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TRURO FAMILY NEWS Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist Wednesday, November 24 at 7:30 pm

Prayers of the People “The Body of Christ is praying, and as an individual one acknowledges that his prayer is only a minute fragment of the whole prayer of the Church. He learns to pray the prayer of the Body of Christ. And that lifts him above his personal concerns and allows him to pray selflessly.” —Life Together, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer The Rector and the Worship & Arts team are excited about the new form of the Prayers of the People which will be introduced to the congregation in the season of Advent. Inspired by the Community of Taize, France, Truro will begin to pray through singing. As we walk in the footsteps of Christ, we are

“Taize chants are prayers that are meant to penetrate our

committed to community prayers that unify us in the Body of Christ.

spirits through successive

Just as the Taize chants evolved out of the needs of that particular community, Truro’s new Prayer of


the People will evolve and change to express the uniqueness of our life together. Please continue to check the TFN for more information on this exciting transition in our worship life! There will be musical

—A Community Called Taize,

rehearsals on Sunday, November 21 and Sunday, November 28 at 10 am in the Church, for those

Jason Brian Santos

interested in previewing the congregational singing.

Bishop Martyn Minns will be with us for two very

We Love Fairfax— In The Winter! Community Christmas Celebration

special services of Baptism and Confirmation!

December 4th, 3:00–5:00 pm

Sunday December 5, 2010

We need 100 volunteers to help with our first annual

“We Receive You Into The Household Of God…”

Baptism by Immersion 8:30 service, Confirmation & Baptism by

Community Christmas Outreach!

pouring 11:15, Introduction of New Members at both services

(We’re expecting about 500 guests!)

If you are interested in learning more about:

We need folks to welcome and greet our guests,

Holy Baptism for yourself or your child,

hand out cookies and hot cider, assist children

confirmation, or church membership

with crafts, assist with the hayride and inflatables,

Truro has some simple and clear-cut expectations designed to

set-up and clean-up.

encourage and nurture people entering our fellowship,

Sign up for a two hour shift:

and we would be happy to explain them.

2:00–4:00 pm or 4:00–6:00 pm

Please contact Laura Workman at or 703.273.1300 ext. 316 by November 24.

Info/Contact: Laura Workman, or 703 273.1300 ext. 316.

Special Giving for Holiday Greens & Music Throughout Advent, special giving envelopes will be in the pew racks, allowing you to offer special gifts in honor or in memory of loved ones. Your faithful participation and generous contributions will help us offer the finest adornments and music as an act of worship during this Christmas season. Please place your gift in the offering plates. Memorials and Thanksgivings received by December 10th will be listed in the Christmas Eve worship guides; if received after this they will be listed in the Epiphany Sunday worship guides.


Rector's Forum

Rector’s Luncheons

Discipleship Hour

Every Sunday at 10 am—Undercroft

Reservations for Rector’s Luncheons, which

Sunday Morning Adult Offerings at 10 am

Nov 21: Tory Baucum—Parish Hall Meeting

are now held at noon on Saturdays, are being

Early Church Fathers’ Course

taken (contact:— 703.273.1300 ext. 305). This is open to all who

Bill Barto to lead during the Rector’s Forum on 11/7, 11/28, 12/19 & 1/9

would like an opportunity to enjoy conversation

Men’s Fraternity

and food with our rector, Tory Baucum.

September 19–June 12 Reception Area of Administration Building. Contact Steve Tees at 703.691.3709.

Nov 28: Bill Barto— Early Church Fathers Course Dec 05: Tory Baucum Dec 12: Tory Baucum—Parish Hall Meeting

Notice of Annual Meeting and Call for Vestry Membership Recommendations In order to allow greater overlap for new vestry

day management of temporal affairs is delegated

If you decide to recommend someone, please

members, our annual meeting will be on

to paid staff or volunteers. Consequently, we

confirm their willingness to serve and then

Sunday, February 27, 2011. Truro will elect

seek new vestry members with spiritual maturity,

submit your recommendation to Doug LeMasters

six new members of our 18-member vestry to

wisdom, and discernment.

at or by calling

replace those whose terms are expiring at that meeting. We invite parishioners prayerfully to discern who, if anyone, God is leading them to recommend for vestry. Vestry service is a

703.273.1300 ext. 110 no later than November In addition to the above attributes, persons you recommend must be a confirmed member of Truro in good standing, over 18 years old, and

28. On Saturday, December 11, a vestry discernment meeting will be held for those recommended. The purpose of that meeting is

demanding calling and requires a significant

faithful in corporate worship (unless prevented

to discuss with potential nominees the church’s

commitment of time. Under the leadership of

for good cause), and in working, praying,

vision and vestry’s role. If you have questions,

the Rector, the vestry is responsible for setting

and giving for the spread of God’s Kingdom.

please speak to Jim Cantwell at jcantwell@

policy, insuring fiscal integrity, and discerning

Complete vestry qualifications are published in, chairperson of the vestry nominating

the leading of the Holy Spirit for Truro. Day-to-

the Truro bylaws.

committee, or any vestry member.

