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TRURO FAMILY NEWS Serving Communion at Truro Lay Eucharistic Ministers, or LEMs for short, help the clergy serve communion every Sunday and at special events, in the chapel, the undercroft, at the altar rail and the transepts in the main church, where they also serve the choir, those who operate the sound system and nursery volunteers. In addition, LEMs serve communion at weddings and funerals, and those in the visitation ministry carry communion to Truro members who are homebound or in the hospital. Each LEM is approved by the clergy based on recommendation of the LEM leadership team, headed by Ken and Pat Smith, who review applications of those proposed as LEMs and interview each candidate. As LEM coordinators, the Smiths are responsible for training, organizing and scheduling Truro’s LEMs, numbering 75 to 90. LEMs serve for a month at a time, roughly four months during the year. The entire ministry gathers for fellowship twice a year, in June and at Christmas. “We are grateful to all the faithful servants who comprise this ministry and who help make communion a special (and time efficient) experience during each worship service,” said Ken Smith. “It also takes a number of Team Captains working with Service Coordinators to coordinate details for each service and keep things moving smoothly. We really appreciate their work as well.” New LEMs include John and Suzanne Casana, Shirley Coffield, Kekelwa Dall, Betty Elkins, Ray Fleming, Diane and John Hutchins, Janice Keck, David Lilley, Warren Thrasher and Rob Tobin. Retiring LEMs include Mary Ailes, Tom Ball, Janet Gilroy, Janella Knight, June Leeuwrik, Bill Love, Laura Mullins, Jim and Peggy Oakes and Victor Pappoe. Worthy of special recognition is John Hopson who gets the LEM of the Year Award for 2011 for volunteering to serve for almost every wedding and funeral and frequently as a last-minute substitute on Sunday, as well as practically all the services during the Christmas season. Thanks also to our Service Coordinators for the 8:30 service—Jeff Oster and Jack Sanborn, and for the 11:15 service—Betty Graves and Jim Moulton; and to our Team Captains—John and Bette Arnett, Eric and Georgene Assur, Tom Atwood, Dennis and Gioia Egan, Dan and Jackie March, Jack and Linda Klenk, Ernie and Diane Wakeham and Jeannie Light who also doubles as Robe Coordinator, keeping LEM robes clean and mended, along with Sarah McGrath and Sue Hummer.

Getting Ready For

ALPHA! Mark your calendar for The Alpha Introductory Dinner on Friday, January 13th, which will be held in the undercroft. Fun—Food—Music and an introduction to the Alpha Course The next course will be on Friday nights, starting at 7:00 pm, ending at 9:30 pm. The course includes food and childcare, and we encourage all to come! If you are thinking about attending Alpha, you should also think about inviting others.



Matt Maher Sunday, January 22 at Truro Worship Services Contemporary Christian Artist Matt Maher, joined by Audrey Assad, will lead morning worship at Truro Church on Sunday, January 22, 2012. Maher will be speaking at the Rector’s Forum at 10:00 am on “Worship in Liturgy.”

Bobby Tate at 703.273.1300 ext. 324 or


We Are Creating A New Pictorial Family Album!

Rector's Forum

Our desire is to create a complete pictorial directory that will help us continue to build a unified

Sun(s), 10–11:00 am, Undercroft

church and allow us to put a name with a familiar face. Lifetouch Church Directories and Portraits

Upcoming Dates and Speakers:

will be helping us create our new album. We hope you take advantage of our December and January dates to include family who may be visiting or who are home for Christmas. You are welcome to use this opportunity to have a generational photograph taken. Photo's will be taken

January 8: No Forum January 15: Canon Andrew White

in Common Grounds. Next upcoming photo session opportunities in January (a full schedule listing is available at the link provided). • January 9 Monday: 2:30 to 9:00 pm • January 17 Tuesday, Jan. 18 Wednesday: 2:30 to 9:00 pm • February 1 Wednesday, Feb. 2 Thursday, Feb. 3 Friday: 2:30 to 9:00 pm • February 4 Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 pm • February 7 Tuesday, Feb. 8 Wednesday: 2:30 to 9:00 pm

