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$ 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 $0.00! The
church generates proceeds in the program from the vendor's offered discount to us on each gift card sold.
You can order cards from virtually any vendor on the list of thousands. This includes everyday items like gas and food to
once in a life time purchases of Cruise tickets, airlines, Disney World, etcetera. If you order cards, they will be at the
Church for you to pick up the following Sunday. Over 30 of the most common items are kept in stock so they can be purchased
on site (Sundays only). The Cash and Carry List can be accessed by clicking on the link below).
feel free to stop by the Divine Dollar$ 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
Memorials & Special Gifts
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: _______________________
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.
||To make a secure donation to St. Mark click on the button. Thank you
for your donation.
St. Mark Extended Ministries Fund
"The gift that keeps on giving"
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
St. Mark is making donations SIMPLE through Simply Giving®!
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Credit Union is a simple, safe, reliable way to make your regular contributions to our congregation through automated giving.
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under the Simply Giving® Program. Download the application by clicking the link below.
Simply Giving Application (view/download)
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.
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.
To make a secure donation click on the DONATE buton. To let us know where you would
like your donation used, please complete the form below. Thank you for your gift.
For more information, please contact the church office @ 708-448-6555.
Other opportunities for designated giving can be discussed by
contacting the Church/Pastor.
Matthew 6:21 "For where your treasure is, there your heart
will be also."