Out of love for God who loved us first, we serve our Lord in the way we manage the gifts he gives us. Our faith in Jesus motivates us to give back to God a portion of the gifts he’s given us. We support the work of Christ’s church through the offerings of our time, talents, and treasures. The offering is not an obligation, it is a free and willing expression of gratitude to God for all that he has done for us. As redeemed children of God, we give him our best because he has given us his best.
As a service to our members and guests, online giving is available through Vanco Services, which provides secure and reliable processing for both recurring and one-time gifts. Clicking on the link above will direct you to Morning Star’s e-giving page. First-time users are encouraged to create a login profile by clicking Create Profile. Follow the onscreen instructions to make and schedule your contributions.
Contributions can be withdrawn automatically from your checking or savings account, or processed using your credit or debit card. PLEASE NOTE: there is a credit/debit card processing fee of 3% per transaction. If you would like to set up a schedule of on-going contributions, we encourage fund transfers from bank accounts due to the additional 3% fee of credit/debit card processing.
Description of Gifts
General Operating: supports the ongoing ministry of Morning Star Lutheran Church and School
EMBRACE Initiative: allocated towards our campus expansion vision
Designated Gift: gifts can be designated to a specific ministry cause; please specify
If Morning Star members would like to contribute electronically and still use the offering envelopes issued to them, please place a checkmark under “My Electronic Offering” on your offering envelope and place the envelope into the offering basket. There are also yellow e-giving cards inserted into the friendship registers. E-givers are encouraged to participate in the offering during worship services by taking a card and placing it into the offering plate.
We have added a mobile app – Vanco Mobile Faith Engagement, that you can download to your phone. This new electronic giving option makes it easy and convenient for you to make a contribution any time and anywhere you are! Here are the steps to follow to get the new mobile app for our church.
- Go to the app store or Google Play store and get the Vanco Mobile Faith Engagement app.
- Type in Morning Star Lutheran to find our church.
- If you have an electronic giving account set up, use the same user name and password to log into the mobile app.
- If you don’t have an electronic giving account, you need to set up your account on your phone.
- Choose the fund you want to give to, choose the frequency, choose the payment method and then submit your gift.
Please contact the church office or a member of the ministry staff if you have any questions.