ON-LINE REGISTRATION: NEED ASSISTANCE? Contact Meghan Graham or Tina Owens at 703.273.1300 or or

Soaking Prayer January 15, 3–5 pm, Chapel Northern Virginia is a frenzied place, and many of us find that Holy Silence can often be elusive. We long to set aside periods of time to be in the presence of God, to rest and be still, to listen and to soak up His love. If these are things that you, too, are longing for, why don’t you “Come away for awhile” and join us for an afternoon of Soaking Prayer—two hours of silent prayer time just to be in God’s presence. It will be just you, God, members of our Healing Prayer Team, and gentle, worshipful music. Please bring a bible, a cushion/pillow, blanket something to write on/in (like a journal), and an expectant heart. Cards will be available on the entryway table to write prayer requests. Prayer ministers will be circulating and SILENTLY praying over all who come, and for any written requests. The prayer ministers will not speak to you during this time, as the point is for you to hear from God. You may sit, sit and journal, stretch out on the floor—whatever helps you to receive from the Lord, and does not disturb others. You may stay as long as you like and leave quietly whenever you wish.

MOPS: Fellowship and Support for Moms— Do you have a child newborn to age 5? Then you are warmly invited to join Truro MOPS, a special group for mothers of preschool age children. The second Tuesday of each month we come together for savory refreshments, dessert, and coffee, followed by discussions on topics of interest to us as mothers. During specific monthly meetings this year, we will also hear from veteran moms and other guest speakers for encouragement, and guidance. Our next meeting will be held Tuesday, January 10 at 7:00 pm downstairs in the Undercroft. Deborah Boyce will be speaking to us about “organizing our homes and prioritizing our family lives.” Childcare is provided. For more information about MOPS, please contact Kellie Singh at Junior Daughters Of The King—“Girls just want to have fun”! And we want them to have fun too, so please come join us! Junior Daughters of the King invite you to join them for their monthly meeting on Saturday, January 21, from 6:30–8:30 pm for a “Movie Night—Pizza Party”. We will meet in the Gunnell House. Meetings are open to Jr. DOK and their friends. It's a new year and a time to “soul search” and think of new beginnings and building on the good work that has begun in you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Gabrielle Fardwell at 703.273.5087 or Tara Frodigh at 703.927.5941. The Truro Library Guild needs a volunteer to help with the Truro Children’s Library. No library experience is needed—just a love of books and children. This job is flexible and should take an hour or two a week and one monthly meeting with the Guild. The books are located in the hallway of the 2nd floor of the Education Building. Contact: Emily Thrasher at 703.625.7977.

Our New P.O. Box—Truro has obtained a mailbox at the Fairfax Post Office. Although we will still get mail here at the campus, for security purposes we prefer that checks mailed to Truro be sent to our new P.O. Box. This address is: Truro Church, P.O. Box 820, Fairfax, VA 22038-0820. Using the P.O. Box for your checks assures that all checks will actually be locked up until the secretary retrieves the mail. This is just an added security measure. Please remember that your checks should be made out clearly to “Truro Church”, and that any special designations (such as Legal Fund) should be indicated on the memo line. If you contribute through your bank, which mails checks to us, please be sure to give them this updated address. [Please Note: This address has been updated. In prior weeks the address was published as P.O. Box 802 instead of the now corrected box number 820]. Online Donations—You can now donate online using electronic check. Instructions and online giving are accessible at the following: Understanding Islam and Discipleship of Muslim Converts—A course on “Understanding Islam and Discipleship of Muslim Converts” will be offered beginning Tuesday, January 10, 2012. The class will be held every Tuesday for 12 weeks, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Oasis Friendship Center, 701 W. Broad St., Suite 300, Falls Church. There is a nominal charge of $35 per person to cover basic costs of course material and preparation. To register and for more information contact Faysal Sharif at or 703.577.6538. Confirmation—Confirmation Service on Saturday, April 7 at the Easter Vigil Service. Youth Confirmation Classes are Sundays, February 5–March 25 from 3:30–5:00 pm in the Upper Room. Contact Andrew Hall (ahall@trurochurch. org, ext. 320) for questions. Annual March For Life—The 39th annual March for Life will be held in Washington on Monday, January 23, 2012. Please join us as we gather on the National Mall in Washington to affirm and celebrate the sanctity of human life, and to ask God to help us protect and cherish His gift of life – from conception until life’s end. Anglicans for Life at Truro will have a bus going to the March; we'll leave Truro at 11 am, and be back by approximately 4:30–5:00 pm. The cost to ride the bus will be $15. To reserve a seat, or if you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Ball,

