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May 6–May 13, 2012

Truro Family News a weekly newsletter of truro anglican church


Important Service Schedule Note

TIPS 1-on-1 Conversation Partners

There will be no 7:30am or 5:00 pm services on Sunday the weekend of the Parish Retreat (May 13).

Dates: Info session May 6 Program runs: June–August 2012 Web Link:

Parish Retreat Date: Fri. May 11–Sun. May 13 Web Link:

HONK!—Summer Musical Auditions: May 15, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm Rehearsals: Mon.–Thurs. nights, June 18–July 25 Performances: Thur. July 26–Sun. July 29. Web Link:

Celebrate Truro! Date: Sunday, June 10, 8:30 am and 11:15 am services Join us as we celebrate our past, our present, and our future. Volunteers needed in many areas. See website. Web Link:

Concert—Wei Yu w/ Keuna Lee Date: Fri. June 22 Time: 7:30 pm Web Link:

Genesis—Creative Arts Camp Date: Mon. June 25–Fri. June 29 Web Link:

Ongoing... Alpha Tuesday Course: April 24–June 26 Time: 9:30 am–11:30 am Wednesday Course: April 25–June 27 Time: 7:00 pm–9:30 pm

Marriage Preparation Course May 20 – June 24

This course is for any engaged couple who wants to have the best possible start to their marriage. The five session course will be held on Sundays 1:00pm–4:00pm, beginning May 20 in the Common Grounds. The following topics will be addressed: Communication, Commitment, Resolving Conflict, Keeping Love Alive, and Shared Values. Registration fee is $105 per couple (includes delicious lunch and materials). Childcare sign-up available with advance notice. For more information please contact Liliana Nava: 703-273-1300 x140 or Online registration is available at

Celebrate Truro! Please join us Sunday, June 10, 2012, for Festival Worship at both the 8:30 am and 11:15 am services as we commemorate the wonderful ways God has blessed Truro Church throughout its history and as we look forward to his continued provision for our future. Truro’s history of wonderful music and ministry will be celebrated with different music at both of these services and a luncheon on the lawn will follow the 11:15 am service (1:00 pm.) Thanks to a generous donation, these services will be professionally videotaped and the DVDs will be made available. Additionally, a keepsake commemorative program is being designed for this special event. Learn more at

Special Giving for Celebrate Truro! As we have done in the past with special events, we are offering an opportunity for you to make a donation towards festival music and/or flowers for Celebrate Truro! If you would like to make a donation, special giving envelopes will be in the pew racks, allowing you to offer special gifts in honor or in memory of loved ones. Please place your gifts in the offering plates no later than Sunday, May 27, 2012. All honorees will be listed in a special commemorative program being designed for the event.

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The Parenting Teen Course Date: Sat(s), April 14–May 12 Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm Web Link: parentingcourse

veni sancte spiritus Ministering in the Power of the Spirit: A training event for Truro Prayer Ministry teams and for everyone interested in going further in the life and ministry of the Holy Spirit. Sessions will take place Thursday evenings starting May 24 through June 21 in the Upper Room on Truro Campus from 7:00 pm – 9.30 pm. To register, please contact Jackie March,

parish happenings

Rector's Forum

An Opportunity for Soaking Prayer

Sun(s), 10–11:00 am, Undercroft

Northern Virginia is a frenzied place, and many of us find that Holy Silence can often be elusive. We long to set aside periods of time to be in the presence of God, to rest and be still, to listen and to soak up His love. If these are things that you, too, are longing for, why don’t you “Come away for awhile” and join us for an afternoon of Soaking Prayer.

Part One: Original Man—What are we made for? Reading Material: Theology of the Body in Simple Language Handouts of Teaching: Available in Undercroft NEW!! Blog: May 6: Seeing and Shame (Read pgs 35–38) June 3: “He knew his wife” (Read pgs 39–42) June 10: Love Cycle (Read pgs 43–47) June 17: Exalted Vision of Man (Read pgs 48–50)

Vestry Q&A in the Common Grounds! For the next several weeks, vestry members will be available during the Sunday 10:00 am hour to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding our recent settlement with the Diocese of Virginia, or any other topic you may be interested in. Please come by for a cup of coffee, some fellowship, and a chance to chat with your vestry! Vestry members are also coordinating visits to all Home Groups and will be in contact to coordinate. For more details, please contact Tammy Wells-Putz at 703.346.1760.

Read Ahead: May 13: John 15:9-17

WHAT: 2 hours of quiet time just to be in God’s presence. WHEN: Sunday May 20 from 3:00–5:00 pm WHERE: Truro’s Chapel WHO: Just you, God, and members of the Healing Prayer Team WHAT TO BRING: A cushion or pillow; a bible; something to write on/in (like a journal), and an expectant heart. HOW DOES IT WORK? The Chapel will be open for silent prayer, facilitated by gentle, worshipful music. If you wish, you may pick up a card from the entryway table on which to write prayer requests. Prayer ministers will be circulating and SILENTLY praying over all who come, and for any written requests. The prayer ministers will not speak to you during this time, as the point is for you to hear from the Lord. You may sit, sit and journal, stretch out on the floor—whatever helps you to receive from the Lord, and does not disturb others. You may bring a pillow and blanket if you want. You may stay as long as you like and leave quietly whenever you want.

