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TRURO FAMILY NEWS Today Is Stewardship Sunday Today is Stewardship Sunday. This is the day

4) We have begun a number of exciting

we indicate how much of the financial resources

ministries this year, and we are hoping many

over which God has made us stewards, we will

of you will be able to increase your pledge

return to the Lord in acknowledgment of what

over last year by as much as 10%.

He has done for us all year! You should all have a Pledge Card. They were mailed to our homes in the last few days. Plus, the cards are available in every pew. Let me explain a few things about the card and the Stewardship Campaign:

5) The Pledge Card doesn't have to be signed—it's between you and God! But please write your pledge amount on the both the top and bottom of the card, keeping the top perforated portion as your record. Notice that on the bottom of the card (the part you give

1) Hopefully, you have taken time to PRAY

to the church), you note your pledge amount as

this week about the amount you want to

annual, monthly, or weekly—please write in just

pledge. There's still time to pray! Right now!

one of these spaces to avoid confusion.

As you read this in your pew! God will give

At the end of Tory’s sermon today you will be

you guidance!

invited to present your pledge for 2012 to God

2) We are asking every member to make a

by joyfully dancing down the main aisle together

pledge. The church uses this information to

with many other parishioners!

set its budget.

Thank you so much for participating.

3) We encourage you to pledge 10% of your total income—this is what the Bible calls a "tithe."

Jim Robb Chairman, Stewardship Committee

TRURO CHURCH Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy , and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where Others Hospitality…toward your treasure is, there your heart will be also. —Matthew 6:19–2 Transformation…toward God 1

2012 Pledge

Radical Profound RECEIPT FOR MY Inspired Service…toward AllRECORDS

This note reminds me of the financial commitment and pledge I made to Truro for 2012. PLEDGE AMOUNT TOTAL


IN SUPPORT OF OUR LIFE TOGETHER AND TO ASSIST OUR VESTR Y IN FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR 2012. I/we commit to give according to biblical standards of tithing. I/we will give generously and take steps to reach the biblical standard of tithing. I/we will give as my/our person al circumstances allow. In response to God’s great gifts I/we pledge the following (indica te one) for 2012: $_____________ weekly $_____________ monthly $_____________ annual $_____________ other (please specify period) ________________________ _________ (name optional) NOTE: Please take this portion of the Pledge Card, fold it in half and either place it in the collection plate on Sunday morning, or mail it into the church office. —Thank you

The Joy of Giving by Lawson Sperapani Because God is the giver of good gifts, when

them share freely with others, we rejoice that

we give to others we reflect His generous heart.

they have caught a bit of God’s benevolent

The Bible mentions many gifts that God has

nature. What a joy to see our girls give to the

given us—life; love, joy, and peace; and the

church’s flower fund or to ask if we can provide

Holy Spirit—to name a few. I believe we are

a scholarship to a Christian camp in the former

most like our Father when we give our time,

Soviet Union.

talents, and money. Perhaps that is why Paul tells Timothy command believers to “do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share (1 Tim. 6:18).” My husband and I have tried to instill these

I will never forget the thrill I felt when our daughter asked if she could give her treasured American Girl doll to two young girls from a missionary family who were visiting us. “I don’t play with her much any more,” she said,

principles in our children, encouraging them “and they haven’t stopped playing with her from an early age to help others and to give

since they arrived.” That day our daughter not

10% of their allowance to the Lord’s work.

only made two girls happy, she delighted her

Sometimes they do this grudgingly; other

heavenly Father as well.

times they are cheerful givers. When we see

"The Truro Vestry commends to itself and to the parish the standard of tithing (giving 10 percent of) one's income to support the mission of Jesus Christ in the world and commends to the parish a season of earnest prayer to discern whether God's love and grace is drawing forth an even greater joyful and generous commitment."

wonderful opportunities and reminders

Rector's Forum

Newcomers Series

Sun(s): 10:00–11:00 am Location: Sanctuary

If you are new to Truro, or maybe you’ve been around for awhile, and are interested in

Upcoming Dates and Speakers:

designed a special series of conversations

October 30: Tory Baucum— "Three Things the Rector Wants You To Know About Truro"

just for you! The Newcomers Series is open to

November 06: Tory Baucum

The next series is starting on Sunday,

learning more about the Truro family, we’ve

all; attendance is required for those who are pursuing membership.

