“Accept O God, the work of our hands” -Deuteronomy 33:11
As followers of Jesus, we are called to be members of the Body of Christ. Each of us has our own special gifts and talents to offer. What are yours? Might you serve on the Vestry, as a greeter, usher, or worship team member? Might you prepare and serve food, be a member of the healing prayer team, serve as a verger, acolyte, or on altar guild. Might you teach, serve on the property committee, or work on or grow an outreach project? Opportunities abound! Take some time to listen and discern God’s call, and then sign on for the journey.
As a faith community, we are also called to engage in the generosity of financially supporting St. John’s. Please prayerfully consider what you can offer. Your financial contribution not only helps maintain the building and grounds of St. John, but also makes pastoral presence, staffing, music, education, fellowship, and helping those in need possible.
Beloved St. John members, at this link is a 2020 Financial Stewardship Commitment Pledge Card(pledge) card. Making a pledge assists St. John’s in putting our 2019 operating budget together. Simply put, pledging makes it easier to draft a solid budget because we know what financial resources will be coming in and when. Please see the card for information on making your contributions by electronic fund transfer, check, cash, credit card, and stock shares. After filling out the pledge card, please place it in the offertory plate or return it by mail to St. John in the Wilderness, to the attention of the Stewardship Committee.
ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER
You can arrange recurring Electronic Fund Transfers of a set amount from your financial institution account directly into St. John’s account, just as over forty member households have already done. Simply complete the Vanco Services portion of your pledge card with your information including choice of monthly transfer on the 1st or 15th and installment amount.
AUTOMATIC BILL PAY
Many financial institutions offer free Automatic Bill Pay on their checking accounts. Contact yours if you wish to set up automatic, scheduled giving to The Church of St. John in the Wilderness, 2175 1st St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3462.
CREDIT CARD GIVING
For Credit Card giving on StJohnWilderness.org, click on the Donate link in the “Give” drop down menu above.
Giving Stocks can be an excellent way to support St. John’s and may save on capital gains taxes. Send your broker your written, signed, and notarized request to DTC transfer your specified number of shares of stock (s) [with each company name and stock symbol] from your brokerage account number and title to:
National Investor Services Corp.
DTC Clearing 0188, Code 40
F.B.O. TD Ameritrade account name St. John in the Wilderness Church
TD Ameritrade account 885406394
Then email [email protected] to advise us of your stock gift, so we can order its sale and request proceeds.