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TRURO FAMILY NEWS Coming in 2011! ALPHA Sunday – January 16 ALPHA Course: Sunday Mornings January 23–March 20 10:00–11:00 am

Join Us For Christmas, New Year's, and Holy Innocents Sunday 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) Santa Eucaristía

Festival Eucharist, 10:15 p.m. prelude, 11:00 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.


Calling All Home Group Leaders! Home Group Leaders Get-Together—Jan 8, 2011 If you are a Truro home group leader,

10:30 am (Church) Holy Eucharist for Christmas Day


facilitator or host please put Saturday, January 8th 2011 in your calendars for a special time of encouragement, teaching, ministry and fellowship. A hot breakfast will be served at 8.30, we will have a time of worship at 9:00 am, Tory will share a little of his vision for home groups in the

NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICE— FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 11 pm, (Chapel) Holy Communion

coming year and Tim Mayfield will give

12 noon. We really hope you can join


us, please let Marlene Jones (mjones@

7:30, 8:30, 11:15 am, 5 pm know whether or not you

Celebrating the Sanctity of Human Life

some practical instruction on Pastoral Care. The morning will end promptly at

are able to attend.


Rector's Forum

Discipleship Hour

Every Sunday at 10 am—Undercroft

Sunday Morning Adult Offerings at 10 am

Dec 19: Tory Baucum—Parish Hall Meeting

Early Church Fathers’ Course

Dec 26: No Rector's Forum is Scheduled Jan 2: Sanctity of Life—Alan Wisdom

EVENT CANCELLATION FOR MEN’S FRATERNITY— No Men’s Fraternity on 12/19. Presentation on “Great Dads” by Dr. Hamrin Rescheduled for Sunday, January 9th PUT YOUR LIFE IN ORDER WITH CSM'S LIFE MANAGEMENT STUDY—Are you overscheduled, overextended and overwrought? Would you like to know more of God's plan for your life? If you'd like to eliminate anxiety, organize your life and get your priorities in order, Christian Stewardship Ministry's Life Management Study may be just what you need. Beginning in early January, with classes meeting on Monday or Tuesday evenings, this 13-week course could change your life. Find out God's plan for your life and begin to follow it to break free of things like procrastination, over-commitment and chronic tardiness. The class will use Ken

Just Born

Paul Juliene to lead during the Rector’s Forum on Jan 9. Men’s Fraternity Update: Cancelled for 12/19 September 19–June 12 (Reception Office) Contact Steve Tees at 703.691.3709.

Smith's book It's About Time. Participants also receive a student manual and workbook included in the special registration fee to Truro participants of $75 (normally $95). The class requires 20 to 30 minutes of homework daily. Advance registration is required. If you'd like to be part of the class, contact CSM at lms@ or call 703.591.5000 to sign up. Make the decision today to change your life tomorrow. NEWCOMERS SERIES—STARTING JANUARY 9, GUNNELL HOUSE PARLOR—If you are new to Truro, or maybe you’ve been around for awhile, and are interested in learning more about the Truro family, we’ve designed a special series of conversations just for you! The Newcomers Series is open to all; attendance is required for those who are pursuing membership. The group will

Eli James Wilson December 11, 2010 Son of Ed & Jill Wilson

gather on four consecutive Sundays from 10:00–11:00 am in the Gunnell House Parlor. Session 1: Vision and Values—Tory Baucum. Session 2: Our Worship & Liturgy—Kirsten Boyd. Session 3: Our History & Heritage— Mary Ailes. Session 4: Finding YOUR P l a c e a t Tr u r o — L a u r a Wo r k m a n . Light refreshments will be served. Nursery care is available for children up to age 4. Classes are interchangeable. If you miss a session, you can simply catch it the next time around. The sessions will be informational, but include plenty of time for interaction and questions, and are led by Truro leaders—both clergy and lay. We look forward to these special times to get to know each other better. Come with your questions! To RSVP contact Laura Workman,, 703.273.1300, ext. 316 OR simply show up at the first class.

Truro Blood Drive, LEM Christmas Party, and Brethren Concert Pictures


Peacemaker Ministry Peacemeal

Daughters of the King

Last-Minute Coaching for Your Christmas Gatherings

Preparation Class

In many situations, the best way to resolve a conflict is simply to overlook the personal offenses of others. This approach is highly commended throughout Scripture: "A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense" (Prov. 19:11; cf. 12:16; 15:18; 20:3). "Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out" (Prov. 17:14; cf. 26:17). "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins" (1 Peter 4:8; cf. Prov. 10:12; 17:9) "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love" (Eph. 4:2). "Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you" (Col. 3:13; cf. Eph. 4:32). Taken from The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict by Ken Sande, Updated Edition (Grand Rapids, Baker Books, 2003) p. 82.

Food for Thought Large, raging conflicts don't always start as large, raging conflicts. They sometimes start as tiny annoyances that spring from small misunderstandings that come from tired mouths that speak under stressful circumstances (like holidays!). Get a great start on solving your 2011 conflicts: Don't start any more in 2010! Re-read the verses above. Do any of them speak to you in a special way? Why not memorize that verse as a "head start" on overlooking the personal offenses that will inevitably come your way as you gather together with family, friends, and church in the days ahead? Interested in learning more about resolving conflict in a biblical manner? Upcoming class on Biblical Peacemaking forming now for Winter 2011 Session. For more information about the content of this unique study please call Will or Tammy Putz at 703.239.2737, or come to one of two orientations, Jan. 2nd or Jan. 9th.