Theology through Literature: What Modern Christian Authors Have to Tell Us Nov. 6–Dec. 11, 10 am Rector's Office, (2nd Floor of Parish Office Hall)

November 6 2011, 10:00–11:00 am in the Parish Reception Office. The Reception Office is in the building to the left of the church as you enter from the parking lot. Light refreshments will be served. Classes are interchangeable. If you miss a session, you can simply catch it the next time around. Child care is available

End Of Daylight Saving Time On Saturday, November 5 do not forget to turn your clocks back one hour before bed. On November 6, 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time will end.

for infants through grade 6.

Taught by Truro member Mark Filiatreau We’ll study 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

The sessions will be informational, but include

view. We’ll read before-hand and discuss

plenty of time for interaction and questions and

each week a short story, excerpt or poem from

are led by Truro leaders—both clergy and lay.

Wendell Berry, Flannery O'Connor, Walker

We look forward to these special times to get

Percy, Marilynne Robinson, or Larry Woiwode,

to know each other better. Come with your

and. Along the way we’ll explore a healthy


“theology of literature,” but even better, a healthy “theology through literature:” How are

Lectors Needed—If you would like to volunteer to read scripture at one or more of the weekend services, please contact Bill Barto, the Lector Coordinator, at or 703.278.8348. Preference is given to those who have attended Truro for at least one year and are at least 16 years old. There are openings for new or returning lectors in three of the four services.

November 6

Christian truths embodied in these authors’

Kirsten Boyd: Our Worship & Liturgy

works? Why did David write songs and Jesus

Reading Group will meet Wed. noon November 16 in Truro’s Common Ground. By not meeting in October, participants will have more time to access and to read David McCullough’s new book The Greater Journey. The wait list doesn’t take long if you reserve the book quickly. (For every 6 of the current 450 holds, the Fairfax County Public Libraries own one book.) Other recent McCullough books will also be discussed. Everyone is welcome. Diane Rafuse, 703.591.8617.

November 27

through Beckett's Waiting for Godot, as well as

(Thanksgiving—no class)

courses in fiction and nonfiction writing. He

December 4

holds master's degrees in English and Spiritual

Tim Mayfield: Finding YOUR Place at Truro

Theology. He has been a member of Truro from

DOK Gathering—Sunday, Nov 6. The Daughters of the King (DOK) has invited Associate Rector Coleman Tyler to speak between the 8:30 and 11:15am services on All Saints Sunday, November 6, 2011 in the Common Grounds. All Daughters (and those interested) are warmly invited to join us.

November 13 Tory Baucum: Vision and Values November 20 Mary Ailes: Our History & Heritage

tell parables? What do stories and poems give us that prose and nonfiction cannot? As Adjunct Professor of Literature with Patrick Henry College, Mark Filiatreau teaches classic texts of western culture, from Homer's Odyssey

1985–91 and since 2008. RSVP or to Marlene Jones at 703.273.1300,

prayer events

Prayer Ministry Training Morning Saturday, November 19, 9:00 am, Upper Room Jesus taught his followers to pray for one another with power and effectiveness. And his intention was that all who followed him in years to come would be able to do the same. Here at Truro our hope and desire is to see that EVERYONE, has the confidence to pray for someone to receive spiritual refreshment, or physical or emotional healing. This is a Beginners 101 class in Prayer Ministry and ALL are welcome to attend. Program: 9:00 am

Breakfast Served

9:30 am


9:45 am

“Prayer Ministry”—Nicky Gumbel (DVD!)

10:45 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am

Hearing God for Others—Tim Mayfield (Live!)

11:15 am

Practice Time: Praying for one another

12:00 noon


For catering purposes please RSVP to Georgene Assur, or Jackie March, The training morning is free but we ask for a $3 contributions towards breakfast.

Four Tuesdays in the Fall: 7:30–9:00 pm, Truro Undercroft Tuesday, September 20 Tuesday, October 18 Tuesday, November 15 Tuesday, December 20 …pray for mission—pray for salvation— pray for healing—pray for our nation— pray for Alpha—pray for work—pray for families— pray for kids—pray for Fairfax—pray, pray, pray!

