we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first
given us – our selves, our time and our possessions,
signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him
who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
– Lutheran Book of Worship, p. 87
This is why we think about whole life stewardship. It involves the bigger picture – of ourselves, our time, and our resources – that we belong to God and are of use as God’s instruments of grace in the world.
Regular offering is part of that picture. “It’s what we do, it’s who we are,” a parent said to a child. Just like worship, prayer, study, and service, offering is part of what our life means as Christians. It is part of how we practice our faith, opening ourselves to participate in what God is doing in the world, what God is doing in and through us through the power of the Holy Spirit.
This is what offering is: God’s work, our hands – a joyful partnership with God and grateful response in all of life.
THANK YOU for your financial support of God’s mission through Gloria Dei. All gifts are signs of worship; all gifts are expressions of faith. Through your hands of generosity, God continues to work among us – welcoming, serving, and reaching people in central Duluth and beyond – with the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayerfully consider how you might grow as a steward of God’s gifts through the ministry of Gloria Dei:
Now available! Give a donation to further God’s mission through the ministry of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Click here to donate safely on our secure server.
Available soon! Print out a giving commitment card. Completed cards may be placed in the offering plate or mailed to the church office anytime.
Simply Giving Form
“Simply Giving” is a program in which participants choose to have a certain amount from their checking account automatically withdrawn at specific date(s) of each month. The amount and schedule are determined when you apply and they can be changed anytime. To enroll in “Simply Giving,” complete this form and bring it into the church office with a voided check.
If you are a Thrivent member (with a policy or investment with Thrivent Financial), consider designating a portion of your Thrivent Choice Dollars to support the ministries of Gloria Dei, in addition to your regular offering. If you already have, thank you! Both Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Gloria Dei’s WELCA can be selected as Thrivent Choice recipients.
Mission Endowment Fund
The purpose of the Gloria Dei Mission Endowment Fund is to promote cheerful Christian stewardship and to enhance the ministry of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church by providing a method for receiving contributions to the church through gifts, wills, and other forms of estate planning. For more information, click here.