All Things St. Philip's 
May 19, 2022
What a Weekend It Was:
Celebration of New Ministry and Women's Day
ECW Women of the Year with President and VP
Rev. Marlene at Her Installation
Carolyn Lanier, Ben Campbell, and Rev. Marlene
Countdown to Electing Convention
Saturday, June 4, 10 am

The delegates to the Electing Convention will gather on June 4 to elect the 14th bishop of the Diocese of Virginia. All members of the diocese are invited and encouraged to tune in to the historic event via livestream. The live coverage will be streamed in both Spanish and English (two channels). Attendance in person is only open to voting delegates due to electronic voting procedures and COVID protocols. 

Prior to the election, we encourage you to learn all about the nominees by reading their profiles and watching their videos:
In addition, please plan on attending a "Meet and Greet" event with the nominees either in person or online. These events are scheduled May 20-24 in various locations:
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:
Bishop's Meditation
by Susan Goff

For the Fifth Week of Easter
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!
Stroke Awareness Sunday
May 29
Join us after the 10:30 am service to learn more and pick up a few gifts.
A year with Johnson Service Corps is an opportunity to dedicate yourself to the work of service, social justice, and spiritual growth. It’s a time to learn more about your faith, yourself, and the world. It’s a time to reflect, pray, and consider what is next -- all in a well-supported community of your peers.

JSC is accepting applications from young adults ages 21-28 for a service year in the Durham-Chapel Hill, NC community. The program runs from August 2022 through July 2023. Applications must be received by June 1, 2022.
Episcopal Service Corps Seeks Applicants for Remaining Posts
The Episcopal Church invites young leaders ages 21 to 32 to join Episcopal Service Corps, a nationwide movement focused on transforming the world through leadership, community building, and personal and spiritual growth.
Episcopal Church Women News
  • The ECW is now accepting applications for the Beblon G. Parks ECW Youth Endowment Scholarship Award and the ECW Book/Technology Award. Deadline for both applications is June 2. For more information about the scholarships and to apply, click the buttons below. For questions or to submit applications, email
  • Calling all high school and college graduates! If you have a graduating high school or college student, please notify the church office by June 2 in preparation for our Youth Celebration on June 12. Also let us know if you have any children moving up to middle or high school -- we’ll have a special treat for them.

  • Applications for college scholarships from the ECW of the Diocese of Virginia are now open and due June 30. Links to application and financial worksheet.
Soul Fire Saturday
June 18, 5-7 pm

What is Soul Fire Saturday? It’s a way of being church that is especially welcoming to all. Join us for a casual friendly worship experience:

  • 5 pm: Crafts and games
  • 6 pm: Worship
  • 6:30 pm: Free dinner

June’s theme is Sharing our History. We will make an altar cloth to use during our services and learn about Juneteenth and St. Philip’s history. Sharing God’s word with us will be Jabriel Hassan, our former seminarian and recent graduate. Bring a gently used children's book to share as we start our Little Free Library! Invite friends and family to join you!
Mark Your Calendars

May 20th, 11 am - 4 pm: Red Cross Blood Drive

June 4th: Special Convention To Elect the 14th Diocesan Bishop (livestreamed)

June 12th, 10:30 am: Youth Sunday and celebration of graduates

June 18th, 5-7 pm: SoulFire Saturday
Prayer List for This Week

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Christ Church of Lucketts in Leesburg, St. John's Church in McLean, and St. Peter's Church in Arlington

Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer: Church of the Province of South
East Asia

Metropolitan Richmond Cycle of Prayer: We pray for the criminal justice system in Metropolitan Richmond: For the victims of violent crime and for those who perpetuate violent crime; for situations and institutions that condone, promote, or encourage violent behaviors

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

All in Need of Healing: Deborah Mary Carter, Alexander Corbett, Bradley Fassett, Lorraine Fassett, Eva Hicks, Robinette Miller, Edmund Moore, Romaine Morgan, Lela Morris, Pam Southall, Clementine Washington, Ed West, Beverly Woody, Lisa Carrington, and the Carrington family

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.

Community Engagement:
Ernie Armstrong

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