October 3, 2013
To: Pastors and Sessions of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Dear fathers and brothers:
The theme of the 2013 Thank Offering for the Worldwide Outreach ministries of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church is "Treasure in Jars of Clay" from 2 Corinthians 4:6–7. The goal this year is to raise $850,000 through the Thank Offering for the ministries of Foreign Missions, Home Missions, and Christian Education.
Please promote the Thank Offering through prayer, sermons, and Sunday School lessons on 2 Corinthians 4:6–7, and special events such as a Thank Offering banquet. Meeting the goal for the Thank Offering this year is vital for the Committees to go forward with their planned ministries in 2014.
You will be receiving one or more Thank Offering posters, four sets of bulletin inserts, and remittance envelopes sent out from the OPC Administrative Building by October 21. We suggest that the bulletin inserts be distributed on the four Lord's Days prior to the collection of the Thank Offering. For example, if your collection is planned for Sunday, November 24, begin the distribution of the bulletin inserts on the Lord's Day of October 27. The remittance envelopes should be included with the fourth bulletin insert. If you have not received the materials by Thursday, October 24, please contact Jan Gregson (phone 215-830-0900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
We thank you for your faithful support of the ministries of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
Yours in Christ Jesus,
Danny E. Olinger
General Secretary of the Committee on Christian Education
on behalf of the General Secretaries of the OPC