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Why give?

The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.
Psalm 24:1

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:7-8

Since early Christianity the creed spoke:  " I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth."  We believe that with all our heart.  God is the one who not only created us, but redeemed us through Jesus and brought us into the family of God through the waters of baptism.  It is God's generosity that motivates our hearts to be generous.  We joyfully bring back to the Lord a portion of what he has given us.  We give back to the Lord by giving to Zion, his congregation of believers who join together in ministry to bring glory to God.

At Zion, we desire to become a people moved by the Holy Spirit to be generous, where our financial giving supports the mission of preaching, teaching, and living the gospel in our neighborhoods and around the world.

Thank you for giving generously, not only to the mission of our congregation, but to the God who has so generously given us all things.

How to Give

You can now give and manage your giving online.  Contributions can be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your debit card.  Our electronic giving program offers convenience for you. Giving online is easy, secure, and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet.  In addition, any online offerings and any offerings you give at church will be reflected on your year-end giving statement.

To give, simply click on the "Give Online" button at the bottom of this page.  Once you click on that button you will be taken to the Vanco Payment Solutions website set up for Zion.  Before you are able to give online you will need to create a profile on that website.  The "Create Profile" button is located on the lower right side of the screen.  Then follow the onscreen instructions to create your profile and schedule your onetime or recurring contributions.

Also available for those who participate in E-giving is an I Give Electronically offering plate card to place in the offering plate during the service as a reminder of the gift you give to the Lord.  These are available to you in the narthex area at Zion on a weekly basis.

Explanation of Giving Categories

When you give online you will be able to specify which fund your offering will go toward.  These four options include:

General Fund:  These funds are used for the day-to-day operations of the church.  It covers all aspects of the congregation and without it, we would not be able to do what God has called us to do.

Christian Education:  Part of our Mission Statement is to provide Christian education for all.  We do this with a happy heart.  Our congregation supports members who send their children to WELS or ELS parochial schools and high schools with generous tuition assistance.  It is what we do and a part of our fabric.  Help us in this ministry so that we can keep our tution assistance generous.

Missions:  Providing for Home and World Missions is also a part of our calling at Zion.  These funds are used by the Synod to grow ministry and opportunities to bud new mission fields around the world.  It is a partnership we are glad to be a part of for the sake of Christ.  Join us.

Gift and Memorial:  Gifts and memorials given to the church are placed in this fund and are used by the congregation to support various projects and ministries here and around the world.  The Church Council and Voters decide where these funds can best be used.  Input for possibilities is welcome!