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Thank Offering 2010 Instructions

10/01/2010

"Now Joshua was old and advanced in years, and the Lord said to him, 'You are old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land to possess.' " (Josh. 13:1)

To: Pastors and Sessions of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

The 2010 Thank Offering for the Worldwide Outreach ministries of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church soon will be here. This year's theme is "Stretch," based on Joshua 13:1. The goal this year is to raise $800,000 through the Thank Offering for the ministries of Foreign Missions, Home Missions, and Christian Education.

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 24 and 31 and November 7 and 14. The envelope should be included with the insert on November 14. You should receive the materials in the mail by October 22. 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 jan.1@opc.org).

Please consider ways that you might promote the 2010 Thank Offering beyond putting the poster up in the church building and including inserts in the bulletin. Sermons and Sunday School lessons geared toward supporting the work of the church through giving to the Thank Offering should be considered. 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.

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

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