Automatic Electronic Giving
1. You are taking a step of faith:
When you arrange for giving through automated bank payments, you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. God always blesses that kind of faith!
2. You will simplify your life:
You won´t have to remember whether you gave this month or need to send in an offering by mail when you are traveling.
3. You will be helping the church:
Every donation made benefits St. Mary’s Church. You help keep the church warm and keep the lights on.
4. You are a faithful steward of your first fruits:
Tithing is an important act of Christian Stewardship. As St. Paul says, “God loves a cheerful giver.”
And in Proverbs 3:9 we are taught to honor the Lord with the “First Fruits” of our labor. “But just as you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us–see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” 2 Cor. 8:7
Instructions For Automatic Giving
Do you like convenience especially during the busy summer season?
This idea makes it simple and easy so you don’t have to worry about summer catch-up with your church contributions because you have been traveling.
We would like to introduce you to “automatic bill-pay”.
Contact your bank; they will tell you how they can conveniently send your contribution to the church office.
Choose how often you want to send your contributions: once a week, twice a month, once a month, etc.
List your envelope number when you are asked for an account number.
Have your bank mail to: St. Mary’s Church Attention: Finance Office 325 Church Street St. Marys, PA 15857.
We, the parish staff, will credit your account for your year- end contribution report just like when you place your envelope in the collection basket.
Please feel free to call the church office if you have any questions.
Thank you for your Life Giving Christian Stewardship.