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ALPHA Courses

We welcome the Rev. Dr. John Senyonyi as guest

Alpha is for anyone…anyone who thinks there

preacher on this Sun, Jan 30 at all services and

may be more to life than meets the eye. It’s an

the Rector's Forum. Dr. Senyonyi is Vice Chancellor

opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a

(president) of Uganda Christian University (UCU).

relaxed, friendly setting; No question about life

UCU is an institution of the Anglican Church of

or God is seen as too simple or too hostile!

Uganda and is an important part of the Global

Register online at,

South and the Anglican Communion.

or fill out the ALPHA card in the pew rack and

On Mon, Jan 31, the Anglican District of Virginia

put in the offering or hand to an usher.

(ADV) invites the ADV community to hear Dr. Senyonyi speak at the next installment of the

Sunday Morning Alpha: Now–March 13, 10–11 am, Undercroft

Anglican Insights Series. Dr. Senyonyi will

Youth Alpha Sundays: February 13–April 10, 1–2:30 pm, Upper Room. Contact

speak on “Anglicanism and Uganda Christian

Andrew Hall for more details,, 703.273.1300 ext. 320.

University: the Mission of ‘A Complete Education for a Complete Person.’” The open free event

Tuesday Morning Alpha: Tuesdays 9:15–11:15 am, Beginning February 1, Van Dyck

will be held at The Falls Church Fellowship Hall

House, 1 Truro Lane, Fairfax, VA. Tea, coffee, and light refreshments provided. Free childcare

at 7:00 pm, 115 E. Fairfax Street, Falls Church,


VA, 22046.

New Pledge & Donation Envelopes Pledge & donation envelopes are now available in the Welcome Walkway (between the Church & Education Bldg), the Receptionist Office, and the Finance Office of the Parish Office Bldg. Please take as many envelopes as you think you will need for the year. We are no longer using the envelope booklets. If you have questions, please contact the Parish Administrator at 703.273.1300 ext 110 or the Finance Office at extension 120.

FREE Valentine’s Date Night & Gift A FREE Date Night for couples! Want the

tool designed to identify the unique relationship

romance to last after Valentine’s day? Couples

strengths and growth areas of dating, engaged,

are invited to find out how at our Valentine’s

or married couples. Assess your relationship in

Date Night which will be held on Sunday,

the privacy of your own home. This assessment

February 13 6:30–8:30 pm in the Undercroft.

is normally $29.95, however by using our code

This special evening will include a romantic

you and anyone you want to share this with,

dinner for two, a ‘taste’ of the Marriage

it is absolutely FREE! Simply log on to www.

Course and childcare if needed. RSVP for the and type in the voucher

Valentines Dinner to Alice Hunt at ahunt@


February 26. Delicious brunch, table for two,

The Marriage Course! This course if for any

practical talks, and childcare if needed AND

A FREE Gift for all couples! You, your friends and

couple who wants to invest in their relationship,

there is never any group work or sharing beyond

neighbors are being offered this opportunity

whether you have been together 1 or 61

your spouse. $120 includes workbooks. For

from January 30th to February 14th as our

years; whether your relationship is strong

more information and/or to register, please

encouragement to strengthen your relationship.

or struggling. The seven session course will

contact or our website

The Couple Checkup is an online assessment

be held Saturdays 9:30 – noon, beginning, or 703.273.1300 ext. 312.

So, what are you planning for me for Valentine’s Day!

Usually I dread this question, but not this year!


Discipleship Hour

Rector's Forum

Sunday Morning Adult Offerings at 10 am

Every Sunday at 10 am—Undercroft Jan 30: The Rev. Dr. John Senyoni

Men’s Fraternity September 19–June 12 ICM Building Contact Steve Tees at 571.405.0138

Dear Truro Church,


On Fire with Love— 17th Century Christian Poets January 9–March 6 Rector's Office—2nd Floor

The Face of God: Living with the First Christians Leader: Paul Julienne

About two years ago, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermato-My-ositis. It is an auto-immune disease that affects your skin, muscles, and joints. I doubt you've heard of it, because it is extremely rare.

This course is designed to allow the participants to come to know the Christian teachers and martyrs of the first few centuries after Jesus—how they lived, thought, worshiped, and related to their neighbors and pagan critics. The early Christians put head and heart together, lived integrated lives of prayer, worship, and Christ-centered thinking that transformed

A few months after I was diagnosed, my dad

not only their personal lives but eventually the whole massive engine of

and I went to your healing prayer service and you

pagan Greco-Roman culture. The early Christians asked many of the

prayed for me. After about six months, I was all

same questions we ask today about God, Jesus, and humanity, about

better. My rheumatologist told us normally it

how to read the Scriptures and how to live rightly. Their answers in the

takes about two whole years to heal.

light of Christ and the power of his Spirit have the freshness of first

Thank you so much for praying for me. I'm now 11 and doing just fine. Love, Bryan Smith

love about them. They can profit us today with ideas and practices for practical living as faithful and fruitful followers of Jesus in our complex, multiethnic and highly secular modern world (some say postmodern). Following a joint meal and worship with the Wednesday evening participants in the St. Paul’s Theological courses, the participants in this course will break for an hour and a half of teaching, discussion and interaction with themes taken from The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God by Robert Louis Wilken (2003, $12.92

Healing Prayer Service

at and other sources. Format: A shared Wednesday evening meal and worship in the

There will be a Healing Prayer Service in the Chapel on Sunday February 6 at 4:00 pm. Rev. Tim Mayfield will be officiating and giving a short message. Ministry teams will be available for anyone desiring prayer.

