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Communion Rail Offering

Communion Rail Offering for September
World Communion

The Communion Rail Offering donations for October are directed to World Communion Sunday which takes place on October 2, 2022. This day is a celebration observed on the first Sunday every October by several Christian denominations. The purpose of World Communion Sunday is to promote Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. In 1940 the Federal Council of Churches (now the National Council of Churches) endorsed World Communion Sunday and began to recognize it worldwide. The offerings support a diverse mix of national and international ethnic young adults to make a global impact for Christ. Half of the donations benefit World Communion Scholarships for graduate students from the U.S. and other countries. The remainder assists Ethnic Scholarships for U.S. and international undergraduates studying in the U.S. and other Ethnic In-Service Training. These funds are administered by the General Boards of Higher Education and Ministry and Global Ministries.

You can donate to the Communion Rail fund on our website at stjohnsaustin.org/giving. Your Communion Rail Offering may be placed in the boxes located at the altar rail. You may also give online or by mail, designating your gift for “Communion Rail Offering”.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the “General Fund” offering?


Each fall, staff and volunteers of Saint John’s set the financial priorities for the next year through the general fund budget. General Fund offerings, pledges to the General Fund and other items make up the revenue for the General Fund budget. The budget provides the financial resources for adult, youth and children educational ministries, worship ministries, human resources, general administrative and facility expenses.

What is the “Communion Rail” offering?


On the first Sunday of the month, communion is offered in worship. After each person receives the communion elements, each person is invited to pray or meditate at the altar rail. If you so choose, you may leave a small financial token at the altar rail. Each month a different mission initiative is selected to receive the offerings gathered at the rail. The pre-selected mission initiative will be announced in the service and that week’s newsletter.

What is the Saint John’s Endowment Fund?


The Endowment Fund of Saint John's was established in 1976 to provide members and friends of the church the opportunity to make charitable gifts to a permanent endowment of financial support. By including Saint John's in your will or estate plans, you can significantly strengthen our church's vital mission both locally and around the world. Grants from this fund support many strategic plan initiatives around our community. Click Here to read our FAQs about the Endowment Fund.

Wh
at are other options for giving?

Other opportunities for giving are made available from time to time. Visit our website regularly to find ways you may give so we may create a community where God's love changes people and God's people change the world.

 Who do I contact if I want more information about giving?
Please contact Duane Roth, Business Administrator, by email or by calling or 512-452-5737 x 225.