LCMS Stewardship Ministry addresses the future of passing the offering plate during worship services. This tradition certainly will be one of many short-term casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic.
So what are we to do if the passing of the plate becomes a long-term casualty of COVID-19? The key is formation.
The church has not been called to sit silently during these days of challenge. The church proclaims what it has always proclaimed: the Word of God.
What percentage of my income (including this stimulus check) should be directed to the Lord’s work in my congregation? How is the Lord calling me to be generous in this situation?
Those who have been blessed materially have been blessed by the Lord to be a blessing, especially in a time of crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic.