All Things St. Philip's

June 6, 2024

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

Film Screening of Bad Faith: Christian Nationalism’s Unholy War on Democracy | Saturday, June 8th @ 2 - 4 PM, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Join us for a screening of the documentary Bad Faith, that traces the rise of Christian nationalist movement, followed by an insightful conversation with Bishop Barber. Register for free by visiting

Click here to register! (Bad Faith Documentary Screening)

Worship Services


Sunday, June 9, The Third Sunday after Pentecost

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

@9:00 a.m. NO Bible Study

@9:00 a.m. Transportation to St. Paul's Episcopal Church

@10:00 a.m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church; Holy Eucharist/Rite I with Bishop William Barber

@11:15 a.m. Festive Reception at St. Paul's

@11:30 -11:45 a.m. Transportation back to St. Philip's Episcopal Church

(Please follow our Verger's (Nathaniel Lewis_ Directions on time for departure

times to St. Philip's)

Sunday Service Bulletin: June 9, 2024 (8:00 AM)

Welcome Bishop William Barber to St. Paul’s Pulpit, Sunday, June 9th @ 10 AM.


Bishop Barber will join us for our Sunday service of Holy Eucharist during his national preaching tour. Bishop Barber is a renowned progressive Christian leader, who has renewed Dr. King’s dream of an intersectional movement dedicated to transformational policy changes. All are invited to be nourished by Word and Sacrament as we commit ourselves to activism and advocacy. The service will be followed by a festive reception with leaders from the Poor People’s Campaign. 

Parking: Although Parking is available at St. Paul's, Members are encourage to sign up for transportation below or carpool.

Click here to register! (Transportation to St. Paul's Episcopal Church)

What's Happening in our Community!

Love Lives Here and You Matter!

🌟🎉 Stop, drop, and scroll! 🎉🌟 Get ready for a our latest updates: from the Pauli Murray Service to the eye-opening Walking with the Enslaved tour, topped off with essential AED Training and so much more! Don't miss out on upcoming events - keep scrolling for all the details!📜🔥


When: Saturday, June 15th @ 11:00 am/ Where: Ruth Little's Parish Hall

With deep appreciation for the Knights of St. Philip's, we are absolutely delighted to share the exciting news of our very first training session. This program is tailored to accommodate a limited group of 15 participants per class. If you are interested, we invite you to secure your place by registering below. Join us as we set off on this educational voyage together!

Heartsaver® FIRST AID-AED Training

The Heartsaver FIRST AID-AED course trains participants to give FA, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Who should take this course?

The Heartsaver FIRST AID-AED Course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training.

What does this course teach?

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*
Click here to register! (AED & First Aid Training)

Poor People's Campaign

Film Screening of Bad Faith: Christian Nationalism’s Unholy War on Democracy | Saturday, June 8th @ 2 - 4 PM, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Join us for a screening of the documentary Bad Faith, that traces the rise of Christian nationalist movement, followed by an insightful conversation with Bishop Barber. Register for free by visiting


Poor People’s Campaign: Resurrecting Hope 

Bishop William Barber II, DMin (Disciples of Christ), Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and founder of Repairers of the Breach, is coming to Richmond June 8th and 9th. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (815 E Grace St, Richmond) will host Bishop Barber during this important stop on his national preaching tour to mobilize turnout for the Mass Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers' Assembly in Washington D.C. on June 29th. All are welcome to participate in these powerful events of faith and solidarity!

Walking with the Enslaved

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Walking with the Enslaved: The Church’s Role in Slavery, a Pilgrimage with Lunch and Reflection, In Honor of Juneteenth | 9 AM- 2:30 PM, Please register online. In honor of Juneteenth, Nikki Fernandes and Rev. Ben Campbell will lead members from area Episcopal Churches on a walk along the Richmond Trail of Enslaved Africans followed by lunch and a facilitated group reflection. The trail is nearly 3-miles, lasting approximately 2 ½ hours. Participants will gather at St. Paul’s at 8:30 AM and return to Scott Hall for lunch and discussion. Walking with the Enslaved is limited to 30 participants, if you're unable to attend the walk you are invited to participate in the lunch and reflection. Contact the Rev. Gwynn Crichton ( with any questions. Click below to register.

Click here to register! (Walking with the Enslaved)

You are invited to the Pauli Murray Service

Sunday, June 30; 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at St. Mark's Church

Training Lay Leaders to Lead Morning Prayer

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

Training Lay Leaders to Lead Morning Prayer

July 21, 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

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.

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 a personal choice.

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

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, Lewis Forrest, Ophelia Gabson, Blair Grant, William Harris, Jr., Yolanda Haynes, Ester Hyatt, Kemoni Jackson, Bill James, Ayana Malone, Robinette Miller, Lela Morris, Carol Sims-Arrington, Nancy Shadt, Joy Stephenson, 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 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

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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