All Things St. Philip's

July 4, 2024

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Summer Worship Service

Sunday, July 7, The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

@9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist/ Rite II

Sunday Service Bulletin: July 7, 2024 

A Message from our Rector!

Dear St. Philip’s Family,

What a journey it has been! Despite the twists, turns, and countless adjustments, we’ve made it over halfway through 2024 and into the summer. The good news? God’s grace has not only sustained us but also strengthened us. We emerge from this season with resilience and renewed purpose.

Here’s what’s happening at St. Philip’s this summer:

Worship Service:

  • We have moved to one service at 9:30 am, providing sacred moments for reflection and community.
  • Sunday Bible Study will be taking a time of Sabbath and will return in the Fall. Wednesday Noonday Prayer with the Circle of Love will continue.

Summer Giving:

  • Remember that the church continues to function during the summer. The office is open on limited hours, The St. Francis Food Pantry is open, and the work of ministries continue.
  • Don’t take your tithes and offering on vacation with you. There are various ways to set up automatic payments, so you don’t miss a payment or fall behind. See below for Giving information.

Formation and Fellowship:

  • How to Lead Morning Prayer is coming up on July 14th.
  • High Tea with Rev. Marlene to welcome our New Members (4 years or less) is July 21. Everyone is invited.

Rest and Refreshment:

  • Many of us feel weary. Let’s intentionally create space for rest and Sabbath.
  • Remember the practices of slowing down, finding peace, discovering joy and recharging.

Pastoral Leave:

  • With the Vestry’s blessing, I’ll be on vacation from July 22nd to August 24th.
  • During this time, I’ll enjoy beach moments with family and friends, and incorporate the practices of slowing down, finding peace, discovering joy and recharging.
  • I’ll return on August 25th, ready to hit the ground running as we celebrate the Program Year Kickoff and Blessings of Backpacks, computers, students and teachers.

Continuity and Leadership:

  • While I’m away our Vestry, Parish Administrator, Verger and leadership team will ensure care for all.
  • Pastoral Care will be available through our Pastoral Care Team, Vestry Shepherds and On Call Clergy.

Our fall calendar is brimming with exciting plans:

  • Sunday School for children
  • Children's Moment on the 3rd Sunday
  • Fellowship opportunities
  • Formation opportunities
  • Fall Clean-Up
  • Homecoming
  • Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Game
  • AND MORE!!!!

May the Holy Spirit restore our energy and ignite our commitment to God’s work. Let’s embrace the ministry of the church and community with renewed enthusiasm.

Summer blessings to each of you.

In faith,

Rev. Marlene

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Training Lay Leaders to Lead Morning Prayer

Sunday, July 14th after the 9:30 am service

Training Lay Leaders to Lead Morning Prayer

July 14, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In small congregations, it helps your priest tremendously if a few lay persons are trained in how to lead Morning Prayer for when a priest is not available. At this training, the Rev. Marlene E. Forrest will teach lay leaders the basics of leading Morning Prayer. This training is intended to build basic skills and, if desired, be a foundation for further learning toward getting a license to be a Lay Worship Leader.

Register Here

Newcomers "High Tea" with Rev. Marlene E. Forrest

Sunday, July 21st after the 9:30 am service

All newcomers (and parishioners who would like to meet our newcomers) are invited to a get-together  Sunday, July 21, after the 9:30 a.m. service in the Courtyard and Ruth E. Little Parish Hall. We will have tea, finger sandwiches and light refreshments with Rev. Marlene and some Vestry members you can chat with. Come enjoy a treat, meet some parishioners, and learn a little about our family here at St. Philip’s.

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

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.

Summer Sunday Service is held weekly at 9:30 am. 

The 9:30 service will be livestreamed on Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube. Please note our new Zoom link for the 9:30 am service.

A few guidelines:

  • Masks are a personal choice.
  • We ask if you are not feeling well, please stay home and follow along with our online service at 9:30 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

Paul Adams, Ralph and Judy Anderson, Adrian Arnold, Cynthia Bentley, Tim Brown, Vivienne Brown, Mary Carter, Yvonne Carter, Alex Corbett, Henry Davis, Francis Dye, Christine Forrest, Eudora Forrest, Francis Forrest, Sr., Lewis Forrest, I, Blair Grant, William Harris, Jr., Yolanda Haynes, Ester Hyatt, Kemoni Jackson, Bill James, Ayana Malone, Dorothy McCollum, Robinette Miller, Edmond Moore, Lela Morris, Fred Sanelli, Nancy Shadt, Joy Stevenson, Aleta Staunton, Clementine Washington and Shirley Williams.

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, Donevan Trystan and Isiah Seabrook

Prayer List Update In order to keep the Prayer list current and to facilitate the intentionality and mindfulness with which we pray, we print names on the Prayer Lists for three months or less. Please keep us informed on how they are doing, so that we can keep our list update. If you would like to add or delete a name on the prayer list, please email or call 804-321-1266. Thank you.

Rev. Marlene works Monday-Thursday. She can be reached by phone

(804) 356-8216 or email



Monday & Friday Remote Working

Tuesday-Thursday, 10 am - 2 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

Please see the roster at the beginning of the newsletter.

SENIOR WARDEN: Melissa Greene



TREASURER: Vickie Seymour

REGISTER: Carolyn Lanier

ASST. REGISTER: Sarah McDermott


Carol Arrington-Sims

Tim Brown

Alan Foster, Sr.

Joy Lee

Kimion Walker

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, Parish Administrator

MINISTER OF MUSIC: Dr. Willis L. Barnett


VERGER: Nathaniel Lewis

SEXTON: Richard LeTang

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