announcements Theology of the Body:

New Art Gallery Exhibit

Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life with Christopher West A solid understanding of God’s plan for humanity—

Creation Waits: Paintings & Drawings of Nature by Kathleen Best Gillmann

a plan stamped right into our bodies

Kathleen Best Gillmann is a fine art painter

Theology of the Body expert Christopher West returns to Truro

and juried Artist Associate at the Lorton

Church Saturday, January 21st for an all-day seminar. He will

Workhouse Arts Center. Her artwork may be

demonstrate that the Church’s teaching on sex and marriage

seen regularly at three local galleries including

"makes sense", and, in fact, is the "logic" of Christianity—because

the Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory

it corresponds perfectly with the deepest stirrings and desires

Art Center in Alexandria, the Vulcan Gallery

of the human heart.

in building W–16 at the Lorton Workhouse

Additionally, West will be preaching at Truro Church on Sunday, January 22 at the

Arts Center, and at the Loft Gallery in historic

7:30 am, 8:30 am and 11:15 am services.

Occoquan, VA.

PRINTED BROCHURES: Brochures are located throughout campus and pew ends.

Join us for the opening reception January 14,

SEMINAR REGISTRATION AND COST: Register today! Acceptable types of payment include electronic check and credit card.

5:00 pm–7:00 pm with the artist talk at 5:30 pm. The exhibit will run January–February. Snow Date: January 28, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm,

QUESTIONS: Tina Owens at OR 703.273.1300 ext. 316.

artists talk at 5:30 pm.

VOLUNTEERS: We are in need of volunteers to help with general setup and clean

To learn more about art by Kathleen Best

up, breakfast set up, lunch set up, break set up and registration. Please sign-up in

Gillmann visit her at:

the Welcome Walkway or e-mail Tina Owens at OR

Thank you for your willingness to serve!

THE MARRIAGE COURSE This course is for any couple who wants to invest in their relationship: whether you have been together 1 or 61 years, whether your relationship is strong or struggling. The seven session course will be held Saturdays 9:30–noon, beginning January 28. Delicious brunch, table for two, practical talks, and childcare (provided with advance notice). Childcare sign-up available during course registration. There is NEVER any group work or sharing beyond your spouse. $125 includes the meal and the workbooks. Scholarship help available. For information please contact Liliana NavaRamirez, or 703.273.1300 ext. 140. Online registration is NOW available at

