“Jesus tore down the wall we used to keep each other at a distance.” Ephesians 2:14
This coming Sunday we continue our sermon series on Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. I invite you to read Chapter 2:11-22. As you do, consider “the walls” that you think keep you at a distance from God and the walls that keep you at a distance from others. What are they? Are they the same?
Regardless of the mental, social, religious, and cultural walls, we build between ourselves and God, Christ came to build us into a temple and to tear down the walls that separate us. Paul reminds the early Christians of the walls that separated them as Gentiles. The good news is that Christ can and does demolish the walls that separate us from God and others and make us one humanity. It is through Christ that all of us can come in the one Spirit into the presence of the Father. This is profoundly Good News for you, for me, and for the entire world. 

See you Sunday!

In Christ’s love,
Fr. Rick
Friday Morning Prayer
Join Us every Friday Morning at 7 AM for morning prayer.

Located in the Chapel.
“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” 
- Hebrews 6:10
Serving is a great way to not just get plugged into your church but is also a great way to show the love of Jesus Christ to His people.

As St. Michael’s Church work on plans to start the reopening process, we will have plenty of opportunities for you to serve very soon.
Sign Up or receive additional information on areas to serving in at St. Michael's Church, please click on the below link.
St Michael’s Scout Troops
Spends A Wonderful Week at Summer Camp
Scouts BSA Troop 200B & Troop 200G spent an enjoyable week at Camp Woodruff, just outside of Blairsville in the Georgia mountains. Due to Covid canceling last summer’s camping experience, it was many Scout’s first weeks of summer camp. Scouts, leaders, and a few parents enjoyed the cool mountain weather along with LOTS of hills to climb traveling throughout camp. (We estimate over 25,000 steps per day!) Both Troops participated in morning Flag ceremonies, opening and closing campfires, camp-wide games, and a day of whitewater rafting.
While at Woodruff, Scouts took various Merit Badge classes including; First Aid, Swimming, Small Boat Sailing, Emergency Preparedness, Horsemanship, Riflery, Camping, Cooking, Chess and a host of other fun classes. Merit Badges are one of the ways for Scouts to advance throughout the Scouting program. It wasn’t all work though, as the Scouts also played Ga Ga ball, completed the spoof Bigfoot merit badge, visited the trading post and got to hang out in their hammocks.
If you know of any boys or girls from 6th grade through 18 who would like to experience Scouting and be “Prepared for Life”, please reach out to Erik Olson at Troop200Scouts@gmail.com. We meet Mondays at 7 pm in Quigley Hall and always love seeing new faces.

Our opportunities for serving on the fourth (and fifth) Tuesday of the month are back! This month we will serve on July 27.

If you would like to join us at the Coalition and bring joy into the lives of some precious image-bearers of God, please go to the following links:

Volunteers Needed to relaunch our Children's Program this fall!
We are so excited to relaunch all of our programs this fall but we cannot do it without you!

Here are a few opportunities for you to help with the children at St. Michael's.
No matter if you have volunteered before or never at all, everything is very doable. We offer support and training wherever needed. Being a part of our team promises our children the programs they love!

Please call or email Tiffany with any questions you may have.
We are asking for a response by July 15th for the first two opportunities listed so we can start planning!

Sunday School Teachers and assistants:
We have three classes going on during Sunday Services. We ask our Sunday School teachers to commit to teaching one Sunday a month. Curriculum and materials are provided. We need three teachers for our 1st - 3rd-grade class and three teachers for our 4th and 5th-grade class. We also need helpers for our ages 3 - Kindergarten class.

Back to Sunday School Celebration on September 12th:
We need a group of volunteers to help plan and volunteer for this event. We would like to do something special to welcome the kids back. This will be the first day all the classes are back in full swing.

Fall Fun Night:
No date or content yet planned for this one yet but wanted to get the kids together in the fall. We need a group of volunteers to help plan and volunteer for this event.

Advent Family Night on December 3rd:
Need a group of volunteers to plan and volunteer for this event. This would include organizing the tables the different ministries will run, decorating, dinner, and clean up.

Christmas Pageant:
Backstage helpers

Daddy Daughter Dance on February 4th:
Need volunteers to run or join the different committees for this event.

VBS is June 13-17 2022!
And of course, VBS will be back. You will start seeing information for this after the first of the year.
If you feel led to join this ministry, please click the button below to send Tiffany an email and let her know what you would be interested in doing. Thank you!!
Back to school Backpack and Supply Drive

Greetings! I know that no one is quite ready to start thinking about back to school yet, however our
St. Michael's family would like to get a jump on providing the teachers and students at our partner schools, in particular, Lake Silver Elementary, all the tools and supplies that they need to have a successful school year.

The school supply list is available HERE. (this is last year's list, however, they rarely change.)

We will also have them available at the back of the church in the Narthex at the end of the service and in both Quigley Hall and the Church Office.

