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September 2013

On the Move

Dear Friends, Welcome to the September edition of On the Move. September is the beginning of my favorite time of the year. It begins with the Labor Day holiday marking the unofficial end of summer. The temperatures tend to cool, football games begin to appear on my television and my calendar, and numerous activities resume at churches after a few months of summer respite. Schools tend to start in August, but school activities ramp up in September. This September is especially exciting at Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF). LCEF is demonstrating its interest in and support of young people by introducing the Y.I. (Young Investors) Club. All too often we as parents and grandparents take it for granted that our children or grandchildren will somehow learn about the need to save for the future. Our churches often take young people for granted when it comes to educating them in the principles of Christian stewardship. Both topics are at the center of the Y.I Club. This issue of On the Move is dedicated to the introduction of a savings and education program designed especially for young people. September is just the beginning of the Y.I. Club – more information will be forthcoming in subsequent months. This September also marks an important time for several of our area congregations. We have several congregations that are partnering with LCEF Ministry Support in an effort to generate financial commitments for several exciting building projects. Every dollar raised in these efforts is one less dollar that has to be borrowed and repaid (with interest). Please join with me in praying that God richly blesses these efforts so that more can be reached with the Gospel. Finally, this September will also mark the beginning of three years of service for all who were elected at the recent 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. It is our prayer that these men and women will serve faithfully and with a zeal to do all possible to assist the many ministries of our church body in reaching out to a world that hungers for the Truth that can only be found in Jesus Christ. Thank you for your past, present, and future support of the ministry of Lutheran Church Extension Fund. In HIS Service, Dennis Klussman LCEF Vice President


Lutheran Church Extension Fund is introducing the Young Investors (Y.I.) Club to help children and teens save for the future and learn about using money as a gift from God. An investment in a Y.I. StewardAccountŽ can be started with just $25. Y.I. Club benefits include: Premium interest rate on balances up to $1,000 Y.I. Club newsletters and web activities Report card extra credit Service hours extra credit College scholarship program for high school seniors Option for older teens to begin using a debit card Contests and fun! Ready to learn more? Check out Y.I. Club at lcef.org or call 800-843-5233. 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. LCEF will offer and sell its securities only in states where authorized. The offer is made solely by LCEF’s Offering Circular. Investors should carefully read the Offering Circular, which more fully describes associated risks. LCEF StewardAccount access features provided through UMB Bank n.a. The StewardAccount is not available to investors living in South Carolina.

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Y.I. Club Grows with Your Child With an investment of just $25 in a Y.I. StewardAccount®, you can help your child save for the future and learn lifelong stewardship concepts through special activities, games, and fun!

Little Lambs: Ages 0-6

Mission Builders: Ages 7-12

World Changers Ages 13-18

The minimum is low, making it easy to start a Y.I. investment. As young investors receive cash gifts from family and friends for birthdays and holidays, earn an allowance and begin their first jobs, they can let it grow in their Y.I. StewardAccount®. As a member of the Y.I. Club, students can also earn “extra credit” in the investment for good grades and community service, keeping them active and engaged in saving and stewardship. Check out Y.I. Club at lcef.org or call 800-843-5233. 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. LCEF will offer and sell its securities only in states where authorized. The offer is made solely by LCEF’s Offering Circular. Investors should carefully read the Offering Circular, which more fully describes associated risks. LCEF StewardAccount® access features provided through UMB Bank n.a. The StewardAccount is not available to investors living in South Carolina.

Did You Know? Did you know that the Y.I. Club also includes a stamp program? To encourage students already participating in the K.I.D.S. Stamp program to continue saving, LCEF is folding the stamp program into the Y.I. Club. The concept remains the same: stamps purchased still serve as credit to an investment. The $1 stamps are added to the special Y.I. stamp sheet, and then mailed to LCEF to start a Y.I. StewardAccount® for the child. This provides schools and congregations the opportunity to teach stewardship with the Y.I. Stamp program, and families will have fun being able to add to a child’s investment a stamp at a time! Call 800-842-233 or visit lcef.org for more information. Page 3


Current LCEF Loan Rates Congregations (Loans Amortized Up To 20 Years): Annually Adjusted Loan: (Loans > $2 Million Adjusted Monthly)

4.250%

Five Year Balloon Note

4.750%

Ten Year Balloon Note

5.125%

Construction Rate is 1% Higher During Construction Period 1% Loan Origination Fee Rostered Church Worker Mortgage Loans (Loans Amortized Up To 30 Years): Five Year Adjustable Rate Loan (10% down payment):

3.000% - 3.500%

Ten and Fifteen Year Fixed Rate Loan (10% down payment):

