All Things St. Philip's 
November 24, 2021
Full Regathering in the Sanctuary every Sunday
at 10:30am.

All Sunday services will continue to Premiere on
Zoom and Facebook.

Registration is Required!
You will find the link to register every
Wednesday in this email.

The registration link for Sunday, November 28 is below:
Registration will close on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at midnight.
Bishop's Meditation
by Bishop Porter Taylor
"The Faithful Perspective of Thanksgiving" 
Diocese of VA Bishop Search

Attached is a letter from the Bishop Search Committee
updating the diocese on their progress. Also, linked is the
Diocese Profile Page.
The committee ask that you take a look at the Diocese Profile and
share with anyone who may be interested.
Advent Sunday Devotions

This year's Advent study will come from "The Fullness of Time" Advent Devotional. The devotionals are the yearly gift from the St. Anne's Guild. Look for yours in the mail.

Join Rev. Marlene on Zoom each Sunday evening in
Advent for a time of study, prayer and devotions

We will will gather on Zoom from
6:30pm to 7:30pm on:

November 28
December 5
December 12
December 19

UTO Ingathering - November 28
The UTO Ingathering will be on Sunday, November 28. Please remember our siblings who will benefit from this offering
and give extravagantly.
Our New Website has launched! It's informative, offers convenience, it's fun to look at, it's sleek, smooth, welcoming and user friendly.

Many thanks to Larry Clark and his team.

If you haven't seen yet, you must!
Just check it out at the button below.
St. Philip’s partners again this year with
Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School to support their
mission and ministry. This year we have the opportunity to
provide students and teachers with needed supplies.
(Please see the two Amazon Wishlist and the Supply list below.)
On December 12, we have an ingathering and blessing of the supplies to be delivered on December 16. Please place your donations in the
designated box in the church atrium. 
Here is a list of other items which are needed:

  • ·        Tissues
  • ·        Snacks (crackers, fruit snacks, granola bars, other healthy snacks)
  • ·        Hand sanitizer
  • ·        Basic cleaning supplies (lysol wipes, windex)
  • ·        Disposable gloves (sterile or non-sterile)
  • ·        Thin dry erase markers
  • ·        Laundry detergent (for washing cloth masks & PE uniforms)
  • ·        Ziploc bags (all sizes)
  • ·        Plastic pencil cases
  • ·        Pencils (need about a billion)
  • ·        Basic medical supplies (band-aids, gauze/tape, Benadryl, antacids, ibuprofen)
  • ·        Colored duct tape (all colors)
  • ·        Chart paper (giant post-it notes)
  • ·        Laminating pockets (8.5×11)
  • ·        Dry erase board erasers
  • ·        New or gently used khaki pants
  • ·        $10 or more valued gift cards to Target or Wal-mart (for prizes or help with khaki uniform pants)
  • ·        Candy (for prizes)
Christmas Project
Do you receive calendars and cards as part of solicitations from
charitable organizations that you cannot use?
The St. Francis Food Pantry will GLADLY take them off your hands!
(or you can purchase individual cards, boxes of cards, and/or calendars)

The food pantry would like you to join us in collecting Christmas cards
and 2022 calendars to add to the items we give to our clients. 
Calendars and cards are one of the most asked for items in early December.
It's such a simple item, we believe we can fulfill the need with your help!
We would like to have the cards and calendars available to our clients soon.
There will be a box in the atrium each Sunday labeled
Foodbank Christmas.

So please bring your cards and calendars to church!
We thank you for your participation in this project!
Richmond Hill is always very thankful of our support in many ways. They sent a card expressing their gratitude for our recent donation to their Capital Campaign.

They have invited us to join them in their "Founders Week" events, both at Richmond Hill and online. The week starts on November 30 at 5:30pm when Ben Cambell will preach at their Tuesday evening service. Events will continue until December 4.
More information can be found at the link below.
We recently let Kairos Prison Ministry know they are still in our prayers, although we are not able to visit the prison at this time. We sent the Kairos Buckingham Advisory Council a monetary donation to the ministry for which we received a letter of gratitude. We pray our volunteers can get back inside the prison to continue the good work of Kairos soon. And many others back to the kitchen to bake those much needed and important cookies!

Confirmation classes will begin in the New Year. We will gather virtually and in person on the following days.

January 8 & 29, February 12, March 12, April 9 & 23,
and May 21 (rehearsal).
May 22 is the Bishop's visit and the Confirmation Service.

If you are interested in being confirmed,
please email Rev. Marlene:
New Worship Bags for Children!
Rev. Marlene has created "Worship Bags" for our little ones to enjoy during the service. It contains many fun activities and even a Children's Bulletin which corresponds to the Sunday's of the church season to take home! Don't forget to
take one when you arrive at church with your child. The canvas bag should be left
at the exit to be refilled for the next weeks fun!

"Broken Open" is our Annual Giving theme.
Click the link below for your pledge card and
Annual Giving information.

Thank you!
St. Philip's Tee Shirts
The shirts are $15.00 and they come in sizes -
Small to 2XL.

Contact the Church Office:
Prayer of the Day
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection alert us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and redeem us for your life of justice, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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
Vestry Members, Staff & Ministry Areas
PRIEST-IN-CHARGE: Rev. Marlene E. Forrest
SR. WARDEN: Thomas Beatty
JR. WARDEN: Moses Golatt

TREASURER: Vickie Seymour

REGISTER: Carolyn Lanier

Kenneth Anderson
Ernie Armstrong
Sherrard Gardner
Melissa Greene
Nathaniel Lewis
Renarda Williams
To learn about a specific ministry or associated programs, please contact the Vestry liaison for more information.

Community Engagement:
Ernie Armstrong

Kenneth Anderson

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
2900 Hanes Ave.
Richmond, VA 23222