There are three ways you can participate:
  1. Pick a grade level and select a backpack and all the supplies for one student
  2. You may provide several of any item on the list (ex. 2 cases of copy paper or 20 notebooks, etc)
  3. Provide a financial gift (Any amount is welcome. Please keep in mind that the average amount for supplies per individual students runs between $65 to $75 per individual).
We have had a special request from Principal Muse for corded headphones and ear buds. These items are used daily by students and wear out quickly.
Last year we brought in over 60 backpacks and over $2,000 worth of supplies.  We will be collecting items until August 8.

We will be constructing, planting and maintaining an herb garden for The Gathering to use in their cooking from the heart!

Ideally, we will have enough volunteers that we can rotate bi-weekly or monthly. We will also be planting the beds in the playground and maintaining the rosemary bed in front of the chapel.

If we grow more than we can use we will put together fresh Herb Packets for our friends at St. Francis House, One Heart for Women and Children, and the elderly couples served by our partner, Faith.
If you have experience in these areas, we would love to work with you!

Contact Mike at Mike@stmichaelschurch.com in the office for more information.
We have some great news to share!

The nursery and Sunday School are back open for the 10:15 service! We are so excited to welcome the kids back! Our Nursery staff have been fully vaccinated and are so eager to be with the kids again. Parents can make the choice to mask their kids but it will not be required. If you have any questions about our reopening please feel free to Email Tiffany. Ages Three (and potty trained) and up are upstairs in Rowe Hal in the Camp R.O.C.K. room. Ages three and under are downstairs in Rowe Hall in the nursery.
We are asking for fully vaccinated volunteers (at least two weeks since your second dose) to help Mrs. Cindy out on Sundays. Please click here to sign up for a Sunday to help out!
Please call, text, email, or facetime with anything you might need or just to say hi! I am here if the kids need to talk! 407-415-4523.
Click on the link below for this Sunday's lesson. Click on the video that was released today.
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Greetings Everyone!

I want to share some amazing news and a new ministry opportunity for us here at St. Michael’s!

This Summer/Late Fall we will begin partnering with Samaritan Village, a safe home and therapeutic program for adult survivors of sex trafficking.

Samaritan Village offers one of the only long-term residential programs for survivors in Central Florida. Their holistic, trauma-informed care model combines a variety of therapies to help women heal and move towards healthy, empowered and independent lives.

We have a variety of ideas we will be exploring with the staff and residents, among these are a dinner church and opportunities for spiritual direction. There will also be opportunities for parishioners to serve. A large part of their ministry is funded through their “Transitions Retail

We have been asked to help sponsor their new residential facility by donating furniture from the residents from Target and Ikea. I have listed the items below. Take a look, pray about it and let me know if you would like to donate.

These are items that will have a significant impact on the women in this program.
A safe bed in which to sleep. Somewhere to keep their belongings that is their own private space. 

Twin tufted headboard: Need 6

Chest of Drawers: Need 6 

Dresser: Need 2

Night Stand: Need 2

Please also spend time praying as we discern what shape our ministry with Samaritan Village will take. We are overjoyed that God has put us together on this journey!

If you would like to visit their website: https://www.samaritanvillage.net/ and If you would like to discuss possible volunteer opportunities please contact me in the office.

Wednesdays at 12 PM and 8 PM we'll gather via ZOOM from our homes, workplaces, and wherever we may find ourselves for Noonday Prayer and Compline.

This is an opportunity to connect with one another and spend a few minutes midweek in prayer.

You can easily follow along in your Prayer Book or HERE with the Book of Common Prayer online listed under DAILY OFFICES. Instructions for connecting to ZOOM will follow.



We have "pre-consecrated" bread and wine available for those who will continue to join us in worship through YouTube available for pick-up at the church office.
  • 9 AM to 5 PM

* Please note: Gluten-free elements for those with allergies and/or intolerances are available by request. Please email ashleigh@stmichaelschurch.com by end of day Wednesday to ensure the elements will be available for pick-up Thursday and Friday.

On Sunday, July 18, the Bag Tree, complete with bags and lists, will be in the Narthex. As you are able, please take a bag, fill it using the list as a guide, and bring it back during the week to the office, or to church next Sunday. 

SUMMER: SOME TIME FOR “R & R & R” That’s “Rest + Relaxation + Reflection”
As you spend some time:
  • At the beach
  • In the mountains
  • Taking some long walks
  • Sipping coffee as you look at waves/trees/mountains / the Riviera…
  • Is this the year I can give of my time and energy to one of the ministries St. Michael’s?
….OODLES of opportunities! Just read the E-Messenger!

CONTACT ANDREW AT ANY TIME – if interested in becoming a part of the Music Ministry at St. Michael’s. Email: andrew@stmichaelschurch.com or call the church 407-843-8448 x.246.


