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Join us this Sunday for worship! Our summer schedule continues this week, with services at 8 AM (in the chapel) and 10 AM (in the sanctuary and online).

Readings for Sunday: 
Deuteronomy 30:9-14 / Psalm 25:1-8 / Colossians 1:1-14 / Luke 10:25-37 

Preacher: Jamie Brown 

Livestream link (10:00 AM and on-demand any time after): Click HERE

Children: This Sunday Truro Kids and Club 56 meet during the 10 AM service. The Nest (3 month-preK) will be open at 8:45 AM for those parents wishing to attend Coffee & Conversation at 9 AM and during the 10 AM service. REGISTER HERE.

Name Tags: Thanks for stopping and creating a name tag each Sunday. Look for people wearing Volunteer name tags–ask them what they are doing and consider how you too can serve one another.

Dear Truro Family,

Psalm 92 says: It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night…

Lots of other places all throughout Scripture tell us the same thing: Give thanks; rejoice; remember what God has done. But often, I think, we get caught up with what God has not done, or we just get too busy, to slow down, take stock, and remember what God has done in our midst.

Summer is a great time for slowing down and remembering. And for me, as I near my 1-year anniversary of serving as your priest-in-charge, it is especially important for me to give thanks for all the ways God has blessed me this year. As I made my list, I found myself FULL of gratitude and thought you might want to hear a few of the reasons why (not in any order!):

  • The weekly coffee hour sponsored by Will and Teresa Rowe and Tony Zipfel, supported by other community groups and volunteers

  • The altar guild, small but intrepid, who works behind the scenes to make our worship beautiful and orderly

  • The musicians and choir, Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs), Lay Readers, acolytes, and ushers, all of whom contribute to our joyful worship

  • The many volunteers in Children’s ministry – and thankfully, their numbers are growing (and may they increase!) – including teenagers, who love and teach our kids about our loving Lord

  • Community group leaders and members, who keep us connected to one another and help us be shaped more fully into God’s image

  • The dozens of TIPS volunteers, who love and teach internationals in our area and around the world and support one another in ministry

  • The vestry, who works diligently to be careful stewards of our money and property, and who guide us in developing wise governance policies

  • The youth ministry volunteers, who love and listen to their small groups of teenagers, week after week

  • Our gifted administrative staff and sextons, who work constantly behind the scenes, making our events seem effortless (hint: they aren’t!)

  • Our staff team, who work tirelessly on our behalf, doing more with less with competence and joy

  • Our Leadership Team – Mike and Jamie and Daria, who have worked collegially, thoughtfully and wisely to navigate Truro through a myriad of changes

  • Our worship. Week after week, I am lifted and restored in my walk with God as I worship with you. Your responsiveness and eagerness to meet God each Sunday encourages and strengthens me.

What does your list look like, as you consider how Truro has strengthened your walk with God? May we continue to be a people marked by gratitude, shaped by God’s love.

Faithfully,
~Mary

Connect

  • Stop by the Connection Center on the brick patio for coffee and fellowship after the 10 AM service on Sunday. Check out the events board and ministry board to discover ways to connect with others in the Truro Community.

  • Free books for the taking! Stop at the Family Ministry tent to say “hello” or talk about volunteering and take home a book or two with you. Available every Sunday until they are all gone. 

  • Young Adults, we’re having lunch at Sister’s Thai in downtown Fairfax after the 10 AM service this summer – we’ll meet outside and walk together. Contact Summer Farinas or Genna Walnut with questions.

  • Coffee & Conversation with Mary Hays: This Sunday at 9:00 AM in Common Grounds. Hear updates about the Search Committee, facilities issues, and share some good news with one another. Childcare is available in The Nest for children five and under.

  • Youth Pool Party on Wednesday, July 13 at Fairfax Swim Club - rising 7th graders through 2022 grads are invited. RSVP HERE and contact Summer Farinas for more details.

  • Men's Breakfast, Saturday July 16 from 9-11 AM in the Undercroft. Whether you are new to Truro or have been here a while, this is a great opportunity to enjoy a warm meal, fellowship with other men, and hear the hearts of two speakers. Chip Webb will talk about what he is learning in his journey through personal health challenges, and Jesse Brown will talk about ways we can grow together in community and service. Questions? Email Tony Zipfel or Will Rowe. Register HERE.

  • Baptism Sunday for both adults and children will be on September 4. Register HERE for Children and HERE for Adults. Questions? Email Molly Andreson.

Grow

  • Interested in joining a Community Group? Let us know! We have a wide range of groups, who meet together in a wide range of ways. Some groups meet weekly, others every other week. Some share a life stage, while others are intergenerational. Some groups are geographically based, while others meet online. All of our groups share one thing in common – they’re communities committed to figuring out how to faithfully follow Jesus, together. 

Serve

  • Backpacks for kids! Help families prepare for the new school year by providing backpacks. Truro has made a commitment to 175 backpacks for middle and high school children through Western Fairfax Christian Ministry. Please bring them any Sunday in July. 

  • The Acolyte Ministry needs you! Rising 6th-12th graders are eligible. All training provided. Wonderful way to serve the Lord and your parish. Email Kim Buchanan or call 703.407.9025 for details.

  • Truro’s youth group is returning to Philadelphia for a mission trip July 24-30. Stop by the Envelope Board after the service to learn more about the trip and how you can support our students. Pick a donation envelope, take it home and fill it with cash/check to match the envelope amount and drop in the offering on Sunday. Your donation will help cover expenses for our kids.

  • Our Kid's Ministry is growing! If you want to help inspire kids, come help out this summer! It’s a great time to discern a calling to connect with kids. Contact Anne Bronaugh if you think this is for you. We’re also looking for some regular volunteers (especially for 3rd and 4th graders) for the Fall.

  • The Lamb Center is Open for Volunteers! Consider helping in the kitchen, front desk, or the clothing closet. Email Barb De Lisa if you are interested in joining their volunteer team. 

Other Business

  • You can read the June 2022 Vestry Meeting Summary HERE.

SENIORS

Our wonderful community of seniors had been meeting twice a month for gatherings that included lunch and a guest speaker. We are thankful that the weekly lunches have resumed every Wednesday, with lunch and an episode of the first season of "The Chosen," followed by profound discussions. We just watched episode 3, which portrays our Lord’s humanity and love for children. Come join us! In addition to enjoying beautiful company, you will have a taste of making community a priority and receiving the wisdom and legacy of our seniors’ faith. It is a privilege to support this ministry! 

WORSHIP & ARTS

Summer…whew! What an amazing start! Thankfully, the children’s ministry team and music and arts team started meeting in March to prepare for our musical camp! These past two weeks God “showed up” and “showed out” in the lives and hearts of the children and the families of Truro. 

The children went from auditioning with tears of fear, to boldly proclaiming their lines and singing songs about how we are all created in the image of God. We saw God work mightily, by giving them courage and confidence to express themselves fully with their peers and in front of an audience of about 100 people. 

During the camp we sang in unison, harmony, even solos! We explored movement and expression with large and subtle body movements, and we blocked and staged the play. One of the favorite and most creative aspects of camp was the daily crafts that were built upon and slowly revealed the final set.

Huge “thank you” to all who supported the musical camp and performance! Please stay tuned because this camp is just the beginning. We have plans to start a Children’s Choir in the Fall.

~Odori Pendleton

Truro Preschool and Kindergarten (TPK) | Teachers

TPK is looking to fill the following positions for the 2022-23 school year:

  • Five day a week Kindergarten teacher. Hours: 8:30-2:30
  • Substitute teaching assistants
 Please contact Fiona Bracy for more details.

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