St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church
Our Mission: "To Love, Praise, Welcome and Serve" 
     The  Navigator    

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
August 11, 2019


Please welcome the Right Rev. Sam Hulsey who will preside at  our service this Sunday.   



The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

All are Welcome! 
Sunday, August 11, 2019 
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Readings for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost:
(Please see scripture notes below)
The Mission of St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church is to l ove, praise, welcome, and serve:
· t o love one another as Christ loves us,
· to praise God in all things,
· to welcome and affirm all persons,
· to serve the needs of one another and of those on the island, the peninsula, and throughout the world.

On the Calendar :
Sunday, August 11          1 0 a.m. Holy Eucharist with  the Right Reverand                                             Sam Hulsey    
                                     Annual Lobster Picnic - Following the Service
                                       Reserve Your Lobster Now                                                                                                                                 
Monday, August  12           9:00a.m. - Noon Discussion of Selected Readings                                          of Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion 
                                      10:00a.m. Timely Traders
                                      4:30 p.m. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer    
Tuesday August 13           10:00a.m.  Vestry Meeting
       Wednesday, August 14     11:00a.m. Tai Chi
  4:30  p.m. Choir Rehearsal                                                                                              
August 15, 2019                 Deposit for Womens Retreat due to Patricia
                                          (See Details Below) or Click HERE
                                      3:00p.m. Outreach Meeting
                                      5:00 p.m. 5th Session of Book Group
                                        The Universal Christ
Sunday,  August 18         10  a.m. Holy Eucharist with  the Rev Lev Sherman                                                                                        
 For up-to-date information on events at St. Brendan's c lick:                              Events Page Calendar
  Click the picture above to visit our website 

     A Message from Bishop Brown


Our featured listing on the Episcopal News Service will start running on August 15th. It reads:
St. Brendan the Navigator is a small congregation on beautiful Deer Isle, Maine, serving both a thriving summer community of people from all over the east coast and beyond, and a quieter and sparser year-round community, many retired and "from away." St. Brendan's has strong and spirited lay leadership, an innovative approach to liturgy, and a passion for social justice and other forms of outreach ministry.  This position offers an opportunity for an engaging and substantive ministry.  St. Brendan's seeks someone who embraces diversity of thought and opinions to lead them forward.  The congregation is eager for an able and confident priestly presence.
Feel free to use this description as you spread the word or talk to potential candidates about the position. Other talking points:  
       1)  We are looking for a 1/3 Priest in Charge
 2)  Tell them something about your relationship to St. Brendan's -- Why is our  church important to you?   
 3)  Direct them to our website:    Then click "Our Search" or go directly to to read our Candidate Letter and OTM Profile.               
 4)  Questions/applications are sent to Michael Ambler, Canon to the Ordinary,  at mambler @ 
        Please keep the search process in your prayers.   
        The Search Committee
        Martha Dane, Curtis Flowers, Barbara Kourajian, Judy Miller, Bill Scaife, and Luke Williams


Be sure to wish a Happy Birthday to:

Dan Reardon- 10
Nancy Allison - 12
Diane Greenlaw- 13
Woody Osborne- 20
Jim White - 22
Susan Wade - 25



Last Sunday at 9:00 some of us were at the Island Nursing Home for the service we hold for residents every six weeks.   We were 21 in attendance which included 14 residents from the Nursing Home.  Stewart Pierson offered a reflection after the gospel reading.  Alan Flowers accompanied the hymns.
Our next service will be Sunday September 15th. Mark your calendars now and plan to come and help bring a Sunday service to the nursing home residents.  




Outreach Survey 
The Outreach Committee would like parishioners to help us to identify local/regional priorities for support and engagement in the coming year. We hope you will think about the various areas noted in the survey and consider if you are able to become more involved. Please click below to give us your input.


There is a festive box near the Church entrance which awaits your generosity.  Alfred Clough died when he was just 21 years old.  His favorite holiday was Christmas, and he enjoyed dressing up and playing Santa for his family. As a tribute to him and his giving spirit  Alfred's Christmas Fund was established.

Through financial and in-kind donations the Fund provides Christmas gifts for some several hundred island children who would otherwise not have a Christmas.  The effort is led by Bobbi Billings of Deer Isle.  By filling our box with gifts, we can reduce the workload of Bobbi and her volunteers, while enjoying the good feeling that comes from worthwhile giving.  Gift suggestions include: Barbie dolls, Large Lego sets, Sleds, Remote control cars, trucks & planes, Jackets, Kids' boots, and Snow pants.  (A longer list is appended to the box.)