Romans 12:12 (ESV) 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

>>Prayer Central

James 5:16 (NIV) 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

family offerings

Playground Trunk or Treat Fresh Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Apple Cider Monday, October 31st, 6:30–8:00 pm. Bring your car and decorate it to participate in the Trunk or Treat; donate candy to the “Great Pumpkin” in the glass walkway; enjoy fresh popcorn and cider and win cupcakes in the Cupcake Walk! Questions? Want to bring your car? Contact Anna or Alice in the Family Ministry Office.

Monday, October 31st | 6:30-8pm Truro Back Parking Lot Cotton Candy! Popcorn! Cider!

Family Advent Night Sunday, November 20th, 6:30-8pm Food! Fellowship! Advent Wreath Making! Bring soup, salad, or dessert for a family buffet dinner, followed by a family devotional and Advent wreath making. (Family Ministry will provide drinks and bread) RSVP to Alice—, 703.273.1300 ext. 312

worship and arts

Talmud: The Art of Marc Chagall and Ben-Zion Gallery Reception November 13, 2011 at 7:00pm Please join us for a reception in the Truro Art Gallery on Sunday evening, November 13 at 7:00pm. This exhibit that brings together the biblical work of two of the most important Jewish artists of the 20th century, Ben-Zion and Marc Chagall. The exhibit of full color lithographs and etchings are commentaries on the text of Scripture in the best of the Talmudic tradition. In viewing the works of Chagall and Ben-Zion side-by-side it is hoped that, together, viewers and artists will set in motion a joyous interchange of instruction and learning through this exhibition of 44 etchings and lithographs.

New LEM's Newly trained Lay Eucharistic Ministers

Save the Date! VBS/Arts Camp: June 25–29, 2012 Summer Musical Auditions: Mid-May Summer Musical Rehearsals: Monday–Thursday June 18–July 25, 2012 Summer Musical Performance: July 26–29, 2012 The musical will not accept actors who are unavailable for rehearsals. More details to be revealed in January 2012!


Turkeys Needed for TIPS Thanksgiving Bags Of Blessing! “Give thanks with a grateful heart!” So go the words of a familiar song and our hearts swell in Thanksgiving Dinner Cooked turkeys (16-20 lb) are needed for Nov. 19 International Thanksgiving Dinner. If you are able to cook & deliver a turkey

gratitude for our blessings family, friends, love, health, recovery, freedom, laughter, our church and its leaders and servants, our Lord and God. We seek to act in Thanksgiving for this overwhelming love and to serve those in need.

to the Undercroft kitchen please e-mail

And so we do. Once again, Truro will be collecting bags to support Local Outreach Ministries.

or call Theresa Powell

This year our annual Thanksgiving Bag Ministry will benefit the following seven local ministries


supported by Truro Outreach: The Lamb Center, Love the World Fellowship, Sanctity of Life, Bethany House (Women’s Shelter Ministry), Bethany Christian (Adoption) Services, The Hope Clinic, and FISH (For Instant Sympathetic Help). Here’s how “Bags of Blessing” works. Bags will be distributed on Sundays November 6th and 13th. Bags are individualized for the specific ministry you want to support with lists of suggested donation items. You fill the bags and return them on Sunday November 20th, where they are collected by Truro Outreach’s Local Mission Partners in the parking lot. During the following week (the three days just before Thanksgiving), bags are distributed to the designated ministry. If you are away or forget your bag, you can go online to the Truro Website – Outreach

Operation Christmas Child…

link to see what the ministries’ needs are. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to share in the activity of giving—giving in thanks for our abundant blessings. As we bless these various ministries, we are blessed tenfold. Questions? Call or e-mail the Outreach Office ( / or any of our Local Outreach leaders.

Divine Mercy Care Gala Dinner and Auction "Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours...." —St. Theresa of Avila. With this theme the 8th Annual Divine Mercy Care Gala Dinner and Auction will be held on November 12, 2011 at the Dulles Hilton Hotel, Herndon, VA. To purchase tickets and/ WHO: Jr. Daughters of the King & Daughters of the King WHAT: Wrapping stuffed shoe boxes

or tables and to preview the auction items, or for more information about the Gala, please visit our website or call 703.934.5552. Proceeds help fund the charitable healthcare operations of Tepeyac Family Center, LLC, a pro-life OB/GYN physicians' office in Fairfax, VA, founded by Dr. John Bruchalski.

