All Things St. Philip's 
June 30, 2022
Celebrating the 9th Anniversary of Dr. Willis L. Barnett
Dr. Barnett has served as the minister of music at St. Philip’s since July 2013.

An accomplished violinist and composer, Dr. Barnett received his Bachelor of Science in music education from Norfolk State University in 1973. He went on to obtain a Master of Science in music composition from Norfolk State University in 1978 and his Doctor of Ministry from Virginia Union University in 1997. He has also studied at Catholic University of America and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Most recently, he served at Virginia Union University as an associate professor of music and coordinator of choral activities.

The people of St. Philip’s are grateful for his service to them and God. He routinely uses his talent, experience and musical connections to enhance our worship. We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Barnett serving with us and look forward to seeing how God will continue to use him in enriching our musical ministry.
Volunteer for Our Jubilee

In 2021, we would have celebrated our 160th church anniversary, but the pandemic had other plans. We plan to celebrate our 161st Church Jubilee this fall and are seeking volunteers to assist in the planning. Contact Joy Lee if interested.
To walk in beauty is to walk in balance with all things.

Join a small group where you will learn Navajo ways from Navajo people whose values are deeply reflected in the Navajo prayer "The Beauty Way." For more information and to register, click the links below:
Community Outreach

Thank you to all who volunteered to make Field Day at Barack Obama Elementary School a success!
Thank you also to the staff of Better Menswear Midlothian for outfitting two students from Richmond public schools on their way to Hampden Sydney College and Old Dominion University this fall!
Episcopal Church Office of Black Ministries Announces Name Change to African Descent Ministries

As it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2023, the Episcopal Church’s Office of Black Ministries is pleased to announce a name change to African Descent Ministries to more inclusively reflect the community it serves.
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.

A few guidelines:
  • Masks are required to be worn by all.
  • Although registration is not required, sign-in and temperatures will be taken upon arrival to the service.
  • 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 Phone:
Dial: (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 842 9248 5996
By Computer:
Click Virtual Prayer Services on Facebook:
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.  
Tuesday Night Prayer
8 pm

Join us online from our website or Facebook profile.

For the other nights of the week, we encourage you to create
your own practice and end your day in conversation with God.
Wednesday Noon Prayer

Dial-in number: (978) 990-5000
Access code: 870051 #

All are welcome!
Prayer List for This Week

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: The General Convention of the Episcopal Church

Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Tanzania

Metropolitan Richmond Cycle of Prayer: We pray for governments and governing bodies of Metropolitan Richmond: For the mayor and city council of Richmond, the city administrator, and all city employees

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

All in Need of Healing: Mary Carter, Alexander Corbett, Anaya Gavins, Eva Hicks, Alaina LaVonne, Robinette Miller, Edmund Moore, Romaine Morgan, Pam Southall, Clementine Washington, Ed West, Louise White, Cynthia Smith Williams, John Williams, and Beverly Woody

Members of Our Armed Forces: Satchel Bacon, Brian Beatty, 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, Vernon Threatt, and Travis Tuck
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.
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
Rev. Marlene works remotely on Mondays and Wednesdays and can be reached by phone (804) 356-8216 or email

Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am - 2 pm
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

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:
Vestry Members, Staff, and Ministry Areas
Rev. Marlene E. Forrest, Rector
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
St. Philip's Episcopal Church
(804) 321-1266