Gifts and Finances

Remembering God and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church


Christian stewardship is the free and joyous activity of the child of God and God’s family, the church, in managing all of life and life’s resources for God’s purposes. Please consider God’s generousity in His grace when considering your response to His Bride, the Church.

At the time of Death

1. Many a Christian person, in writing his or her will, begins with the words, “In the name of God. Amen.” Remembering the Triune God is as important as remembering your dependents when wills are made.

2. Since God commands us to carry on His Word by contributing money regularly as He has prospered us, we may conclude that He holds us equally responsible for the monies we have left over at the end of our lives. God entrust His treasures to us as stewards and as such “Every one of us shall give an account of himself to God>” Romans 14:12. This accounting will surely include not only the contributions made in our lifetime but also the possessions we leave behind us.

3. Put God’s will in your will! Remember the work of His Kingdom and, in particular, His great work done through St. Paul’s congregation. your will or trusts thus will testify to God’s goodness and mercy as you leave funds for the support and extension of His work.

A Christian’s will and trust enables you to exercise Christian stewardship in the distribution of your estate. Our heavenly Father has entrusted us as His faithful Stewards with the proper handling of our property, not only during our lifetime but also at the time of death. Our gratitude to Christ for His suffering and death for our sins will want to express itself in definite ways through bequests or other provisions for Christian purposes.