Undercroft together with the participants in the St. Paul’s DVD course, after which the participants go to their separate courses, the St. Paul’s one in the Undercroft and the “Face of God” one in the Art Gallery. The courses will run for 10 weeks, Feb. 2 through March 13, with a break for Ash Wednesday March 9.

Just Born

St Paul’s Theological Course Bible Track Theology for the Whole People of God Wednesdays, February 9–April 13, 6:30–9:00 pm, Undercroft

Declan Eric Smeby January 19, 2011 Son to Eric and Sara Smeby Grandson to Gioia and Dennis Egan

The St Paul’s Theological Course Bible Track helps us delve deeply into the Bible together. Each week includes a meal, a lecture on a particular section of Scripture, and small group discussion. The course costs $68 per person, including meals. Register online, and contact David Lilley with questions at 703.273.1300 ext. 322 or

announcements TAIZE LORD’S PRAYER SETTING—On Sunday, February 13, we will feature a new setting of the Lord’s Prayer in our Sunday morning worship. This simple setting is sung acapella or with light accompaniment, and was written for the Taize community in France. We will be singing this new setting through the Lenten season, and returning to Truro’s standard Pulkingham setting for Easter. If you would like to be referred to a YouTube video of this arrangement, e-mail kboyd@ PRISON AFTERCARE COURSE begins on February 26 (Saturday mornings from 9:30–11:30 am for 8 weeks – no class on April 16). The course covers Listening Skills, Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues and Mentoring skills for those persons God has called to work with inmates at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center both before and after their release into the local community. The ministry brings the love of Jesus Christ to incarcerated men and women who have made a commitment to change their lives and

who need support in walking as Christians and in accessing resources in our local community. The program offers one on one mentor relationships (care giver and care receiver) and corporate support and prayer through monthly meetings of all care givers. We encourage you consider this local ministry established by Truro and now peopled by Christians from several local churches. Call or e mail Shirley Coffield for more information at 202.331.8220 or BUY ROSES FOR YOUR SWEETHEART AND SUPPORT TRURO YOUTH PILGRIMAGE/ MISSION TRIPS! Roses will be available after the 8:30 and 11:15 services on Sunday, Feb. 13. Single long stem rose $3. Rose bouquets in vases (dozen $50/half dozen $25) arranged by Truro Flower Guild also available by advance order. Must be ordered by Feb. 5. For more information, contact Catherine Woodcock at or 703.847.2045.

ANGLICAN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA MEN’S SPIRITUAL GROWTH WEEKEND—March 25-27, 2011, Shepherdstown, WV, Clarion Conference Center. Theme: The Battle You Are In....Whether You Know It Not. When we signed on to follow Jesus, whether we realized it or not, we signed on to be warriors in this battle Jesus is leading against the gates of hell and the evil these gates represent. Speaker: John Bishop, Member of The Falls Church, a U. S. Naval Academy graduate and a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps having served with the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam. He's had a successful career in the sales, marketing, building and insurance industries. John's passion is helping men to better understand the relationship the Lord intends for them to have with their work. John is on the Speaker’s Bureau for the Washington Area Christian Men’s Ministry. Registration Starts on February 1. Website:

More Than Bricks and Mortar by Mary Springmann Three weeks ago, our son Matt got married at Truro. It was a lovely, Christ-centered wedding. Much of who Matt is tied up with Truro. In fact, he asked Abby to marry him on the front steps of the church. He told her that this was where he came to know the Lord and where he had become a man of God, so it was here that he wanted to ask her to marry him. For many of us, the buildings of Truro represent more than just bricks and mortar. They represent the memories of meeting Christ in special ways--maybe for the first time, of building community with life-long friends, of growing in our relationship with the God of the Universe who took it upon Himself to enter into our world so we could have abundant life. The buildings are indeed, as Tory has called them, “the sacramental expression of our corporate personality and memory.” The Vestry has prayerfully discerned that we are again being called to go forth in another round of court proceedings, which are scheduled for April 25 to June 14, 2011. This is a reaffirmation of the congregational vote that was taken in 2006. I know that many of us had hoped that this ordeal would be over by now, but God does not work on our timetable. One thing we do know is that He is in control and we are utterly dependent on Him.

