God's Work. Our Hands. THANK YOU for supporting our ministries!
Donations to the General Fund help us do God's work in the world by supporting our operations and ministries. We also send 10% of our Offering income to the New Jersey Synod of the ELCA for Mission Support. You may also choose to contribute to additional funds, including the Building Fund, Memorial Fund, ELCA World Hunger, and Lutheran Disaster Response.
Several methods of giving are available:
> Give online through this website
Click on the green Give button below to pay via a secure credit or debit card transaction, whether one time or recurring. You will have the option to cover the minimal card processing fee, which helps us greatly! (You only need to create an account if you want to be able to view your giving on the Tithe.ly website.) If you require assistance with your online donations, please contact Tithe.ly at 424-228-8870.
> Mobile online giving
Download the Tithe.ly app to your cell phone or tablet and submit an offering to St. Luke's anytime, anywhere! Click here to download the app:
> Online bill pay through your bank
If you pay bills electronically, simply add St. Luke's Lutheran Church to those bills you pay online (one time or recurring).
> Weekly envelopes
Place offering envelopes in the offering plates during worship services, or mail them to the church.
Additional opportunities to provide financial support for the ministries of St. Luke's Lutheran Church:
- Check into whether your employer will match your gifts to St. Luke's!
- Are you a member of Thrivent Financial Services? Direct your Thrivent Choice dollars to St. Luke's.
- Purchase Shop Rite gift cards at the church (available on Sundays) - Shop Rite credits us with 5% of your gift card value, which we in turn use for donations to our local food pantry!
Seniors can reduce their tax burden by donating to charity through their IRA
If you are 70½ or older, you can make qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) from your IRA to your favorite charity, including donations to your church. The donated IRA assets go directly to the charity, so donors don't report QCDs as taxable income and don't owe any taxes on the QCD, even if they do not itemize deductions. Some donors may also find that QCDs provide greater tax savings than cash donations for which charitable tax deductions are claimed. The QCD counts toward fulfilling your IRA required minimum distribution. For more information, talk to your tax advisor or check the IRS guidance on QCDs. (Google search: “IRS QCD”)