Stewardship

Your contributions have made it possible for us to extend our benevolence to many areas of need.

As we begin 2018, we continue to celebrate our growth reflected in a greater number of worshipers, worshipers who have met their monthly offering goal (even when missing a worship service), and, those who have doubled their offering on the second Sunday of each month.

We have held the belief that many of us have had the ability to grow in our giving. Continuing to ask ourselves, “how come I don’t give more?”

Your contributions have made it possible for us to extend our benevolence to many areas of need. The council has designated $1,000 contributions to:

  • Habitat for Humanity — this fall/winter is to be the first of several planned home constructions in Arizona City, watch for how you can make a donation and participate;
  • City of Joy — we will be sponsoring a student in Rwanda for an entire school year;
  • Sonlight Camp — since 1979 students from the southwest and across the nation have participated in this Christian camp experience outside Pagosa Springs, CO;
  • Lutheran Disaster Relief — with the destruction of the recent hurricanes the ELCA provides extensive support to the relief and recovery efforts of the impacted regions;
  • Refugee Program — Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest continues to support the resettlement of families from around the world in Arizona.
  • Maricopa Lutheran Church — assisting the congregation’s efforts to establish a permanent location in their community.

Thank you for your contributions to our growing ministry, helping us to grow our ministry within our congregation, to the Grand Canyon synod and the national church, and to those in need around the world.

Memorial Garden

The memorial Garden at Central Lutheran Church is an alternative burial site for human cremains of church members, friends, and families. Cremains are buried directly into the soil of the plant beds in the garden.
The Memorial Garden is a perpetual memorial to those whose cremains are placed in it. Additionally, this private and beautifully landscaped setting provides a peaceful atmosphere for remembrance and prayerful meditation in God’s presence.
Families may purchase a bronze marker memorializing the deceased, which also supports the perpetual care of the Memorial Garden. However, no member of the church will be denied use of the garden for burial due to financial hardship.
Information brochure is available from the church office.

Special Fund — Casa Grande site

We have over $11,000 deposited in our property fund for the purchase of land for a permanent Casa Grande ministry site. There is no timetable set for when land may be purchased, yet your gifts will help direct the future ministry of our congregation. Contributions can be made through regular gifts, one time donations, or through personal estate distributions.

Thrivent Choice Program

Thrivent members can direct “Choice” funds to our congregation at the program’s “online catalog.” For information call 1-800-847-4836 and ask for “Thrivent Choice” or go to mail@thrivent.com

Stewardship — “What You Have First Given Us”

Merciful Father, 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 Offering Prayer)

Throughout the year we prayerfully reflect on how we view God’s gifts, how these gifts are utilized, and how we trust in God’s abundant blessings. We challenge ourselves to continue to grow in giving for our growing ministry.

 

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