DECEMBER 04–DECEMBER 11, 2010
TRURO FAMILY NEWS Baptism, Confirmation, and New Members Please Welcome all these and share their joy as they take another step on their faith journey. Some of these persons are already known to you by their ministry among us, others may be new faces. We are so grateful for each of you. Our family of faith is greatly enriched by your presence and partnership!
God’s Blessings To Those Being Baptized…
God’s Blessings To Those Being Confirmed…
Welcome To Our New Members…
Hope Virginia Keber
John Elijah Lee
Tom & Kim McGovern
Chiquita Isabella Ann Rosales
The Brethren in Concert
Special Giving for Holiday Greens & Music
December 12, 2010, 7:30pm (Sanctuary)
Throughout Advent, special giving envelopes will be in the pew racks, allowing you to offer special gifts
Truro is excited to announce the return of the Brethren, for a Christmas concert at Truro! A Christian, male vocal ensemble from the Washington DC area, the Brethren is a versatile
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.
ensemble. At any given time, they may be found singing for a corporate function on the ‘hill’ in Washington, D.C., performing the National Anthem at a professional sporting event or presenting a full length concert at any number of churches in the DC/MD/VA area. They also spread the love of Christ in
Advent Devotionals 2010 Advent Devotionals are available in the Narthex. The devotionals were provided by The Trinity School for Ministry. The meditations each day are written by the Trinity Senior Class and reflect on the assigned scripture for the day.
many different configurations. From Southern Gospel quartet to doo-wop group to chamber ensemble to a full choir, they have the ability to provide music for many different venues. Their repertoire is as eclectic as their configurations and encompasses all main stream genres of
Truro Church Blood Drive
to traditional hymnody to spirituals to patriotic
Sunday, December 12th, 2010 8:30 am–2:30 pm, Common Grounds
standards to southern gospel. A freewill offering
Please schedule your life-saving donation today! Sign-up sheets in the
will be taken and reception will follow!
choral music—from Renaissance polyphony
Every Sunday at 10 am—Undercroft
Reservations for Rector’s Luncheons, which
Sunday Morning Adult Offerings at 10 am
Dec 05: There will be no forum this weekend. Instead please join us in the Undercroft as we celebrate those baptized, confirmed, and also our new members.
are now held at noon on Saturdays, are being
Early Church Fathers’ Course
taken (contact: email@example.com— 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
and food with our rector, Tory Baucum.
September 19–June 12 Reception Area of Administration Building. Contact Steve Tees at 703.691.3709.
Dec 12: Tory Baucum—Parish Hall Meeting
JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR'S, & HOLY INNOCENTS SUNDAY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010 7:00 pm—Sacred Carol Sing, (Chapel) Truro’s annual sacred carol sing-along, guest instrumentalists featuring Matt and Kate Rogers, harp and saxophone duo. Reception to precede the Carol Sing!
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES—FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24 Family Services, 3:00 & 5:00 pm (Church) Pre-service Live Nativity complete with animals Holy Eucharist with children’s & youth choirs, handbells, dance, and pageant.
Festival Eucharist, 6:45 pm prelude, 7:30 pm service (Church) Holy Eucharist with full choir and brass featuring a musical prelude of beloved Christmas carols and Donald McCullough’s new work for choir, Canite Tuba.
Noche Buena en La Comunidad Hispana, 7:00 pm (Chapel/Capilla)
Festival Eucharist, 10:15 p.m. prelude, 11:00 pm service (Church)
Interested in participating in this year’s
Holy Eucharist with full choir and brass featuring a musical prelude of beloved
dramatic processions for Christmas
Christmas carols and Donald McCullough’s new work for choir, Canite Tuba.
Eve or Epiphany? Shepherds, Holy Families, Canopy Bearers, and Angels are needed for services on Friday, Dec. 24th at 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:30 pm
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE—SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25 10:30 am (Church) Holy Eucharist for Christmas Day
& 11:00 pm. The Epiphany Sunday pageant (January 9, 2011) will need star bearers, canopy bearers, and Holy Families for the 8:30 & 11:15 am services. Also seeking non-dramatic volunteers to help coordinate the proceedings! Contact Tina Owens for more information and rehearsal times firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a fun way for your family to celebrate the Christmas season and serve together!
SUNDAY SERVICE, DECEMBER 26 10:30 am (Church) One Service Only This Day
NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICE—FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 11 pm, (Chapel) Holy Communion
“HOLY INNOCENTS” SUNDAY, SUNDAY, JANUARY 2 7:30, 8:30, 11:15 am, 5 pm Celebrating the Sanctity of Human Life
announcements 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 family or individual in need to give them the gift of a blessed and abundant 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 www.carministry.org 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. PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH—The next group prayer will be Monday, December 13, 7:00 pm in Room 10 of the Parish Offices building. "My dear people, your attendance at the church is the best gift you provide to our New-born Child at Christmas, regarding the dangerous situation of our city Mosul." This was the Christmas message last year from a senior church leader in Iraq, a country of severe anti-Christian violence. You are invited to pray with others for Christians in many countries around the world for whom it is dangerous to meet together to celebrate the birth of our Savior this Christmas. For more information contact Alana Johnson, 703.772.3404 or Alana2walk@cox.net. PAISANO FOOD DRIVE—Looking for more opportunities to give? From now through Dec. 19, area residents may donate canned or boxed food items at any of Paisano’s six restaurants. They are the Paisano’s in Fair Lakes, Fairfax City, Chantilly, Reston and Herndon, plus Bella Pizza in Centreville. Customers may also give these items to Paisano's drivers when they deliver food to them. BIRTHDAY PRAYER CARDS—Birthday Prayer Cards for those who celebrate a birthday in December are delayed one week. We apologize for this unforeseen circumstance. The cards should arrive at your home early next week.