Spring is in the air Did you enjoy the floral decorations for Easter? The Flower Guild had a wonderfully rewarding time of fellowship as we created them. We would love to have others join us in the creative ministry. No special invitation or prior experience is required! If you love flowers and would enjoy contributing to worship at Truro Anglican, but aren't sure you can handle a long term commitment, or are afraid of doing large flower arrangements . . . SPRING/SUMMER participation in the Flower Guild is for you! Please contact Catherine Woodcock for more information: 703.847.2045 or catherine@

Breaking News! Joey Fitzgerald to MC Truro’s Got Talent! Show One of the highlights of last year’s Parish Retreat was the talent show. Now that Joey is MCing, we know that this year’s talent show will be even bigger and better than last year’s! So, all you talented Truro people sign up now. Register your act for TGT! on the left side of the Parish Retreat Web page or visit

“Closet Musicians” Invited to Jam @Retreat! Opportunity to feature the results at the TGT!Show

Are there other closet musicians hiding out there that might like to bring their instrument to the Parish Retreat to get together during the breakout time and make music?!! Please spread the word and ask others to reply to Tina Owens with their contact information and the instrument they play. 2

announcements and save the dates

Truro Anglican Church Communications Update As you might have noticed, Truro Church has recently been given a new name: Truro Anglican Church. Per the legal settlement, we are grateful to be able to hold onto our logo, but are busy updating Facebook pages, the Web site and other communications vehicles with this new name. Here is where and how you may reach us moving forward! Truro Anglican Church 703.273.1300 (yes, dot com!) Street address: 10520 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030 Mailing address: P.O. Box 820, Fairfax, VA 22038-0820 E-mail: Please note that staff emails now end with instead of

Truro Anglican Men's Bible Study Open House: May 9 at 6:30 am. Any interested men are invited to come to the Common Grounds for early morning refreshments. Having just completed a study of John, it is an ideal time for anyone considering a bible study group to explore this weekly Wednesday morning tathering. To learn more, contact Henry Orejuela at orwayla@gmail or 703.503.5296. Prayer for the Persecuted Church: The next group prayer will be on Monday, May 14 at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room of the Education Building. Please join with others to learn about and pray for persecuted Christians. For more information contact Alana Johnson, 703.772.3404 or Truro's Men of Integrity Breakfast: Saturday, May 19 in the Undercroft, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Men of Truro, join us for a delicious breakfast and a morning of worship, fellowship, learning, prayer and support. Keynote Speaker Rev. Bob Ragan from Regeneration Ministries. Please RSVP by emailing Rev. Carlos S Pellot at TIPS 1 on 1 Summer Conversation Partner Program By Ray Fleming My conversation partner was from Iran, in his early 30’s, and studying to improve his English. He was very focused on becoming a lawyer and starting a business in his home country. We met for coffee and we would look at his class assignments and talk about our lives, our families, our hopes and our dreams. Our conversations were wide-ranging, and time just flew by. He asked many questions about America and we truly enjoyed one another’s company! After a trip back to his country he contacted me again and we have arranged to meet so we can continue our conversations and friendship. I am looking forward to it! My partner was easy to converse with and eager to share. I have learned much about his home country and have been able to share with him a little of my faith journey. Since I began participating in the summer TIPS conversation partner program my world view as a Christian has expanded more and more. Being a TIPS Conversation Partner is easy. No experience is required! You even arrange your own schedule. It’s a great opportunity to learn about different cultures, make a new friend, and share the love of God with a member of the international community. The commitment is small, the blessings are great: One Truro volunteer with One TIPS International friend—meeting once a week for one hour—six times over the summer. Time and place—you decide. To learn more or apply for the program, visit or visit the TIPS table May 6. Questions? Email

Genesis Arts Camp: June 25-29, 2012 This week our featured teacher for Genesis! Summer Arts Camp is dancer Erik Sampson. Erik will be joining for Genesis! and staying through the summer to choreograph the summer musical, Honk! Erik will also be teaching some dance classes for different age groups . . . stay tuned for further details! Find out more at www. Erik Sampson began his dance training in 2007, studying at Ballet New England School of Dance (BNE) in Portsmouth New Hampshire. In 2008, Erik danced for the BNE II Company under the artistic direction of Cincinnati Ballet’s Michael Tevlin. After studying with the company for two years, He continued his dance training at Belhaven University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art. In 2009, Erik was accepted to the American Ballet Theater’s Collegiate Program where he was fortunate enough to work with Jess Lang and other faculty of the Jacquelyn Kennedy Onassis School in New York City. Soon after leaving the program Erik had a brief contract with Stephen J Wynne’s Talk Dance Co. Erik has performed in several classical and non-classical works such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Snow White, Romeo and Juliet and Dracula, he has also held lead roles in musical and theater production such as Fiddler on The Roof,and Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Erik is currently dancing with Uptown Dance Company in Houston, Texas and plans to continue using dance to impact the lives of those around him. 3

