All Things St. Philip's 

November 16, 2023

Worship Services & Formation

Saturday, November 18th, Soul Fire Saturday

@ 5:30 p.m. – Holy Eucharist/Movie, Dinner, Fun and Fellowship

Sunday, November 19th, The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

@ 8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist/Rite II

@ 9:00 a.m. – Bible Study

@ 10:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist/Rite II; Sunday School

Sunday Service Bulletin: November 19, 2023

Don't forget to pledge!

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their pledge cards or pledged online! As of today, November 16th, we have received pledges from 28 families and individuals who have pledge $91,464.00 and are 40% half way of our pledging goal! Remember, every bit helps. We are hopeful you will join your church family as we embrace our stewardship theme More Than Enough and celebrate God’s overflowing grace and provision in our lives.


Pledge cards are available on the table in the Atrium, or you can pledge electronically by clicking here or by contacting the church office. You can place your pledge card in the offering plate, leave it in the office, or mail it.


The annual giving campaign will end on this Sunday, November 19 and all pledges will be blessed during the Sunday service. Your pledge allow us to make smart, informed decisions in regards to our 2024 budget. Thank you for your financial support of our church, and its ministries and programs.

Please make your 2024 stewardship pledge by November 19, 2023. Click here to Pledge.

Jazz Night Festival & Men's Day Celebration a Success!

On behalf of all the Knights of St. Philip’s, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all for their support of the Jazz Night Festival and Men’s Day Celebration. The purpose of this drive is to help St. Philip’s Church and the community. All monies realized from the Jazz Festival and Men’s Day Celebration help to support the church and its programs.

This year we raised approximately $3,000 which will be donated to St. Philip’s Church where funds will be used to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). It is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm. Training is included in the donation for anyone who would like to receive it.

I like to recognize Larry Clark, Churchman of the Year, Tim Brown, Moses Golatt, Nathaniel Lewis, and Reginald Carter, Certificate of Appreciation of Recognition of Loyalty and Service to St. Philip’s. They are the "Swiss Army Knives” of St. Philip’s. Lastly Rev. Marlene E. Forrest, and Diem Miller, staff of St. Philip’s for their support.

A heartfelt THANKS to all my Brother Knights, family and friends for again volunteering their time, support and generosity.

John “Jay” Williams, Sr.


I want to thank the Knights for giving me the Churchman of the Year award. It is my honor to serve with this group of dedicated churchmen! Larry Clark

UTO Ingathering, Sunday, November 19th at the 8:00 and

10:30 am services


Happy Thanksgiving!

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. You can fill the UTO Box, write a check to St. Philip's Episcopal Church and add UTO Ingathering in the memo line, or click here to doante online...Give to UTO.

Upcoming Events

Advent Festival - Celebrating the first week of Advent!

Sunday, December 3rd after the 8 and 10:30 am services.

There will be festive music, special treats, and fun for ALL ages! This will take the place of our regular coffee fellowship time and also replace Formation that day. We're looking for set-up help and volunteers to bring treats (hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies, etc. )to this event. You can sign up here to help: Sign Up Here

Advent Wreath Making

Make your own fresh Advent wreath after each service on Sunday,  December 3rd.

We will provide a wreath-base, greenery, decorations, guidance, and lots of smiles. Please bring hand-held pruning shears if you have them.


Greens Donations Needed!

We would love donations of fresh cut of any kind of evergreens that you have available – fir, cedar, yew, rosemary, holly – in your yard. Please contact Diem Miller if you have questions. Clippings can be brought starting November 26-December 1st. Thanks in advance. 

Purchase Christmas Poinsettias to donate in thanksgiving or in loving memory of a loved one.

Thank You St. Philip's Church!

Bible Study Scripture Reading for November 19, 2023

This Week at St. Philip's Church

Monday, November 20

7:00 p.m. N.A. Meeting


Tuesday, November 21


Wednesday, November 22

12:00 p.m. Noon Prayer; Circle of Love

12:00 p.m. Church Office Closed


Thursday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

Church Office will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving Day.


Friday, November 24

Church Office will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving Day.


