All Things St. Philip's 

February 8, 2024

Need a ride to church? Call the Parish Office at 804-321-1266

Worship Services & Formation

Sunday, February 11, The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Super Bowl™ - Casual Sunday

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

@9:00 a.m. Bible Study

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

@11:45 a.m. Souper Bowl Chili Cook-off

It's "Souper" Sunday time! Wear your favorite sports team Jersey at Souper Bowl Sunday The event will be held in the Ruth E. Little Parish Hall right after the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday, February 11th.

Sunday Service Bulletin: February 11, 2024
Bible Study Scripture Reading for February 11, 2024

Donate Soup Cans!

Casual Sunday

February 11, 2024

Wear your favorite sports team Jersey at Souper Bowl Sunday and share in God’s love for our neighbors in need and give generously on Chili Souper Bowl Sunday, February 11th. All donations collected will go directly to the St. Francis Food Pantry and our Blessing Box Ministry. 

Thank you


Thank You During our time of sorrow, your comforting words were so welcomed. Thank you for your sympathy cards during our time of loss and grievance for our sister Renee F. Washington. Please continue to pray for us as we heal and move forward. Harry and Karen Savage

Baptism at St. Philip's

The Great Easter Vigil, March 30, 7pm

If you are interested in getting baptized on Saturday, The Great Easter Vigil, March 30th at 7pm, you must attend four required baptism classes on February 26, March 4, 11, and 18 at 7pm on Zoom. Contact our Parish Administrator Diem, and she will keep you up to date in the process.

Email Parish Administrator

Did Someone Say Girl Scout Cookies?

Did someone say cookies? A well-known component of Girl Scouts is the cookie program, the largest girl-run business in the world. Did you know that when you purchase cookies, you are supporting our girls in "learning by earning"? They learn five essential skills: goal-setting, money management, people skills, decision-making, and business ethics. Here are ways to order and support these young entrepreneurs:

Please Fill out the Girl Scouts Cookie Order Form, located on the bulletin board in the Atrium or use the link: Girl Scouts Digital Cookie Order Link

When placing your order online, please be sure to check the box at the bottom of the page to avoid shipping fees.

What's Happening at St. Philip's

Monday, February 12th at 7pm

Tuesday, February 13 at 6PM

Wednesday, February 14th - Services at Noon and 7pm

Lenten Forums and Special Sundays during Lent

The First Sunday in Lent, Feb. 18, 2024

Guest Preacher: The Rev. David Curtis

Rev. David is the guest speaker at the 8 and 10:30 am service. Join us after the 10:30 am worship service for a Lenten Forum: Racial Justice and Healing Pilgrimage, where Rev. David and Rev. Marlene will share their experiences.

The Rev. David Curtis is a deacon in the Diocese of Virginia. He was ordained in April 2016 and served at St John’s Episcopal Church Hill until June 2022. He also served as one of the two archdeacons in the Diocese, from Dec 2019 to 2023. He served on the transition committee in 2022 when the Diocese called our next bishop. He is a current mentor for Education for Ministry and works to encourage others to live into their baptismal vows. His primary calls to ministry are to racial reconciliation, care for the marginalized, and faith formation.


David works full time as a chaplain at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. He lives in Richmond’s Northside, with his beagle Max. 

The Second Sunday in Lent, Feb. 25, 2024 at 9:30 am

One Service Only

Mark your calendar now! We invite all members of St. Philip’s to attend this meeting to hear about the status of the church, to go over our financials, and to vote for our new Vestry members.

The Third Sunday in Lent, March 3, 2024

ECW Open House - Celebration of Women's History Month

Mark your calendar now! The celebration will be held after the 10:30 am worship service in the Ruth E. Little Parish Hall. More information forthcoming.

The Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 10, 2024

Girl Scout Sunday,10:30 am service

“The motivating force in Girl Scouting is spiritual.” —Preamble, Constitution of Girl Scouts of the USA At the heart of Girl Scouting are many of the same values most faiths hold: ⚬ Supporting girls ⚬ Making our world a better place ⚬ Building compassionate leaders

Girl Scout Sunday celebrates the powerful ties between Girl Scouting and faith. Girl Scouts are encouraged to connect their faith to the Girl Scout Law and earn the religious recognitions of their faith. Let’s honor the Girl Scouts and adult volunteers who give their time and talents in service of others.

The Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 17, 2024

Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Sarah Kye Price

Rev. Price is the guest speaker at the 8 and 10:30 am service. Join us after the 10:30 am worship service for a Lenten Forum: Faith Journeys - Discovering and Pursuing God's Call

The Rev. Price is the Vocations Minister for the Diocese of Virginia. In this role she manages the ordination process, stewarding the Commission on Ministry’s canonical responsibilities to “design and [oversee] the ongoing process for recruitment, discernment, formation for ministry, and the assessment of readiness therefore.”

She is a blended vocational priest, professor, and social worker with a heart for preparing people to serve the church and the world. She is grateful for her call to diocesan staff to accompany others in the ministry of vocational discernment and formation.

Lenten Soup and Study with Rev. Marlene

Lenten Soup and Study During Lent we will meet February 29th; March 7th, 14th and 21st at 7pm in the Ruth Little Parish Hall with a Zoom option as well. We will discover a Practice of Prayer using the book Seek and you will Find by Rhonda Mawhood Lee. The book is available from Amazon.

The Parish Office will have 10 copies for purchase. Call or email the church at 804-321-1266/ Parish Office Email to reserve a copy.

You can purchase copy from Amazon: Seek and you will Find by Rhonda Mawhood Lee

TRANSPORTATION WEEKLY TO ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH during Wednesdays in Lent at 12Noon. If you would like to attend any of the Lent series at St. Paul’s, please call the Parish Office at 804-321-1266 to reserve your seat on the church bus or sign up below on any or all the series. (bus capacity at 15persons) You must be at the church no later than 11:30 am.

  • February 21    Rev’d Jim Somerville, First Baptist
  • February 28    Rev’d Marlene E. Forrest, St. Philip’s Episcopal
  • March 6          Rev’d Floretta Barbee-Watkins, Lead Presbyter of the Presbytery of the James 
  • March 13        Rev’d Amy Starr Redwine, First Presbyterian Church
  • March 20        Rev’d Lance Watson, St. Paul’s Baptist Church

Sign-Up Below:

Episcopal (Only 6 seats on the bus available)


This Week at St. Philip's Church

Monday, February 12

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


Tuesday, February 13

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Pancake Supper

6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts


Wednesday, February 14

12:00 p.m. Circle of Love

12:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday, Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes

7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Family Service, Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes


Thursday, February 15


Friday, February 16


Saturday, February 17


Sunday, February 18; The First Sunday in Lent

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

9:00 a.m. Bible Study

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist/Rite II ; Sunday School; The Rev. Deacon David Curtis, Guest Preacher

11:45 a.m. Lenten Forum on our Racial Justice and Healing Pilgrimage

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.

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 our 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, Raymond Boone, Jr., Regina Boone, Mary Carter, Yvonne Carter, Alex Corbett, Rosa Chance, Presiding Bishop Curry, Simone DeJean, Ibrahim Elbalola, Lorraine Fasset, Rueben Greene, William Harris, Yolanda Haynes, Ester Hyatt, Bill James, Ollie Jordan, Robinette Miller, Lela Morris, Robert Myers, Hortense Powell, Nancy Shadt, Anice Saunders, Mary Saunders, Barbara Forrest Thompson, 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.

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

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