SEPTEMBER 25â€“OCTOBER 2, 2011
TRURO FAMILY NEWS Note of Thanks
The Alpha Course IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR THE SUNDAY OR TUESDAY COURSE! If youâ€™ve been at Truro for more than a few months it will have been hard to miss! Alpha is a 10-week introduction to Christianity that gives people an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, informal and friendly environment.
The Truro Library Guild thanks the church and community for their generous outpouring of donations and purchases at the 13th Annual Book Sale just concluded.
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Sunday, October 9 will have an international outreach theme and focus in our morning worship,
Every weekend we have baskets located at each exit following the 8:30 am service. The baskets will be used to collect service guides dedicated for later use at the 11:15 am service.
with an "Everyone Come Picnic!" following 11:15 worship. The picnic (featuring live music in the Courtyard, between the Sanctuary and Education Building) will be co-sponsored by our Outreach Team members and Love The World members. We're very grateful for Brion's Grille, which will provide mouth-watering additions to our grilled-to-order hamburger and hot-dog menu! (Brion's is a local restaurant located at University Mall, 10621 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032 that provides a delicious meal each month for the Love the World Fellowship.)
Come and Run for the Kids (or just lend a hand)! Truro Preschool and Kindergarten (TPK) began in 1979 with the blessings of the Truro Vestry. It is founded on the scripture in Deuteronomy 6 that commands us to love God and teach our children about Him. Our goal at TPK is to help the children know the love of God as revealed in Jesus and to grow as Christ grew, in wisdom, in stature, in favor with man and in favor with God. Truro Preschool and Kindergarten offers classes for children from 2 Â˝ through Kindergarten. While the Preschool is a ministry of Truro Church our entire operating budget comes from
Saturday, October 15, 2011 8:30 am 8th Annual â€œRunning for the Kidsâ€? 5K and 1M Family Fun Run
student tuition, donations and fund raising events. We are challenged every year to raise funds to fill the gap that tuition does not cover. We have one major fund-raiser a year â€“ â€œRunning for the Kidsâ€?, a 5K and Family Fun Walk. The 8th annual â€œRunning for the Kidsâ€? is coming up fast and we would love for you to participate!
It will be held on Saturday, October 15 with race time at 8:30am. This community wide event is
held right here on our own Truro campus. Our race course is Track and Field Certified with the
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start and finish in our Truro parking lot.
You can run, you can walk, you can be a cheerleader! We would love for you to be a volunteer out
on the course or a general helper on Saturday October 15th. Please consider being an individual or corporate sponsor as well. Come on out and be a part of this wonderful TPK tradition!!
Rector's Forum Sun(s): 9:30–10:20 am Location: Art Gallery Upcoming Dates and Speakers:
Home Group by Vic and Joan Meyer Why are we wild about Home Groups?
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Only because our Home Group saved us when
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we moved to Fairfax 37 years ago and because over and over Home Groups prove themselves so vital to the body of Christ.
When Gulf Oil transferred Vic to Northern Virginia in 1974 we were devastated. For 22 years—all our married days—we had put our roots down in Haddonfield, N.J. and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Haddon Heights. There was not a shopping mall in southern Jersey where we would not meet someone we knew. Our mourning turned to dancing, however,
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when we arrived in Fairfax and Barbara and Bruce Reyle invited us to come to their Home Group (led by Jim and Anne Keith). For one year we found ourselves part of a new family, unconditionally loved and prayed for. We went
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from being strangers to belonging! From being outsiders to being insiders. From sitting on the sidelines to being involved. At the end of that year, Jim Keith told us we were ready to lead our own home group. The highlights from the 36 subsequent years include
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1. Three sets of singles so comforted in grief/and/or loneliness in our group that they married. 2. A pre-schooler with an inoperable brain tumor becoming the focus of Home group’s round-the-clock prayer vigil outside his house on Norman Avenue
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resulting in the disappearance of the tumor and confounding the doctors.
