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Manakin Welcomes its New Rector: The Reverend Virginia “Gini” DiStanislao

by Church Staff

Manakin’s Vestry joyously announces news of its new Rector – the Reverend Virginia “Gini” DiStanislao. Gini’s engaging and compassionate personality, along with her passion for preaching, her love for working with youth, and her commitment to pastoral care and outreach make her a wonderful addition to our Manakin family.

Gini comes to us from The Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew in Kenbridge, Virginia, where she’s served as the Priest in Charge since her ordination in 2008. Born in Chesterfield County to Ernest and Virginia Gates, Gini grew up in Central Virginia, attending St. John’s in Chester and then Christ and Grace in Petersburg. She graduated from Mary Baldwin College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and went on to become the President of Bon Air Title Agency in Richmond, where she worked with real estate attorneys and professionals throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2005, Gini heard God’s call and decided to pursue a path to ordained ministry that took her through the School of Ministry Formation in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia. Gini currently serves on the Executive Board of the Diocese as the Vice-Chairperson.

Gini and her husband, Phil, are residents of Petersburg. Phil is a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge for the City of Petersburg. He grew up in the area, attending St. Christopher’s. He is a graduate of Hampden Sydney College and of the T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond. Gini and Phil have two sons, Thomas and Drew. A few years ago, their family gained a daughter when Thomas married Elizabeth, and just a few months ago, their family celebrated the arrival of a grandson, Phillip. Gini and Phil also have an eight-year-old black lab rescue dog named Millie.

Gini’s interests outside of church include walking and hiking with Phil, watching sports, and spending time in the mountains with family and friends.

When asked about joining Manakin, Gini’s face lights up, and her happiness is palpable. She talks excitedly about this next part of her faith journey and of becoming part of Manakin’s Church family.

Gini’s first Sunday at Manakin will be December 3.

Join us in welcoming Gini and Phil to our Parish!

Parish Forum and Service Time Change on June 18

by Church Staff

On Sunday, June 18, Manakin Episcopal Church will hold a State of the Parish Forum. On that day, there will be one worship service. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be an abbreviated Morning Prayer. Following the service, the Parish Forum will be held in Denny Hall (light refreshments will be served). During the Forum, updates on Manakin’s search for a rector, the work of several committees, and the church’s finance will be given, followed by a question and answer period. The Forum will end by noon so that attendees may enjoy their Father’s Day celebrations. The Forum is open to all parishioners, guests and visitors.

Schedule of Manakin’s Holy Week Services

by Church Staff

Below is the schedule for all of Manakin Church’s Holy Week services.  The general public and parishioners are welcome to attend any and all services!

 

Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017

     8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. – The Liturgy of the Palms & Holy Eucharist

 

Maundy Thursday, April 13, 2017

     10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite I (no music)

       7:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite II & Stripping of the Altar

 

Good Friday, April 14, 2017

      Noon – The Way of the Cross

      7:00 p.m. – Good Friday Liturgy
 

 

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

      8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist   (Additional parking available at the Huguenot Library next door.)

 

Please note:   Manakin will not have a Saturday Vigil service on April 15, 2017.  You are invited to join Dr. Bauer in attending the Easter Vigil services at Church of the Redeemer (2341 Winterfield Road, Midlothian, VA 23113)  at 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions concerning services, please call the church office at 794-6401 or contact us via our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/manakinepiscopalchurch/.

 

 

Manakin Announces Holy Week Services Schedule

by Church Staff

For Holy Week 2016, Manakin Church will have the following services.  All are welcome!

 Maundy Thursday, March 24th – 7:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist – The Rev. Martha Jenkins

 Good Friday, March 25th – 7:00 p.m. – Good Friday Liturgy – The Rev. Martha Jenkins

 Easter Sunday, March 27th – 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist  – The Rev. Alan Coffey

In order for our whole Manakin family to celebrate together, we will not have Sunday School classes on Easter Sunday.  Child care will be available.  Additional parking available at the Huguenot Library next door.

If you have any questions about Holy Week services, please contact the church office at (804) 794-6401.

 

Special Services in December

by Church Staff

Mark your calendars for several special services in December.

December 6: We pay tribute to our church’s history with the 1662 service.

December 13: Advent Lessons & Carols at our 10:00 a.m. service. This is a wonderful way to prepare for the coming of the Messiah. It is a welcome respite from the frantic Christmas preparations of December.

Christmas Eve:
4:00 p.m. Pageant & Holy Eucharist
8:00 p.m. Carols by Candlelight
8:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Invite your family and friends to join us for these wonderful services.

Choir Corner: Voices Needed

by Church Staff

By Rita Gulliksen

Do you like to sing in the shower or at Karaoke events? If you do, then please consider joining the Chancel Choir. Rehearsals will begin on September 9 and will run from 7:30–9:15 p.m. in the Choir Room. We welcome all voice parts, and you do not have to read music.

The Choristers (Ages 7-16 unchanged voices) Choir will begin rehearsals on September 27 after the 10:00 a.m. service. We will rehearse until noon. Please encourage your children and grandchildren to join us. They will learn about singing and liturgy. At this time, the Choristers plan to sing as part of the 4:00 p.m. Family Liturgy on Christmas Eve. If there is more participation and interest, the children may sing more often.

If you have any questions or need more information, e-mail .

Supply Priests

by Church Staff

The following priests will be officiating July and August:

July 12—The Rev. Canon Michael Spear-Jones
July 19—The Rev. Allen Coffey
July 26—The Rev. J. Fletcher Lowe
August 2—The Rev. Allen Coffey
August 16—The Rev. Peter Stimpson
August 23—The Rev. Peter Stimpson
August 30—The Rev. J. Fletcher Lowe

The Rev. Canon Michael Spear-Jones, Canon for Clergy Development and Transition of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Formerly Rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Chesapeake, VA. Graduate: B.A. University of the South; M. Div.—Nashotah House.

The Rev. Dr. E. Allen Coffey, Retired Rector, St. Pauls’ Church, Farnham Parish, Millers Tavern, VA—Diocese of Virginia. Graduate: B.A.—Randolph Macon College; M. Div.—Virginia Theological Seminary; D. Min.—Union Theological Seminary.

The Rev. Canon J. Fletcher Lowe, Rector Emeritus, Church of the Holy Comforter, Richmond, VA—Diocese of Virginia. Graduate: B.A. – Washington & Lee University; M. Div.—General Theological Seminary.

The Rev. Peter K. Stimpson, Retired Rector, Holy Trinity Church, Springlake, New Jersey—Diocese of New Jersey, Retired Executive Director of Trinity Counseling Service, Princeton, New Jersey. Graduate: B.A., B.Th., M.Th.—University of Ottawa, Canada; B.Ph. and B. Th., University of St. Paul, Ottawa Canada; MSW State University of New York at Albany.

Summer Service Schedule

by Church Staff

On May 17, Manakin will begin its summer Sunday schedule. Services will be held at 8:00 a.m. (Holy Eucharist) and 10:00 a.m. (Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer).

Join Us for Holy Week

by Church Staff

Experience Holy Week with us.Palm-Sunday-Altar-(close-up-web)

Wednesday
April 1
2:30 p.m. – Diocesan Renewal of Clergy Vows and Blessing of Holy Oils and Holy Eucharist
6:00 p.m. – Healing Service and Holy Eucharist

Maundy Thursday
April 2
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
7:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist with Ceremony of the Washing of the Feet

Good Friday
April 3
12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday
April 4
8:00 p.m. – The Great Vigil

Easter Sunday
April 5
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11:15 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

Holy Week Services

by Church Staff

Experience Holy Week with us.

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March 29
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – The Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist

Wednesday
April 1
2:30 p.m. – Diocesan Renewal of Clergy Vows and Blessing of Holy Oils and Holy Eucharist
6:00 p.m. – Healing Service and Holy Eucharist

Maundy Thursday
April 2
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
7:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist with Ceremony of the Washing of the Feet

Good Friday
April 3
12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday
April 4
8:00 p.m. – The Great Vigil

Easter Sunday
April 5
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11:15 a.m. – Holy Eucharist