Give Gifts That Give Hope Are you searching for a meaningful way to share

Giving Gifts That Give Hope not only honors

the celebration of the birth of Christ with family

special people on your gift list but also provides

Several ladies of Love the

and friends? Is it difficult to find “just the right

hope to those who are not on anyone’s gift list.

World Fellowship (church for

thing” in a crowded shopping mall? Would you

The nonprofit organizations participating in

the poor and marginalized in

like to give gifts that honor your loved ones AND

the fair include: A Child’s Joy, Batwa Baskets,

provide help to needy people?

Bethany House, Blue Star Mothers, Book Wish

our community) are gathering

Foundation, Computer CORE, Empowered

on Thursdays in preparation

Please come to the Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair on December 4, 2010, in the Undercroft from 12–5 pm. Shop from over 25 nonprofits for gifts that give hope and help to others.

Women International, FACETS, Fair Trade Winds, FISH, Flashes of Hope, Food for

for the Gifts that Give Hope

Others, Friends of Guest House, Giving Circle

Fair. Items that will be offered

of HOPE, Grace Ministries, Greenbrier Learning

are jewelry, peach and

Center, Helping Hungry Kids, HopeCam,

You will receive a beautiful custom card with a

Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic, Just Neem, Just

strawberry preserves, apple

description of the gift, which you can present to

Neighbors, Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee,

butter, crocheted items, and

your friend or family member. All gifts are tax-

Love the World Fellowship, Partner for Surgery,

deductible. Many nonprofits will also be selling

Project Mend-a-House, Thai Totes, and more.

tangible gifts at their tables (not tax-deductible),

For more information, please visit www.

is the first attempt to raise

including jewelry, ornaments, coffee, soaps, or call Linda Strup at

funds for Outreach projects.

baskets, handbags, textiles, and ethnic crafts.

703.620.9302. See video commentary with

Cash and checks will be accepted.

Linda at

Christmas arrangements. This

announcements DAILY PRAYER AT TRURO CHURCH—Beginning November 8th the Rector, Leadership Team, and Clergy are committing themselves to the practice of daily prayer in the Chapel. Daily Prayer will take place every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:40 am–12 pm. On Wednesdays we have a Eucharistic service between 11 am–12 pm. God calls his people to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17)—come and join us (if you can!) as we seek to establish a sacramental rhythm to our community life together. ARTIST SANDRA BOWDEN—lunch and gallery talk. Immediately following the 11:15 service today (Sunday, 11/21) there will be a lunch and gallery talk with artist Sandra Bowden on her new exhibit "Word as Image" in the Truro gallery. If you wish to join us, please meet in the art gallery immediately following the 11:15am service. All are invited to attend! ADOPT-A-FAMILY—A Holiday Opportunity For Individuals, Families, And Home Groups. The approaching holiday season presents a wonderful opportunity to participate in practical hospitality. You as an individual, a group, a home church, or family can adopt a needy family or individual to give them the gift of a blessed and abundant Thanksgiving and/or Christmas holiday in the name of our Lord. Fairfax FISH, through the gracious effort of Our Daily Bread working with Fairfax County, coordinates a program to match individuals and families in need of holiday assistance with an adopting party. The plan is for the adopting party to provide food for a special holiday meal

that the individual or family can prepare themselves. At Christmas a few small gifts or toys may be added. Please call John Hopson at 703.385.7099 for more information. 2C8 CAR MINISTRY—The 2C8 car ministry receives many requests for cars and trucks from those in ministries, and from poor and needy families. Many single mothers are waiting for help. Currently there are over 100 requests for which we need vehicles. Please call Roger Penn at 703.278.9299 if you have a vehicle to donate. Remember you can take the fair market value for vehicles we recondition and give away. Visit our web site at THE JAMES MOTT COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, a communitybased non-profit serving the needy of Fairfax County, is opening a thrift store, Marguerite’s Attic, to serve as a source of additional funding, so that they can provide more food and financial assistance with rent and utilities to their ever-growing list of clients. They are reaching out to the members of Truro Church to donate clothes and furniture to be sold at the store. If you have items that are in good condition and want to make a difference in someone’s life, you can drop them off at the store, located at 11215 D, Lee Highway in the back of the strip mall where Chili’s restaurant is located. They also will gladly arrange to pick up items from parishioners. Please search your closets and homes! Contact them at 703.591.1600 ext. 24 to pick up your items, or you may drop them off Mon–Fri, 9–2 pm at their office.

