All Things St. Philip's 

March 2, 2023

Ministry Fair & Newcomer's Reception

Sunday, March 5th after the 9:30 am service

We will have one service only this Sunday. Following the service we will hold our Ministry Fair and Newcomer's Reception. If you have been at St. Philip's for less than three years, please join us so we can greet and welcome you!

We like to thank the St. Philip's Knights for hosting the reception and please bring a dish to share with all.

Annual Parish Meeting a Success!

Annual Parish Meeting a Success!

Thank you to everyone for attending. The Rev. Marlene Forrest, Thomas Beatty, Moses Golatt and Vickie Seymour highlighted the stories from 2022. This includes things like positive and encouraging changes, treasurer's 2022 budget summary, accomplishments as a church body, voted for the new vestry members, had fellowship and ended in prayer. 

The role of a warden has many dimensions and many are canonical and legal. Thomas Beatty and Moses Golatt served this past year with grace and love and there is an insufficient amount of space to write everything which could be said in thanksgiving about their ministry this past year.

We often hear the role of the Senior Warden as the "Rector's Warden," and Thomas supported our rector this past year in administration, prayer, listening, providing guidance, and in his leadership of the Vestry. Thomas, thank you for your ministry, discernment, and care as you faithfully executed the role of Senior Warden this past year.

The Junior Warden is often known as the "People's Warden" and often takes care of the building and administration. Against common belief, there is not a cot set up in the building for the Junior Warden to sleep at night, however, you could have mistaken that for the number of times you would see him at the building checking things out. You can thank Moses for many successful project this year from HVAC fixes to property clean up and beautification. Moses, thank you for your ministry, and care of the property and staff as Junior Warden this past year.

And we save the best for last. We give lots of appreciation and love to Vickie Seymour for her faithfulness in serving as our Church Treasurer! Vickie, thank you for your ministry to St. Philip's!

There are so many people who do so much for St. Philip's. Stewardship includes gifts of time and talent (in addition to 'treasure') to the mission of Christ. The Rector would like to recognize this important work, celebrate some of our unsung heroes, and extend our gratitude for all the stewardship offered here.

Reported by Diem Miller, Office Manager

Introducing the 2023 Vestry!

We are so excited to welcome our new Vestry onboard! They are a dynamic group and ready to lead St. Philip’s in mission and life. This week we will bless and install the Vestry at our 9:30 service. Please reach out with questions, to volunteer and to congratulate them!

SR. WARDEN: Melissa Greene


JR. WARDEN: Larry Clark

TREASURER: Vickie Seymour

REGISTER: Carolyn Lanier

ASST. REGISTER: Sarah McDermott


Timothy Brown

Carol Arrington-Sims

Tim Brown

Alan Foster, Sr.

Joy Lee

Nathaniel Lewis

Volunteering is a Sign of God's Love.

Come to the Ministry Fair on Sunday, March 5th after the 9:30 am and learn more about God's love.

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.

Lenten Devotional Studies with

Rev. Marlene

We will meet on zoom each Tuesday in Lent at 7pm

(March 7,14,21,28 and April 4)

Our gift from St. Anne's Guild this year is The Healing Marks of Jesus: Reflections on the Power of the Risen Christ by Michael Hoy.

Join Zoom Meeting

Dial by your location:  +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)  

Meeting ID: 891 0819 8331

Baptism at St. Philip's

Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023

10:30 am

Baptism is a ritual of initiation that indicates our desire to enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church.

If you or a loved one would like to be baptized, contact Diem Miller for more information regarding two required baptism classes on Zoom

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. Email Parish Office and let us know.

Girl Scouts Sunday

March 12, 10:30 am

We will celebrate our Girl Scouts during the 10:30 service. If you are a scout (all ages/genders/types of scouts) or an adult leader, we encourage you to wear your uniform that day so we can recognize you. For scouts aged 5-17 who want to volunteer to help before or during the service, contact Diem Miller

Newsletter Article Submission

Items to be included in the newsletter or bulletin are due on Tuesday at NOON. If you have any questions, please email Diem Miller.

The Little Free Library and Blessing Box

Our little library continues to serve our community. We wanted to share the scene at the little library. Our neighbors are enjoying it.

We continue to collect books and items for the blessing box and little free library.

To give: Make a donation online here, scan the QR code, or text GIVEHBCU to 41444. If you would like to celebrate Blessed Absalom Jones in your parish or diocese through a “love offering” or contact T.J. Houlihan at or (800) 334-7626 x6271 for more information.

Ways to Donate to St. Philip's

Your financial gifts to St. Philip’s are of vital importance to support our ongoing ministries and our outreach to the most vulnerable among us. Please continue to offer your faithful gifts by:

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

Visit our Website

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.
  • 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: March 5, 2023

Wednesday Noon Prayer

Dial-in number: (978) 990-5000

Access code: 870051 #

All are welcome!

St. Philip's Prayer List

Marc Albertson, Trey Bankhead, Jean Boone, Mary Carter, Marilyn Chalmers, Alexander Corbett, Alice Flannigan, Joseph Flannigan, Eudora & Lewis Forrest, Marvis Hazel, Eva Hicks, Ester Hyatt, Francine L. Johnson, Alaina LaVonne, Mary Little, Steven Little, Barbara Lowe, Kay Mack, Christian Miller, Robinette Miller, Edmund Moore, Romaine Morgan, Lela Morris, Tonjia Phillips, Tara Plummer, Hortense Powell, Henry Robinson, Clementine Washington, Louise White, and Cynthia Smith Williams.

This Week at St. Philip's

Friday, March 3

6:00 p.m. Vestry Retreat (Sanctuary & Parish Hall)


Saturday, March 4

10:30 a.m. Janettarose Greene Ordination as Deacon (Herndon, VA)


The Second Sunday in Lent, March 5

9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist/Rite I; Commissioning of Wardens & Vestry; Indoor and Virtual Service

10:45 a.m. Ministry Fair & Newcomer's Reception

Monday, March 6

7:00 p.m. N.A. Meeting (Parish Hall)


Tuesday, March 7

7:00 p.m. Lenten Devotional Study on Zoom

7:00 p.m. Girl Scouts Meeting (GS Room)

Wednesday, March 8

12:00 Noon Circle of Love (online)

7:00 p.m. G.A.


Thursday, March 9

8:00 a.m. St. Francis Guild Coordinates Food Pantry (Parish Hall)


Friday, March 10

Rev. Marlene's Sabbath

9:00 -10:00 a.m. Food Pantry (Parish Hall)


Saturday, March 11


The Third Sunday in Lent, March 12

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist/Rite I

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist/Rite I & Girl Scout Sunday; Indoor and Virtual Service

11:45 a.m. Fellowship and Refreshments with the Girl Scouts

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: Melissa Greene



TREASURER: Vickie Seymour

REGISTER: Carolyn Lanier

ASST. REGISTER: Sarah McDermott


Carol Arrington-Sims

Tim Brown

Alan Foster, Sr.

Melissa Greene

Joy Lee

Nathaniel Lewis

To learn about a specific ministry or associated programs, please contact the vestry liaison for more information.



Community Engagement:


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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