To: Pastors and Sessions of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Dear Fathers and Brothers:
The 2008 Thank Offering for the Worldwide Outreach ministries of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church is quickly approaching. The theme this year is "Every Spiritual Blessing," based on Ephesians 1:3. This year's Thank Offering is an opportunity for us to express our thankfulness to the living God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for all that he has spiritually given to us in Christ Jesus.
You will be receiving one or more Thank Offering posters, four sets of bulletin inserts, and remittance envelopes. You should aim to distribute the bulletin inserts on October 26 and November 2, 9, and 16. The envelope should be included with the insert on November 16. You should receive the materials by UPS or in the mail by October 20. If soon after that date you have not received the promotional materials, or if you would like more sent to you, please contact Jan Giandomenico (phone 215-830-0900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please consider ways that you might promote the 2008 Thank Offering beyond putting the poster up in the church building and including inserts in the bulletin. Ministers and teachers, please consider preaching a sermon on the spiritual blessings that every believer already has in Christ Jesus from Ephesians 1, helping God's people to focus on the imperishable blessings that they have already received and encouraging them to show their gratitude by contributing to the Thank Offering. Please pray for the Thank Offering and the ministries of the OPC during worship. Please consider holding a Thank Offering dinner or planning a special Thank Offering event. The goal this year is to raise $750,000 through the Thank Offering for the ministries of Foreign Missions, Home Missions, and Christian Education.
Thank you again for your faithful support of this ministry of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. More than one hundred kingdom workers are supported through Worldwide Outreach. May our God richly bless your work for his kingdom.
For the General Secretaries,
Douglas B. Clawson
The Rev. Douglas B. Clawson
Associate General Secretary of the Committee on Foreign Missions
Orthodox Presbyterian Church
607 N. Easton Rd., Bldg. E, Box P
Willow Grove, PA 19090