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TRURO FAMILY NEWS First Tuesday Outreach Gathering December 6, 7:00 pm There are 2.8 billion people in the world today with no access to the Gospel. 86 percent of all Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists will never meet a Christian in their lifetimes. 75,000 people die every day having never heard the Name of Jesus once. Within the Islamic world, there are only 2,000 full time Christian missionaries for 1.5 billion Muslims.

We’re Updating Our Database and Improving Our Communication With You Get Connected @ Truro is the new way for Truro staff and parishioners to connect with each other. To facilitate this process we need to ensure the accuracy of your contact

One of those missionaries, Fr. Jerry K., is a familiar mission partner to Truro from the post-Katrina

information. Our aim is to have our database

New Orleans missions. Having been a key figure in the recovery and renewal of the flood ravaged

records as accurate as possible.

city, Fr. Jerry, his wife Stacy, and family are now answering the call to East Africa where a great conflict is unfolding and where the Anglican Church is playing a critical role.

As a parishioner you will have access to many online features such as online giving, our events

At our December First Tuesday gathering—the 6th at 7:00 pm—they’ll share the story of what

calendar, and homegroup listings. Please take

God is doing in the nations, their very recent experiences in two “least-reached countries” and the

time to fill out the form with any information that

specifics of what is currently occurring in Africa. Also, Truro Mission Partner Dale Gavlak will be

needs updating. Whether you choose to use

with us to give a brief update regarding her important ministry in the Middle East.

the wonderful online resources or not, Truro

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the current state of missions, key issues, and

still asks that ALL parishioners turn in a form

current hot spots. Dinner begins at 7:00 pm, with our program from 7:45–8:45 pm. Come, and

with up-to-date information. Full details are on

bring a friend!! (RSVP to or

the flyer available at the end of each pew or at:

Stay Tuned For Our Launch!

God wants our hearts


by Sharon Webb It is a joy to share in the work of the church that

brought into our marriage. Some of the reasons

has meant so much to me. At age 16, my life

we give are that we believe:

was changed at my very first visit to Truro—at the House of Bread, a thriving fellowship reaching out to teens and college students. In that packed undercroft, I encountered riveting

God blesses us abundantly in myriad ways. The ability to work and produce wealth is a gift from God, and our offerings simply return a portion of God’s extravagant gifts back to Him.

preaching, lively worship, and the Holy Spirit in such a powerful way that my life and faith would never be the same. As an adult, I have been blessed by Truro in more ways than I can count—TIPS, 20’s and 30’s, parish retreats,

God wants our hearts—to give willingly and cheerfully. Chip has taught me about joyful giving as I witness the happiness he experiences as he donates to various ministries.

beautiful worship—and the place where I met

Through beautiful ministries of Truro such as

and married my dear husband Chip.

Love the World Fellowship and the Lamb Center,

Long before we met, Chip and I were both convinced of the worth of tithing, a practice we

we are able to minister to Jesus—who tells us what we have given to the least, we have given to Him.

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2012 Pledge

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advent opportunities

Children & Youth Concert at Fairfax Nursing Center Friday, December 2, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm Our Children & Youth Choirs and Drama teams visit the local nursing center to present a Christmas concert.

Gifts that Give Hope Saturday, December 3, 10:00 am–3:00 pm (Undercroft) Alternative Gift Fair with vendors from over 25 nonprofits in NOVA. Details on the next page.

Carol Sing Sunday, December 4, 2011, 7:00 pm, (Chapel) Join us for our annual carol sing in Truro's historic chapel with Truro’s own instrumentalists Matt and Kate Rogers, harp and saxophone duo. The Carol Sing is a fun, relaxed evening where the congregation picks what carols they want to sing! Reception to follow. Bring a friend!

Messiah Sing-Along Friday, December 9, 7:30 pm (Church) It’s your turn to sing! A joyful sing-along event of Part I of the Messiah and the Hallelujah Chorus accompanied by a chamber orchestra, organ, and soloists. Bring your own score or purchase one at the door. Non-singers are invited to come and enjoy listening to this widely popular Christmas musical tradition. A freewill offerings will be taken with net proceeds to benefit Crosslink *Open Singer Rehearsal: December 6, 2011 at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary

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Family Christmas Movie Night Friday, December 16, 6:30 pm–9:00 pm (Undercroft) A movie night featuring “The Little Drummer Boy” by Veggie Tales! It's a theme of “breakfast for dinner”, so bring your favorite breakfast food to share. Come dressed in pajamas and prepare for a wonderful evening of food, a movie, and more. RSVP to Alice at

The National Gallery of Art Trip (The Daughters of the King) Saturday, December 10, 2011 The topic will be “A Christmas Story” and will focus on paintings depicting the birth of Jesus Christ. Departure will be at 9:00 am from the church parking lot. Contact Olene Albertson at, if you plan to attend.