Canon in D  J. Pachelbel (1653-1706)
On “Lovely”  R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
On “The King of love” H. Willan (1880-1968)
Opening: 645 The King of love my shepherd is
Praise: Lord, I lift your name on high
Gospel: 693 Just as I am, without one plea
Offertory: Listen Lord

Listen Lord listen Lord
Not to our words but to our prayer
You alone You alone
Understand and care

Verse 1
Where the voice that once was welcome
Sounds no more
Send Your love to homes turned silent
Hearts turned sore

Verse 2
Where the faith that once was firm
Is bruised and torn
Place a manger where heaven's stranger
May be born
Verse 3
Where the wisdom meant to heal
Is spent to harm
Rouse the smothered conscience
Sounding heaven's alarm
Verse 4
Where the withered hands and hopes
Stretch out in vain
Burst the storehouse of Your grace
And of our grain
Verse 5
Turn the world and spurn
The spite of human greed
Train our adult eyes
On where a child may lead
Sanctus: S-125 Proulx
Fraction: S-154 Christ our Passover
Closing: 525 The Church’s one foundation
The Prince of Denmark’s March  J. Clarke (1674-1707)


The flowers that adorn the altar every Sunday are given to the glory of God and as an offering of worship! We invite you to join in sponsoring the flowers each week in memoriam or thanksgiving for family, friends, and occasions. This is a beautiful and vital ministry as we worship God through His creation! 
To sponsor flowers during this season email ashleigh@stmichaelschurch.com. Please include your desired date/dates and the wording of your
memorial/sponsorship exactly as you would like it to appear in the bulletin. Send this in by the Sunday prior to the desired date so that we can ensure that it is included in the next Sunday's bulletin.

Join us this summer for storybook-based summertime fun with a mix of art, crafts, activities, learning, and outdoor activities. Our camp is for ages 18 months to those entering Kindergarten in the fall. The camp will be offered Monday through Thursday from 9 am until 1 pm on the following weeks:June 21-24, July 12-15, and July 19-22. Contact the preschool office for registration at 407-425-8550 ext 245.
Will Return on August 8th

Looking for an opportunity to serve in ministry?
Sign Up to be a part of the St. Michael’s Marketing Team and/or Graphics Design Team 

Reach out to Andrea at andrea@stmichaelschurch.com
"Calling all St. Michael's Photographers!”

We need updated photos for our new website.
If you have photos you'd like to share please send them to:

Ashley Bennett bennett.ashleyh@gmail.com

Those who have commended themselves to our prayers:
Allen, Anna, Audrey, Beverly, Bill C., Bruce C., Bruce M., Calvin, Don, Ellen, Eric+, Gary, Gylla, Jamie, Jasper, Jim, June, Kathy, Katie, Levi, Luis, Marci, Margaret, Marion, Mary, Nelson+, Oliver, Patti, Pedro Family, Pepe, Reid, Renee, Rosemary, Santana Dunn Family, Sarah, Tom, Tony.
Long Term Prayer List
Ann, Barbara, Benny, Brayden, Conover, Deirdre, Emilie, Hazel, Joy, Kristina, Lisa, Mary, Nayim, and Walter.
Those serving in the armed forces and in harm’s way
Bradley H., Chad S., Jonah H., Will M., Kenneth K., Larry O. Ben V, Nick R., Carolyn H.
July Birthdays:
1: Kristi Gafford, Kaley Yates 2: Mark Johnson 3: Stephen Olivier 4: Tine Gay, Chad Hutyra 5: Jackson Brownlee, Randy Fiebrandt, Mary Simms, Kate Wollam 6: Trudi Bissinger, Doug Blackmore 8: James Ferraro, Keith Kasen 9: David Evans Jr, Melanie Ferraro, Amy London – Tauriello 10: Kobe Eichelberger, Kailey Scott 11: Abby Ann Telan, Allison Turnbull 12: Mary Katherine Morris, Mary Motzel, Wendy Rex 13: Kay Shuman 14: William Searl 15: Addie Barnhart, Djanira Cole, Emma Jaberg, Jake Jaberg 16: Amy Erisman, Michael Morrell, Katherine Nevill, Claire Payne 17: Austin Caruso, Kelly Conrad, Amelia McLeod, Larry Motzel Sr, Niki Nash, Marjorie Thomas 18: David Bennett, Nancy Sargent, Butch Tew, RJ Turner 19: Duke Hatcher IV, Mariah Morris 20: Mary Boone, Sara Segal 21: Kinsey Evans, Robert Payne III 22: Christian Leger, Avery Searl, Will Shuman 23: Patty Baker, Walter Carpenter Jr, Mike Spraggins Sr 25: Susan Chapin, Elle Hackler, Dayton Hester, Brendon Smith 28: Rylie Booth, Guy Chapman 30: Erin Casterline, Tracy Cheek, Sara Houston, Norah James, Ann Williams 31: Susan Clayton, Aleena Cummings, Kendra Eichelberger, Dan Higgins

July Anniversaries:
4: Brendon & Jeannette Smith 6: Jon & Nikki Nash 9: Kenneth & Cheryl James 10: Emery & Jenny Galbraith 21: Don & Mary Boone 26: Paul & Ellen Demetree 27: David & Cindy Michels 29: Ron & Mary Lu Nelson 31: Craig & Jody Maughan

Reminder: To place someone on the prayer list, please contact Deacon Carter at Carter@stmichaelschurch.com
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