Daily Office: Attendance Is Up, Our Mission Expands, & Our Budget Must Also

Clint DailyOfficeLogoDear 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:

In U.S. Dollars.

U.S. Dollars

We need your support. All of our costs are met by donations. We rely on you to fund this ministry and pray for it.

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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

This is a small, low-resolution image taken 20 September at Episcopal Church headquarters in New York City, of our own Martha Kelley, left, and Vicar Josh Thomas next to her, presenting a symbolic check to the American Friends of Cuttington University in Liberia, establishing a scholarship in nursing in Martha’s honour; she was in the inaugural class of Cuttington nurses who received B.S.N. degrees in the 1960s. We had hoped to receive a higher resolution image from the Presiding Bishop’s office, but this is what they sent, and we publish it now so our Daily Office audience can see: we have fulfilled our mission pledges for 2016. Other mission partners include an after-school program in the Diocese of Brasilia; the Rosebud Episcopal Mission on the Lakota Reservation in South Dakota; and Lunches and Lessons at St. André’s School, Mithon, Haiti. (We are still waiting to hear how the church and school were affected by the recent deadly hurricane in Haiti.) Thank you for your support. (Sellers Kennington, Office of the Presiding Bishop)

Our own Martha Kelley, left, and Vicar Josh Thomas next to her, presenting a check to the American Friends of Cuttington University in Liberia, establishing a scholarship in nursing in Martha’s honor; she was in the inaugural class of Cuttington nurses who received B.S.N. degrees in the 1960s. Other mission partners include a similar program in nursing at the Episcopal University of Haiti; an after-school program in the Diocese of Brasilia; the Rosebud Episcopal Mission on the Lakota Reservation in South Dakota; and Lunches and Lessons at St. André’s School, Mithon, Haiti. Thank you for your support. (Sellers Kennington, Office of the Presiding Bishop)

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
Richard Burgess
Nancy C. Deutsch
Rachel Diem, in honor of the Community of the Gospel & the Order of Julian of Norwich
The Rev. Elizabeth Fowle
Gary Gee
Pr Dave Heckler
Ann Higdon
Kammy and George
Sara Keeth
Thomas LaFrance
Eric L. Miller, in memory of the Rev. Rick Rutledge
Janet Norden
Stephen Oakes, in honor of Mr. & Mrs. M. Wayne Oakes
Will Wauters, TSSF

Intercessor – $50 – 99
Libbye Brooks
The Rev. Dr. Christopher Dreisbach
Marilyn Engstrom
Steve LoCastro
The McAskill Family, in honor of John Alexander McAskill
Julie Morris, in honor of dailyoffice.org
The Rev. Deacon Susan Reeve
Joseph Scholtes
The Rev. Gwynne Wright (UK)

Lector – $100 – 249
Elisabeth Bourdet
Ann Doebler
Hilary Greene, in honor of Josh Thomas
Harry Kelley
Jo Ann, in memory of Jesse
Katrina Soto
Francesca Wigle

Cantor – $250 – 499
The Rev. Michael E Hartney
Steve Helmreich
Josh Thomas

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)

About Josh Thomas

This site offers daily Morning and Evening Prayer in the Anglican tradition according to the Book of Common Prayer of The Episcopal Church, and other sources. Each service includes psalms, Bible lessons, and prayers. The Daily Office Network consists of three sites: two in English (one timed for Asia-Pacific and the other for North & South America) and one in Spanish (Oficio Diario). We serve all the nations of the world. We're glad you came and we invite your comments. May God bless you richly in our Savior Jesus Christ.
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5 Responses to Daily Office: Attendance Is Up, Our Mission Expands, & Our Budget Must Also

  1. Rebecca christian says:

    Is there a way to send you a check for a donation!

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  2. Michael Redmond says:

    PayPal says the payment was made to the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. I trust that’s correct.

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    • Josh Thomas says:

      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.

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  3. Letha Drury says:

    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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