St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church

   The  Navigator    

Day of Pentecost
      June 4, 2017



Please welcome back The Reverend Charles Bradshaw who will be presiding at our service  this Sunday.

Woody Osborne

Senior Warden                              

The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

  All are Welcome!

           Sunday, June 4, 2017
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Day of Pentecost :      
(Please see scripture Notes Below) 

Bishop Curry's Ascension Message:

#ToJesus - The Most Reverend Michael Curry - 25 May 2017
#ToJesus - The Most Reverend Michael Curry - 25 May 2017


On the Calendar:

Sunday, June 4       - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev.  Charles Bradshaw
Monday, June 5      -9:30-noon Parenting and Children with Linda Shepard 
Wednesday, June 7 - 11:15-4pm Duplicate Bridge Group                                                          - 4pm Choir Rehearsal
Friday, June 9        - 1-4pm Rug Hooking Group meets
Sunday, June 11     - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. John Allison
                             - 2pm Island Nursing Home

Tuesday, June 13    - 1pm Outreach Committee Meeting

Sunday, June 18    - "Finding Joy' seminar series begins, following the  
                                      10am service, with The Rev. Edward Dufresne  
Tuesday, June 20    - 4-6pm Vestry Meeting

Click here to visit the 
  Events Page Calendar  on the website for up to date information.  

Message from the Senior Warden

Walking with one of my granddaughters this past week, she said to me "Oompah, I wish you could stay longer." Then she said, "I wish you could
be with us all the time." Then, after a little thought, she said, "But then having you here wouldn't be so special." And after a bit more thought,
"But I would still love it." Isn't it amazing how much serious thought can
be derived from a short conversation with a child. Don't we all want to prolong those "special occasions," longing for some relief or distraction
from the quotidian details of our regular lives? And don't we all aspire to a condition where even though we do it "all the time [we] still love it."


Close and faithful readers of the Navigator will understand that I needed
to return to Oregon to make sure that my two spirited granddaughters remain respectful and well-mannered. However, as many of us do when faced with a subject they'd just as soon not discuss, they changed the subject, all the while treating me royally. I got a manicure (probably my
first ever), two massages and a facial, complete with cucumber slices over my eyes, all at my granddaughters' new spa. And they began to teach me how to use my 'phone. Then I was treated to the first two installments of Guardians of the Galaxy, which, truth be told, I'd not yet heard of. And finally, I was taken to an amusement park, where, OMG (that stands for
"Oh my God!"), I was terrified by several rides, while watching my
youngest exult. At least one of them I enjoyed.

So, all in all, a good visit. I look forward to seeing you all again this coming Sunday.

Woody Osborne
Senior Warden



Seminar on Finding Joy:

Edward Dufresne+ will lead a four-session seminar on the topic, "Finding Joy" at St. Brendan the Navigator following worship on Sundays beginning June 18, continuing August 13, and two additional Sundays still to be determined in September/October.

The main text for discussion will be The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, (Avery, New York, 2016). Topics will include: What Is Joy?, Joy and Suffering, Joy Comes with Perspective and Acceptance, Joy in Humility and Humor, The Joy in Forgiveness, Joy and Gratitude, Joy and Generosity, Joy and Compassion, Joy in Being One with the World, and Joy in Being One with God.

Please sign up if you are interested. Sign-up sheets and books for the seminar are available at the church for $23. 

All are welcome.



Wisdom Ingathering with Cynthia Bourgeault
June 4th-11th 
Our second annual Maine Wisdom Ingathering is being held June 4-11, in Stonington.

Once again we'll be offering a relaxed, family-friendly Wisdom School in which serious study and practice gets balanced with time for outdoor adventures and deepening friendships. My teaching this year will focus on "Wisdom Perspectives in Turbulent Times." On a lighter note, I plan also to explore some spiritual voyage narratives, including our own local nautical patron, Saint Brendan, whose legendary voyage to "The Land Promised to the Saints" (and my effort to capture it in a modern day Mystery play) will form the basis for some rollicking Celtic music and drama.

For more details, click the link below or call Wendy Johnston at 348-3093.
Northeast Wisdom



Two Scholarships Awarded

The Outreach Committee considered ways to extend St. Brendan's
outreach to younger members of our community and chose to award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior of the Deer Isle Stonington High School. Thanks to a generous anonymous donation of another $1,000 a similar scholarship was offered to George Stevens Academy.

