Increase your special offerings with these highly effective offering coin collectors that underscore the need for generosity during the Lenten Season.
The Lenten Folder is dated by the days of the week, starting with Ash Wednesday and going through Holy Saturday, excluding Sundays.
Space is provided for a total of $10 in quarters and a “Special Offering” pocket for inserting currency or check to enhance returns. The folder features an inspirational message on the back panel. Space is provided on the back of the folder for contributor’s name, address, amount enclosed and ID number. Inside, each panel is filled from the top to bottom before filling the next panel. The self-computing pockets make it simple to count the daily offerings. Size: 5 5/8" x 6 3/4".
Thousands of churches and organizations all have been using these coin collectors with great success for years. They're a tested and proven way to increase income and to make good stewardship habits easier to learn.
Tip for emptying a full folder – Coins are easy to remove. Just turn folder upside-down and tap firmly on table or desk. No machines or tools are necessary.
Mailing the folders to the members of your congregation? Use the envelopes designed specifically for these coin folders.
Looking for something to use with children? We have coin folders designed for children.
Message on back panel reads:
Finished, Yet Not Finished
Tumbled over is the Cross, and draped about it is the heavy sheet which wrapped Jesus' bleeding body as our saviour was tenderly lowered from the rough Cross of Calvary.
There He suffered grim torture, there He died, mocked, betrayed, abandoned by all but a few. Never was He really abandoned by His Father, even though the agonized cry, "Why has Thou forsaken Me?" came from the depths of His soul.
God raised Him from the Dead in three days, reassuring Him and the world of His sovereign power and love.
"It is finished," one of the last of the Seven Words from the Cross, still haunts us.
What is "finished?" What is "consummated?" We have some glimpses of it when we recall Jesus' first recorded words in the New Testament. At the age of twelve, in the Temple, He asked His parents, "Do you not know that I must be about My Father's business?" (Luke 2:49)
What is "finished?" "My Father's business is finished." Is Jesus' serene, confident answer. His task was to offer salvation to the world: "Whosoever will, may come."
Reverently, we must consider that a part of Jesus' work is not finished. He gave us "The Great Commission:" "Go ye into the world and preach the Gospel!" (Mark 16:15)
This is our task, and we accept it gladly. Not everyone of us can "go," but we can help those who are able and willing to do so.
Richly may He bless you as you give, as you are able, in your Lenten Offering Folder. Have a grand Easter!