Nebraska District LCEF February 2011 A Few Thoughts . . . Over the last few weeks, As I looked through the That is also what the mis- my wife Linda, more so box there were a lot of sion of LCEF is all about, than I, has been on a mis- memories that came being a Christ-centered sion—downsizing. I back. The children servant partner with you, have agreed to a would come for- God’s people, in your Special points of degree, as long as ward with a lot of mission of sharing the interest: my “treasures” are excitement and Gospel of Jesus Christ. left alone. anticipation and you never knew just We look for- • LCEF website is The other day she what all might be said as ward to con- updated. pulled some boxes out of they answered questions. tinuing that • 2011 Outreach Minis- storage, boxes that I did But it was always a spe- partnership in try Grants An- not remember that “we” this New Year nounced cial opportunity to tell had saved. One of the them of God’s great love and pray for our Lord to • Free Demographics boxes was full of object for them in Jesus Christ, richly bless our mission of Reports lessons that I had used for and, together, celebrate making known His love. children’s messages back that love. • New Stewardship when I was in the parish. Celebrating with you, Resource Rev. Gene Gierke • Laborers for Christ— Romans 15:13 Help Wanted! A New Look for LCEF The next time you are friendly website. It is ministry of LCEF is helping “surfing the web,” take a easy to view the current LCMS churches, schools Inside this issue: look at the new LCEF rates which are listed on and organizations pro- website— the “home” page. Forms, claim the Gospel through- 2011 Outreach 2 investment products and Ministry Grants www.lcef.org. out the United States and ministry services infor- mation can easily be the world. Demographics by 2 Finding the in- MissionInsite formation you need is a found along with informa- Go to www.lcef.org today “click away” on this user- tive stories on how the to see what’s new! Stewardship Em- 3 phasis for 2011 LCEF is Ministry 3 Continuing the Gift of Ministry Focused Most people equate the organization provides sage through our schools, LCEF Mission 3 Statement LCEF with invest- to the ministries of The congregations, and mis- ments. Yet, each year, a Lutheran Church— sions. We are Looking for 3 number of investors remit Missouri Synod. YOU! For more information gifts to LCEF after realizing Your contributions help about making a gift to Rate Sheet 4 the tremendous support spread the Gospel mes- LCEF, call 1-800-843-5233. Paul Pettit, Vice President 152 S. Columbia, PO Box 407 Gene Gierke, Promotions Seward, NE 68434 Jan Bruick, Admin. Assistant 402.643.2961 Ext. 1011 www.lcef.org 888.643.2961 (toll-free) Nebraska District LCEF Page 2 2011 Outreach Mission Grants Once again, the Nebraska gational Representatives. ton. Pastor Dean Hanson District LCEF pro- excitedly reports that The focus of gram has been through intentional mailings each outreach blessed to share 25 and invitations their Mid- grant must be to $1,000 mission week program is up 18 chil- conduct a spe- For God so loved the outreach grants to dren over last year. cific local outreach/ world that He gave His congregations and ministry evangelism program, activ- Seek God’s guidance for a organizations throughout one and only Son that ity or event designed to mission outreach opportu- the District in 2011. whoever believes in reach lost people for Christ. nity in your community. The Outreach Mission Grant Him shall not perish “Kids Reaching Kids” is a applications are being but have Eternal life. program sponsored in mailed this month to Ne- part through an LCEF (John 3:16) braska District pastors, prin- 2010 mission outreach cipals, DCEs, Congregational grant at Grace, Pleasan- Chairmen, and LCEF Congre- Demographics by MissionInsite MissionInsite Learn more about the com- pages of community demo- Choose from preset geogra- reports can be munity in which