Truro Church Blood Drive Sunday, December 12th, 2010, 8:30 am–2:30 pm, Common Grounds Please schedule your life-saving donation today! Sign-up sheets in the Glass Covered Walkway!

Operation Christmas Child Is A Success What glory we bring to God when

from a TIPS English class and

Daughters provided wrapping

the staff added to their offering

we work together to bless His

DOK, special snacks from Chick-

paper, empty shoeboxes, and

with several more! Thanks to our

children! That is exactly what we

Fil-A and a visit from the Chick-

items to go in the boxes. Junior

youngest helpers!!!

experienced with the Operation

Fil-A cow! This group ranging from

Daughters also contributed items

Christmas Child Shoebox drive!

5 to over 65 years old packed 53

to fill the shoeboxes and “girl”

The partnership between MOPS

boxes that were blessed by Rev.

power to help wrap and fill the

(Mothers of Preschoolers),

Coleman Tyler. As an additional

boxes. For two hours the Upper

Daughters of the King (DOK),

blessing, Chick-Fil-A gave us 100

Room was non-stop activity as

Jr. DOK , Truro Preschool and

free sandwich coupons which

all the ladies wrapped and filled

Kindergarten (TPK), Family

were donated to Love the World

boxes as fast as they could. They

Ministry, TIPS and Comunidad

Fellowship (LTWF) while the extra

took a short break to learn about

Hispana brought together the

crayons, coloring books, and

the missionary Mary Slessor (she

Body of Christ to send 312

candies from the party were given

is revered in Nigeria and is on the

Christmas boxes to children in

to the younger members of the

Scottish ten pound note). Pizza

need throughout the world!

LTWF congregation!

and cupcakes provided energy to

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Truro’s DOK and Junior DOK

keep everyone moving.

went all out with a packing party

combined their efforts and filled

At TPK each class participated

on November 4, including packers

over 25 shoeboxes.

in assembling a class box and


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07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:00 am, Newcomers Series 10:00 am, Rector's Forum 10:00 am, Worship (en español) 10:00 am, Musical Rehearsal 11:15 am, Worship 11:15 am, Peacemakers Class 01:00 pm, Lunch with Sandra Bowden 01:00 pm, Love The World Fellowship 05:00 pm, Alive@5 Worship Service with Communion 06:00 pm, Youth Group 06:00 pm, Alpha

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

tue 23

09:30 am, Women's Ministry 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 11:45 am, Military Prayer 07:30 am, Parish Choir Rehearsal

wed 24

06:30 am, Men’s Bible Study, (Truro) 07:30 pm, Thanksgiving Eve Service

thur 25

Thanksgiving—Offices Closed

fri 26

Thanksgiving—Offices Closed

sat 27

07:30 am, Men's Fellowship 09:00 am, Prison Aftercare Meeting

sun 28

07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:00 am, Rector's Forum 10:00 am, Worship (en español) 10:00 am, Musical Rehearsal 11:15 am, Worship 11:15 am, Peacemakers Class 01:00 pm, Love The World Fellowship 05:00 pm, Alive@5 Worship Service 06:00 pm, Youth Group 06:00 pm, Alpha

read ahead Nov 28 Acts of the Apostles: A User’s Manual How to Witness in Tough Times Acts 16:25–40, Luke 23:1–5

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 & blessings BLESSING: Medical supply bedside potty chair, can also be used as a seat for extra safety in the shower. Free, and I can deliver in the area of Truro. Contact: Lesley Bell, 703.250.2239 or NEED: Free private bedroom in a safe modern apartment is offered in return for a little assistance and companionship for a 62 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 Mon-Fri from the morning to the evening. Another comes Saturday from morning to midnight (so you have all day Saturday and evening free!). You will prepare evening meals during the week, and morning & evening meals on Sunday. On Sunday mornings you shall help her start the day and assist her departure on Metro Access (she attends church each Sunday, sometimes through late in the day). Do light housekeeping as needed and some minimal help with pet cat. Provide minimal assistance as needed. (no bathroom assistance) No heavy lifting required (resident can transfer herself). In return you pay no rent, and no utilities. Room can be furnished or not. Features: No rent, no utilities payments; Your own bedroom and bathroom; Free parking; Clothes washer & dryer in apartment; Fitness room & outdoor pool—Free; Free to hold daytime job or classes; Only expenses (if desired): personal food, telephone, shared FIOS TV & Broadband Internet; Non-smoking, please. Background check required by grant that provides the residence. Walney Rd at Rt. 50. Please contact:

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 This week’s study questions will focus on the following lesson: Acts of the Apostles: How to Discern and Tell the Vision, Acts 15:12–21, Luke 10:1–12.

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Truro Church 10520 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030 Rector: Tory Baucum Associate Rectors: Marshall Brown, 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 Lamb Center: 703.691.3178 Preschool: 703.691.1006 TIPS: ext. 530 E-mail: Vestry: Website: