Money Matters at Immanueltithing

God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8).

Our God is generous.  God’s resources are abundant and sufficient for us and for all creation.  All that we have is a gift from God: food, drink, clothing, home and family, work and income, friends and neighbors, peace and health, education and good government, our time and our skills. God gave us his own Son, Jesus Christ, to bless us and to show us God’s purpose in the world.  Jesus gave his own life so that we may be united with God now and forever.  God gives us the Holy Spirit to guide us each day.    

Because God is generous, we are generous. Through our giving, God changes us to act more like Jesus Christ. Through our giving, God changes the world to be more like the Kingdom of God. When we give, we return to God what God has given to us. The Apostle Paul says, “What do you have that you did not receive?” Giving is a sign of our trust that God’s grace and goodness are all the treasure we need. We give away something we value and use every day, our money, as an expression of our gratitude to God. Giving is a clear sign of our faith that we can plan and do on a regularly basis.

 


Annual Ministry: The Heart of Immanuel

On a day to day, week to week, month to month basis, we experience God and change lives through our connections with each other, through worshipping together, and by serving people in need throughout Missoula and the world.  Paul promises that through sharing with our church, “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us, your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God” (2 Corinthians 9:11-12).

People give gifts to Immanuel on a regular basis to support the FOUR PILLARS of Ministry at Immanuel.

Four Pillars of Annual Ministry

4 Pillars of Annual MinistryLoving God through Worship & Music

“Because of plane delays, we weren’t able to attend my grandma’s funeral.  I’m so thankful for Immanuel’s Live-stream on the website. We were able to watch the whole thing, and it was so meaningful.”

“I like that we have variety of worship and music.  Traditional liturgy and the old hymns I can hear my mom singing, and upbeat music for a new day.”

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Sunday worship, Advent/Lent mid-week worship, singing, bands, choirs, praying for each other and the world, reading Scripture, preaching forgiveness and purpose, funerals, weddings, Baptisms, Holy Communion, Website livestream, projection, bulletins

Forming Faith-Filled Followers

“I have enjoyed Confirmation.  I made some very good friends, and I know we will stay friends for a long time.  If something was bad, sad, or I just wanted to talk about something that happened during the week, I knew that I had Wednesday night Confirmation to talk to people I knew would listen.” Maddie Sager

“I liked Toni Johnson’s closing prayers. I could relate to her stories. Great teachers Ron and Nancy Marks made a lasting impression on me.” Kegan Morris

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Learning hour, Baptism and Holy Communion classes, Confirmation, Youth Intern, Vacation Bible School (VBS), Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp (FLBC), Men’s Bible Study, Naomi Circle, Churchwide Youth Gathering, and Adult Education & Forums.  

Creating Christian Community, Care, & Connection

“Our first child was born pre-maturely and with little hope to survive, but she did, and it was in these early days the family of Immanuel came into our hearts and carried us along in a city where we had no relatives.” Mick Hanson

“My husband, Bob and I, developed special friendships with the folks that we met through the new member class, and from that point on we helped with each new one.” Cy Linstad

“I gave a prayer shawl to a friend of my just diagnosed with cancer.  She doesn’t go to church, but she cried and was so thankful that someone she didn’t even know prayed for her.”

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Visitation, pastoral care, pre-marital counseling, prayer chain, shared meals, prayer shawls, funeral receptions, brown bag lunch, bazaar, smorgasbord, newsletters, website and communications, Council, Administration

Transforming Lives through Service & Mission

“It was nice not being stressed out every day, not knowing where my kids would sleep. I loved the program and I met all my goals.  Now I help with Family Promise, doing overnights and dinners.” Victoria-Family Promise Graduate

“One day at Immanuel, the music with disabilities group sang and clapped their hands in the Hemgren room.  Later, as I left church, I overhead two young men talking about the accountability of their AA group that met at our church, and how they could overcome their struggles.” Pastor Molly

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Pre-school, Family Promise, Missoula Interfaith Collaborative (MIC), Emmaus Campus Ministry, Montana Synod, Freedom in Christ Prison Ministry, Global Missions,  ELCA World Hunger, Giving Tree, Project Homeless Connect, Back to School Bash, AA, Better Way, WORD, Music with Disabilities, Missoula Manor, Habitat for Humanity, Carol Graham Home, Poverello, Missoula Food Bank, Baby Care Kits, Lutheran Social Services-MT, Immanuel Lutheran Communities-Kalispell

Ways to Give

Thank you for contributing to Immanuel Lutheran Church!  We are blessed by your generosity!

Usually, people give a percentage of their earned income, salaries or retirement checks, on a monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly basis. Click on this growth giving challenge chart to determine the percentage of your income you contributed to further God’s word last year. You can then use the chart to determine what it would be to increase it by 1% more for the upcoming year.

People give checks, cash, or set up re-occurring or one time gifts electronically

Online Donations

Online giving can be set up as one time or re-occuring. 

Online donations can be made as a single donation or can be set up to be a recurring donation.  Contributions can be accepted from your checking or savings account, or processed using your credit or debit card.  You can use the portal to make a one-time donation/purchase without creating a user account, however, by creating a user account within the secure portal, you can set up recurring donations, change your donation, make a one-time donation, and view your online donation history. You can also designate offerings for specific ministries such as World Hunger, Habitat for Humanity or specific projects such as Accessibility or Facility Improvements.
To sign up online, you must have an active email account.  If you do not have an active email account, you may still participate in the electronic giving program, call or come into the church office for more information.