you serve graphic infor- phies such as by ordering a FREE demo- mation inte- ZIP codes, US a strategic graphics report from the grating data, Census tracts, resource in Nebraska District LCEF. graphs and cities or coun- text analysis. The Execu- ties, or from your own cus- planning for MissionInsite reports com- tiveInsite Report provides a tom geographies. bine updated census data, future ministry strategic analysis of your marketing research data Get “Insite” into the beliefs, area around 12 “Insites” opportunities. and religious data to give values, and lifestyle prefer- that are essential for minis- you a complete and com- ences, personal preferences, try planning. prehensive look at the peo- life concerns and well being, ple in your community. All data provided by Mis- social values, and charitable sionInsite con- contributions. These demographic tains current- reports provide com- The best part is that you can year updates prehensive socioeco- get all of this demographics for population, nomic and lifestyle information for FREE! Start households, data. This informa- discovering your congrega- and families in tion can be a strate- tion’s ministry opportunities the study area, gic resource in planning for TODAY! Contact Gene as well as age, income, eth- future ministry opportuni- Gierke at nicity, phase of life ties. 402-641- (generational) and MOSAIC 1485 to The user-friendly, four-page type (lifestyle) information. order QuickInsite Report provides Many variables are inte- your re- just enough information for grated into five-year projec- port. a first look at your area. A tions. FullInsite Report provides 18 February 2011 Page 3 Stewardship Emphasis in 2011 LCEF and Concordia Publish- ney—for individuals and for St. John, Seward, plans to ing House (CPH) have congregations. The work incorporate this steward- worked together to publish for our Lord is not finished ship resource into the wor- a Bible study until He returns. We con- ship services, personal stewardship re- tinue on in our stewardship testimonies, as well as source, “Journey journey.” Bible classes during of Discovery.” their February steward- The complete kit goes be- ship emphasis. Based on a travel yond just offering a leader’s theme, “Journey of Discov- guide and workbooks. The The complete kit may ery” takes participants on a supplemental items, includ- be ordered online at voyage of prayer, discussion ing videos to introduce each www.cph.org/discovery and reflection on steward- lesson, luggage or by calling CPH at 1- ship. Shirley Liesner, St. tags, and trav- 800-325-3040. Samples John, Seward, Board of eler’s checks, of the individual parts of the Stewardship, shared, “The make the process kit, including the leader’s travel theme is a good re- engaging and guide, also may be ordered minder that life is a jour- exciting. from CPH. Sharing a Ministry Focus The mission of the You and your friends at ship with Concordia Schools LCEF is to support the LCEF share a common fo- of Omaha and as such have Church in fulfilling its cus—a ministry focus. continually felt God leading mission of sharing the us to keep our arms and Gospel of Jesus Christ Your investment with LCEF hearts open,” said Rev. not only earns interest for by being a Christ- James Irwin, senior pastor centered servant you, but also provides hous- Concordia Academy, of St. Mark. “We are ex- ing and debt consolidation partner of The Omaha, will find a long- cited about this opportunity Lutheran Church— loans for rostered church term home at St. Mark, to expand our mission and workers and loans to Missouri Synod, Omaha, beginning with the ministry through this part- ensuring that funds churches, schools, colleges, 2011-12 school year thanks nership.” seminaries, and other minis- are available now to a construction loan and in the future. tries to help build and re- through LCEF. “We are pas- Together we are making model. sionate about our partner- “space and place” for minis- try. We are Looking