During the month of May we will be sharing facts and resources related to mental health on our social media and in our newsletter.

For too long there has been a stigma related to mental health care. Mental health care is health care, plain and simple. We hope that as we share this information that you will learn along with us, and hopefully gain some tools that may help with your own mental well being.

How can I take care of my mental health?

Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. This can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy. Even small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact.

Here are some self-care tips:

  • Get regular exercise. Just 30 minutes of walking every day can boost your mood and improve your health. Small amounts of exercise add up, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t do 30 minutes at one time.

  • Eat healthy, regular meals and stay hydrated. A balanced diet and plenty of water can improve your energy and focus throughout the day. Pay attention to your intake of caffeine and alcohol and how they affect your mood and well-being—for some, decreasing caffeine and alcohol consumption can be helpful.

  • Make sleep a priority. Stick to a schedule, and make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Blue light from devices and screens can make it harder to fall asleep, so reduce blue light exposure from your phone or computer before bedtime.

  • Try a relaxing activity. Explore relaxation or wellness programs or apps, which may incorporate meditation, muscle relaxation, or breathing exercises. Schedule regular times for these and other healthy activities you enjoy, such as listening to music, reading, spending time in nature, and engaging in low-stress hobbies.

  • Set goals and priorities. Decide what must get done now and what can wait. Learn to say “no” to new tasks if you start to feel like you’re taking on too much. Try to appreciate what you have accomplished at the end of the day.

  • Practice gratitude. Remind yourself daily of things you are grateful for. Be specific. Write them down or replay them in your mind.

  • Focus on positivity. Identify and challenge your negative and unhelpful thoughts.

  • Stay connected. Reach out to friends or family members who can provide emotional support and practical help.

Self-care looks different for everyone, and it is important to find what you need and enjoy. It may take trial and error to discover what works best for you.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat at

For more resources, please visit:

Did you know that St. Michael's has a Mental Health Support Group? See Below for more information!

It's the end of the year!

Who's ready to party?

We are going to be popping popcorn, providing toppings, and having some other fun treats for Lake Silver's End of the year Family Fiesta!

We need a few volunteers to help set up, hand out treats and breakdown.

Shifts run from 4:30 pm - 6:30pm and 6 pm - 8 pm.

These events are always so much fun and a great way to love your neighbor!

Feel free to contact Mike with any questions.

Click here to Signup!

A Huge

Thank you!

to all who attended and supported Harbor House at Paws for Peace this year!

We had 15 people in attendance at the event and many more that donated to make it a huge success!

Thank you, St. Michael's, for making a very real

difference in people's lives.

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Those who have commended themselves to our prayers

Anaya, Anthony, Danyell, Dennis, The Draines Family, Eugenia, Gary B., Gordon K., Joe, Marian, Marlene, Michael, Michelle, Tashaun, Tramell Jr.


Long-Term Prayer List

Alexa C., Andrew, Angie, Bill C, Brittney R, Cannon, Caryl, Chazz C., David B., Elijah, Erika, Emma, Gary B., Graham, Gylla, Henry R, Jan, Jason, Jeanine, Justin, Kathy G., Kristel, Kristina, Kyle, Linda, Lydia, Mac, Macauly D., Marion S., Martell, Martin, Oliver, Pam B., Paris, Paul, Rachael W., Randy G., Randy Jr., Robert, Ryan, Sarah, Sony, Steve, Susie D., Tramell, Tim, Tracy, William


Those serving in the armed forces and in harm’s way

Aaron D., Bradley H., Chad S., Jonah H., Will M., Kenneth K., Ben V, Nick R., Carolyn H.


May Birthdays:

1: Camille Hall 2: Ellen Demetree, Katie Gierok, Bradley Harbert, John Kennedy, III      3: Ethan Harmon, Isaac Harmon, Stacey Johnson, William Tschetter, Jr. 4: Yvonne Traylor 5: Wendy Tramell 6: Kathy Kasmark 7: Courtney Hazouri, Brian Laufer 8: Joan Myers, Kjerstin Robertson, Garrett Stiell 9: Ramelle Macgregor, Mary Olson 10: Jade Booth, Sophia Pinto, Corinne Searl, Savannah Webb 11: Van Dowdell, Kathleen Harter 12: Rachel Hughes 13: Megan Galbraith, Tyler Galbraith, Jane Smalley 14: Bella Bjoring, Susan Caruso, Audrey Mesmer, Ann Rodriguez, Marilyn Williams 16: Alan Bjoring, Jordan Evans, Kristen James, Beth Pittenger 17: Danielle Belen, Toni Jennings, Mike Loughran, Joaquin Nations 19: Jose Belen, Kathy Cox, Paul Demetree 20: Brayden Stieger 21: Heather Jones, Jennifer Riggs 22: Zach Favazza, Donna Kairies 23: Helen Bates 24: Liz Jaberg 25: Brooke Hackler 26: Rick Luoni, Kris Robinson 27: Veronica Mitchell, Joseph Tauriello, III 28: Emily Fuller 29: Raechel Henderson, Teri Uebele

May Anniversaries:

2: Roger & Susan Chapin 3: Walter & Laurie Carpenter 5: Mark & Stacey Johnson 7: Chazz & Kathy Cox 8: Wade & Ginny Botts 13: Chet & Mary Parker 14: Todd & Beth Pittenger 15: David & Melissa Harmon 16: Erik & Ronda Olson 17: Sam & Anna Provencher 18: Mark & Susie DiDea 22: Todd & Tiffany Stieger 26: Andrew Walker & Gladys van den Berg  



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O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on your servant(s) N. as they begin(s) another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their life (lives), through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



O God, we ask that you pour your grace and mercies on this (these) couple/s. Guide them with your wisdom, protect them with your love, fill their home with your presence, and may they grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ all the days of their life. Amen.



The Rev. Rick Luoni, Rector

The Rev. Greg Favazza, Assisting Priest

Andrew J. Walker, Director of Music

Ella Eagen, Assistant Director of Music

Mike Robertson, Director of Outreach

Tiffany Stieger, Director of Children’s Ministry

Melanie Olivier, Director of Preschool

Mark T. Cole, Director of Youth Ministries



Senior Warden - Parks Bennett

Junior Warden - Rick Gierok

Vestry Member - Julie Motzel

Vestry Member - Louis Gafford

Vestry Member - Freddie Clayton

Vestry Member - Christian Leger

Vestry Member - Greg Pope

Vestry Member - Eric James

Vestry Member - Jordan Cook Evans

Vestry Member - Courtney Hazouri

Vestry Member - Brian Rush

Vestry Member - Danielle Belen

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