The images below will give you some idea of the impact of Alfred's Fund.  So let's all work to fill the box as soon as we can.  Of course, your financial donations are also welcome.  You can either make a payment to St. Brendan's, marked for Alfred's Christmas Fund, or send a payment to:

"Alfred's Christmas Fund"
c/o Bobbi Billings 
300 Sunshine Road 
Deer Isle, ME  04627




Stewardship Campaign for 2020
Our  Stewardship Campaign is under way and several pledges have already been received.  Stewardship letters will still be available for pick up this Sunday.  We will mail any remaining letters this Monday.  The Ingathering will be Sunday, August 25th.  We hope you will be with us then as we bring the pledges up to the altar with the offering.  The Stewardship Committee will be holding a special brunch to celebrate following the service.    
Confidential Pledges can be made on the website by clicking

If you will not be with us on the 25th, you can also
put your pledge in the offering basket any Sunday
or email Carolyn Mor at

We invite your thoughtful commitment and pledge
to help ensure the health and future of our parish.
J udy Miller, Curtis Flowers, Miriam Antich and Pete Dane

St. Brendan Women's Bishopswood Retreat 2019
Sign-up for St. Brendan's Women's Retreat at Camp Bishopswood is open.
Dates: Sept. 3 - 6: early afternoon on Tuesday until after breakfast on Friday.
Cost per person: $275. A deposit of $100 confirms your place.

A sign-up will be available at the Lobster Picnic this Sunday or at Church.

For More information Click

                     Annual Lobster Picnic   
               Sunday, August 11th 
Join us for the Annual Lobster Picnic Sunday, August 11th at the Tarlton's following our 10 a.m. service.  If you have not signed up yet,  sign up here by ckicking the link below. 
Upcoming Event!
Recital Program Tuesday, August 13th: 
Matt Dane and pianist Annie Antonacos will present a recital program for Opera House Arts at the Burnt Cove Church in Stonington on Tuesday, August 13th. Matt will play both viola and viola d'amore, an unusual 14-stringed instrument invented in the Baroque era that is also well-suited for the music of today. The program will feature diverse music from the 18th-21st centuries, including Brahms' beautiful "Rain" Sonata, Op. 78. 

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: 
Central to today's liturgy is the gospel call to live always in expectation of the Lord's return. That stance of waiting enables us to put all other aspects of our lives in the correct order. Material needs become not irrelevant, but secondary to our life in relationship to God in Christ. Jesus calls us to live as though he is at hand. The Eucharist is the repeated foretaste of the coming of the Lord to take us into the Kingdom.

We will spend several Sundays reading through the concluding portion of the Epistle to the Hebrews. This section deals with the call to faith, which we have in Christ. Our forbearers in the faith, especially Abraham and Sarah, are presented as models of this faith, which is described as the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things unseen. It is in remembering that God was faithful to our ancestors in faith that we are equipped for our own time of waiting.

The first reading relates God's promise to Abraham and Sarah, old and childless, to give them an heir and produce from them a new people. For the first time, the Scriptures express what will become central to the Gospel proclamation: righteousness depends on faith.

As we gather to celebrate the Eucharist, we are upheld in our expectation of Jesus' promise to take us into his Kingdom by the memory of our mothers and fathers in the faith whose hope was fulfilled by 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
    Prayer for St Brendan's:  
    Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on the people of 
    St. Brendan's and guide our hearts and minds as we seek to discern your will         for our future. May our discernment transform our spirits and draw us closer to       you.   
In Our Prayers

We pray for those on our prayer list in special need of our prayers:  Susan Todd, Roseanna and husband Jason, Ralph and Sandy Drayer, James Budd, Mary Ann Shaw, Pam Neff, Michelle Price, Jesse Zorski, Craig Harriman, Lindsey Bowker,  Rev. Edward Dufresne, Margaret Ann Crumlish, Reed Henderson, , Gray Pierson , Nancy Boothby, Elaine Graham, Pat & Tony Stoneburner, Kathy Gray, Holly Zack, Carolyn Angel, Nancy Stearns, Andrew Harriman, Tom Davenport, Marcia Scott, George A. Smith, Gladys Smith, Sam and Isabelle Hulsey, Jennifer Hulsey and her family Byron, Ben, and Claire. 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 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, Graham, and Caleb.

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; Thomas, 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 St. James', Prouts Neck  and Holy Trinity, Peak's Island and for Camp Bishopswood

In the Anglican   Cycle of Prayer,  we pray  for the united Church of South India and The Most Revd Thomas Kanjirappally Oommen - Moderator of CSI & Bishop of Madhya Kerala.
On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray United Methodist Church, Stonington.

                                                 Icon of St. Brendan by Siri Beckman

Lord, we will trust you.

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

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

Christ of the mysteries, we trust you to be stronger than each     storm within us.  

We will trust in the darkness and know that our times are in your hand.
Tune our spirit to the music of heaven, and somehow, make our   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 

Emergency Contacts:

Vestry Members:

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

Bill Scaife-Treasurer (413) 531-1762
Barbara Kourajian-Clerk 326-9153 
Meg Graham 348-2639
Miriam Antich 972-849-7907
Tom van Buren 348-6471

Pastoral Care: 
  Diane Greenlaw   460-7230 

Prayer List Requests: