“They are like trees planted by streams of water, which will yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves will never wither.” Psalm 1:3
We believe stewardship is primarily an act of praise and thanksgiving. While the breadth of our ministry is dependent on the generosity of our donors, our offerings are given in faithful response to the love and grace of God. During each worship service, we offer our response to the gifts that God has given us. Our offerings are used to support our mission and outreach, our worship life, our educational ministries and all programs of the church.
Annual Stewardship Campaign
Our annual stewardship campaign is conducted in October and November, culminating in Commitment Sunday prior to Thanksgiving. At this time pledges may be submitted by using the pledge form mailed to you or by picking up a blank form from the church office or during worship on Commitment Sunday.
Our campaign supports our mission and ministries The members of St. Paul have a long history of faithful benevolence, and we thank those – past, present and future – who have been so generous with their gifts.
How to Give
It is possible to give to the church in a variety of ways:
Checks and cash placed in the offering plate for dedication as part of Worship during every service
Credit card of bank account debit via Online Giving (click the offering plate at the top of the page or click the GIVE ONLINE button below
Online giving from your phone or tablet via an iOS or Android app, which can be downloaded from the appropriate app store
Checks mailed to the church office
Scheduled e-checks sent to the church via a bank account
Transfers of stock. Be sure to notify the Church Treasurer through the church office to ensure such gifts are properly credited.
Other ways to give are are by Planned or Legacy Giving and Bequests. To learn more, please click the button below.
St. Paul has been and continues to be blessed by members who have a strong commitment to the mission and ministries of the church. Although not the largest church in the NJ Synod, St. Paul consistently ranks among the most generous in terms of benevolence giving to the synod. We also support missions and ministeries of the ELCA and local charitable organizations.
When you give, you may designate the fund to which your gift will go. Among them are:
Current Expenses: This supports the budgeted operations and ministries of the church, a significant portion of which is sent to the NJ Synod and, indirectly, to the ELCA to support their operations and missions.
Disaster Relief: Gifts to this fund are sent to the ELCA to support Lutheran Disaster Relief (LDR) initiatives.
Flowers: Members and friends are encouraged to dedicate flowers to honor significant events in the lives of their families and loved ones. If you give to this fund, please notify the church office regarding the dedication. You may call or complete the form on the Contact Us page.
Immigration and Refugee Services: Gifts to this fund are sent to the ELCA to support Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
Mortgage Reduction Campaign (MRC): Gifts to this fund are directed to our Forward in Faith Campaign, which used to pay down the mortgage on our new sanctuary, which was opened in 2008.
Local Hunger: Gifts to this fund are directed to local food banks at Reedemer and St. Bart's in Trenton and to other local hunger initiatives.
Property Repair and Replace: This fund is maintained to cover the cost on non-budgeted repairs and improvements to our building and grounds.
Raising Up Leaders (RUL): In concert with local seminaries, St. Paul helps train seminarians for ministry. More than two dozen future pastors have served as field education students and vicars.
World Hunger: This fund is sent to the ELCA in support of global hunger initiatives.
Other funds exist and may also be designated on your offering envelope or by contacting the church office.