8:30 am–5:00 pm 3. A blend of all ages: young, singles, marrieds, and elderly enriching us all. (We think that groups that limit themselves to one age are missing the boat.) 4. God’s word setting us free to talk about the important things of life and to lower our defenses, to become one with one another, and to love one another. 5. Together being able to be more generous to people in need especially at holiday time. 6. Our Christmas fete: caroling for neighbors and shut-ins by candlelight becoming our annual highlight. 7. Taking an amateur show to a nursing home once a year to buoy the sick. 8. Teaching the group ball room dancing and taking them to Blob’s Park for the family polka/waltz experience. www.alphausa.org/rcconference Don't forget to use promo code "TRURO" for the discounted rate!
9. Paramount highlight: The two greatest commandments: loving God and loving our neighbor tangibly combine in Home Group.
We Love Fairfax—FALL OUTREACH! AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY AND HAVE FUN! Fairfax Fall Festival— This year Truro Church will be involved with the Fairfax Fall Festival on Saturday October 8. We will have a HUGE hospitality booth at the festival. Our purpose at the festival it to provide a place of rest, relaxation, and engaging conversation. We are excited to participate in this local event and are asking for your support in the following: 1. PRAY—Please Pray for the volunteer team being formed, for the staff coordinating the logistics, and most of all for the hearts that God is connecting us with at the Fairfax Fall Festival. 2. NEEDS—Currently we are looking to borrow a generator and cotton candy maker. 3. VOLUNTEER AT THE EVENT (est. 2 hr shifts)—
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• Set-Up and Clean-Up (Must be able to lift 50 lbs) • Give Out and Make FREE Cotton Candy and FREE Popcorn • Give Out FREE Water Questions? Contact Tina Owens firstname.lastname@example.org, 703.273.1300, ext 316.
Tuesday Morning Women's Ministry by Sarah Tarvid I've participated in the Tuesday morning women's group at Truro for nearly four years now. I joined when my daughter was a newborn, and though life has seemed like an endless parade of changes since then, one constant has been this group of women. What I love about it is that these ladies have all different lives and experiences, but they love Jesus, and they've been a big part of my learning to love Jesus too. I could tell you dozens of stories about that, but instead, I'd like to invite you to join us. We meet Tuesday mornings, 9:30–11:30, in the Conference Room. On September 27, we'll start a new study. The book we'll read together is called "Do You Know Who I Am?" by Angela Thomas. It is a warm, practical, and helpful reminder of who God is and why knowing God matters now, in this life that we live right now. It's all about God's love for us - who we are, as we are, where we are. This book was a gift to me and I look forward to sharing it with you. If you have never come to the women's group at Truro, or if you haven't come in a while, I hope you will join us. There is childcare (by reservation - please let us know so we can staff the nursery appropriately). Come spend some time with us, and with the God who loves you so very dearly. This group is for all women of all ages. Come as you are. Talk a lot or a little. It's all good. If you'd like to join us, please email Sarah at email@example.com so that we can have a book for you. If you have any questions, please email or call 703.631.1726.
"Theology Through Literature: What Modern Christian Authors Have to Tell Us"—Nov. 6 –Dec. 11, 10 am, 2nd Floor of Parish Office Building (Rector's Office). The class will focus on a few unapologetically Christian writers that have met great acclaim outside the Christian publishing “ghetto.” They write about the deepest things in life, yet don’t assume their readers have a Christian world view. We’ll read before-hand and discuss each week a short story, excerpt or poem from Wendell Berry, Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, Marilynne Robinson, or Larry Woiwode, and. Along the way we’ll explore a healthy “theology of literature,” but even better, a healthy
“theology through literature:” How are Christian truths embodied in these authors’ works? Why did David write songs and Jesus tell parables? What do stories and poems give us that prose and nonfiction cannot? The class will be lead by Mark Filiatreau, adjunct Professor of Literature with Patrick Henry College, where he teaches classic texts of western culture, from Homer's Odyssey through Beckett's Waiting for Godot, as well as courses in fiction and nonfiction writing. He holds master's degrees in English and Spiritual Theology. He has been a member of Truro from 1985–91 and since 2008.
