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JULY 17–JULY 24, 2011

TRURO FAMILY NEWS Silent Auction Items Needed The Journey to Jerusalem is currently collecting items and services for the silent auction in connection with The Fiddler on the Roof Musical.

Here are some ideas: Limo Services, Cooking Classes, Art Jams, Exercise Bootcamps/Personal Training, Beach House Rental River Tubing Adventure with Transportation and Food, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Laptop Computers, Movie Packages, Watches, Car Detailing, Kitchen Appliances, Designer Bags, iPad, and more. All items must be turned into the Family Ministry office by Tuesday, July 19, 2011. If you have questions or want to drop off items, please contact Andrew Hall at or 703.273.1300 ext. 320.

A Special Training Morning For All Prayer Team Members And Home Group Leaders If you are a member of one of our prayers ministry teams or a home group leader you are invited to a training morning

Mother-Son Lawn Games Saturday, July 30th, 11–1 pm, Backyard of the Gunnell House

where we are particularly looking at prayer ministry. The main presentation with be Nicky Gumbel’s excellent Prayer Ministry Training DVD, followed by a time of prayer and ministry!

Bring a picnic lunch—drinks and sweets provided!

We will meet in the Upper Room on Saturday, August 6th 9

Contact Anna Hornbuckle w/questions

am–12.30 pm—with breakfast! Please let Georgene Assur know

703. 273.1300 ext. 314

( if you are coming so we can plan the catering.

A Time for Everything by Melissa Ciavarella There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 When I testify to the amazing journey that the Lord God took me, and my family, on (which began nine years ago) it is such a witness to His hand upon our lives. We serve a mighty God whose plans are often not what we expect and sometimes very different from what we anticipate. When I arrived in January of 2003 to spend my first week with the children's ministry team, I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that this was where I was called to be and serve. The outpouring of love from Truro embraced my family in such a palpable way that leaving behind the church that had been witness to my confirmation, marriage, baptism of our children, and the burial of my parents seemed effortless. This love and support has continued to be a source of encouragement and blessing, and I thank God for all those who have showered it upon me and my family. The reason I was led to the scripture from Ecclesiastes, (noted above), is that my time here has come to an end. Though I have learned so much from the many hats I have worn over the past few years, my passion and calling continues to be with ministering to children, students and families. God has a new season for my life and ministry and has called me to serve in my vocation at Floris church in Herndon. I will hold you in my heart and never forget how deeply you have touched my life and those of my family. May the Lord God almighty bless and keep you, may He make His face to shine upon you and give you His peace.


Rector's Forum

Blood Drive

Sun(s): 9:30–10:20 am Location: Undercroft

Save-The-Date Saturday, August 20, 2011

Upcoming Dates and Speakers:

Undercroft from 9 am–2 pm

July 17: Vinay Samuel

Please schedule your life-saving

July 24: Fountain Family July 31: Tory Baucum

donation today! Sign-up sheets will soon be available in the Welcome Walkway.

Join us for the Choir Retreat! The annual Truro Parish Choir Retreat will take place Friday-Saturday, September 9–10 at Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, VA. The retreat is open to anyone who would like to consider joining the choir, with no obligation to join for the long term. Graves Mountain Lodge, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is known for its home cooked meals, apple butter and fantastic scenery! The cost of $140 includes the overnight stay, and three all-you-can-eat meals. Scholarship assistance is available. Registration deadline is Sunday, August 7, so contact Kirsten Boyd or Michael Mentzel right away if you are interested in attending! We promise you’ll enjoy a wonderful balance of rehearsal, relaxation, fellowship, food and worship!

