St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church

   The  Navigator    

Second Sunday After Pentecost
      June 18, 2017



Please welcome back The Reverend Dr. Edward Dufresne who will
preside at our service  this Sunday.

Woody Osborne

Senior Warden                              

The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

  All are Welcome!

           Sunday, June 18, 2017
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Second Sunday after Pentecost :      
(Please see scripture Notes Below) 


On the Calendar:
Sunday, June 18    -  10 am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Dr. Edward                                                                                                Dufresne
                               "Finding Joy' seminar series begins, following the  
                                          service with The Rev. Dr. Edward Dufresne  
Monday June 19    -  9:30 Parenting with Linda Shepard                                                         -  11am Timely Traders Investment Group. All welcome!
                           -  4:30 Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer
Tuesday, June 20          - 4-6pm Vestry Meeting
                                   - 4 Tutoring Adult Ed
Wednesday, June 21      - 3pm Pastoral Care meeting
                                    - 4pm Nominating Committee meeting  
                                    - 4pm Choir Rehearsal
Friday, June 23               - 1-4pm Rug Hooking Group meets 

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

Seminar on Finding Joy:

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

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.         


Volunteers Needed!

Are you here for the summer months? Are you interested in learning more about how you can help out during a Sunday service - serving as a crucifer chalice bearer, lector, greeter or leader of Prayers for the People?

If so, please contact Pete Dane at or telephone him at 348-5245, so that the summer roster can be finalized.

In addition, if you'd like to provide flowers from your garden for the altar, please contact Elizabeth Compton at 348-3124. 

Thank you!


Pastoral Care Committee To Meet:

There will be a meeting at 3pm on Wednesday June 21st in the conference room for all those interested in being actively involved in Pastoral Care at  
St. Brendan's. 

Agenda items include: 

1. Meeting schedule 
2. Discussion of responsibilities of committee and it members.    
3. Safe Church Training 
4. Other items as appropriate 
If you have questions please contact:

Anne Burton


St. Brendan's Choir

Waving and wearing the color red on the First Sunday of Pentecost - symbolizing joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit.



Outreach Committee Update

The Outreach Committee met on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Members
present were Mickey Jacoba, Richard Paget, The Rev. Stephen Hayward, Julie Pierson, and Skip Greenlaw.

Steve opened the meeting with a prayer thanking GOD for Sidney Peck's successful operation and for healing as she recovers.

Skip recommended that we increase our planned contribution to Camp Kooky from $250.00 to $1000.00 so that more children could have an opportunity to attend camp this summer. Camp Kooky costs $125. per
child per week. All voted in favor.

We continued our discussion about discerning a specific mission for our outreach program. What was it that we might want St. Brendan's to be known for? The discussion focused around education. We listed the activities we sponsored or were involved in which involve education to include:

- Tutoring of adult ed students. 
- Scholarships for children to attend Camp Kooky 
- Linda Shepard's "Parents Are Leaders" program for early childhood development  
- Scholarships for two area high school graduates going to college initiated this year  
-Support for Volunteers for Hancock County Jail Residents which includes computers

One person suggested that we might become involved with nutrition programs. What other ideas might members of the church suggest? Does the focus around education seem something which you would encourage
us to continue to discuss? Please share your views with members of the Outreach Committee.

The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 1 PM.

The Outreach Committee


Scripture Notes for Second Sunday After Pentecost:
The three readings today provide us with insight into who we are as the
people of God. The Gospel reading is the account of the calling and
commissioning of the twelve apostles. They are sent forth with the  
message of God's Kingdom. Later Jesus will send larger groups to proclaim  
the good news and after his resurrection, he sends all of us into the world  
to bear the message.
The first reading continues the story of Abraham and Sarah. Many years
have passed; still God's promise to give them a son has not been fulfilled
and Sarah is now too old. However, God comes to them and renews the
promise. Sarah laughed at the idea but in the twenty-first chapter, we
learn the son was born. He was called Isaac, which is Hebrew for "a  
laughing matter."
Today's reading from Romans tells us something else about our identity.  
We are a people who have been reconciled with God through Jesus' death.  
As Paul states in the chapter that follows, we have been incorporated into  
that death by baptism and thus our reconciliation with God is complete.
As a people called to proclaim good news, to live lives reconciled to God,  
and to be the holy priesthood of the new covenant, we gather to celebrate  
the mysteries of that covenant. The Eucharistic meal also reveals us as a people, like Abraham and Sarah who meet God in holy meals and find ourselves called by God into community with God.

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, Sidney, 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  Trinity Chapel, Kennebunk Beach and St. Ann's, Kennebunkport. For all students, faculty, administrators and staff as summer vacations begins.  

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer , we pray for
The Northern Territory (Queensland, Australia) 
On the Island and Peninsula,
we pray for Our Lady of Holy Hope, Castine.  
  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