3.375% - 4.125%

Final Interest Rate Based Upon Down Payment and Credit History

On The Move

A Monthly Newsletter of the Missouri District LCEF Contacts:

Dennis Klussman, District Vice President Email: Dennis.Klussman@lcef.org

Mailing Address:

660 Mason Ridge Center Drive #100 St. Louis, Missouri 63141

Telephone:

314-590-6207

For additional information, visit the LCEF website lcef.org or call 800-843-5233. 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. LCEF will offer and sell its securities only in states where authorized. The offer is made solely by LCEF’s Offering Circular. Investors should carefully read the Offering Circular, which more fully describes associated risks. Lutheran Church Extension Fun — Missouri Synod (NMLS# 3444). The National Office is located at 10733 Sunset Office Drive, St. Louis, MO 63127-1020. Phone number: 800-843-5233. Website: lcef.org

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SEPTEMBER 2013

Investment Interest Rates Floating Term Notes

StewardAccount® Certificate

800-843-5233 lcef.org

Minimum Investment

10733 Sunset Office Drive Suite 300 St. Louis, MO 63127

Rate

APY

$100

--

0.250%

0.250%

$1,000

--

0.375%

0.376%

$5,000

--

0.500%

0.501%

$10,000

--

0.750%

0.753%

Fixed Term Notes

Minimum Investment

Rate

APY

6 Month 9 Month 1 Year

----

0.125% 0.250% 0.375%

0.125% 0.250% 0.376%

18 Month

--

0.500%

0.501%

2 Year

--

0.625%

0.626%

3 Year

--

0.875%

0.878%

4 Year

--

1.000%

1.004%

5 Year

--

1.250%

1.256%

IRA Dedicated Certificate Minimum Investment

$100

--

Rate

APY

0.250%

0.250%

$1,000

--

0.375%

0.376%

$5,000

--

0.500%

0.501%

$10,000

--

0.750%

0.752%

(30 Month)

5 Year (60 Month)

APY

Minimum Investment

3.500%

3.557%

$25

0.875%

0.879%

Rate

$25-$999 $1,000 and over

2½ Year

Rate

APY

--

0.350%

0.350%

--

0.800%

0.802%

Family Emergency StewardAccount Certificate

Y.I. StewardAccount (Minimum Investment $500)

(Minimum Investment $100)

--

Rate

APY

0.875%

0.879%

Balances of <$10,000 require monthly electronic investments

Portion of balance > $999.99 earns second tier rate.

HSA FlexPlus Certificate Minimum Investment

Dedicated Certificate Minimum Investment

Rate

APY

Rate

APY

$1

--

0.625%

0.627%

0.250%

0.250%

$2,500

--

1.125%

1.131%

Custodial accounts for minors: $25

$5,000

--

1.500%

1.510%

$1,000

--

0.375%

0.376%

$15,000

--

2.125%

2.146%

$5,000

--

0.500%

0.501%

$100

--

IRA Jumbo Notes (Minimum Investment $100,000)

Rate

APY

5 Year Fixed

--

1.625%

1.635%

60 Month Floating

--

1.175%

1.180%

Cemetery Perpetual Care StewardAccount Certificate Rate

APY

$1,000

--

0.500%

0.501%

$25,000

--

0.625%

0.627%

$50,000

--

0.750%

0.753%

$100,000 +

--

1.000%

1.005%

Congregation Endowment Note

Congregation Endowment Note

Congregation Certificates

(60-Month Floating)

(5-Year Fixed)

(Minimum Investment $100)

Minimum Investment

Rate

APY

Minimum Investment

Rate

APY

$1,000

--

1.175%

1.180%

$1,000

--

1.175%

1.180%

$10,000

--

1.300%

1.306%

$10,000

--

1.300%

1.306%

$100,000

--

1.425%

1.433%

$100,000

--

1.425%

1.433%

Demand

--

Rate 0.250%

APY 0.250%

StewardAccount® Certificates $100

--

0.500%

0.501%

$250,000

--

0.625%

0.627%

$500,000

--

0.750%

0.753%

$1,000,000 +

--

0.875%

0.879%

LCEF StewardAccount access features provided through UMB Bank n.a. The StewardAccount is not available to investors living in South Carolina. LCEF is a nonprofit religious organization; therefore, LCEF investments are not FDIC-insured bank deposit accounts. This is not an offer to sell LCEF investments, nor a solicitation to buy. LCEF will offer and sell its securities only in states where authorized. The offer is made solely by LCEF’s Offering Circular. Investors should carefully read the Offering Circular, which more fully describes associated risks.


September 2013 LCEF On The Move