Rector's Forum

Give Gifts That Give Hope

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

Are you searching for a meaningful way to share the celebration of

Upcoming Dates and Speakers: November 27: Paul Julienne December 04: Tory Baucum

the birth of Christ with family and friends? Is it difficult to find “just the right thing” in a crowded shopping mall? Would you like to give gifts that honor your loved ones AND provide help to needy people? Please come to the Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair on December 3, 2011, in the Undercroft from 10:00 am–3:00 pm. Shop from over 25 nonprofits for gifts that give hope and help to others.

Stand And Pray For Life! Saturday, December 10

You will receive a beautiful custom card with a description of the gift, which you can present to your friend or family member. All gifts are tax-deductible. Many nonprofits will also be selling tangible gifts at their tables (not tax-deductible), including jewelry, ornaments, coffee, soaps, baskets,

On Saturday, Dec. 10th, Anglicans for Life at

handbags, textiles, and ethnic crafts. Cash and checks will be accepted.

Truro (AFLAT) will sponsor a "1-1-1 Pro-Life

Giving Gifts That Give Hope not only honors special people on your gift list but also provides hope

Morning," inviting us to stand and pray for

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

life. It involves: For more information, please visit or call Linda Strup at 703.620.9302. • 1 day: Saturday, December 10, 2011 on • 1 hour: 9–10 am on • 1 square of concrete sidewalk at 10400 Eaton Place, Fairfax, VA. (This is at the

Save-the-Date: Christopher West & Matt Maher

intersection of Rt. 123 & Eaton Place, near the Best Western Hotel.)

Saturday & Sunday, January 21 & 22, 2012

This will be a positive and affirmative statement

Theology of the Body expert Christopher West returns Saturday,

for the sanctity of all human life, with silent

January 21st for an all-day seminar on Pope John Paul II’s teaching

prayer as we gather on the sidewalk—offering

of an authentic understanding and living out of what it means to be

an opportunity to bear witness to your pro-life

created male and female in the image and likeness of God. West will be

beliefs by your presence at this gathering.

preaching on Sunday, January 22 at the 8:30am and 11:15 am services,

Please also consider making your own sign to proclaim a loving, positive message for those driving by and/or entering the building. Suggested messages include: • Choose Love; Choose Life

joined by contemporary Christian artists Matt Maher and Audrey Assad leading worship. Maher will be speaking at the Rector’s Forum at 10:00 am on “Worship in Liturgy.” Reminder: Matt Maher Concert at Hylton Memorial is SOLD OUT.

• Give Life—Support Adoption

TIPS Is Seeking Host Families

• Life Is a Gift—Share It"

TIPS is seeking host families to provide “B-n-B” hospitality to international students that will

• "Before I formed you in the womb

be visiting DC December 10,11 (Sat/Sun) nights. They will attend church with host families

I knew you." (God)

Sunday AM, will need a packed lunch both days while they are sight-seeing in DC. Pick up and

• Let My People Grow

drop off will be at the ICM Building—International Christian Ministries Building (the location

Following our gathering there will be hot

of the TIPS office and classes). Please contact David Case ASAP if you can host one or more

chocolate and bagels for those who come,

guests—703.273.1300 ext. 530 or

served in the Gunnell House from 10:15-Noon, following the Invitational. This will be a time for warming-up, sharing, and teaching. For those involved in the morning, AFLAT would be grateful for a $10 donation to support the ministry of the national Anglicans for Life organization. For more information, please contact Kirsten Ball or John Reishus (duramater@; )

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 9th will be listed in the Christmas Eve worship guides; afterward, they will be listed in the Epiphany Sunday worship guides.

calendar sun 27

mon 28

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 11:15 am, Worship 01:00 pm, Love The World Fellowship 05:00 pm, Contemporary Worship Service (Undercroft)

06:30 am, Men's Group (ICM Building) 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 07:00 pm, AA Meeting 07:00 pm, Divorce Care Group 07:30 pm, Prison Aftercare Course

tue 29

09:00 am, Women's Bible Study 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 07:30 pm, Boy Scouts

wed 30

06:30 am, Men’s Bible Study, (Truro) 11:00 am, Holy Eucharist 04:30 pm, Youth 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 01

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 02

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 03

07:30 am, Men's Fellowship 09:00 am, Homegroup Leaders Get-Together 10:00 am Prayers for the Anglican Communion 10:00 am, Gifts that Give Hope Marketplace

sun 04

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 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 07:00 pm, Carol Sing

read ahead December 04 Advent 2

Mark 1:1-8

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 Opportunity: Free rent in exchange for services provided by certified nurse aide, trained personal care aide or home health aide for over night care duties. Person needing aid uses a powered wheelchair to get around and is active in her community, not home-bound. Another professional care assistant comes M-F (morning and during the day) and Saturday (morning to midnight). You will prepare evening meals M-F, along with morning & evening meals on Sunday. On Sunday mornings she will need help her start the day and assist her departure on Metro Access. Light housekeeping required, other assistance as needed, and minimal help with pet cat. Bathroom assistance not needed. No heavy lifting required. Contact Carol Ames at Blessing: Choose and cut your own Christmas trees just 20 minutes from Truro. Open weekends 9am-dusk and weekdays by appointment. Contact the Britts at for directions.

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: 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 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:


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