I’m delighted to share the exciting news that the Rev. Abigail Whitehouse will be joining our clergy team here at Truro beginning February 1. Many of you have already had the opportunity to meet Abigail, as she and her family have been joining us for worship over the last several months. I’m excited for the whole congregation to get to know the Whitehouse family in the months and years to come.
Abigail will be a member of the clergy team and the leadership team of the church, and she’ll be assisting with pastoral care, helping lead our services on Sunday, and overseeing our prayer ministry and community groups. This is a part-time role, so the whole congregation will be her “assistants”! I know that she’ll be grateful for your prayers, encouragement, and support as she begins her ministry here.
Abigail was born and raised in Pittsburgh. Raised in a Christian family, Abigail went on to study at the University of Virginia, earning her B.A in History. Upon graduation, she participated in the Trinity Fellows Program in Charlottesville, and then moved to Northern Virginia to work for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Washington D.C. After earning her Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in 2016, and while serving at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Raleigh, Abigail was ordained a deacon in the Diocese of the Carolinas in 2017, and a priest in 2020. Abigail most recently served on the clergy team at Incarnation Anglican Church in Williamsburg. Abigail and her husband John were married in 2017, and they have two children, Nathaniel and Aurora.
Welcome, Whitehouse family!
7:45 AM (Chapel) |10:00 AM (Sanctuary & Online) Sunday's Scripture Readings: Philippians 2:19-30 & Mark 1:9-15 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
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.
Family Ministry Event Planning
January 29 @ 11:45 AM | Gunnell House
Interested in helping plan, execute (and/or discern and pray about) special events and gatherings for kids and families and beyond? Join us for an interest meeting to learn more. Lunch will be provided.
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.
◼Week 1 | One Foundation
A people established on the cornerstone of Jesus
◼Week 2 | Four Pillars A church built on the pillars of the Word, worship, outreach, and community
◼Week 3 | Creeds, Convictions, and Connections A common faith and family, held together by a common prayer
◼Week 4 | Essentials for Life in Christ A call to deeper discipleship and relationship with Jesus
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.
In this online course (taught live over Zoom) led by Mike Seawright we will study the book of Jonah while simultaneously exploring 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.
Young Adults Compline Prayer
This Sunday @ 7 PM | Chapel
Young Adults are meeting are meeting for the Compline Prayer in the Chapel at 7 PM this Sunday (2nd and 4th Sundays). Join us for tea and games in the Parish Reception afterwards.
Wednesdays @ 12 PM | Undercroft
Join Mike Seawright and other seniors for a catered lunch, fellowship, fun, and spiritual growth. All are welcome, regardless of age. $5 per person.
Men’s Breakfast This Saturday @ 9 AM | Undercroft
It's not too late to sign up for our next Men’s Breakfast this Saturday, January 21 at 9 AM in the Undercroft. Dale Stanton-Hoyle from Five Talents will be our speaker.
Many thanks to all those that have already signed up as volunteers. Thank you for supporting strong marriages at Truro. We are excited about what the Lord is doing and is yet to do.
Thank you, Odori Pendleton! We give thanks to God for the incredible gifts and ministry of Odori Pendleton, who has served as our choir director since November 2021, and has been instrumental in reestablishing a choir ministry here after the pandemic. As Odori has now transitioned off of the Truro staff, we wanted to express our gratefulness to God for her time here, and for all the ways God used her. If you’d like to send Odori a note of thanks, you can click HERE.
Choir Workshop Next Saturday
All singers at Truro are invited to a choir workshop next Saturday, January 28 from 10 AM to 12 PM in the choir room (first floor of the Education Building). All are welcome, even if it’s your first time trying out the choir, or if it’s been a long time. Joshua Spacht will be working with our choir on an anthem to sing in the 10 AM service on January 29, and some other pieces for future Sundays as well.
Children’s Choir (Giocoso) is back!
Our children’s choir has resumed rehearsing on Tuesday afternoons in the choir room. 4th-8th grade meets from 5-5:45 PM, and K-3rd grade meets from 5:55-6:50 PM. Truro’s own Regan Dame is leading Giocoso this semester, and we thank God for her gifts!
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?
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 websiteand schedule an in-person tour.
9 AM | Visitation in the Chapel
11AM | Funeral Service in the Sanctuary View Service Online
12:30 PM | Reception in the Undercroft
2:00 PM | Burial Service at Fairfax Cemetery
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.