All Things St. Philip's 

February 2, 2023

Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday, February 26, after 9:30 service

Only one service that Sunday. Organizational reports must be emailed to the office by February 6. At the annual meeting, the congregation will elect three persons to serve on the vestry. We will not livestream the meeting, and you must be present to vote. 

Wear your favorite sports team Jersey at our one service that day and share in God’s love for our neighbors in need and give generously.

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Shrine Mont Sunday

February 19

2023 camp registration is open! If you haven’t had a chance to see the sessions offered this 2023 season, rush to and check the Dates and Rates section. We cannot wait to have you join us this summer!


Lenten Studies

Tuesdays, February 28 - April 4, 7 pm


We will read The Healing Marks of Jesus during Lent.

Lenten bags are here!

Lenten bags for children and families and Lenten booklets can be picked up at Souper Bowl Sunday, Shrine Mont Sunday, and Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.

Ordination of Our Own Seminarian,

Janettarose Lavoie Greene

Ministry Fair and Newcomers Reception

Sunday, March 5, after 9:30 service

This event has been moved to March 5, and we will have one service only that day. A table will be available for each ministry. Please email us who will be representing your ministry. Thanks to the Knights of St. Philip’s for hosting the reception! If you can, please bring something to share and welcome all our newcomers. 

2023 Church Year and Liturgical Color Calendars

These calendars will be available to purchase for $5 each at the Ministry Fair on Sunday, March 5. You can also email or call 804-321-1266 to make arrangements to obtain one. Thank you, Diem Miller, Office Manager

Baptism Date Approaches!

We in the Episcopal Church recognize certain days when baptism is particularly important. They are holy days when new saints are added to our midst, committing to life in Jesus, or having that committed for them. They are days in which we the community of St. Philip’s commit to being there for them. There is no greater joy! Easter is one of those great holy days.

Easter this year is April 9. If you are interested in being baptized, plan on attending two required classes on March 5 and 19 after the 10:30 am service. Please contact the office at 804-321-1266 or email Diem Miller if interested.

Girl Scout News

We still have spaces for girls in grades K–12 to join the fun at Girl Scouts. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30 pm. Please reach out to Melissa Greene or Sarah McDermott to sign up. 


Did Someone Say Cookies?

A well-known component of Girl Scouts is the cookie program, the largest girl-run business in the world. Did you know that when you purchase cookies, you are supporting our girls in “learning by earning”? They learn five essential skills: goal-setting, money management, people skills, decision-making, and business ethics. Here are three ways to order and support these young entrepreneurs:

  1. Stop by our table in the parish hall after either Sunday service to place your order.
  2. Order online for local delivery or to pick up at the church.
  3. For delivery outside of metro Richmondorder here. (Customer pays shipping.)

Thank you for your support!

Still Not Too Late To Pledge

Your pledge means more than ever to the vestry and to the church as we press forward. If you have not yet submitted your pledge, it’s never too late; and if you’ve never pledged, please consider doing so. Keep the good works of this faith community going, and thank you for all the gifts you bring to St. Philip’s.

All who are interested in helping with Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, please meet with Joy Lee for a brief meeting this Sunday, February 5 immediately after the 10:30 service. Thank you!

Confirmation Class

Sunday, April 23

Save the date! If you would like to be confirmed, reaffirmed, or received into the Episcopal Church, our first confirmation class will be on April 23 between services.

Triangle of Hope Youth Pilgrimage

Late June - Early July 2023

Liverpool, England 

The Triangle of Hope is a covenantal community between the dioceses of Liverpool (England), Kumasi (Ghana), and Virginia dedicated to transforming the long history, ongoing effects, and continuing presence of slavery in our world through repentance, reconciliation, and mission. Current eighth-graders and high-schoolers are invited to apply. 

This summer’s trip will be to Liverpool, England with pilgrims from Kumasi, Liverpool, and Virginia participating. Each diocese can have up to 15 pilgrims plus chaperones. Costs and other information are on the application form. Please contact the Rev. Rock Higgins with any questions.

Apply Now

Pastoral Care Commission Needs You!

The pastoral care commission at St. Philip’s seeks for us to “love one another as I have loved you.” If you have a passion for caring for and serving others, we need your time and talent as we seek to respond to our parishioners with love, support, and care. What that support and care looks like will be up to those of us on the commission. A phone call, a meal dropped off, transportation to a doctor’s appointment... PLEASE prayerfully consider sharing YOUR time and talent with this commission and reach out to Sherrard Gardner.

St. Francis Food Pantry

Our St. Francis Pantry, which provides free food to some 65 families every other week, is earnestly in need of PAPER GROCERY BAGS. Please ask for these items when you shop and bring them to church to help feed the hungry.

