Clergy Notes – February 24th, 2023

Dear Truro Family,

Ever since and Mike and Jenny Seawright moved to Northern Virginia (over 8 years ago!), they have felt a call from God to plant a church in Burke. They love Burke. They live there, run the trails there, their boys go to school there, and God has continued to plant their roots deeper in that community.

And yet they have also felt a strong call from God to stay here at Truro during many tumultuous years and have poured themselves into ministry and community here in so many ways. But the call to plant a church has only gotten stronger as time has passed.

Brothers and sisters of Truro:  your vestry, staff, clergy, and I believe that God has indeed called the Seawrights to plant a church in Burke, and that the time is coming soon to send them off (and some of you too!) on mission. For the first time in over 20 years, it’s time for Truro to plant a church!

Mike and Jenny have been discerning this call, along with the leadership of this church and our diocese, for years now. Over the last four months, we have begun to pray about the prospect of taking this next step of faith in 2023.

So, with a heart full of excitement and faith (and, along with the Seawrights a good mixture of “are we really doing this?!”), on behalf of the leadership of this church, I invite you all to join us in praying about this. Pray for God’s clear guidance as we discern his leading about a lot of things. When? How? Who? Really?!?!

Please join us this Lent as we prepare to take the initial steps towards planting a church. You’ll begin to hear and read more updates on all of this soon. But for now, pray! And if you’d like to save the date, there will be an initial prayer gathering on March 12 at 12 PM in Common Grounds. Feel free to reach out to Mike and/or me anytime with your questions.

The best is yet to come!


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