Winter’s Impact on Salem’s Finances

This winter we’ve experienced some severe weather in St. Louis, which has affected our attendance and offerings.  The offerings we’ve received aren’t meeting the needs of Salem Lutheran Church and School and the financial goals in our budget.  We would request that members please prayerfully submit offerings as soon as possible after a missed worship service.  You might consider signing up for automatic withdrawals from your checking or savings account so that your offerings are received regardless of missing a service or the cancellation of services (due to inclement weather).  Information on electronic giving can be seen below and needed forms may also be downloaded.  If you need information on how to set up your electronic giving, please contact our Finance Coordinator,  Terry Rooney by email at or by calling (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.

Give+ Mobile App – Download “Give+ Church” for free from the App Store or Google Play.  Find Salem by zip code 63123, and you can easily make donations from your Smartphone using your debit/credit card or your checking/savings account.

-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.

If you have any questions on either 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 Cor. 9: 6-7