for YOU! Laborers for Christ is going management or related through “growing pains” as trade leadership experience an increase of inquiries and and a deep desire to serve applications have recently the Lord in a positive, uplift- “Whatever you do, work been received in St. Louis. ing way, consider joining at it with all your heart, Based on this increased Laborers. as working for the Lord, interest, Laborers for Christ Laborers for Christ, a minis- ties across the United not for men.” States. is seeking to expand its tal- try service of LCEF, assists (Colossians 3:23) ented pool of Project Man- LCMS congregations and For more information, con- agers. If you or someone organizations build, expand tact Dan Baker at 517-206- you know has construction or renovate ministry facili- 2088. Lutheran Church Extension Fund February Investment Interest Rates 2011 1-800-843-5233 StewardAccount® Certificate Dedicated Certificate www.lcef.org Minimum Minimum Investment Rate APY Rate APY Investment 10733 Sunset Office Drive $100 -- 0.500% 0.501% $100 -- 0.375% 0.376% Suite 300 $1,000 -- 0.625% 0.627% Custodial accounts for minors: $25 St. Louis, MO 63127 $5,000 -- 1.000% 1.005% $1,000 -- 0.500% 0.501% $10,000 -- 1.875% 1.891% $5,000 -- 0.625% 0.626% Fixed Term Notes Floating Term Notes Family Emergency (Minimum Investment $500) (Minimum Investment $100) StewardAccount Certificate Rate APY Rate APY Minimum Investment Rate APY 6 Month -- 1.000% 1.004% 2½ Year -- 1.295% 1.301% $25 -- 2.000% 2.018% 9 Month -- 1.125% 1.130% (30 Month) 1 Year -- 1.250% 1.256% Balances of <$10,000 require monthly 5 Year -- 1.945% 1.959% 18 Month -- 1.500% 1.508% (60 Month) electronic investments 2 Year -- 1.625% 1.635% 3 Year -- 1.875% 1.888% HSA FlexPlus Certificate 5 Year -- 2.875% 2.906% Next Generation Note* Minimum (Minimum Investment $5000) Investment Rate APY 6-10 Year -- 2.750% 2.778% 11-15 Year -- 3.000% 3.034% Fixed Term - $1 -- 1.750% 1.764% APY Rate $2,500 -- 2.250% 2.273% 16-20 Year -- 3.250% 3.290% Next -- 4.375% 4.447% $5,000 -- 2.750% 2.785% Generation $15,000 -- 3.250% 3.299% IRA Jumbo Notes Cemetery Perpetual Care IRA Dedicated Certificate (Minimum Investment $100,000) StewardAccount® Certificate Minimum Investment Rate APY Rate APY Rate APY $100 -- 0.500% 0.501% $1,000 -- 1.750% 1.764% 5 Year Fixed -- 3.250% 3.290% $1,000 -- 0.625% 0.626% $25,000 -- 1.875% 1.891% $5,000 -- 1.000% 1.004% 60 Month Floating -- 2.320% 2.340% $50,000 -- 2.0000% 2.018% $10,000 -- 1.875% 1.888% $100,000 + -- 2.250% 2.273% Congregation Endowment Note Congregation Endowment Note Congregation Certificates (60-Month Floating) (5-Year Fixed) (Minimum Investment $100) Minimum Minimum Rate APY Investment Rate APY Investment Rate APY Demand -- 1.000% 1.004% $1,000 -- 2.320% 2.340% $1,000 -- 2.320% 2.340% StewardAccount® Certificates $100 -- 1.750% 1.764% $10,000 -- 2.445% 2.468% $10,000 -- 2.445% 2.468% $250,000 -- 1.875% 1.891% $500,000 -- 2.000% 2.018% $100,000 -- 2.570% 2.595% $100,000 -- 2.570% 2.595% $1,000,000 + -- 2.125% 2.146% *In conjunction with the purchase of the Next Generation Note, you have made a contribution to the LCEF. A portion of this contribution is non-deductible and considered a premium on the purchase of the note since you are receiving a benefit in return for the contribution (i.e., a 1.5% higher interest rate on the balance of the note). The APY on the principal amount of the Next Generation Note is 4.447%. If the non- deductible portion of the contribution (premium) is deducted from the interest you receive on the note, the yield-to-maturity is reduced to 2.59%. LCEF is a nonprofit religious organization; therefore, LCEF investments are not FDIC-insured bank deposit accounts. This is not an offer to sell investments, nor a solicitation to buy. The offer is made solely by LCEF’s Offering Circular. Investors should carefully read the Offering Circular, which more fully describes associated risks.
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