“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel and not frightened in anything by your opponents.” Phil. 1:27–28

We are to stand firm in what He has called us to do, and for this time God has placed these buildings within our stewardship. We have a sacred duty to care for them. That includes continuing our legal defense. This case is far from lost. In fact, we are in it to win it. We have a great legal team who is putting on the very best defense. Now is the time to pray and stand firm so that we might be worthy of the gospel of Christ. Who knows how God is going to use these proceedings for His glory? But use it, He will! This phase of court proceedings will require resources. While the battle is the Lord’s, He works through each one of us to provide the funding for our legal defense. In the next couple of weeks, you will be hearing more from the Legal Defense Fund Committee and how you can help. When Nehemiah set out to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem, he assigned each family the part in front of their house and the wall was completed in a record 52 days. If each of us can pledge according to God’s call, then the funds will be raised. To God be the glory!

calendar sun 30

07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:00 am, Rector's Forum 10:00 am, Newcomer's Series 10:00 am, Alpha 10:00 am, Men's Fraternity—Great Dads 10:00 am, Worship (en español) 10:15 am, Peacemakers Class 11:15 am, Worship 01:00 pm, Love the World Fellowship 05:00 pm, Alive@5 Worship Service with Communion 06:00 pm, Youth Group

mon 31

06:30 am, Men's Bible Study, (ICM) 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 07:00 pm, AA Meeting 07:30 pm, Prison Aftercare Meeting

tue 01

09:30 am, Women's Ministry 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 11:45 am, Military Prayer 05:30 pm, Worship Dance Rehearsal 06:30 pm, UCU Partners Dinner 06:45 pm, Young Adults 07:00 pm, Personnel Meeting 07:30 pm, Boy Scouts

wed 02

06:30 am, Men’s Bible Study, (Truro) 11:00 am, Holy Eucharist 04:30 pm, Ministry Training and Dinner 06:30 pm, Women's Bible Study 07:30 pm, Discipleship Group

thur 03

06:30 pm, Men's Fraternity 09:30 am, Women’s Bible Study 10:00 am, DOK Bible Study 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 06:30 pm, Prayer Chain Appreciation 07:15 pm, Parish Choir Rehearsal

fri 04

10:00 am, Old Testament Class 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 12:00 pm, Senior’s Lunch and Fellowship

sat 05

07:30 am, Men's Fellowship 08:00 am, New Home Group Leader Training 09:30 am, Prison Aftercare Meeting 10:00 am, Prayers for the Anglican Communion

sun 06

07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:00 am, Rector's Forum 10:00 am, Alpha 10:00 am, Men's Fraternity—Great Dads 10:00 am, Worship (en español) 10:15 am, Peacemakers Class 11:15 am, Worship 01:00 pm, Love the World Fellowship 04:00 pm, Healing Prayer Service 05:00 pm, Alive@5 Worship Service with Communion 06:00 pm, Youth Group

read ahead Feb 6 Your Light Shall Rise in the Darkness Isa. 58:1-12

information and needs & blessings when you visit Fill out a Welcome Card—These are found in the pew racks in 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. Filling out the card will allow us to send you more information about Truro.

what about children, teens, young adults, and families? Our KidZone Team wears green shirts and will help find the right place for your child. Nursery: Nursery available on Sundays during 8:30 & 11:15 am worship for ages 3 and younger. Childcare: Childcare is available on Sundays during 5:00 pm worship for ages 5 and under. Nursing/Cry Room: For nursing moms and upset infants/toddlers, located in the “Fellowship Room” off the Undercroft beneath the sanctuary. Pre-K to Grade 6: WEE and WOW Worship at both the 8:30 and 11:15 services. From 10-11am on Sundays we have Elementary Sunday School, and Special Forces for special needs children. Teens: Join us for ReAwakenings at 10 am and Youth Group from 6–8:30 pm. Young Adults: We meet Tuesday nights for dinner and fellowship from 6:45–9 pm (Gunnell House Parlor). Anyone and everyone from late teens to mid thirties is welcome to join! Contact: Dave Lilley at 703.273.1300, ext. 322.

needs and blessings MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY: Truro is searching for a new Director of Family Ministry. For more information or to receive a position description, please contact Laura Workman, OPPORTUNITY: Sony DVD player. Works well. We'll take whatever you want to pay us. All proceeds will be donated to Lamb Center. Contact Eric or Beth at 703.379.5748. NEED: Single father and two teenage children (14 and 13) seek housing in Fairfax City (Fairfax High School District) through August. Children currently enrolled in St Leo’s Catholic School. Can pay rent up to $1000 per month. Basement apartment or equivalent would be ideal. Contact Ken Smith at BLESSING: White metal daybed with twin mattress and bed board. Free if you pick it up in Alexandria. Contact Kevin or Heidi, 703.684.8221 or

jobs ministry IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYER, please send your information to IF you know of a upcoming job fair please send the information to IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW POSITION, please send your resume to Go to for more information.

small group discussion sheets Small group discussion sheets are available in the Narthex, Chapel and as a resource file with each weeks sermon. Find them online at

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Truro Church 10520 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030 Rector: Tory Baucum Associate Rectors: Coleman Tyler, Tim Mayfield Hispanic Pastor: Carlos Pellot 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: