Last weekend, over 50 men from Truro gathered at Graves Mountain Lodge for our first retreat together since before the pandemic! What an incredible time of fellowship, prayer, and ministry we had together. Thank you for your prayers for us!
I praise God for how he is restoring and building this church one-step-a-time. As we fix our eyes on Jesus, “…forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, (we) press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 3:13)
In the next few weeks, we’ll begin to share with you another step we’d like to take towards restoring and building the pillar of our community life here at Truro. Look for more info soon about “community nights,” every Tuesday at Truro during the season of Lent. Sneak peak: they’re going to involve a lot of good food, plenty of space for fellowship, board games for kids (and kids-at-heart), and I’ve even heard a rumor about a chili-cook-off. Maybe some fire pits and ‘smores too.
“The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad!” (Psalm 126:3)
Your brother in Christ,
P.S. Catherine and I would love to see you at our Newcomer’s Lunch, this Sunday right after the 10 AM service. This is for anyone who’s still getting connected into the life of our church, or who wants to explore more about Truro. Please RSVP below so we can plan accordingly. Children are welcome!
Earthquake Relief for Turkey and Syria
We grieve and lament the recent earthquake, destruction, and loss of life in Turkey and Syria. We join together in prayer for the people of those nations in this time of incomprehensible loss. If you feel led to give towards relief efforts, Truro encourages you to give directly to the Joseph Fund, through the Anglican Relief and Development Fund. Click here to be directed to their page.
We are excited for the consecration of our new bishop, Rev. Chris Warner on Saturday, February 18, 10 AM, at The Falls Church Anglican. The Consecration Planning team is asking all the DOMA churches to help prepare and contribute food for the reception. Reverend Warner would like finger sandwiches, fruit skewers and chocolate chip cookies and Bishop John has requested that all the food be “homemade” rather than catered.
Truro has committed to at least five dozen, each, of ham biscuits, turkey sandwiches, and chocolate chip cookies. Specific instructions for food preparation are included in the Signup Genius link below. Food items must be delivered to Truro on February 16 between 10 AM and 2 in the Parish Office. Contact Maggie Marcum if you have additional questions.
7:45 AM (Chapel) |10:00 AM (Sanctuary & Online) Sunday's Scripture Readings: Philippians 3:17- 4:1 and Mark 1:29-34
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
The Nest and Truro Kids open to all at 8:45 AM The Nest (3 months to 5 years) and Truro Kids (K- 6th) are providing a program for kids whose parents are participating in the Foundations and Anglican Essentials classes, AND we're inviting all kids to come early to get to know friends better, learn more and have fun starting at 8:45 AM.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
February 21 @ 5 PM | Undercroft | Donations accepted
Join our Seniors for a catered lunch, fellowship, fun, and spiritual growth. All are welcome, regardless of age. $5/person
Adult Caregiver Support Group
Third Tuesday Monthly @ 7 PM | Gunnell House
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. Our next meeting is February 21 at 7 PM in the Gunnell House. For more information, please contact Megan Walnut (703.489.8677) or Tara Frodigh (703.927.5941).
Tomorrow! Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 A.M. | Choir Room
Interested in singing with our choir or giving it a try? No previous experience necessary! You're invited to a choir workshop tomorrow morning, Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. in the choir room. Joshua Spacht will be leading the choir in some vocal exercises, and learning the anthem "Let the Redeemed", which the choir will sing in Sunday's 10:00 A.M. service, as well as another anthem for the end of the month.
Sign up for the next Truro Safety Awareness Workshop next Sunday, February 19 (11:45 to 1:45 PM) in Common Grounds. This is required training if you volunteer in the following areas:
Family Ministry or any ministry interacting with children
Open to anyone wanting to learn more
"The Best By Far!"
One of our students told us recently that she has tried every language program in the area, and that TIPS is the best by far! So many students are pouring in that we need help to uphold that reputation and continue ministering to these incredible people from around the world. We could really use help in three main areas:
Sign up to be a class assistant one day a week – no experience or preparation necessary!
Bring (or order) lunch on a Tuesday or Thursday – this is the most important time for connection and relationship-building, and we would love some help feeding the 60 people who regularly stay for lunch!
Many of our students are looking for jobs – everything from menial jobs to retail to diplomats to surgeons! If you can assist in any way, please let us know.
Truro Preschool and Kindergarten offers a rich preschool and kindergarten experience for children aged 2.5 through kindergarten. Over 100 registrations have been received for the 150 openings available. If you are considering TPK for your child, register soon! For more information go to our websiteand schedule an in-person tour.
Contribution statements for 2022 were mailed earlier this month. Thank you for your generous giving! Please contact Marsha Foos with any questions.
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.