Notice of Annual Meeting and Call for Vestry Membership Recommendations In order to allow greater overlap for new vestry members, our annual meeting will be on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Truro will elect six new members of our 18-member vestry to replace those whose terms are expiring in April 2012. We invite parishioners prayerfully to discern who, if anyone, God is leading them to recommend for vestry. Vestry service is a demanding calling and requires a significant commitment of time. Under the leadership of the Rector, the vestry is responsible for setting policy, ensuring fiscal integrity, and discerning the leading of the Holy Spirit for Truro. Day-to-day management of temporal affairs is delegated to paid staff or volunteers. Consequently, we seek new vestry members with spiritual maturity, wisdom, and discernment. In addition to the above attributes, persons you recommend must be confirmed members of Truro in good standing, over 18 years old, and faithful in corporate worship (unless prevented for good cause), and in working, praying, and giving for the spread of God’s Kingdom. Complete vestry qualifications are published in the Truro bylaws. If you decide to recommend someone, please confirm their willingness to prayerfully consider serving, and then submit your recommendation to Katrina Wagner at or by calling 703.273.1300 ext. 110 no later than Thursday, January 12, 2012. On Saturday, January 14, 2012, a vestry discernment meeting will be held for those recommended. The purpose of that meeting is to discuss with potential nominees the church’s vision and vestry’s role. If you have questions, please contact June Burton at, chairperson of the vestry nominating committee, or any vestry member.

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when you visit

07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:30 am, Worship (en español) 11:15 am, Worship 01:00 pm, Love The World Fellowship 05:00 pm, Contemporary Worship Service (Undercroft) 06:15 pm, Youth Group 06:30 pm, Youth Parent Forum

Welcome—Please fill out a welcome card located in the pew racks inside the Church and Chapel. After you fill one out, please put it in the offering plate as it goes by, or give it to an usher on your way out.

mon 09

06:30 am, Men's Group (ICM Building) 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 07:00 pm, AA Meeting 07:00 pm, Prayers for the Persecuted Church

tue 10

09:00 am, Women's Bible Study 11:45 am, Military Prayer 12:30 pm, Mom's Prayer Group 04:30 pm, Dance Rehearsals 06:30 pm, Boy Scouts 06:45 pm, Young Adults 07:00 pm, MOPS 07:00 pm, Outreach Policy Group 07:30 pm, Buildings and Grounds Committee

wed 11

06:30 am, Men’s Bible Study, (Truro) 11:00 am, Holy Eucharist 06:30 pm, Kidzone Team Training (Dinner at 6:00 pm) 06:30 pm, Women's Bible Study 07:30 pm, Discipleship

thur 12

09:30 am, Women’s Bible Study 10:00 am, DOK Bible Study 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 06:00 pm, Vestry Executive Committee 07:00 pm, Hispanic Prayer Service 07:15 pm, Choir Rehearsal

fri 13

10:00 am, DOK Bible Study 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 12:00 pm, Seniors' Lunch and Fellowship 04:30 pm, Men's Prayer Group 07:00 pm, Alpha Kick-Off Dinner

sat 14

07:00 am, Men's Fellowship 09:00 am, Alpha Team Training 09:00 am, Prison Aftercare 09:00 am, Vestry Day of Discernment 06:30 pm, Art Gallery Reception— Artist: Kathleen Gillmann 05:30 pm, Curso Alpha Comunidad Hispana

sun 15

information and needs & blessings

07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:30 am, Worship (en español) 10:00 am, Rector's Forum 11:15 am, Worship 01:00 pm, Love The World Fellowship 03:00 pm, Soaking Prayer 05:00 pm, Contemporary Worship Service (Undercroft) 06:15 pm, Youth Group 06:15 pm, Youth Parent Prayer

read ahead January 15 Epiphany 2

John 1:43–5 Canon Andrew White (Guest Preacher)