Saturday, November 25

5:30 p.m. Soul Fire Saturday


Sunday, November 26; The Last Sunday after Pentecost; Christ the King

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

9:00 a.m. Bible Study

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist/Rite II

The Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Clara Hoggard in loving memory of David Hoggard.

Altar Flower Sign Up: Sponsoring our Sunday altar flowers is a great way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, remember a loved one who has passed, or mark any other special occasion. A $45 donation offsets the cost of the flowers. Select the Sunday you wish to sponsor and fill in your name and the dedication(s). Call the Parish Office if you need assistance.

Click here to dedicate and sign-up for Altar Flowers 

Earn for St. Philip's at Kroger

We participate in the Kroger Community Rewards program. Every time you shop, St. Philip's receives a donation based on how much you spend.

St. Philip's code is GT673.

Learn more and sign up here.

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.

Online Giving

Questions? Contact Parish Office: or


Thank you for donating to St. Philip's!


Scan - QR Code Make your gift as the plate is passed, by scanning the QR code.

·       Online Giving or PayPal - Go to our website and click GIVE

·        Text - Text GIVE to (833) 959-2287

·        Check - Send to PO Box 27492, Richmond VA 23261

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

Other Ways to Donate to St. Philip's

Check - Send to PO Box 27492, Richmond VA 23261

Credit Card or Bank Account - Click here

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.

A few guidelines:

  • Masks are recommended.

We ask if you are not feeling well, please stay home and follow along with our online service at 10:30 a.m.

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

Wednesday Noon Prayer

Dial-in number: (978) 990-5000

Access code: 870051 #

All are welcome!

Prayer List

Please keep these members of our community in your prayers: 

Cynthia Bentley, Shirley Brown, Raymond Boone, Jr., Regina Boone, Mary Carter, Yvonne Carter, Alex Corbett, Rosa Chance, Simone DeJean, Lorraine Fasset, Rueben Greene, Yolanda Haynes, Eva Hicks, Ester Hyatt, Bill James, Ollie Jordan, Robinette Miller, Lela Morris, Robert Myers, Hortense Powell, Nancy Shadt, Clementine Washington and Wendall White.

For those serving in the military, we ask you to bless the members of our armed forces. Give them courage, hope and strength.

Jasmin Buster and Isiah Seabrook

Prayer List Update Many names were added to our prayer list. While we are happy to continue praying for these people we want to check if they are still in a state of needing additional prayers. Names will remain on the prayer list for 3 weeks. If you would like a name to remain on the list longer, please notify Diem Miller.

Prayers for those preparing for Confirmation & Reception

Lord, You send out Your Spirit to touch the hearts of all people, so that they may believe in You and in Jesus whom You sent. Look kindly on all candidates for Confirmation and Reception, especially Vivienne Brown, LaAnja McLendon Gough, Gavin Johnson, Keith Jones, Adam Martinez and Lornel Thompkins, as they listen to Your voice. Open their hearts to Your Spirit and bring to fulfilment the good work that You have begun in them.

As we prepare these, your children for Confirmation and Reception, make each of us an instrument of Your love. Teach us to appreciate what is holy in

others, and to be patient with what we do not understand. Deepen our faith in the Gospel and help us to pass it on by our example. We pray that You will continue to guide us and sustain us. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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, Melissa Greene

(804) 658-9250 or click here to Email Sr. Warden


To schedule a meeting with Rev. Marlene, please call Diem Miller in the office at 804-321-1266

Vestry Members, Staff, and Ministry Areas

SENIOR WARDEN: Melissa Greene



TREASURER: Vickie Seymour

REGISTER: Carolyn Lanier

ASST. REGISTER: Sarah McDermott


Carol Arrington-Sims

Tim Brown

Alan Foster, Sr.

Moses Golatt

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


Rev. Marlene E. Forrest, Rector

Diem Miller, Office Manager

MINISTER OF MUSIC: Dr. Willis L. Barnett


VERGER: Nathaniel Lewis

SEXTON: Richard LeTang

St. Philip's Episcopal Church

(804) 321-1266

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