Thanking you in advance, your St. Francis Food Pantry team.

Ways to Donate to St. Philip's

Check - Send to PO Box 27492, Richmond VA 23261

Credit Card or Bank Account - Click here

Online Banking & Electronic checks - Set up payment with your bank

PayPal - Click here to donate or go to our website and click GIVE

Text - Text GIVE to (833) 959-2287

Sunday Services are held weekly at 8 and 10:30 am

The 10:30 service will continue to be livestreamed on Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube. Please note our new Zoom link for the 10:30 am service. Do not use the old expired link. Thank you.

A few guidelines:

  • Masks are required to be worn by all.
  • Coffee hour will not resume at this time.
  • Bible study takes place at 9 am, immediately following the 8 am service, and will continue to serve those that call in.

If you have any further questions, please reach out to the office at (804) 321-1266 or We look forward to seeing you at St. Philip’s!

By Computer:

Our website

Click Virtual Prayer Services on Facebook:

Our Facebook page

Sunday Service Bulletin: February 5, 2023

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Dial-in: (978) 990-5000

Access Code: 656298#

Please note: Church School/Bible Study will be held at 9 am following the 8 am service, and we will continue to serve those who dial-in at 9.  

Bible Study Scripture Reading

Wednesday Noon Prayer

Dial-in number: (978) 990-5000

Access code: 870051 #

All are welcome!

Prayer List for This Week

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Immanuel, Old Church in Mechanicsville

Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Papua

New Guinea

Metropolitan Richmond Cycle of Prayer: We pray for the coming of God’s realm in Metropolitan Richmond: For a spirit of unity and cooperation among all people in all jurisdictions, to earnestly seek the common welfare of this metropolitan city, to express compassion and care for our natural environment.

Members of Our Sister Church: St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Boipatong, South Africa

All in Need of Healing: Marc Albertson, Trey Bankhead, Cynthia Bently, Susan Bradley, Mary Carter, Alexander Corbett, Alice Flanngin, Joseph Flannigan, Eudora & Lewis Forrest, Anaya Gavins, Damar Hamilin, Marvis Hazel, Eva Hicks, Ester Hyatt, Francine L. Johnson, Alaina LaVonne, Mary Little, Steven Little, Barbara Lowe, Kay Mack and family, Christian Miller, Robinette Miller, Edmund Moore, Romaine Morgan, Lela Morris, Tara Plummer, Hortense Powell, Inez Tuck, Clementine Washington, Louise White, Cynthia Smith Williams, and John Williams

Members of Our Armed Forces: Satchel Bacon, Reginald Coleman, Talon Cowgill, Tanya Cowgill, Deja Freeney, Deneisha Freeney, Vernon Harmon, Chauncey Hodge, Sa’ad McNeil, Franklin Morton Jr., Joseph Murray III, Benjamin Neely, Kevin B. Stallings, and Vernon Threatt

WARNING About Emails Spoofing Clergy

Please be aware that Rev. Marlene will NEVER reach out to you individually asking for any type of gift card or financial contribution. Our clergy will ONLY email you from their church addresses with the domain of If you receive an email that claims to be from Rev. Marlene with an urgent request, please check the email address, do not respond and report the email to your ISP. If you have questions or concerns call the church office at (804) 321-1266.

Rev. Marlene works Monday-Thursday. She can be reached by phone (804) 356-8216 or email



Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm

Friday, 9 am - 1 pm

If you have a pastoral care need or an emergency and cannot reach Rev. Marlene directly, contact the Senior Warden, Thomas Beatty 

(804) 310-4742


To schedule a meeting with Rev. Marlene, please call, email, or use this link:

Scheduling Link
Vestry Members, Staff, and Ministry Areas

Rev. Marlene E. Forrest, Rector

Diem Miller, Office Manager

SENIOR WARDEN: Thomas Beatty

TREASURER: Vickie Seymour

REGISTER: Carolyn Lanier

Ernie Armstrong
Carol Arrington-Sims
Tim Brown
Alan Foster, Sr.
Melissa Greene
Nathaniel Lewis
Sarah McDermott
To learn about a specific ministry or associated programs, please contact the vestry liaison for more information.

Sarah McDermott

Community Engagement:
Ernie Armstrong

Pastoral Care:
Nathaniel Lewis

In the near term, vestry liaisons will be assigned to:
WORSHIP (All things Sunday morning)

MINISTER OF MUSIC: Dr. Willis L. Barnett


VERGER: Nathaniel Lewis

SEXTON: Richard LeTang

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