Due to early bulletin print schedules in December and the unusual spike of end-of-the-month giving, we will cease reporting year-to-date giving goals in our bulletin and eNews through December. The regular financial information on the back of the bulletin will resume in January.
As we approach the end of the year, we bring to your attention and remind you that contributions must be received at the church, or postmarked, by December 31 to qualify as a 2019 income tax deduction. For those using electronic giving (TLCMS Web via Vanco, SimplyGiving, Give+, or your bank’s online bill pay), the date used by the IRS to qualify is the institution’s “payment date” on the document the church receives. Please be aware that this may be up to three days past the date you originate the transaction. Electronic giving payment dates must be on or prior to December 31 to qualify for 2019 contributions. Don’t wait until the last moment, or your gift may not be credited to the 2019 tax year. We are thankful for your generosity and faithful support of the ministries of Trinity Lutheran Church.