Mickey Jacoba, Ruth Robinson, and Jackie Wilson formed a committee to read and evaluate applications. Two excellent candidates were selected and awards will be made at this year's graduations.

Thanks to all the St. Brendan's community for their continued support of
outreach efforts.


Scripture Notes for the Day of Ascension:
Today we celebrate of the Lord's resurrection, ascension, and his sending
the Holy Spirit. The presence of the Spirit in the Church continues Jesus'
saving work into our own time. The presence of the Holy Spirit incorporates
our lives into the risen life of Christ and makes us part of his Body. This is
one of the four times in the year when Holy Baptism is particularly significant,  for it is in baptism that we receive the Spirit and are made
partakers in the resurrection life. 
The Gospel reading takes us back to the beginning of this season on the  first Easter when Jesus appeared to the disciples after his resurrection. He gives them the Holy  Spirit and the authority to be God's agents of reconciliation to
all humankind.
The reading from Acts is the account of the first Pentecost Day when the Holy Spirit empowered the infant Church to proclaim Jesus as Lord to all people. In the presence of people from many parts of the world, they spoke the Word
to all.

The second reading from 1 Corinthians describes the work of God's Spirit in
the church. Each of us
in baptism has received the Spirit and each has been gi ven gifts for ministry. 
We gather in Eucharist as people reborn by water and the Holy Spirit in baptism. Gifted with God's Spirit, we are sent to proclaim good news to every people and language and nation and to be built into a royal priesthood in Christ.

From The Rite Light: Reflections on the Sunday Readings and Seasons of the Church Year.  
Copyright © 2009 by Michael W. Merriman. Church Publishing Incorporated, New York.


In Our Prayers
We pray for those on our prayer list suffering and recovering from illnesses, especially Jan Place, William, Fred, Pat Stoneburner, Holly, Carolyn Angel, Colin MacNaught, Jim White, Shannon Cormier, Nancy Stearns, Daniel Harriman, Ingrid Bengis, Mary Adams, Diane, John, Tom, Claudice, Andy Nagle, Paul Burton, Jennifer Hulsey and her family Byron, Ben, and Clair. We pray, also, for those who love and care
for them.

We pray
for those struggling with addiction and mental illness.

We pray for all those receiving care through Neighbor Care and for all
the residents of the Island Nursing Home, the Northern Bay Residential Facility, and their families.

We pray for the dying, and those who have died. We remember also
those who mourn.

We pray for the victims of gun violence-in our cities and towns, in our schools, in our places of worship, and in our homes.

We pray for the victims of the violence of armed conflicts around the world. We pray for those made refugees by the violence of armed
conflicts. We pray for the victims of terrorist attacks everywhere.

We pray for all who suffer the effects of domestic violence and the violence of bullying in our schools.

We pray for all peacemakers, and all those who work for justice.

We pray for all those serving in the armed forces of our country, remembering, especially, Craig, Chris, and Graham.

We pray for all who govern, and we pray for the concerns of our local community, remembering, especially, our children, our young people,
and our isolated elderly.

We pray for Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury; Suheil, Bishop of Jerusalem; Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Steve, our Bishop; for the members of our vestry; and for all our members, whose ministries are varied and far-reaching.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the summer chapel congregations of All Saints by the Sea, Bailey Island and All Saints', Orr's Island. 
For all graduates.   

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer , we pray for  North East India - (North India)

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for South Penobscot Baptist Church. 

  Note: If you know of someone you'd like to have added to this payer list, 
please contact Anne Burton at 367-2266,

                                         Icon of St. Brendan by Siri Beckman

Lord, I will trust you.

Help me to journey beyond the familiar and  into the unknown.  

Give me the faith to leave old ways and break new ground with you. 

Christ of the mysteries, I trust you to be stronger than each     storm  within me.  

 I will trust in the darkness and know that my times are in your hand.
Tune my spirit to the music of heaven, and somehow, make my   obedience count for you.   

                                                                            -Prayer attributed to St. Brendan


Contact Information

St. Brendan the Navigator
627 North Deer Isle Road
Deer Isle, ME 04627

Telephone: 207-348-6240

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 305, Deer Isle, ME 04627 

Office Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 12-5pm
Emergency Contacts:
Woody Osborne, Senior Warden
Tel: 207-348-5274
Skip Greenlaw, Junior Warden        
Tel: 207-460-1260

For Pastoral Care:
Anne Burton
Tel: 207-367-2266