Tithes and Offerings
Cash or Check
Give Sunday morning in the offering plate. Please note that checks are processed electronically and, on Monday may be deducted from your account immediately.
ULC offers the option to make financial contributions online. All payment information is securely transmitted, collected and processed through Vanco Services. ULC accepts some major credit/debit cards (Visa, Mastercard or Discover) and transfers from other bank accounts. Your transaction is secure through Vanco and your financial information will not be shared with other organizations.
- If you would like to set up a reoccurring donation, you will need to set up an account. To make a one time payment, hit cancel when you get that pop up.
When you shop online, Amazon.com will give a donation to United Lutheran Church Elbow Lake! Set up an AmazonSmile account now with United Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake, MN. as the charitable organization of your choice. Do your shopping as usual, with the same prices and service, and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to ULC!
Please note that for ULC to receive a donation, you must make your purchases through the AmazonSmile website smile.amazon.com. Purchases through Amazon’s mobile app do not qualify.
For additional information about AmazonSmile program, click here.
Thrivent Choice Dollars
If you are a Thrivent Financial Member, you have access to direct your Choice Dollars to ULC as your charity of choice. You can get started here, by searching for United Lutheran Church Elbow Lake in the organizations.
In order to make an offline donation we ask that you please follow these instructions:
- Make a check payable to “United Lutheran Church”
- On the memo line of the check, please indicate that the donation is for “United Lutheran Church”
- Please mail your check to:
United Lutheran Church
215 10th Ave. SE.
Elbow Lake, MN 56531
All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible.
How Should I Give?
Giving an offering to God is an act of worship. Therefore, it’s a matter between you and Him. The important thing in giving is that we see the offering as a blessing and not a burden. The Bible tells us to give to God from a cheerful heart (2 Cor. 9:6-7).
How Much Should I Give?
How much you give is between you and the Lord. However, God does give us a standard amount in the Bible. Scripture tells us we are to tithe our income. The tithe is the first 10% of our income. It is where Christians should start in their giving. Many of our members choose to give offerings above the tithe in order to support the ministries of United Lutheran Church as well.
What is Tithing?
Tithing is found in the Old Testament but it is applicable for the Church today. The purpose of the tithe was to build God’s house and to share His message (Mal. 3:10). There are many great ministries Christians should support financially, but the tithe is to go to your church. The practice of tithing was performed long before Moses received the Law (Gen.14:19-20). Therefore, the tithe is a Principle of Scripture instead of a Law of Scripture.