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07:30 am, Worship with Holy Communion 08:30 am, Worship with Holy Communion 10:00 am, Acolyte Photos 10:00 am, Elementary Sunday School Class 10:00 am, Newcomers' Class 10:00 am, ReAwakenings 10:00 am, Rector's Forum 10:30 am, Servicio en Espanol and Reception 11:15 am, Worship with Holy Communion 12:00 pm, Christian Recovery Group 12:30 pm, Love the World Fellowship 05:00 pm, Contemporary Worship 06:15 pm, Youth Group 06:30 pm, Sunday Night International Supper Group 06:30 am, Men's Bible Study 07:00 pm, AA Meeting 07:00 pm, Divorce Care 07:15 pm, TIPS classes 08:35 am, TPK Morning Prayers 09:30 am, Women's Bible Study 09:30 am, Alpha Course 11:30 am, Military Prayer 06:30 pm, Boy Scouts 06:45 pm, Truro Young Adults 07:00 pm, MOPS Meeting and Dinner 07:00 pm, Outreach Policy Group

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08:35 am, TPK Morning Prayers 11:00 pm, Holy Eucharist (Chapel) 06:00 pm, KidZone Team Dinner and Training 06:30 pm, Women's Ministry Bible Study 07:00 pm, Alpha Course and Dinner 07:00 pm, Local Outreach Committee 07:30 pm, Discipleship

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08:35 am, TPK Morning Prayers 09:30 am, Women's Bible Study 10:00 am, DOK Bible Study 07:00 pm, Alpha Course 07:15 pm, Spanish Prayer Service 07:15 pm, Choir Rehearsal

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All Day, Parish Retreat 08:35 am, TPK Morning Prayers 09:00 am, Healing Prayer Team 10:00 am, DOK Bible Study 12:00 pm, Seniors' Lunch and Fellowship 01:00 pm, Conversational English Group 06:30 pm, ACT Workshop 07:00 pm, National Charity League Meeting

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07:00 am, Men's Fellowship 09:00 am, The Parenting Teens Course

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08:30 am, Worship with Holy Communion 10:00 am, Elementary Sunday School Class 10:00 am, Rector's Forum 10:30 am, Servicio en Espanol and Reception 11:15 am, Worship with Holy Communion 12:00 pm, Christian Recovery Group 12:30 pm, Love the World Fellowship 02:30 pm, Truro Light Brigade 06:15 pm, Youth Group 06:30 pm, Sunday Night International Supper Group

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 Sunday School: 10–11 am in “Special Forces” room off the Undercroft beneath the sanctuary. Teens (7th–12th grade): ReAwakenings, Sundays 10:00–11:00 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 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,, or see our Facebook place page, Truro Anglican Young Adults.

needs and blessings Need: Ride needed (one way) to Truro’s Retreat at EMU in Harrisonburg, VA on Friday, May 11. Please contact Liliana at 703.273.1300 x140 or Need: Carol Ames needs transportation to and from the Parish Retreat, May 11 and 13. If you have a vehicle that could help transport Carol, her assistant for the weekend, and her wheelchair, supplies, and luggage, please contact Joey Fitzgerald at This would only be transportation, and you would have no responsibilities for her care during the weekend, only offering her and her assistant a ride to and from EMU. Opportunity: Room for rent to a Young Christian Female. $425 per month includes utilities and wireless internet. Located near GMU. Please contact Maria at 703.250.1629 or Opportunity: URAssociation, LLC, a small office in Alexandria, VA. with a large internet membership base has an opening for a full time office and customer service assistant. Must have good computer skills. Send your resume to Blessing: Young teacher looking for garage apartment to rent (w/ cooking facilities). Contact Coleman Tyler at 757.675.1401 or if interested or for more information.

opportunities to pray and to receive prayer at truro anglican 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. Quiet Days: Occasional days of prayer and reflection. The next Quiet Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2012. Please watch the TFN for more details as the date approaches.

truro anglican family news submissions The Truro Family News (TFN) is published weekly by Truro Anglican 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 Anglican members and not-for-profit organizations affiliated with Truro Anglican. Truro Anglican Church does not necessarily screen, recommend, or endorse any advertisements. Submission Details: or, ext. 127.

Truro Anglican Church Street Address: 10520 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 820, Fairfax, VA 22038-0820 Rector: Tory Baucum Associate Rectors: Coleman Tyler, Tim Mayfield, Carlos Pellot, Joey Fitzgerald Hispanic Pastor: Carlos Pellot Deacons: David Case Adjunct Clergy: Tim Howe, Tom Herrick, Derek Rust, Tom Prichard

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: Giving:

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