THE VESTRY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings. Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account, or processed using your credit or debit card. The new electronic giving program offers convenience and much-needed help in our volunteer–staffed Church Office. If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. And, when travel, illness, or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis. An authorization form and a “Frequently Asked Questions” flyer will be available soon. And if it is more comfortable for you during the collection of alms, there are even slips provided on the table at the back of the church to place in the alms bason, indicating that you gave electronically, so that you have something to put in the plate when it comes by. This will also allow people across the internet to easily make donations to Saint John’s. It’s a brave new world out there; we are trying to engage it.