St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church

       The  Navigator    

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
      August 13, 2017



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


The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

  All are Welcome!

           Sunday, August 13, 2017
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost :     

(Please see scripture Notes Below) 



On the Calendar:

Saturday, August 12  - 12 Noon: Annual Church Picnic at the Tarlton's.
                                               (Please see information/directions below) 
Sunday, August 13    - 9am  Finding Joy Book Seminar with  
 The Rev. Dr.  Edward Dufresne                                  (please see information below) 
                              -  10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Dr. Edward Dufresne
                              -  11:15am Special Congregational Meeting
                              -  2pm Island Nursing Home
        Monday August 14     - 11am  Timely Traders Investment Group                                                              - 4:30  Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer
Tuesday, August 15    - 9:30-11am Parenting and Children group
Wednesday, August 16 - 4 pm  Choir Rehearsal  
                                  - 5:30pm  Bo ok Group at Ann Tarleton's 
Thursday, August 17    - 5pm "Spiritual Encounters at Life's End" - a talk by
                                Chaplain Joan Maxwell (please see information below) 
Friday, August 18      - 1-4pm  Rug Hooking Group    

Sunday, August 20     - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Charles Bradshaw

Looking Ahead: 
Sunday, September 10th -  Finding Joy
Final Seminar with
                                       Fr. Edward Dufresne  (following the 10am service)
Click here to visit the Events Page Calendar on the website for     
up to date information.  



Annual Lobster Picnic Saturday, August 12th at Noon
Don't miss our annual church picnic!  The picnic will be held at the
Tarlton's home located on  Sweet Speed Rd. (Fire Road 303) - on the
right off of Pressey Village Rd. (off of Route 15A) in Deer Isle.
Please park in the upper field and walk down the driveway (bearing left)
to the house.  
Everyone is Welcome!!




Seminar on Finding Joy Continues

Edward Dufresne+ will  continue the discussion on the topic, "Finding Joy"
at 9am August 13th, and the fourth and final session will be on September 10th, both following the 10am worship service.

The main text for discussion is The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, (Avery, New York, 2016). Topics 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.

For the upcoming discussion August 13th, please read  pp229-240 - Joy and Forgiveness; pp251-262 - Joy and Compassion; pp263-276 - Joy and Generosity.

All are welcome



Spiritual Encounters at Life's End 

"Spiritual Encounters at Life's End" - a talk by author Chaplain Joan Maxwell - will draw on her work as a palliative care hospital chaplain as described in her recently published memoir Soul Support. The talk will include true (anonymized) stories of dying patients' spiritual experiences and some information about ways to support dying loved ones. 

The talk will be held Thursday, August 17th at 5pm at St. Brendan's, free of charge (offerings will be accepted).

Copies of the book are available on Amazon and at the Periwinkle in Deer Isle and Blue Hill Books.

All are welcome!



Women's Wilderness Trip

Join in for the adventure -- A few spaces are available on the St. Brendan's Women's Wilderness Trip for September 11-14, 2017 to the beautiful Katahdin Lakes Wilderness Camps. 
Plans are underway and details to those who are signed up will be sent out a few weeks before the trip.  KLWC provides accommodations (group cabins)
with bedding, great food, boats & equipment & a fabulous setting for $444.00/person (half due as deposit). The trail walk in is about 3 miles. 
A small sea plane is available to fly 2 people in (for $85/each way).  Last year some of us were fortunate and saw a black bear on the walk out.  The location is inside Baxter State Park on a gorgeous lake.

If you are interested in going on this wilderness adventure, please contact Martha Dane for more information at 348-5245, or via e-mail at


Scripture Notes for The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
In today's liturgy, water is a major symbol. The Gospel reading  from Matthew is the account of Peter's attempt to join Christ in walking on the Sea of Galilee.  As Peter's faith fails and he begins to sink below the waters, he cries to the Lord for help and  Jesus rescues him.
Today we move ahead in the story of God's ancient people to the sons of Jacob (now called  Israel). The older sons, jealous of Joseph - who is their father's
- sold him into slavery  in Egypt, telling their father a lion killed him. Their intention was to get rid of Joseph; God used  their action, though, to save the family, as we will see in a few weeks, and ultimately to lead the  descendants
of all twelve brothers into freedom from Egypt in the Exodus.
We also continue to read the Epistle to the Romans. In this part of Romans,
Paul is dealing with 
his sorrow that many of his fellow Jews have not accepted Jesus as Christ but he does not believe  that God has rejected them. All who turn
to God in faith belong to God and there is no 
distinction, for  all are one in Christ who have called on the name of the Lord.
Water in the scriptures is not only a symbol of life, but also a symbol of death.
As Israel passed 
from death into new life at the Red Sea, so we gather as a community that has passed with Jesus  from death into resurrection in the waters of baptism.
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, Pat Stoneburner, Holly, Carolyn Angel, Colin MacNaught, Shannon Cormier, Nancy Stearns, Daniel Harriman, Diane, John, Tom, Claudia, Kathy Gray, Hannah Scaife, Marcia Scott, Bob Harris, Sen. John McCain, Ann Ottesen, 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 Church of the Redeemer, Sorrento and St. Christopher by the Sea, Winter Harbor.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for
 Remo - (Lagos, Nigeria) 
On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray for  
Eggemoggin Reach Society of Friends, Sargentville.  


                                           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:

Elisabeth Ingoldsby, Senior Warden
Tel: Home: 207-348-2586 / Cell: 207-266-4541
Josephine Jacob, Junior Warden        
Tel: 207-348-6997 / Cell: 207-664-4884

Pastoral Care: Miriam Antich
Tel: 207-348-7745