Invitation For Men Only Men’s Fraternity—Winning at Work and Home
These sessions are in the Gunnell House at 6:30 am and open to all men, whether or not you have attended any
Remaining sessions for the rest of the Year are as follows:
of the previous sessions. Next semester will focus on
1. The Good Life and Where to Find It, Thursday, Dec 9th
Winning as a Parent and Winning in your Worklife.
2. What Every Dad Needs to Know, Thursday, Dec 16th
Vestry Membership Submissions Deadline Is December 5 In order to allow greater overlap for new vestry
day management of temporal affairs is delegated
If you decide to recommend someone,
members, our annual meeting will be on
to paid staff or volunteers. Consequently, we
please confirm their willingness to serve and
Sunday, February 27, 2011. Truro will elect
seek new vestry members with spiritual maturity,
then submit your recommendation to Doug
six new members of our 18-member vestry to
wisdom, and discernment.
LeMasters at email@example.com or
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
by calling 703.273.1300 ext. 110 no later than In addition to the above attributes, persons you recommend must be a confirmed member of Truro in good standing, over 18 years old, and
December 5. On Saturday, January 15, 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
cox.net, chairperson of the vestry nominating
the leading of the Holy Spirit for Truro. Day-to-
the Truro bylaws.
committee, or any vestry member.
calendar sun 05
mon 06 tue 07
07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship w/Baptism 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:00 am, Reception for Baptisms, Confirmations, & New Members 10:00 am, Worship (en español) 11:15 am, Worship w/Baptism and Confirmation 11:15 am, Peacemakers Class 01:00 pm, Love The World Fellowship 05:00 pm, Alive@5 Worship Service w/Communion 06:00 pm, Youth Group 06:00 pm, Reception for Carol Sing 07:00 pm, Sacred Carol Sing, (Chapel) 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 09:30 am, Women's Ministry 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 11:45 am, Military Prayer 04:30 pm, Hosanna Dance Rehearsal 06:45 pm, Young Adults 07:00 pm, First Tuesday Outreach Meeting 07:00 pm, Personnel Committee Meeting 07:30 pm, Boy Scouts
06:30 am, Men’s Bible Study, (Truro) 11:00 am, Holy Eucharist 04:30 pm, Ministry Training and Dinner 06:30 pm, Women's Bible Study 07:30 pm, Discipleship Group 07:30 pm, Homegroup Steering Committee 07:30 pm, Local Outreach Committee
06:30 pm, Men's Fraternity 09:30 am, Women’s Bible Study 10:00 am, DOK Bible Study 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 06:00 pm, Vestry Exec Committee 07:15 pm, Parish Choir Rehearsal
10:00 am, Old Testament Class 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 12:00 pm, Senior’s Lunch and Fellowship
07:30 am, Men's Fellowship 08:00 am, Acolytes Christmas Rehearsal 09:00 am, Altar Guild Gathering 09:00 am, Prison Aftercare Meeting 12:00 pm, Rector's Luncheon
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) 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 07:30 pm, The Brethren In Concert 08:30 pm, Reception for Concert
read ahead Dec 12 Acts of the Apostles: A User’s Manual How to Pastor a People Acts 20:17–35, Luke 22:24–27
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 NEED: A single Christian women from Truro is interested in sharing a house or apartment with other single Christian women in Arlington or Falls Church, within walking distance of a metro stop. Price range: 500–750/month plus utilities. Move-in date flexible. Please contact me at hammond. firstname.lastname@example.org. NEED: Looking for a Christian Female to rent a room in my home near GMU $425 month. Use of Kitchen, Laundry room. Wireless Internet. Contact Maria Jacobs, at 703.286.7778, Mariafairfax@ gmail.com. NEED: FREE RENT available in Chantilly apartment; private room, shared bath, and free utilities (with optional half of cable and DSL hookups). This is in exchange for assistance with evening meals and overnight watch care; for a disabled woman. Live-in must be English speaking, nonsmoking, have own car, loves/ or can tolerate cat, horses and classical music. Daytime will be free for own jobs, etc. messages to freeChantilly@yahoo.com. NEED: Young man 16 years old coming from Brazil in December to spend a month needs winter clothing, especially a coat and hat. He is 5'5" tall, waist 31", shoe size 10, weighs 160 lbs and neck 15 in. Call Kathy Strother 703.321.9757 if you can donate. OPPORTUNITY: Help wanted. Need someone with word-processing skills to transcribe a hand-written family history book to computer. Rate to be agreed. Please call Clint Petty at 703.476.9657.
jobs ministry IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYER, please send your information to email@example.com IF you know of a upcoming job fair please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW POSITION, please send your resume to email@example.com Go to www.trurochurch.org/jobsministry 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 www.trurochurch.org/sermons. This week’s study questions will focus on the following lesson: Acts of the Apostles: How to Defend the Faith, Acts 17:16–34, Luke 20:27–40.
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 www.trurochurch.org/TFN for submission details. Questions? Pls. contact firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 127.
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: email@example.com Vestry: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: TruroChurch.org