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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: 
Isaiah 66:10-16 / Psalm 66:1-8v / Galatians 6:6-10 / Luke 10:1-20 

Preacher: Jamie Brown 

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

Children: This Sunday Truro Kids and Club 56 will take a break. The Nest (3 month-preK) will be open 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 friends, 

We all know what it feels like to get so deeply frustrated with ourselves, when we can’t do something we wish we could do, or when we’re faced with our limitations or inabilities. For me, I experience this frustration quite often, whenever I try to build something with my hands, or as I’ve shared previously, try to fix anything in my house.  

Years ago, when Catherine and I were newly married, we bought a small (and cheap!) nightstand from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. This simple particle-board creation came in a simple box, with simple instructions, for simple assembly. Not so much for me. After a few hours of getting more and more frustrated with myself, I did what anyone would do. I threw a small fit and kicked the lopsided nightstand over on its half-assembled side, out of frustration.  

And then I asked for help. And Catherine put it together in about 10 minutes. Simple. 

Where do you get frustrated with yourself, in your walk with the Lord? Where do you often find yourself coming face-to-face with an area of limitation, inability, or failure? We all have those areas, whether or not we’re honest enough to admit it. We’re all sinners in need of a Savior, and we’re all unable to do anything apart from God’s grace. 

This coming Sunday’s Collect of the Day gets at the heart of our spiritual limitations and inabilities, by expressing our need for God to enable us to do something we can’t do our own. We’ll pray for God’s help, in this way:  

Grant us, O Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who can do no good thing apart from you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord… 

That’s the key to the Christian’s walk with the Lord. With one step, we honestly admit that we can do no good thing apart from him. And with the other step, we ask him to enable us to do those things in us. A walk of desperate dependence, enjoying God’s limitless grace.  

So come to worship this Sunday ready to be honest with God. He sees all your kicked-over nightstands. He’s eager to step in and help, if you’ll let him. 

Your brother, 

Jamie  

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 children’s 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 Auld Shebeen after the 10 AM service this summer – we’ll meet outside and walk together. Contact Summer Farinas or Genna Walnut with questions.

  • Coffee and Conversation with Mary Hays returns next Sunday, July 10 at 9 AM in Common Grounds. She will be joined by some Vestry and Search Committee members as well. Start thinking about questions you would like to ask Mary about Life at Truro. 

  • Save the Date!  Bishop Guernsey will be here on Oct 23rd for confirmation and receiving of new members. If you’re interested in becoming a member of Truro, please email Molly Andreson.

Grow 

  • Seniors Lunch is BACK! We’re thrilled to announce that our Seniors Luncheon is being held every Wednesday, at 12 PM. You can register for lunch here. We will start with lunch and socializing, before watching Season 1 of The Chosen, a highly regarded television drama depicting the life of Jesus and his disciples, and some conversation. All are welcome! Questions? Email Liliana Nava-Ramirez

Serve

  • Truro Cares shifts our focus to kids returning to school and helping families prepare by providing backpacks. Because of your generosity last year, we have increased our commitment to 175 backpacks for middle and high school children who can’t afford the expense. Bring them any Sunday in July. 

    • Backpacks should be solid in color, gender neutral, 18x13x8 to 20x14x8 inches, large enough for a laptop, padded shoulder/bottoms, no characters or logos, and no wheels. 

    • Click HERE to order through Amazon and have the backpack sent directly to Truro and we will deliver for you!

  • Would you like to help us at the Fourth of July Water bottle tent? We will be handing out water to people attending the Fairfax City parade. Click HERE to join us starting at 9 AM as we connect with our neighbors.

  • 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 Kids 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.

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.

Flowers In Memoriam

Flowers this Sunday are provided by Connie Trexler in memory of her parents, Anne Rea and Edward Coleman Trexler.

We welcome donations of flowers in memory or in honor of loved ones. Please click HERE if you would like to order flowers for a Sunday Service.

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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.

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