Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of East Petersburg

Offering


In-Person & Mail Giving


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of East Petersburg provides several in-person options for giving.

Offerings may be presented during our weekly in-church services, during our weekly office hours or delivered by mail.

In-Person Worship Offering

During the pandemic, our Sunday, 10:30 a.m. in-church participation observes social distancing guidelines and a limited gathering. Donations are welcome during services.

Office & Mail-In Offering

Offerings may be brought to the church during our weekly office hours, or sent in the mail using the address below. For directions, please click the linked address below.

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Weekdays)

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Chuch
1905 Broad Street
East Petersburg, PA 17520

Mobile App Giving


To donate through a mobile device, a participant donor can download and install the donation app through Google Play or the Apple App Store.

When the app is installed on a mobile device, a participant donor can complete the online Offering registration form, select a donation category, designate a recurring donation amount and assign automatic electronic payments to be made through a bank account or credit card (if applicable).

Mobile Apps

Online Giving


Online offering is an easy, safe way to support Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church when you cannot attend church. Online offering is an easy way to support Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church when you can attend church, but want to assist even more.

Given the development of the pandemic, and how it has affected our community, the online Offering program provides a safe, efficient and simple avenue to assist the church.

With this program, our online Offering congregation does not need to bring cash or checks to Sunday services. Through electronic donations, contributions can be made as a scheduled, recurring offering or as a one-time offering.

Participants may click the button below, select a donation option from our comprehensive giving list, create a personal ID & password.

Treasurer


To make direct donations to the church through the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Treasurer, please contact our Treasurer by clicking the button below. This Giving option is as simple and as secure as or many online options.

Simply Giving —

A general fund that supports our ministry in East Petersburg.

Special maintenance —

Large projects that are not part of the annual budget.

Bulletin Sponsorship —

The weekly Sunday bulletin costs $20.

Altar Flowers Sponsorship —

Flowers for 1 Sunday cost $30 per vase.

Gospel Candle Sponsorship —

Sponsorship for 1 Sunday is $3.

Eternal Candle Sponsorship —

Eternal Candle for 1 Sunday costs $3.

Memorial Fund —

in memorial or remembrance of an individual.

World Hunger —

Sustainable solutions that are designed to alleviate causes of hunger and poverty.

Tanzania —

Supporting Forest Church in Tanzania.

Lutheran World Relief —

Supporting worldwide Lutheran relief efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is online Offering?

Online Offering is a way for our Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church community to make direct donations to the church. The contribution is an automatic deduction from your checking, savings or credit card (if applicable) account that is transferred to the church.

What are the advantages of online Offering?

Online offering is an easy, safe way to support Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church when you cannot attend church. Online offering is an easy way to support Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church when you can attend church, but want to assist even more. Given the development of the pandemic, and how it has affected our community, the online Offering program provides a safe, efficient and simple avenue to assist the church.

With this program, our online Offering congregation does not need to bring cash or checks to Sunday services. Through electronic donations, contributions can be made as a scheduled, recurring offering or as a one-time offering. Participants may click the button below, select a donation option from our comprehensive giving list, create a personal ID & password.

How are my online Offering contributions deducted from my account?

When online Offering participants complete the online registration, contributions will be automatically & securely transferred from your bank account to the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

When will my contribution be deducted from my account?

Your electronic online Offering will be transferred to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church during the designated transfer days that you choose when completing the electronic donation form.

If I do not write checks for my donations, how do I keep my checkbook balanced?

With safety, personal redundancy and ease, online Offering participants can record the check on the appropriate date, because your contribution is made during a designated time by you. Electronic contributions are recorded on your bank statements.

With no canceled checks, how can I see my donation on my bank statements?

Statements provided by your bank will list item-by-item transactions, including electronic transactions, like your donations.

Can different online Offerings be scheduled for transfer at different times?

Online Offering participants may contribute different offerings during different times. Online Offerings scheduled for different giving opportunities and for different times must be scheduled as individual, recurring or one-time donations. Each online Offering must be set up as separate, recurring or one-time transactions. Online Offering participants will receive a receipt for each donation.

What if I change my payment method, or move to another bank?

Login to your online Offering account. Update the account information that relates to your recurring donation.

Is online Offering safe?

Yes. Electronic contributions cannot be lost, stolen or destroyed and are recorded/reported with a high rate of accuracy. Electronic payments through our online Offering are safer than in-person cash and checks donated during Sunday services.

What if I try online Offering and do not like it?

Online Offering accounts and payment donation schedules can be deleted or edited when you log into your account.

How do I sign up for online Offering?

To donate, a participant donor may select a donation category, designate a recurring donation amount and assign automatic electronic payments to be made through a bank account or credit card (if applicable).

Participants may click the button below, select a donation option from our comprehensive giving list, create a personal ID & password.

What online Offering options do I have for my mobile device?

To donate through a mobile device, a participant donor can download and install the donation app through Google Play or the Apple App Store.

When the app is installed on a mobile device, a participant donor can complete the online Offering registration form, select a donation category, designate a recurring donation amount and assign automatic electronic payments to be made through a bank account or credit card (if applicable).

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