Notes from the Treasurer:

Help Wanted – 2018 Budget – Stewardship Drive

Help Wanted:

St. Paul Lutheran Church and School seek a part-time experienced Bookkeeper/Administrative support person for our Church and School located in Sherwood Oregon.   We are looking for a candidate who is willing and flexible to wear many hats in this position.   For more information, please contact John Prehm at 541.510.7350 or

Investment Account:

At the request of Church members, we have now opened an “Investment Account” with US Bank in order to accept charitable giving in the form of Stocks, Bonds and other Securities and distributions directly from 401k and IRA bank accounts.

As indicated earlier, we will not hold such investments, but liquidate them immediately and transfer the proceeds to our general fund unless the funds are specifically designated for a specific purpose.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity for giving, please contact me at

2018 Budget

Our upcoming budget for the Fiscal Year 7-1-18 to 6-30-19 will be available Sunday, June 10th.  The Church will not have a balanced budget.  Our Preschool Mission will have a balanced budget.

Our budget will include a cost of living increase as recommended by our Elders and other expenses will be solely based upon 2017-2018 actual expenses.  In order to have a balanced budget without decreasing expenses, we will have to increase our annual giving over 8%.  Please prayerfully consider increasing your charitable giving and please plan on attending our Stewardship presentation beginning in September.  We are now entering the summer months and many of us will be out of town on vacation.  If you have not done so, please consider signing up for Simply Giving which allows the Church to receive your charitable donations even when you are unable to attend worship services.

If you have questions, you can email me at

Stewardship Drive:

In order to conduct our Stewardship Drive in September, I am looking for 4-6 other Church members who can help me prepare for the Stewardship Drive and help lead our weekly devotions beginning the week of September 9th.  In preparation for the Stewardship Drive, we will as a teamwork through the materials together in the month of August.  Please prayerfully joining me in this important ministry for the Church.  If you are interested, please contact me at