OSLC’s Stewardship Program allows our congregation to meet the financial needs of its annual ministries and operating budget. Our members are stewards of our church and accept direct responsibility for the financial support and progress of OSLC and its mission and vision. Your support is an important part of growing the Lutheran faith and spreading the word of Christ in our congregation and our Synod.
As we consider God’s blessings, we are reminded that God’s gifts are not our own and stewardship is acknowledging that God is the source of each gift and possession. Stewardship means to give a portion back to God, as a way of expressing our thanksgiving to Him for these gifts. We ask that you prayerfully consider your giving, your resources and your gratitude for the bounties and blessings our Lord has blessed us with.
Some ways to support our church are explained below.
May God bless you all, and may God continue to bless our church. If you have any questions please contact our Stewardship Chair.
Enroll in our online giving program today!
This program has many great features including:
- Donate by computer or smartphone!
- Use a checking account or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express)
- Set up a free account to track or change donation amounts or dates and have your information saved securely
- Sign up for recurring donations which are automatically debited from your checking account
- Make a one-time donation with no account needed
- Less hassle for you – No more check writing, remembering your checkbook, or filling out envelopes
- More consistency for the church – regular giving even when you miss a service
- Best of all, it is FREE for members to use. OSLC absorbs the processing fees associated with each transaction.
- The option that is the most cost effective for the church is using bank account information for payments instead of credit or debit cards, however, any donation is graciously accepted and much appreciated.
For those that are not comfortable signing up electronically, there is a table set up outside the office with paper applications that will be entered manually.
Sign up today! Click on the Online Giving button below and you will be directed to our secure personalized webpage that is hosted by Vanco Services’ secure servers.
If using your bank account, you will need to provide your checking account number, routing number and name on the account.
If using a credit or debit card, you will need to provide the credit card number, expiration date, CVC (3 digit code on the back of the card) and the name on the card.
If would like to set up recurring withdrawals, you need to indicate how much per month and on what day you would like your account debited. Please remember that this information can be modified at any time.
If you have any questions, please contact the church office: (815) 725-1606 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- GoodSearch is a patent-protected, Yahoo!-powered search engine (just like you’d search on any other search engine). that donates a penny to our church for nearly every search completed. You must create a free account and choose OSLC as the “cause” to support. Another way to earn money for the church is to do your online shopping through GoodShop. Each time you shop through Goodshop, a portion of what you spend will be automatically donated to our church at no cost to you. You can also save money in the process with savings on men’s and women’s clothing at Express, sales on everyday items at Kmart, houseware deals from Bed Bath and Beyond, and more. So click to sign up and choose Our Savior Lutheran Church – Joliet as your cause to get started!
Goodshop Sunday is November 29th! Earn bonus donations for us just by shopping online!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support OSLC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to OSLC. You use the same Amazon account that you currently use and will be able to choose OSLC as the charity of your choice upon your first visit to the site. Volunteer to help at church events and other ministries. The calendar is updated to show upcoming events and will provide information about who to contact if you are interested in helping. There are also ways to help located in the worship folder each week and you can click here to see all current opportunities.