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

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
August 12, 2018

Please welcome The Reverend Karen Egerton who will preside 
at our service this Sunday.  
A Brief Bio:
I began seminary when the youngest of my four daughters 
was finishing high school.  I graduated from Sewanee Seminary  
in 2003 and joined the staff of a large church in Winter Park,  
Florida where I supervised the school, the pastoral care 
department, assisted in worship and had the opportunity to 
regularly preach and celebrate.  All Saints had an active healing 
ministry and I became regularly involved with it.  After my time 
at All Saints I became an interim rector, did supply around the 
diocese of Central Florida, and began to occasionally write for
 Bible Reading Fellowship. 
I am officially retired but help with  my Orlando parish when 
I'm home.  Summers, Charlie and I  enjoy the island and have 
made many new friends.  When here  we attend St. Brendan's.  
It is an honor to be asked to supply.
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Sunday, August 12, 2018

10:00am, Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Twelfth 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:
     Saturday August 11    - 12 noon:  Lobster Picnic 
     Sunday, August 12     - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Karen Egerton
     Monday, August 13    -  10am  Timely Traders
                                    -  3:00pm  Bible Study
                                    -  4:30pm  Meditation/ Silent Prayer                                                                                                                                    
     Wednesday, Aug 15   -  4:30pm   Choir Rehearsal
     Thursday, Aug 16      -   5pm  Book Group - The Sabbath 
                                    -  6pm  Third Thursday Music Gathering    
     Sunday, Aug 19      -  10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski    
     Thursday August 23-25  - 9am to 4pm   Window Dresser Build in the Hall                         
    Click here to visit the   Events Page Calendar   on the website for  
  up-to-date information.  


Window Dresser Build August 23-25 
St Brendan's Outreach and other volunteers will build Window Inserts at St. Brendan's Hall in August for members of the Deer isle community.   
Please sign up to help!
Please click link below to    
Sign Up Now!        Build starts in less than two weeks!!

Thank you to everyone who has braved the Sign-Up website to volunteer for 
shifts at the Window Dresser Workshop.   Technically   the workshop spans 
August 22 to August 29.  Though we are trying  to focus the work in the first 
few days, there are some tasks related  to the build that can be accomplished outside the assembly line structure.   Talk to Jo (  about possibilities if your availability doesn't  fall in the time slots designated in Sign-Up.

Annual Lobster Picnic Saturday, August 11th 
St. Brendan's Annual Lobster Picnic will be held Saturday, August 11 at noon
at the Tarlton's on Pressey Village Road (look for signs).
Contact Judy Miller for information or to sign -up.

Third Thursday Music Gathering August 16th
The monthly music gatherings featuring local and visiting musicians continues August 16th and each Thursday of the month through the fall from 6-8pm at Saint Brendan's Hall. Organized by Deer Isle residents Tom van Buren and Hank Whitsett (Mountainville Music), the monthly sessions provide a stage for creative musicians and singers in multiple genres to come together to share a tune - folk, blues, jazz and beyond. The gatherings continue through the fall on the third Thursdays of the month, August 16th, September 20th October 18th, and November 15th.  
All are welcome to come listen and enjoy!  Donations are encouraged.

Flowers Please!

We are looking for volunteers who would like to bring flowers for 
Sunday from your garden, field, or along the road.   Anything Nature provides 
is beautiful.   Call Jo Jacob at 348-6997 if you are able to  help any Sunday.


Volunteers Needed for Refreshments!

Volunteers are needed for Sunday August 19th!  Please let Miriam know if you can help ( on the 19th.  Look for the sign-up sheet for refreshments on the bulletin board and volunteer for an upcoming Sunday....we all enjoy the fellowship and conversation at coffee hour and your involvement and help will be greatly appreciated!

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: 
We continue to hear Jesus' discourse on the bread of life today. Continuing last week's theme of Jesus himself as the source of nourishment for our new life in him, a further level of meaning is introduced. This was astounding to Jesus' hearers (and would be to us if we were not already so used to it), for he is not simply speaking of a "spiritual" communion with him. He is speaking of his own flesh, his own life. He is the food of eternal life.

The first reading tells of Elijah the prophet fleeing through the wilderness. He is starving and begs God to let him die. But God instead provides food for him in the wilderness and Elijah is able to complete his pilgrimage to the mount of God.

Today's reading from the Letter to the Ephesians continues from last week's discussion of our unity in the Spirit, to the new way of living which is the result of that unity, and to its deepest and most profound implication: namely, our new life is one identity, both as individuals and as a people, with Jesus himself. What he is, we are becoming.

In the Eucharist we take the material things of this world and, in giving thanks over them, we offer them to be taken up into the life of God. And this is true also of our selves who are represented by the bread and wine. We are part of a people whose story goes back to the ancient Hebrews: a people who have at the center of our existence God calling us to be bearers of the divine presence in the world.

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 in special need of our prayers: Kevin Zorski, Jesse Zorski, Ben Elkington, Craig Harriman, Roger Ingoldsby, Barbara Branum, Jerry Shepard and Linda, Sidney Peck, Linda,  Rev. Edward Dufresne, Margaret Ann Crumlish, Reed and Micki Henderson, William Rice Sr., Gray Pierson and the entire Stewart Pierson Jr. family   , Ross Gagnon, Nancy Boothby, Reed and Micki Henderson  Cody Roberts, Elaine Graham, Pat & Tony Stoneburner, Kathy Gray, Holly Zack, Carolyn Angel, Nancy Stearns, Andrew Harriman, Tom Davenport, Hannah Scaife, Marcia Scott, Sen. John McCain, George A. Smith, Gladys Smith, Sam and Isobelle Hulsey, 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, 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; 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 congregation of St. George's, Tenants Harbor and for Summer Services, North Haven. For those participating in Summer Finale Camp at Bishopswood.                                                                                     
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Church of the Province of South East Asia.                                                                     

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Saunders Memorial Congregational Church, LDI


                                                 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 

Office Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 12-5pm

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

Pete Dane-Treasurer 348-5245 
Barbara Kourajian-Clerk 326-9153 
Meg Graham 348-2639
Miriam Antich 972-849-7907
Tom van Buren 348-6471

Pastoral Care: 
Carolyn Mor   374-2179
Diane Greenlaw   460-7230 

Prayer List Requests: