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If you would like to join our Bible Study please contact Pastor
Office:   416-741-2110

 

Giving to
Our Saviour Lutheran Church Ministry


There are many ways to give to
Our Saviour Lutheran Church Ministry
See list below:


1. Through Offerings at Worship Services
    (Currently the church services have been postponed)


Give in person during worship services. Use the envelopes provided in the pews, or request your own set of numbered offering envelopes from the Financial Recording Secretary (Ask Pastor).

If using pew envelopes and you wish to receive a charitable tax receipt at the end of the year, please write on the envelope: name of donor, your address and telephone number.


2. Pre-Authorized Payments

Contact the Financial Recording Secretary (See Pastor) to complete an agreement to have pre-authorized payments taken from your bank account on a monthly basis.


3. By Mail:

Send cheques by mail to the Secured Church’s Post Office at:

Our Saviour Lutheran Church Offering
PO Box 20040 Thistletown
Etobicoke, ON M9V 1A0

Do not mail cheques directly to the church.
Include Donor's name, Address and Telephone number.


4. eTransfers (direct deposit to Our Saviour Lutheran Church bank account)

Send eTransfers to Offering@oslc.on.ca from the Interac eTransfer option available on your online banking website.
- In message, include Name of Donor, your Address
   and Telephone number.
(If you know your offering envelope number, include that as well.)

Most eTransfers will be automatically deposited to Our Saviour's bank account, but sometimes the donor needs to provide a security question so we can complete the transfer.

If you need to provide a Security Question when sending the eTransfer, send a separate email to Offering@oslc.on.ca to let us know the Answer.

Some financial institutions will let you set up an eTransfer recipient as a regular payee, and you can schedule a recurring offering (for example: give a specific amount monthly).

No fees to Our Saviour Lutheran Church.  Nor are there fees to the donor when eTransfers sent from most personal chequing accounts (please confirm with your financial institution).  When eTransfers are sent, 100% of your gift goes to Our Saviour Lutheran's ministry.

If you wish to test the email address before sending an eTransfer, simply send an email to offering@oslc.on.ca and an email reply will be sent from the congregation's treasurer (Tony)  that you have the correct email address.

Or, you can test by eTransfering a small amount before sending the desired full amount.

5. Through Lutheran Church-Canada (via Visa or MasterCard)

Click here: Link to Lutheran Church-Canada's Support My Home Congregation

Follow the instructions at Lutheran Church-Canada's website.

Select "Toronto – Our Saviour Lutheran Church - 30730".

Click "continue" and complete payment for "Support My Home Congregation".

Lutheran Church-Canada will issue an immediate tax receipt.

Twice per month, Lutheran Church-Canada will forward all donations received to Our Saviour Lutheran Church (
congregation's treasurer (Tony)).
 


 


Church Community

We have attempted to increase our Worship attendance by encouraging the Sunday School to participate in worship. The children are often successful in bringing their friends, parents, and extended family. Many people are introduced to our church for the first time through such activities.

Every month, the elders meet to discuss their progress in contacting members. Maintaining contact with our members and showing an interest in them is essential to our plan of knowing Christ and making Him Known. We emphasize to our members that congregational worship is an essential part of being a Christian. Jesus Christ "loved the church, and gave Himself up for her".
We also emphasize that Christianity involves community. Although a Christian may be able to read the Word by himself, he cannot participate in the sacramental life that Christ instituted without the local church.

We have not allowed our faith to be without fruits. We pray for the poor in our community and see the fulfillment of our prayers in a real way through our "Food Drive" program. Many thanks to the Monday Care Circle group for supporting this project. The items were taken to Central Park Lodge on Friday December 15th.

Steps have been taken to insure that our worship time doesn't become an exercise of mindless repetition. The choir has practiced the liturgy from the Hymnal Supplement for occasional use in our worship services. Although it takes time, effort and patience to learn new things our worship experience is enhanced by being able to express our love to God in new ways. We are fueling the Psalmist's command: "Sing to the Lord a new song"(Psalm 96: I)