Dear Subscribers, Members, Donors and Friends:
Thank you for praying The Daily Office with us in 2016. We enjoyed a record-breaking year with 570 live webcasts, 3400 subscribers, 7.5 million emails, thousands of followers on Facebook and Twitter, 2190 published services, and over 328,000 site visits.
Weekly average of site visits compare to the Average Sunday Attendance figures Episcopalians are familiar with. That’s 6300 Average Attendance a Week – not Total Membership but Average Attendance.
So we’ve surely got a $50 million budget, right? Not even close. For 2017 we’re asking for $36,000 – or about $10 per member, more if you can, less if you need to, so we can continue our services in 2017.
One dollar of every 10 you give goes directly to Missions. This year we are adding a new mission partner – the Episcopal Nursing Foundation of Haiti – and increasing our funding to each recipient:
• Cuttington University School of Nursing, Liberia (Martha Kelley Scholarship)
• Diocese of Brasilia After-School Program
• Episcopal Nursing Foundation, Haiti
• Lunches & Lessons, St. André’s School, Mithon, Haiti
• Rosebud Episcopal Mission, South Dakota
We Are Your Evangelists.
– Reaching into every corner of the world online, with prayers in English and Spanish, for the Eastern Hemisphere and the West.
Of course, all this costs money. Here’s what we pay:
We need your support. All of our costs are met by donations. We rely on you to fund this ministry and pray for it.
Please ask God to guide your giving, to meet your needs and those of others. We appreciate every gift and remember our donors in prayer every Sunday. We are asking every subscriber to make a contribution of just $10 per member, more if you can, less if you need to.
Please click here to make a one-time donation or monthly pledge. You can even make your gift in honor of, or in memory of, friends and loved ones.
Thank you, and God bless you.
Br. Josh Thomas
Founder & Lay Vicar
P.S. I almost forgot – new Giving Levels and Thank You Gift this year, including our new e-book of Everyday Prayers, with a special section for Alcoholics & Addicts – keep it for yourself or pass it on to a friend!
Here we publish our first list of donors for 2017 – folks who have already given money. Add your name to this list!
Acolyte – under $50
Nancy C. Deutsch
Rachel Diem, in honor of the Community of the Gospel & the Order of Julian of Norwich
The Rev. Elizabeth Fowle
Pr Dave Heckler
Kammy and George
Eric L. Miller, in memory of the Rev. Rick Rutledge
Stephen Oakes, in honor of Mr. & Mrs. M. Wayne Oakes
Will Wauters, TSSF
Intercessor – $50 – 99
The Rev. Dr. Christopher Dreisbach
The McAskill Family, in honor of John Alexander McAskill
Julie Morris, in honor of dailyoffice.org
The Rev. Deacon Susan Reeve
The Rev. Gwynne Wright (UK)
Lector – $100 – 249
Hilary Greene, in honor of Josh Thomas
Jo Ann, in memory of Jesse
Cantor – $250 – 499
The Rev. Michael E Hartney
Gospeler – $500 – 999
Letha Tomes Drury
Missioner – $1000 – 2499
Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis
R. Nikolaus Merrell, in honor of Espanol Costa Rica
Vestrymember – $2500 – 4999
(Your Name Here)
Is there a way to send you a check for a donation!
Yes – see Donate by Check in the sidebar – upper right of this & every page. Thank you!
PayPal says the payment was made to the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. I trust that’s correct.
Yes – the Diocese handles our accounting, for which we’re very grateful. I get a monthly report of donations, which are kept in a segregated account for our exclusive use. They don’t charge us a dime, either.
May the Lord continue to bless this ministry and all who receive it daily. It is wonderful to see how it has grown under the leadership of Josh and his missioners! The tithe of giving to mission work will continue to add blessings for generations to come.
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