Evangelism and Outreach
10% to Building needs and debt retirement

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Other opportunities for designated giving can be discussed by contacting the Church/Pastor.

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Simply Giving Application (view/download)

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MISSION INTERPRETERS

http://www.mcselca.org/what/stewardship/mission_interpreters/

Click the link above to be taken to their web site.

Mission interpreters, volunteers from congregations in each synod of the ELCA, tell the story of how our offerings and gifts are transformed into effective ministries. They remind us of how we make a difference in Christ’s mission and the work of the church, and they thank our people for their faithful giving.

This is primarily done through temple talks, visits with councils and committees, and helping in any way they are asked to share information, provide resources, and give guidance on doing God’s work at the congregational, synodical, and churchwide expressions. They also develop connections between the ELCA membership and its leadership and mission. Mission interpreters are trained in the various aspects of church ministry and mission and have the resources available to carry them out as a member of the ELCA.

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Matthew 6:21 "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

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For more information, please contact the church office @ 708-448-6555.