WHEN: Sat, Nov 5th, 6:30–8:30pm WHERE: Truro Undercroft WHY: To bless poor children around the world HOW: To join in the fun or get more info, contact Tara Frodigh at (OCC is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse.)

Anglicans for Life at Truro Anglicans for Life at Truro will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, October 26, in the Conference Room. Meanwhile, remember the 40 Days for Life; we're praying every Wednesday! For information, please contact Kirsten Ball at


LOVE Conquers FEAR Oasis Conference November 3-5 at Cherrydale Baptist Church. Sponsored by the Crescent Project, a ministry to equip Christians to lovingly present the hope of the Gospel with Muslim friends, neighbors and co-workers. Special speakers include: Josh McDowell, Carl Medearis, Sophia Marsh-Oshner and Crescent Project director, Fouad Masri, a Christian from Lebanon. To sign up, go to: oasis or call 888.446.5457.

First Tuesday OUR “FIRST TUESDAY” GATHERING for November (Tuesday, Nov. 1st) will welcome Dr. Glen Petta, the National Director for SOMA—Sharing of Ministries Abroad, a faithful mission training ministry supported by Truro. SOMA does an outstanding job of training clergy and lay leaders for mission, and equipping leaders for ministry in overseas dioceses. SOMA is also committed to training intercessory prayer team members and engaging the next generation for mission. Dinner is served in the Undercroft at 7:00 pm, and our program runs from 7:45–8:45pm. Come and bring a friend for an inspiring time together! (RSVP’s appreciated: or

Coat Drive for Love The World Fellowship The Wilkinson home group is sponsoring a coat drive for our brothers and sisters in Love The World Fellowship. As you go through your closets this fall, please consider donating your gently used coats, sweaters, and sweatshirts to help keep our homeless friends warm. We especially need larger sizes. Vans will be out front on Sunday, October 30th to receive your donations. If you have any questions, please contact Jim and Nancy Wilkinson at

calendar sun 30

mon 31

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 05:00 pm, Contemporary Worship Service (Undercroft) 06:15 pm, Youth Group 06:15 pm, Youth Parent Prayer Time 06:30 pm, Jr. DOK 06:30 pm, Trunk or Treat 07:00 pm, AA Meeting 07:00 pm, Divorce Care Group 07:30 pm, Prison Aftercare Course

tue 01

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 06:45 pm, Young Adults 07:00 pm, Personnel Committee 07:00 pm, Vestry Relations Committee 07:00 pm, First Tuesday Outreach 07:30 pm, Boy Scouts

wed 02

06:30 am, Men’s Bible Study, (Truro) 11:00 am, Holy Eucharist 04:30 pm, Choir and Handbells 04:30 pm, Church Music Class 06:00 pm, Women's Bible Study 06:30 pm, Kidzone Team Training (Dinner at 6:00 pm) 07:30 pm, Discipleship

thur 03

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

fri 04

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

sat 05

07:30 am, Men's Fellowship 09:30 am, The Parenting Course 09:30 am, Alpha 09:30 am, Prison Aftercare Meeting 06:30 pm, Operation Christmas Child

sun 06

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 05:00 pm, Contemporary Worship Service (Undercroft) 06:15 pm, Youth Group 06:15 pm, Youth Parent Prayer Time

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 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, dlilley@trurochurch. org, or see our facebook place page, Truro Young Adults.

needs and blessings Need: Love the World Fellowship member, attending school to become a medical assistant, is in need of a laptop. If you are able to help, please call Bobbie Yates at 703.314.7805. Need: Immediate need for an inexpensive or free room or basement apt for 6 mons - 1 year in or near Fairfax City for 1 man, a Truro member. Contact Richard: 703.969.6267, Need: Victory Thru Jesus needs twin beds for the retreat house that is used for camps in the summer. Contact Kathy Strother 703.321.9757 or KatStrother Opportunity: Availability to clean homes or provide childcare each Saturday. Please contact Rosa for more details 703.244.4984.

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, November 13, 2011 (Chapel) 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 as the date approaches.

truro family news submissions The Truro Family News 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. Please visit for submission details. Questions? Pls. contact, ext. 127.

Truro Church read ahead November 06

On To Spain: Paul’s Missionary Strategy Romans 15:22–33

10520 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030 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: