SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY

Beginning September 17th  9:30-10:15am

It has been 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

How is the
Reformation
relevant today?

As political pressure mounts, as morality drifts, and as Jesus followers become more and more tested in a hostile world, it’s more important than ever to champion the convictions of the Reformation.

Text to Give FAQs

What are the fees?
Fees are $0.30 per transaction, plus 1% for ACH (bank transfers) or up to 2.9% for credit cards.

Does my mobile giving appear on my end-of-year tax statement?
Yes, we receive reports from our text-to-give vendor that we incorporate into your tax statement.

What do I do when the offering plate comes by?
In our pews we provide “I give electronically” cards to place in the offering plate.

Is there a minimum amount?
No, our text-to-give vendor accepts any amount.

How do I know my offering was received?
First, you will receive an email acknowledgement from our text-to-give vendor. You can also
view your giving history through the web portal you view when texting “giving” to our text-to-give
number. Second, we are increasing our financial statements from annually to quarterly, so you’ll
see your offerings reflected in that statement.

What if I make a mistake?
Simply follow the instructions on your email receipt to receive a refund.

Does the charge show up on my phone bill?
No. When you text ILCDG to (206) 859-9405, you will be directed to a secure, mobile-friendly
giving site where you can enter a credit card, debit card, or bank transfer information. Your
mobile phone account is not charged.

Is my credit card information secure?
Our text-to-give vendor is compliant with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards. Your card
information is encrypted for transmission using secure socket layers. A compliance fact sheet is
available upon request.

Is it ok to charge my offering on a credit card I carry a balance on?
We strongly discourage going into debt by giving using a credit card. For those who use their
credit cards for convenience or monthly points and cash rewards, please note the 2.9%
surcharge. Our preference is to receive as many of our gifts as possible from bank transfers, by
either check, Simply Giving, or text-to-give.

How do I link text-to-give to my bank account?
When you follow the link provided via text and follow the instructions to set up a secure account,
you will have the option to give via credit card or bank account. If you choose the bank account
option, you will receive instructions to verify your account. The verification process takes up to
five days.

What if I encounter technical issues?
Feel free to contact Michael Dunkin: michaeljdunkin@gmail.com with any technical or billing issues.

Psalms, Hymns, Spiritual Songs Music Series

Immanuel Lutheran Church presents.
The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs Music Series.

Our prayer is that, through Immanuel’s Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Song Series, we will be able to provide
opportunities , concerts and events with free sacred music for our neighborhood, church community and
city, while supporting and highlighting independent Christian artists for years to come. If you would like to
support this series with a gift of time or treasure, please let Director of Music, Ellen Prohl know.
Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events in the series and invite a friend or neighbor!

Sunday October 29th 7pm Reformation Hymn Sing and recording (Live in Luther Hall!) Led by the Immanuel
chancel choir and instrumentalists we will join together in the singing the hymns of our heritage with
original arrangements and creative instrumentation. We will record the evening and offer the free
recording to members of our congregation and community.

Saturday December 2nd 4:30pm A Simple Service of Lessons and Christmas Carols with Immanuel’s choirs
and instrumentalists, a beautiful Christmas cookie reception to follow.

 

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