Many of you have asked about our congregation’s financial situation during the COVID-19 pandemic. First of all – thank you! What a joy for your Consistory and pastor to have a congregation that cares about stewarding God’s good gifts! This is aimed to give you some details.
Even when the civil government has declared social distancing, God’s promises for generosity and requirements for giving hold firm & true. As Scripture says:
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
II Corinthians 9:6-8
Your generous contributions as the Lord leads you in faithful giving is a blessing for your church family, but it is first a blessing to you!
Remember also that I Corinthians 16:1-2 encourages us to set aside our tithes & offerings on the first day of the week, the Lord’s Day. Though we are not gathering at our church building on Sundays right now, here are two ways you can still give.
Contributions can still be sent to Zion via postal mail, to 760 W 8th St. in Garner, IA. Please remember that USPS does not encourage sending cash via mail, so please make out checks to the church, and you can designate giving in the memo line.
In order to help Christians during this unusual time, Zion has opened up online giving. Your online contributions are still tax deductible as they are given to Zion, and your information is kept completely safe. You can save your information or set up scheduled giving, as well as specify your giving. Click the image below to experience online giving.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us!
Thank you for your faithfulness in giving, and join us in giving thanks to our faithful God who sustains us in uncertain days!