The Daughters of the King (DOK), established in 1885, is a lay Order for women who are communicants of churches in the Historic Episcopate. Every Daughter pledges herself to a lifelong program of daily prayer, service, and personal evangelism, dedicated to the extension of Christ’s kingdom and to the strengthening of the spiritual life of the parish. The emblem of the Order is in the form of a modified Greek fleury cross inscribed in Latin, “Magnanimiter Crucem Sustine,” the watchword of the Order, meaning “With heart, mind, spirit uphold and bear the cross.” At the base of the cross are the letters “FHS”, initials that stand for the motto of the Order, “For His Sake…I am but one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I ought to do. What I ought to do, by the grace of God I will do. Lord, what will you have me do?” Members wear this cross daily as an outward and visible sign that we cannot live a day without Christ in our lives. Truro’s chapter was formed in 2003 and now has 61 members. A new preparation class will begin Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 10:00 am in the Gunnell House. The class will meet for 8 weeks and will cover what it means to be a Christian woman in community and how to undertake a Rule of Life. An orientation session will be held Wednesday, January 12 in the Gunnell House at 9:30 am. All women of Truro are invited to participate. If you feel that God is calling you to this study or if you have questions, contact Anne Walnut 703.218.9897.

January is Sanctity of Human Life Month for Anglicans for Life at Truro! Anglicans for Life at Truro will be conducting several events during the month of January that will focus attention on the sanctity of human life, the tragedy of abortion, and helping pregnant women to choose life for their children. • January 2nd is Holy Innocents Sunday,

are Maafa 21 (January 13th and 20th , shown

on Sunday, January 23rd at 6:00 pm in the

featuring Dr. Alan Wisdom from the Institute on

in two parts), which examines the history of

Chapel. Please join us as we pray for our land,

Religion and Democracy preaching at our four


our leaders, and those in need of God’s healing

Sunday morning & evening services.

realities of abortion in Afro-American culture,

eugenics movement and identifies the

• We will also be kicking off our “baby bottle

the “maafa” (Swahili for “disaster”) of the 21st

campaign” to raise money for the Sanctity

century; and Blood Money (January 27th),

of Life Ministries’ ultrasound machine. We

which provides a more general description

will hand out baby bottles, for you to fill with

of the history of abortion in the United States.

change, on Sunday, January 2nd, and we will

These two films will be shown in the Gunnell

collect the bottles at the end of January.

House Parlor on the above Thursday evenings beginning at 7:00 pm.

• Our movie series will feature two movies, on three Thursday nights 7:00 pm. The movies

touch and love. • Monday, January 24th is the annual March for Life in Washington, DC. A bus to the march will be leaving from the Truro parking lot at 11 am. The cost to ride the bus this year is $15 per person. • Please contact Kirsten Ball for further information or with any questions at

• A Sanctity of Human Life Service will be held

703.220.2690 or

calendar sun 19

07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship 09:30 am, Parish Choir Rehearsal 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:00 am, Parish Hall Meeting 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 with Communion 06:00 pm, Youth Group

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.

mon 20 tue 21

06:30 am, Men's Bible Study, (ICM) 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 07:00 pm, AA Meeting

09:30 am, Women's Ministry 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 11:45 am, Military Prayer 04:30 pm, Hosanna Dance Rehearsal 06:00 pm, 40 Days Dinner 06:45 pm, Young Adults 07:15 pm, Parish Choir Rehearsal 07:30 pm, Boy Scouts 07:30 pm, Finance Committee

wed 22

06:30 am, Men’s Bible Study, (Truro) 11:00 am, Holy Eucharist 06:30 pm, Women's Bible Study

thur 23

06:30 pm, Men's Fraternity 09:30 am, Women’s Bible Study 11:40 am, Daily Prayer

fri 24

Christmas Eve 03:00 pm, Christmas Eve Family Service 05:00 pm, Christmas Eve Family Service 07:00 pm, Noche Buena en La Comunidad Hispana—Santa Eucaristía (Chapel) 07:30 pm, Christmas Eve Festival Service (6:45 prelude) 11:00 pm, Christmas Festival Service (6:45 prelude)

There will be no children’s programs on 12/26 or 1/2/11. Nursery will be available through age 3 at morning services and through age 5 at the 5pm Service. Programs restart on 1/9/11. Have a Blessed Christmas Holiday! 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: 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 NEED: Young man 16 years old coming from Brazil in December to spend a month needs good used 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.

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 sat 25

Christmas Day

sun 26

10:00 am, Worship (en español) 10:30 am, Worship (Only One Service)

10:30 am, Christmas Day Service (Eucharist)

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 the Church Overcame Rome, Acts 28:17–30, Luke 2:1–3.

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read ahead Dec 26 How it All Began—A Review Isaiah 9:2–4, 6–7, Titus 2:11–14, Luke 2:1–2

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: