During this period of concern about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Salem has made the difficult decision to close its sanctuary. While we are not meeting corporately, Salem is still incurring the same financial obligations it would if we were open.  Please remember to make your donations, just as if you were sitting in the sanctuary on Sunday morning.

From now until the end of June, Thrivent Financial will match every two dollars you give to Salem Lutheran Church and School with one dollar of its own!  Anyone, not just Thrivent members, can donate and take part in this giving program through the Thrivent Choice online personal donation platform offered in partnership with InFaith Foundation.  As an example, if you donate $200 to Salem this month Thrivent will give an additional $100 to Salem Lutheran Church.  For more information and to get started on the  Thrivent website, enter “Salem Lutheran Church St. Louis”.  Follow the instructions and it will send you to the InFaith website where you may complete your donation.  For more information please contact Salem’s Financial Coordinator, Terry Rooney by email or at 314 352-4454.

There are a number of ways you may contribute to Salem Lutheran Church and School.

Text to Donate  Now, in a matter of seconds, you may make your weekly offering or respond to a special appeal.  No login or account setup is required and easy debit/credit card registration is available through your smartphone.  Simply text an amount (no dollar sign needed) to 314-441-7143 and follow the prompts to make your donation.

-A generic offering envelope is also available in the pew racks with the attendance and prayer request cards.  If you’re a visitor, a member who has forgotten your envelope, or a member who typically gives electronically and wishes to contribute during the worship service, please feel free to use these.  If you provide your name on the envelope (especially if you are contributing cash), Salem will make sure to apply your offering to your contribution statement at the end of the year.

-Thrivent Financial also offers a way of making contributions to Salem Lutheran Church and School.  If you are a member of Thrivent you may designate funds be donated to Salem through this Lutheran financial company.

If you have questions on any of these methods please feel free to contact Financial Coordinator Terry Rooney at 314 352-4454 or by email at

Financial gifts may also be given by cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) and automated electronic contributions.

Salem Lutheran Church also offers credit card contributions through VANCO. Please click on the link below to register and donate on a secured website. You can contribute one time, or set up a recurring contribution with your credit card. The processing fees are charged to Salem Lutheran Church, or you may elect to offset this expense when you contribute.

Register and Donate

We also offer automated electronic contributions from a checking or savings account. You can set up recurrent contributions on a schedule provided. Please complete the form below and return it to the church office or submit via an email to our Finance Coordinator, Terry Rooney at There are no processing fees charged to Salem Lutheran Church with this option.

Download Authorization Form

All electronic contributions are directly received at Salem Lutheran Church.

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9: 6-7