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Join us this coming Sunday for worship! Our summer schedule continues this week, with services at 8:00 AM (in the chapel) and 10:00 AM (in the sanctuary and online).

Readings: Genesis 18:20-33 / Psalm 138 / Colossians 2:6-15 / Luke 11:1-13

Preacher: Mary Maggard Hays 

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

Children: Truro Kids, Club 56 and The Nest (3 month-preK) will be open during the 10 AM service. Please register HERE. 

Connection Center: 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.

Dear Truro Family,

Last fall, Bishop John announced his pending retirement, setting in motion a long process for discerning who the next bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Mid Atlantic would be. Last Sunday at 2 PM, the diocese announced 3 candidates: the Rev. David Hanke, the Rev. Patrick Ware, and the Rev. Chris Warner. You can read more about them hereAll three of them are gifted pastors with a deep and lively faith in Jesus Christ.

In our denomination, bishops are elected at a diocesan synod, an official gathering of all clergy of the diocese and of delegates elected by each congregation. This electing synod will be held on October 15. Our delegates to the electing synod are Meredith Bowen, Mark Epley, Nancy Gordon, Mary Hudson, Tom Heitman. (We also have 5 alternate delegates who will serve if one of our delegates is unable to attend the Electing Synod: Holly Desmarais, Craig Miller, Clare O’Leary, Carl Sperapani, and Gayle Yates.)

Although the bishop will be elected, the election is meant to be a discernment process rather than a political campaign. Delegates have been asked to consider prayerfully which candidate God is calling to be our next bishop as they review the materials presented by each candidate and as they listen to each candidate in person at one of 2 delegates-only gatherings. (Truro is hosting one of these events on September 27). Please pray for each of our delegates, that we will hear from God who would be the best bishop for our diocese at this time.

Will you also pray for each of these candidates and their families, as they walk through these months of very public discernment? Pray as well for the congregations they are now serving. You can imagine the mixed emotions of church members:  delight that their beloved leader is being considered for such an important task combined with sadness or apprehension because his election will mean that he will no longer be their rector.

Faithfully,

Mary

 

Connect
  • Young Adults, we’re having lunch at Havabite in downtown Fairfax after the 10 AM service this summer – we’ll meet outside at the Young Adults high top table and walk together. Contact Summer Farinas or Genna Walnut with questions.
  • The Men's Ministry has a shed demolition project at the Van Dyck House this Saturday, July 23, from 9-11:30 AM, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Bring a safety helmet, eye projection, and gloves. If you have a sledgehammer, hammer, or shovel, bring it along as well. For more info contact Will Rowe or Tony Zipfel. 
  • Our Kids Ministry is growing! If you want to help inspire kids, come help out this summer with our Kids. 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.
  • Seniors Lunch is every Wednesday, at 12 PM, in the Undercroft. We are watching The Chosen, Season 1. Everyone can come! We appreciate a $5 donation. Please register HERE so we know you are coming.

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
  • Truro Cares is launching a new ministry outreach effort: Truro Jail Ministry. The Mentor Training Refresher Course (via Zoom) will start Thursday September 22, and continue every third Thursday 7:30-8:30 PM, to prepare men and women to teach and facilitate classes and mentor inmates. For more information contact Vic Rinaldi or Maggie Marcum.        
  • Truro’s youth group leaves Sunday for their mission trip to Philadelphia (July 24–30). If you have envelopes at home, please put them in the collection plate on Sunday. Be sure to keep our adult leaders and teen volunteers in your prayers! 
  • Backpacks for kids: Truro has committed to provide 175 backpacks for middle and high school children in Fairfax County. We still need about 70 more to reach our commitment. Please help us meet our goal. Bring them any Sunday in July or order from Truro’s Amazon Wish List here:  Amazon.com
  • The Lamb Center is currently seeking individuals or groups who could provide the following food on the dates: Monday, July 25 - 12 dozen hard-boiled eggs; Saturday, July 30 - Lunch for 75; Monday, August 1 - 12 dozen hard-boiled eggs. You don't have to provide all 12 dozen eggs yourself; you could sign up to bring a few dozen or invite your friends to join you! Also, regarding lunch, it could be as easy as just ordering twelve pizzas to be delivered here for our guests. Contact Anna Howell with any questions.
  • 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.
Other Business

Sanctity of Life Ministries is holding their quarterly orientation August 2. We depend heavily on our volunteer team, so if you are interested in learning more about SLM's ministry, please join us! Sign up HERE.

We welcome new staff member Elizabeth Olney, who is now serving as Truro's Director of Communications. The daughter of a Navy Captain, Elizabeth traveled the world as a child, living in both Japan and Spain. She graduated from George C. Marshall HS and then got her B.A. in Communications and Sociology from the University of Virginia. She has a long career both in communications and sales, and previously worked for Truro as Communications Manager from 2003-2008. She is working virtually from Lake Hartwell, GA, where she lives with her husband, Jack. She has five children (Hannah, Zach, Lizzie, Kate & Will), two grandchildren (John & Charlotte), and two pups (Piper & Harper). In her extra time, Elizabeth owns a professional organizing business, Shipshape Organizing, and calls “Bingo” at her local brewpub.

Elizabeth will be on campus this Sunday-Tuesday. If you see her, please introduce yourself!
We also welcome new staff member Sharon Cartwright, who is now serving as Truro's Director of Prayer and Healing Ministry. Sharon was raised in the context of a large Polish family on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay area. She graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a B.A. in English. She has attended Truro Church since 2006 and worked in the Prayer and Healing Ministry for over ten years. She lives in the City of Fairfax with her husband, Gary, and three children, Daniel, Benjamin, and Lily. For fun, Sharon likes to camp, hike, spend time with family and friends, read, garden, and be in the mountains.

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.

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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