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New Recurring Giving Option

Joyful Response is an electronic payment program that allows you to faithfully steward your financial resources. It saves you and your church time, money and effort. You control the frequency and amount of payments. Make stewardship commitments consistently and conveniently, lose the stress of remembering weekly or monthly to fulfill your contribution plans and save paper, stamps and time.LCEF.org

Members of Saint John’s have been asking for years for an electronic giving option for their weekly or monthly offerings. We’ve had to demur for all this time, suggesting they set up online bill pay through their bank, because the fees involved in processing automatic payments weren’t worth the convenience. But, thanks to a recommendation Pastor Nettleton received from another pastor at a recent Circuit Conference, we’ve discovered LCEF’s “Joyful Response” program, an electronic offering program with no fees!

The Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is the financial extension of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. They provide loans and support services for LCMS churches and rostered workers. “Joyful Response” is one of these support services. They pay the fees for electronic transfers so churches don’t have to. The funding for this and their other programs come from the strong capital position they are able to maintain because of their generous investors and dedicated loan customers.

When you sign up for joyful response, you simply specify an amount you want to give and the frequency of your intended giving. If you’re interested in getting automatic electronic payments set up, please download the form below or get a copy from the Welcome Center or church office. Fill it out and return it with a voided check, and you’re done! Your transactions will be processed by Vanco and the fees paid by LCEF. It’s easy, predictable and consistent.

Joyful Response Form

Note that Joyful Response is only for offerings made to the church from your bank account. If you would like to make a gift via credit or debit card, please visit www.StJohnsFC.org and click on the “Donate” link in the left sidebar. From their you can make a one-time offering or set up recurring giving. Card transactions are charged a fee of 2.9% plus $.30 per transaction. If you’d like to help by covering those fees, so the entire amount you intended to go to the church does so, you can click the “cover fees” button (your card will be charged the amount you entered plus the fees).

Tom Miles is the Parish Administrator at Saint John’s. You can reach him at the church office Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 pm, at 482-5316 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

February 2020 Stewardship Report

Finances

		FEBRUARY	   YTD
Budget		$33,078		 $66,155
Income		$34,144		 $64,013
Expenses	$38,432		 $77,136
NET		-$4,289		-$13,123







Worship Attendance

DATE		COUNT
February 2	160
February 9	141
February 16	157
February 23	145







Official Acts

  • February 1: Funeral of Ruth Esther Besel. Pastor Nettleton.

January 2020 Stewardship Report

Finances

		JANUARY		  YTD
Budget		$33,078		$33,078
Income		$29,869		$29,869
Expenses	$38,704		$38,704
NET		-$8,834		-$8,834







Worship Attendance

DATE		COUNT
January 5	151
January 12	149
January 19	140
January 26	162







Official Acts

  • January 22: Affirmation of faith of Linda Schneider. Pastor Nettleton.

December 2019 Stewardship Report

Finances

		DECEMBER	  YTD
Budget		$38,128		$457,534
Income		$48,017		$421,667
Expenses	$36,429		$436,687
NET		$11,588		-$15,020







Worship Attendance

DATE		COUNT
December 1	 118
December 8	 158
December 15	 180
December 22	 146
December 29	 118







Official Acts

  • December 5: Wedding of Felecia Lessman née Hart and Troy Lessman. Pastor Nettleton.
  • December 10: Funeral of Harry Peters. Pastor Nettleton.
  • December 22: Baptism of Owen Tolar, son of Todd Tolar and Racheal Bauder. Pastor Nettleton.

November 2019 Stewardship Report

Finances

		NOVEMBER		  YTD
Budget		$38,128		$419,406
Income		$33,448		$373,650
Expenses	$34,195		$400,699
NET		-$746		-$27,049







Worship Attendance

DATE		COUNT
November 3	 177
November 11	 133
November 17	 152
November 24	 147







Official Acts

  • None.