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CLERGY NOTE
Dear Truro Family,

This coming Sunday, we’ll be resuming our study of the book of Philippians. Over the next eight weeks, as we journey through the second half of Paul’s letter, my hope and prayer is that God will use it to continue putting this church on the same page: literally and spiritually!

There are a lot of ways we can “do life together” as a church. But the best way is God’s way. And the best way to know God’s way is to hear and obey God’s Word. That’s one of the many reasons I’m looking forward to getting back into Philippians with you all.

In the words of the old hymn by John Rippon:

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord
Is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said

To you that for refuge to Jesus have fled?

May God continue to give us more and more of a hunger and thirst for his Word here at Truro!

Your brother,

Jamie

P.S. As I expressed in our services last Sunday, I wanted to thank you for your generous giving to the Lord, in support of the mission and vision of this church. When I wrote a special email to you on December 27, we had a $114,000 gap in our budgeted/received revenue for that month, and a small deficit for the year in addition to that. Over the next five days, you gave over $163,000. Praise God, from whom all blessings flow. And thank you again for your sacrificial giving. We begin this year on solid financial footing, and I’m deeply grateful for your continued support which enables us to walk forward with confidence into all that God has called us to do.

COMING UP
7:45 AM (Chapel) | 10:00 AM (Sanctuary & Online) 
Sunday's Scripture Readings:

Philippians 2:12-18 + Mark 1:1-8

LIVESTREAM LINK
Children’s Ministry Sunday Programs
 
Sundays @ 10 AM 
Check-in at the Family Ministry Tent
Truro Kids (K-4th)
In the Undercroft
Club 56 (5th & 6th grade)
In the Gunnell House
The Nest (3 month-5 years)
9:45-11:45 AM
Ground Floor Education Wing
Churro, the Truro Burro, found his way to the manger!

Coming Soon: The Alpha (Pre) Marriage Course
We are committed to relaunching our marriage ministry with both the Alpha premarital and marriage courses. For this to happen we need two things:

  1.  Please let us know if you or someone you know is interested in taking any of the two courses.

  2. Please sign up as a volunteer for the marriage ministry by sending an email to Jason Lalone with a copy to Rev. Steven Shalita (sshalita@truroanglican.com).

Many thanks to all those that have already signed up as volunteers. We hope to have a kickoff planning meeting on this Sunday, January 15 after the 10 AM service. Light lunch will be served. Thank you for supporting strong marriages at Truro. We are excited about what the Lord is doing and is yet to do.

Click here to register for the planning meeting.

Adult Caregiver Support Group
If you are in that season of life where you are caring for an older adult/parent and would like to be part of a support group, join us on the third Tuesday of each month starting January 17 at 7 PM in the Gunnell House. For more information, please contact Megan Walnut (703.489.8677) or Tara Frodigh (703.927.5941).

Adult Education Classes Start January 22

Foundations
Sundays @ 9 AM | Common Grounds

This introductory course taught by Jamie Brown is for all new members at Truro (or those who would like to be a member) and is required for anyone seeking to be confirmed when our new bishop visits on Sunday, March 12. In this course, we will consider the fundamental pillars of our life together as a church, and for our own lives in Christ. 

Anglican Essentials 
Sundays @ 9 AM | Reception Office

Anglican Essentials, taught by Dr. Paul Julienne, provides a four-week survey of Anglican history, core beliefs, liturgy and worship. This course is designed for newcomers to Truro Church, persons new to Anglican worship, and to anyone wishing to refresh their knowledge of what it means to be Anglican. 

Bible Study Bible Study
Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM | Zoom

In this online course (taught live over Zoom) Mike Seawright will help us explore how to study the Bible, and dive deeply into all of its riches. This course will be a resource for you in your personal spiritual life, and also for all who are a part of (or in leadership of) a small group of any kind. 

Baptism
January 22 will be Baptism Sunday here at Truro. If you are interested in being baptized, please complete this application for children and this application for adults. If you have any questions, please email Molly Andreson.

Men's Retreat! February 3-5, 2023
DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP JANUARY 19

Jamie Brown and Mike Seawright will be leading the teaching for our Men's Retreat at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, VA. Our theme will be: "Men After God's Own Heart: Formed by the Psalms of David." Deadline for registration is January 19.

Click here to register for the Men's Retreat

Men’s Breakfast
Our next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday, January 21 at 9 AM in the Undercroft. Dale Stanton-Hoyle from Five Talents will be our speaker.

Click here to register for the Men's Breakfast
VOLUNTEERS

The Truro Safety Awareness Workshop on Monday, January 23 is cancelled. Please sign up for the next workshop on Sunday February 19 at 11:45. This is required training for anyone volunteering in:

  • Family Ministry or any ministry interacting with children.
  • Outreach/Visitation Ministries
  • Prayer Ministry
  • TIPS 
Click here to sign up

Connect on Sunday
2023 is the perfect time to help people connect through coffee, snacks, and conversation on Sundays following the 10 AM service. Could you, or a group of friends, commit to helping once a month or every other month by preparing/buying snacks, preparing the coffee, and setting out treats for everyone to share?

Click here to tell us you can help on a Sunday!
TPK

Truro Preschool and Kindergarten offers a rich preschool and kindergarten experience for children aged 2.5 through kindergarten. We have begun registration for the 2023-24 school year. For more information go to our website and schedule an in-person tour.

Click here to apply to TPK 2023-24
DOMA
You are invited to
Celebrate the Ministry of Bp. John & Meg

Saturday, January 28, 2023
2 PM Service
with reception to follow

Truro Anglican Church
10520 Main Street
Fairfax, VA

Click here to RSVP

Anglicans for Life
The Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, partnering with Anglicans for Life, invites you to attend the annual Life SUMMIT conference which coincides with the annual March for Life. The events kick off Thursday evening, January 19 and run through Saturday, January 21. Over the course of three days, students and adults will celebrate life, mourn the hastened death of the unborn and elderly, worship our Creator, and equip the Church for life-affirming ministry!

Click here for info and to register.
GIVING
To give via text: Text the word "Truro" to 703.457.9400. You will receive a reply with a link that you can use to give.
To give via U.S. mail: Send a check to Truro Anglican at 10520 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22030.
Click here to give online
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