Dear Truro Family,

Over the next few weeks, you’re going to hear us talk a lot about Tuesday night dinners…

First, this Tuesday, February 21 we’ll have our annual pancake dinner. Come anytime between 5–7 PM for all-you-can-eat pancakes, and all-you-can-handle “dad jokes.” Enjoy a relaxed time of food and fellowship, and the long-awaited pancake eating contest!

Second, starting the following week on February 28 (and lasting all throughout the season of Lent), Tuesday nights will be “Community Nights” here at Truro. Every Tuesday we’ll have a different theme for dinner (the first week will be a staff-vs-vestry chili cook-off!), and everyone will be welcome to come, enjoy a meal, and stay for as long or as briefly as they’d like. We’ll nudge the timing of these dinners a little later than Shrove Tuesday, to make it easier for folks to make it after work. Stay tuned.

Why all this talk about dinners? Especially in Lent? The goal is simple: that as we share meals together as a church, we’ll get to know one another better. We’ll grow closer in community. From our children to our seniors, newcomers to old-timers, and everyone in-between.

I’m praying that God will use these next seven Tuesdays to strengthen the pillar of community here. And give you one less meal to have to cook!

See you this Sunday (and next Tuesday!)

Your brother in Christ,


P.S. The season of Lent begins this coming week, on Ash Wednesday, February 22. Our services will be held at:

  • 12 PM – Lunch hour service with the imposition of ashes and communion (chapel)
  • 5 PM – Family friendly service with the imposition of ashes (sanctuary)
  • 7 PM – Evening service with the imposition of ashes and communion (sanctuary and online)

Bishop's Consecration
We are excited for the consecration of our new bishop, Rev. Chris Warner on Saturday, February 18, at 10 AM at The Falls Church Anglican. If you are still interested in attending, please RSVP below.

Click here to register for event
Thank you, Sharon Cartwright!

For the last ten months, Sharon Cartwright has served as our Director of Prayer Ministry. Now that she has handed those responsibilities over to Rev. Abigail Whitehouse, we celebrate the many ways that God used Sharon in ministry! Both at Truro (prayer after the service or during the week, spiritual direction, and more) and in the broader church (leading training retreats for new Anglican churches in Charlottesville and Richmond), Sharon has been instrumental in helping our prayer ministry grow and thrive. We’re grateful to God for leading Sharon to step into leadership during an interim period and are grateful that she will now continue to serve within the ministry in the future. Thank you, Sharon!
7:45 AM (Chapel) | 10:00 AM (Sanctuary & Online) 
Sunday's Scripture Readings:

Philippians 4:1-9 & Mark 1:35-45

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

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

February 21 | Dinner served between 5-7 PM | Undercroft
Donations accepted

RSVP for Pancake Supper

Confirmation Sunday
March 12 @ 10 AM

Here at Truro, Confirmation (or Reception/Reaffirmation for those who have already made adult professions of faith) is the final step of the membership process. It is a public profession of faith, marked by the laying on of hands by the Bishop. He will pray that each new member will be empowered by the Holy Spirit to do the work that God has given them to do as they participate in the life, mission, and ministry of the local expression of the larger church body (that is, Truro). 

What is the difference between confirmation, reception, and reaffirmation? If you have never made a public, adult profession of faith before, then you usually ought to be confirmed. If you’ve previously made an adult profession of faith, then you’ll likely be received. If you’ve made an adult profession of faith before, but you’re coming back to following Jesus after some time away, then reaffirmation is probably the right step. Either way, the service looks the same, and the bishop will lay hands on you and pray for you to be empowered for ministry in the church – the only difference is the prayer the bishop prays. 

If you have already been through Foundations (or previously through a Truro “New Members Class”), then we encourage you to take this final step into the life at Truro. If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to Rev. Mike Seawright

Adult Confirmation
Student Confirmation

Seniors Lunch
Wednesdays @ 12pm | Undercroft

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). 

Truro Safety Awareness Workshop
February 19 | 11:45-1:45 PM | Common Grounds

This is required training if you volunteer in the following areas: 

  • Family Ministry or any ministry interacting with children
  • Outreach/Visitation Ministries
  • Prayer Ministry
  • TIPS 
  • Open to anyone wanting to learn more
Sign up for workshop

A Missions Gathering with Love for the Least 
March 2 @ 6 PM | Undercroft 

Please join us for dinner with Truro Mission Partners Jerry & Stacy of Love for the Least. They will be visiting and presenting their latest activities in East Africa and the Middle East in bringing aid and compassion to victims of poverty, persecution, and displacement, including on-the-ground aid for those suffering due to the recent earthquake. News of the bountiful harvest of new believers among unreached peoples also will be presented.

Register here
Meet our vestry nominees! Click below to read their biographies. We will be having a vote of affirmation to give congregational assent at our annual meeting, March 19 at 9 AM in the Main Sanctuary. 
Vestry Nominees Bio

Take a night off of cooking and support TPK! 
Order from this restaurant for eat in or carry out during these times
and a percentage of the sales comes back to TPK!
February 22 | 5-8 PM | Silver Diner Fairfax
12251 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033

Click here to apply to TPK 2023-24
Mary Tierney Stradley
11/18/1954 - 2/10/2023

Funeral service will be held this Friday, February 17 at 1 PM in the Chapel.

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.
Click here to give online
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