Reading Group will meet noon Wed. Sept. 28 in Common Grounds for all interested in discussing “Little Princes: One man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal” by Conor Grennan and “Unbroken” by Lara Hillenbrand. Questions? Call 703.591.8617. Anglicans for Life at Truro will be meeting on Wednesday, September 28, in the Conference Room at 3:00 pm. We'll be discussing a number of upcoming events and opportunities to bear witness, in our community, to the sanctity of human life. Please join us! For information, Kirsten Ball firstname.lastname@example.org.
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07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship 09:30 am, Worship (en español) 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:00 am, Rector's Forum 10:00 am, Alpha 11:15 am, Worship 01:00 pm, Love The World Fellowship 02:30 pm, Light Brigade 05:00 pm, Contemporary Worship Service (Undercroft) 06:15 pm, Youth Group 06:15 pm, Parent Prayer Chapel 07:00 pm, AA Meeting 07:00 pm, Divorce Care Group 07:30 pm, Prison Aftercare Course
09:00 am, Women's Bible Study 09:30 am, Alpha 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 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
06:30 am, Men’s Bible Study, (Truro) 11:00 am, Holy Eucharist 03:00 pm, AFLAT Meeting 04:30 pm, Choir and Handbells 06:00 pm, Women's Bible Study 06:30 pm, DOK Prep Class 06:30 pm, Kidzone Team Training (Dinner at 6:00 pm) 07:30 pm, Discipleship 07:30 pm, Class: Final Destination 08:40 pm, Truro Softball Team—Mason District Park 09:45 pm, Truro Softball Team—Mason District Park
09:30 am, Women’s Bible Study 10:00 am, DOK Bible Study 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 07:00 pm, Hispanic Prayer Service 07:15 pm, Choir Rehearsal
11:40 am, Daily Prayer 12:00 pm, Seniors' Lunch and Fellowship
07:30 am, Men's Fellowship 09:00 am, Prison Aftercare Meeting 08:30 pm, DOK Fall Assembly
07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship 09:30 am, Worship (en español) 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:00 am, Rector's Forum 10:00 am, Alpha 11:15 am, Worship 01:00 pm, Love The World Fellowship 02:30 pm, Light Brigade 05:00 pm, Contemporary Worship Service (Undercroft) 06:15 pm, Youth Group 06:15 pm, Parent Prayer Chapel
read ahead October 02
How To Live In Community Romans 14:1–12
information and needs & blessings when you visit 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.
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 www.TruroChurch.org/Children 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 www.TruroChurch.org/Youth 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, dlilley@trurochurch. org, or see our facebook place page, Truro Young Adults.
needs and blessings Opportunity: Room for rent at $650.00/month including utilities, in owner occupied condo in Fairfax. Available for rent to non-smoker/no pets single female. Convenient location. Access to community association gym, tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool, golf course, and other amenities. For more information, please call or email: K. Dall, Tel: 703.246.9412, Email: email@example.com. Opportunity: 2001 VW GTI. Excellent condition and gas mileage. New tires, AC, battery, brakes. 94k miles. $6,000. Call Jim at 703.425.0419. Opportunity: Two rooms for rent at $525/mo. and $600/mo. respectively, in owner occupied townhome in Oakton near intersection of Chain Bridge Rd. and I-66. Rent includes utilities. Available to nonsmoking, single female. Sorry, no pets, and references required. For more information, call or email Sharon at 703.934.1657 or firstname.lastname@example.org Opportunity: Seeking baby-sitter/cleaning services 1 day a week for 7–8 hours, located in Oak Hill VA. Spanish speaking and driving ability preferable. If interested please call Donna Harvey at 703.476.3925 (h) or 817.773.9087 (c).
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: Healing Prayer Service—4:00 pm–5:30 pm on Sunday, October 16, 2011 (Chapel) Silent Soaking Prayer—3:00 pm–5:00 pm on Sunday, September 18, 2011 (Chapel) 3:00 pm–5:00 pm on Sunday, November 13, 2011 (Chapel) Quiet Days: Come away for a day of quiet prayer and scripture meditation. Held periodically. Watch for news of upcoming Quiet Days in the Truro Family News.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org Vestry: email@example.com Website: TruroChurch.org