Summer Choir—Sundays, June 26–September 4. Calling all musically inclined youth and adults who would like to try singing in the Parish Choir! Summer Choir is open to folks who are not able to attend our usual mid-week rehearsal, with no obligation to commit to the choir season in the fall.Simply come to the choir room at 7:15 am or 10:00 am before morning services to collect a robe and music, rehearse the morning’s music with the choir, and help lead the service. A summer-long commitment is not necessary; join us once, occasionally, or regularly at any time during the summer! Summer Choir begins in June 26, with the start of the summer service schedule (8:00 am and 10:30 am morning services). Playground Pals For Preschool/ Elementary Children & Moms— Thursdays, 9:30–11:30 am, 7/7– 8/18 Truro playground for fun and fellowship, plus a Bible lesson (10:30 am) and craft. Snacks and water provided! Rain/"heat advisory" plan: Childcare Classrooms—1st flr. Contact Anna Hornbuckle for more info:

703.273.1300, ext. 314 or Red Barn Praise and Worship Healing Services—For the month of July we will meet on July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30th, and Aug 6th at 6:00 pm. Please go to our web site www. for speaker and updates. Contact: Kathy Strother, 703.321.9757 or KatStrother@ Does your flower garden have a bounty of blooms you would like to share with Truro? The summer is a great time to bring nature’s beauty into the Lord’s house as a worship offering. If you have flowers to donate, please call the Flower Guild team leader for that week. First Sunday: Mary Hicks 703.273.3784. Second Sunday: Verna Hazzard 703.281.9142. Third Sunday: Wanda Bridgeman 703.273.5715. Fourth Sunday: Karen Tees 703.981.9154. Fifth Sunday (when applicable): Mary Hicks 703.273.3784. Please call the leader by Monday before the Sunday the flowers will be used, so that she may plan accordingly. The leader will be able to give you

specific instructions about how and when to deliver the flowers to the church, preferably on the Thursday before. “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food [and flowers!] in my house,” says the Lord of Hosts! Daughters Of The King—New Preparation Class On Wednesday, July 20, the Daughters of the King are hosting an Orientation Class for new members in the Conference room beginning at 7:30 pm. The following week we will begin a three month period of study and discernment. Daughters are a group of women striving to fulfill the promises of our Baptismal Covenant through the adoption of a Rule of Life. The purpose of the Order is evangelism, and to encourage others and ourselves into a deeper relationship with our Lord Christ Jesus. We can be recognized by the silver Greek fleury cross we wear with the words “Magnanimiter Crucem Sustine, FHS inscribed on it. Our motto is: “I am but one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I ought to do. What I ought to do, by the grace of God I will do.

Lord, what will you have me do?” If you would like to participate in our study, or have questions, please feel free to contact Sherry Conway at 703.352.4514 or e-mail conway@ Fountain Family Visiting Truro This Month—This month we are welcoming our beloved mission partners, the Fountain Family (Doug, JoEllyn, and daughter Alyssa) serving in Mukono, Uganda with Uganda Christian University. Recently Doug was appointed to the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor for Development and External Relations for the University, for which we offer hearty congratulations! The Fountains will be with us Sunday, July 24th in the Rector’s Forum (9:30–10:20 am), with another chance to hear from them on Tuesday, July 26th at our monthly Outreach meeting. Join us on that Tuesday night for dinner and to hear from the Fountains in Common Grounds from 7–9:00 pm. Please RSVP to Meredith Lilley at


Special Truro Pricing—Use Promo Code "TRURO" When You Register! With the promo code, Truro members pay only $29 for being a host church.

CSM Golf Reception Potential golfers for the Christian Stewardship September 9 Golf Marathon enjoyed a July 6 reception at Fairfax Army Navy Country Club. They include, front row, left to right, Bryan Short, Margaret Short, Pat Smith, Ken Smith and Diane Sellers and back row, Jack Maier, Bob Martin, John Reyle, Chet Arnold, Jeff Oster, Bill Pile, John Sellers and Frank Lewark.

