What Happens When You Give

“Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.” – 2 Corinthians 9:6 (NLT)

Giving is a spiritual practice that reflects the generosity of God towards His people. We give because God has first given to us… and we can never out-give God!

For every dollar given to the ministries of Bethlehem Lutheran Church…

12 cents to mission beyond our walls. This goes to support local, domestic, and global mission through the ELCA and other partners.
55 cents goes to compensating, educating, and equipping our fantastic staff, who lead and serve this congregation on a day-to-day basis.
10 cents goes to ministry resources such as curricula, events, conferences, and the tools we use for discipleship.
23 cents goes to our facility, which houses our worship space, food pantry, lounge, fellowship hall, preschool, and extended care.
Click HERE to give online today!

Three Ways to Give


give worship

 Make giving a part of your worship service experience by bringing a check or cash and placing it in the offering plate when it is passed. Please make checks payable to “Bethlehem Lutheran Church”.



give online

Click on the link above to go to our online giving site. You can give a single gift, schedule a recurring gift, or view your giving history. You can give by using your checking account, debit card, or credit card. It’s quick, easy, and secure.

Another easy and effective way to systematically give through your checking or savings account. Simply log in to your bank account and follow your bank’s bill pay instructions to set up Bethlehem Lutheran Church as new payee.

Our mailing address for contributions is:

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
PO Box 344
Pemberville, OH 43450



give assets

If you wish to make Bethlehem Lutheran Church a beneficiary of your estate or have stocks, bonds, or farm income you wish to donate, please contact Jane at 419-287-4182.