St. Peter Lutheran Church
2929 F.M 972 (at F.M. 1105)
Walburg, Texas 78626

Office: (512) 863-5600
Worship Services - each Sunday 10:15 a.m.
Holy Communion - 1st & 3rd Sundays



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Dec. 2, 2017

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Frequently Asked Questions about eGiving

What is eGiving? It is the ability to make electronic donations. Technically, eGiving includes eChecks (or electronic checks), automated account debits, and credit / debit card payments. St. Peter is only rolling out eChecks at this time.

Should I use eGiving? It is up to you. Perhaps you forgot your checkbook and had no cash to contribute to a special appeal on Sunday. Perhaps you plan to travel for a few weeks and still want to make weekly donations. Or perhaps, you prefer on-line banking instead of writing checks. eGiving is just one more option for making donations to the church.

What type of eGiving does St. Peter Lutheran Church support? Current support for eGiving is limited to electronic checks. This should support the current requests from members and visitors. The Council will consider other options upon request.

Will eChecks be included in my church records of my giving?  If you have requested and currently receive an annual summary of donations, your electronic checks will be included in future summaries.

Who do I contact for other questions about eGiving and eChecks? You may contact the Council Treasurer or President for more details. Otherwise, the church office administrator will assist to get you an answer.


Instructions for eGiving with Electronic Checks (eChecks)

Step-1: Enroll with your bank in their electronic bill payment system. This is the same banking system often used to pay utilities and bills. Skip this step if you are already making electronic payments directly from your bank account through on-line banking.

Step-2: Instructions may vary slightly for each bank’s website. The following instructions are confirmed to work at some banks. These instructions should help to explain the process.

A) Log into your bank account on the bank’s website. Go to the ‘Bill Pay’ section. Use the following instructions to set up St. Peter as a payment recipient.

B) Go to ‘Manage Payees’ and set up St. Peter as a recipient.

=> Payee Name: St. Peter Lutheran Church at Walburg

[Website may or may not allow use of a period in the name.]

=> Nickname (optional): example = St Peter Walburg

=> Account Number: example = Jane & John Doe

[Your account number is your name as used for church records; this field may be left blank when the name on the bank account matches church records.]

=> Address 1:    2929 F.M. 972

=> Address 2: [leave blank]

=> City:            Georgetown

=> State:          Texas

=> Zip Code:     78626

=> Phone Number: 512-863-5600

[This is the church address where the the bank will mail the check.]


Click the ‘Submit’ button and wait for St. Peter to appear among Payees.

C) Decide whether you want to schedule a one-time donation or a routine donation of a fixed amount each week or month. On the ‘Pay Date’, your bank will print a check for your requested amount and mail it to St. Peter. The amount will be debited from your bank account. Upon receipt, St. Peter will identify the sender and record the donation. The check will be endorsed and deposited by the church, like any other check.


One Time Payment:

1) Go to ‘Make Payment’ or ‘Pay Bill’

2) Find “St Peter” among Payee Names

3) Enter “Amount”

4) Enter “Pay Date”

[This is the date the check will be mailed from the bank.]

5) Click the “Make Payment”, “Submit Payment” or “Add” button

[Name may differ among bank websites.]

6) Verify the amount and date. Add Comment if desired. Approve for payment.


Recurring Weekly or Monthly Payment:

1) Go to ‘Make Payment’ or ‘Pay Bill’

2) Find “St Peter” among Payee Names

3) Enter “Amount”

4) Enter “First Payment Date”

[This is the date the check will be mailed from the bank.]

5) Enter “Payment Frequency”

6) Enter either “Number of Payments” or “Last Pay Date”

7) Select notification options when payments are sent (optional)

8) Click the “Add”, “Make Payment” or “Submit Payment” button

[Name may differ among bank websites.]

9) Verify the amount and date. Add Comment if desired. Approve for payment.


St. Peter provides the above general instructions for your convenience as examples. The field names may vary by bank website. In case of discrepancy, ask your bank for assistance to set up the electronic check payment.

Thank you for your financial support. Feel free to use cash, traditional checks or electronic checks for future donations. This is just one more option for your convenience.