A Prayer for America (prayed in our July 3rd “Independence Sunday” worship services) God of our Fathers, whose almighty hand has made and preserved our nation, grant that we may understand what it is we celebrate this holiday weekend. May we remember how bitterly our freedom was won, the down payment that was made for it, the installments that have been made since this Republic was born, and the price that must yet be paid for our liberty. May it ever be understood that our liberty is under God and can be found nowhere else. May our faith be something that is not merely stamped upon our coins, but expressed in our lives. To the extent that America honors You, O God, bless America. Keep her as true as You have kept her free, and make her a good as you have made her rich. We pray in the name of Him whose service is perfect freedom, Jesus our Lord. Amen. (Written by Peter Marshall, edited by Coleman Tyler)

calendar sun 17

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08:00 am, Worship 09:30 am, Discipleship Hour 09:30 am, Rector's Forum 09:30 am, Worship (en español) 10:30 am, Worship w/Baptism 12:30 pm, Under the Chestnut Tree 02:30 pm, Light Brigade 05:00 pm, Alive@5 Worship Service (Undercroft)

07:00 pm, AA Meeting 06:30 pm, Fiddler Rehearsal

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. Welcome Reception—Stop by for refreshments Under the Chestnut Tree after the 10:30 service.

what about children, teens, young adults, and families? Our KidZone Team wears green shirts and will help find the right place for your child.

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09:30 am, MOPS Summer Bible Study 10:30 am, TIPS ESOL Bible Study 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 11:45 am, Military Prayer 12:30 pm, Mom's Prayer Group 06:30 pm, Fiddler Rehearsal 06:45 pm, Young Adults

wed 20

06:30 am, Men’s Bible Study, (Truro) 11:00 am, Holy Eucharist 06:30 pm, Fiddler Rehearsal 07:00 pm, TIPS Movie Night 07:30 pm, Discipleship 07:30 pm, DOK Prep Class

thur 21

09:30 am, Playground Pals 10:00 am, DOK Bible Study 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 06:00 pm, Fiddler On The Roof Musical

fri 22

11:40 am, Daily Prayer 12:00 pm, Seniors' Lunch and Fellowship 06:00 pm, Fiddler On The Roof Musical

sat 23

07:00 am, Men's Fellowship 06:00 pm, Fiddler On The Roof Musical 06:00 pm, CH Men’s Ministry 06:00 pm, CH Women’s Ministry

sun 24

08:00 am, Worship 09:30 am, Discipleship Hour 09:30 am, Rector's Forum 09:30 am, Worship (en español) 10:30 am, Worship 12:00 pm, Fiddler On The Roof Musical 12:30 pm, Under the Chestnut Tree 02:30 pm, Light Brigade 05:00 pm, Alive@5 Worship Service (Undercroft)

Nursery: Nursery available on Sundays during 8 & 10:30 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: Sunday School will be from 9:30–10:30 am, pre-k through 3rd grades in the Chapel on the 1st floor. 4th-6th grades in the Conference Room, 2nd floor. WEE/WOW are at the 10:30 am service only. For more information on Children’s Events, visit: Special Needs Sunday School: 9:30–10:30 am pre-k through 3rd grades in the Chapel on the 1st floor. Teens: Join us for ReAwakenings at 9:30 am. Also join us for "Youth in the Park" on Wednesdays, 4:30–6:30 pm, beginning July 6th at Van Dyck Park. For more information on Youth Events, visit: 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 Need: If you are skilled at repairing computers, Carol Ames would appreciate someone checking hers to see if it can be repaired. Or, if you have a computer/monitor that you no longer use, please consider blessing Carol with it 703.815.0844. Need: Recent college graduate and new music teacher seeking to purchase used vehicle in good working order. If you are interested in selling your car, Katie Martino may be reached at Opportunity: I have 8 dinner plates, Limited Edition—1965, with the church and name of the church (Truro Episcopal Church, Fairfax, VIRGINIA) etched on the plates, FOR SALE. They are ivory, with black etching and gold around the rim. I am not sure what they are worth, so any offers will be taken. My Mom purchased them in the late 60's from the church. Contact Kim: or 910.256.6341.

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.

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read ahead July 24

How Israel Is Restored Romans 9:19–29

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