Saron Evangelical Lutheran Church
Pastor Joan Oleson
Church Office
(269) 983-1273
Giving Opportunities at Saron Lutheran Evangelical Church
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest commandment. And a second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Matthew 22:37b-39

Online Giving:

Saron welcomes one-time gifts through PayPal.


Clicking the Donate button below takes you to PayPal. Credit and debit cards are accepted. Once in PayPal:

  • Enter the amount you are giving.

  • Choose a fund in the "(Optional) Use this donation for" drop down menu (General, Fortify and Fly, Memorial).

  • Then on the next page you can "Add a note". If you are making a Memorial Fund donation, you can enter the person's name you are remembering or you can leave a note about your donation.

    Regular and Special Giving:

    Giving cash or checks (including checks sent by your bank or through Simply Giving)

    Make checks payable to Saron Lutheran Church, place them in the offering plate or send them to 510 Main St, St Joseph, MI  49085 and, in the memo line, indicate to which account(s) you would like the funds to go:

    • General Fund
    • Project Fortify & Fly Fund
    • Endowment Fund
    • Memorial Fund

    You may give weekly, monthly, annually, etc. -- whatever interval works best for you.

    Giving Stocks, Bonds, or Investment Funds

    These types of gifts may help you avoid capital gains taxes.  You may also receive a charitable contribution deduction. 

    Please follow this process if you want to donate from one or more of these investment types:

    • Contact the church financial secretary at or the church office at 269-983-1273.
    • The Financial Secretary will provide you with the account number for our broker and any other necessary details.
    • Indicate how you would like the contribution distributed such as: General Fund, Fortify & Fly, Endowment Fund, or Memorial fund(s), etc.

    Note – If you would like to make a gift for a specific purpose, please discuss your desire with the pastor or council chairperson prior to making the donation.

      A Special Message for Travelers and Those Who Prefer Electronic Giving
      If you know you’ll be missing services any time during the year due to travel, living in another location during certain times of the year or other commitments, please consider setting up automatic contributions. Your consistent support is very much appreciated. Saron offers the option to give electronically for your convenience. For more information on setting up your electronic contributions, please contact the church office.