what about children, teens, young adults, and families? Our KidZone Team wears green shirts and will help find the right place for your child. Nursing/Cry Room: Nursery available on Sundays during 8:30 & 11:15 am worship for ages 3 and younger. –Childcare available on Sundays during 5:00 pm worship for ages 5 and under. –For nursing moms and upset infants/toddlers, a Nursing/Cry room is located in the “Fellowship Room” off the Undercroft beneath the sanctuary. Pre-K to 6th grade: Sunday School is from 10–11am, in the education building. WEE/WOW are during the 8:30 and 11:15am services. For more information on Children’s events, visit Special Needs Sunday School: 10–11 am in “Special Forces” room off the Undercroft beneath the sanctuary. Teens (7th–12th grade): ReAwakenings, Sundays 10–11 am. Start your Sunday in the Upper Room with friends, coffee, treats, and the Word of God. Finish the day with Youth Group, 6:15–8:30 pm in the Upper Room. For more information about Youth events, visit Parents: Prayer Time, Sundays 6:15–8:30pm, Conference Room. Family Ministry Forum with Joey, 7:00–8:30pm, 2nd Sunday each month, Common Grounds. Young Adults: Tuesdays, 6:45–9 pm, Gunnell House Parlor. Dinner, prayer, fellowship, and discussion. Anyone and everyone from late teens to mid-thirties is welcome! Contact Dave Lilley,, or see our Facebook place page, Truro Young Adults.

needs and blessings Opportunity: Truro Church is looking for an Executive Assistant to the Director of Parish Life with a particular responsibility for administrating The Alpha Course. The goal of this position is to support the Director of Parish Life in the operation of several key ministries at Truro and to run the six annual Alpha Courses at Truro. Salary based on experience. For a complete job listing go to: To apply please send cover letter with résumé to Meghan Graham at or 703.273.1300 ext. 125. Opportunity: Free rent (with private bedroom) in a safe modern apartment is offered in return for a little assistance and companionship for a 63 year-old woman who had a stroke several years ago. She uses a powered wheelchair to get around and is active in her community, not home-bound. A professional care assistant comes M-F (morning and during the day) and Saturday (morning to midnight). You will prepare evening meals M-F, along with morning & evening meals on Sunday. On Sunday mornings you will need to help her start the day and assist her departure on Metro Access. Light housekeeping required, other assistance as needed, and minimal help with pet cat. Bathroom assistance not needed. No heavy lifting required. Contact Need: Jaci Albuquerque, former nanny to former Truro Family members, the Aikmans, seeking temporary accommodations while she has interviews with nanny agencies for two months, beginning Jan 15. She will pay the standard rate. Delightful and very reliable. Reference available. Contact 703.608.8030. Need: Peyton Moncure seeks a room to rent immediately. Please contact 703.378.1048.

opportunities to pray and to receive prayer at truro Sunday Service: Prayer teams are available to pray with you on Sundays during Communion and following each of the services. Healing Prayer Team: To receive individual prayer (over 2–3 sessions), please call Marlene Jones at 703.273.1300 ext 305. Prayer Chain: The Intercessory Prayer Team responds to all prayer-line phone calls, prays for parishioners and visitors, and passes prayer needs along to the prayer chain. To leave prayer requests in a confidential message box, call 703.273.1300, ext 450, 24 hours a day. Upcoming Prayer Opportunities: Quiet Days: Come away periodically for a day of quiet prayer and scripture meditation. The next Quiet Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2012. Watch for details in the Truro Family News.

truro family news submissions The Truro Family News (TFN) is published weekly by Truro Church. Submissions are due two Mondays (10 business days) prior to the requested weekend to be featured. Submissions are subject to editorial review. Preference is given to Truro members and not-for-profit organizations affiliated with Truro. Truro Church does not necessarily screen, recommend, or endorse any advertisements. Submission Details: or, ext. 127.

Truro Church Street Address: 10520 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 820, Fairfax, VA 22038-0820 Rector: Tory Baucum Associate Rectors: Coleman Tyler, Tim Mayfield, Carlos Pellot Hispanic Pastor: Carlos Pellot Deacons: Joey Fitzgerald, David Case Adjunct Clergy: John Reishus, Allan Falconer, Tim Howe, Tom Herrick, Derek Rust

Parish Office: 703.273.1300 Clergy Emergency: ext. 370, or 571.529.0151 Parish Fax: 703.591.0737 Preschool: 703.691.1006 TIPS: ext. 530 E-mail: Vestry: Website:


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