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

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
August 26, 2018

Please welcome back Pastor Elaine Hewes who will preside 
at our service this Sunday.  
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Sunday, August 26, 2018

10:00am, Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Fourteenth 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:

     Friday August 24       - Window Dresser Build in the Hall                             
     Saturday, August 25  - 9am to 4pm   Window Dresser Build in the Hall  
     Sunday, August 26    -  10am Holy Eucharist with Pastor Elaine Hewes  
                                       11:15am Special Parish Meeting (see below)  
     Monday, August 27    -  4 :30pm  Meditation/ Silent Prayer                                                                                                                                    
     Wednesday, Aug 29   -  4:30pm   Choir Rehearsal

     Sunday, September 2 - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward
                                       September Birthday Celebration following Worship
    Click here to visit the   Events Page Calendar   on the website for  
  up-to-date information.  


Pursuant of Article IV, Section 1, of the Bylaws notice is hereby given by the Vestry that a Special Meeting of the Members of St. Brendan the Navigator shall be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 11:15 a.m. to conduct the following business:
  1. To report to the congregation concerning the Vestry/Renewal Team's follow-up on the congregation's action to create a Discernment Committee;
  2. To vote on a proposal from the Vestry/Renewal Team about the next steps to achieve Renewal Goal #5;
  3. To vote on a proposal to bring the congregation's Renewal Period to a close.
Dated: August 9, 2018
                                                            S/ Barbara Kourajian                                                                                   Barbara Kourajian, Clerk

Moving Us Forward
The Vestry/Renewal Team met August 8th with its main agenda item to address the vote and will of the Parish to form a Discernment/Search Committee 'within a month' to begin a formal search process for a 1/3rd time Priest. Fr. Edward Dufresne participated in the meeting, providing guidance and counsel regarding the most efficient and expeditious path in moving forward.
After a lengthy discussion, the Vestry/Renewal Team reached a consensus to recommend to the congregation that the Discernment Committee be established once the search process has begun as outlined by the Diocese in its  Transition Guidelines. In reviewing the Guidelines, it became clear the first step will be to r each and confirm $16,000 in additional funds required, at which time permission  will be granted by the Diocese to begin the formal search/discernment process.
While there are more discussions to be had over concerns of sustainability, considering creative alternatives with Castine, and seeking greater clarity on what we are looking for, the encouraging and positive response from the recent survey results indicating preliminary pledge increases of approximately $9,500+/- gives us reason for cautious optimism the goal can be met. Recognizing the strong will and appetite to move forward expressed at the Annual Meeting, the Vestry/Renewal Team has called a Special Parish Meeting on August 26th to address and propose the following resolution:
The Vestry of St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church recommends the following resolution for members' consideration at the August 26, 2018 special congregation meeting:
Whereas the Diocese of Maine has given its consent for St. Brendan's to begin a search process for a 1/3-time priest-in-charge once the full funding for this ministry is secured in confirmed pledges;
And, whereas the Vestry has confirmed that, while conducting its own Search process, St. Brendan's may partner with Trinity Episcopal Church, Castine to secure, if possible, a single priest to pursue two separate part-time ministries in each congregation;
It is therefore resolved that St. Brendan's will conduct an every-member-contact stewardship campaign beginning Sunday, August 26 in order to secure the required $16,000 in additional pledged giving that will be necessary to support a 1/3-time priest in charge;
And, it is further resolved that, once the goal of $16,000 in confirmed pledging is reached, the congregation will immediately enter into a Search process and appoint a Discernment Committee under the direction of the Diocese for a new priestly ministry;
And, finally it is resolved that, once the pledging goal is reached which will complete goal #5 of the St. Brendan's Renewal Plan, the congregation's renewal period will come to a close with all eleven Renewal Goals achieved.
The Vestry/Renewal Team believes these steps will help ensure the momentum and spirit of renewal toward achieving Goal #5 and a priestly presence for           St. Brendan the Navigator.
We encourage your attendance, participation, support and prayers for St. Brendan's as we move forward on our final phase of Renewal.
Lis Ingoldsby
Senior Warden
On Behalf of the Vestry/Renewal Team

The Card Ministry has a box in the office now with cards for various situations 
      so as the need arises we can make out a card and circulate it during our 
      coffee hour.   We hope everyone will participate in this and when you are aware of
      a need, go get a card and get it circulating during the coffee hour.  Stamps and
      a copy of the directory are also in the box so the card can be mailed after 
      coffee hour.   Also we are hoping to have volunteers willing to take charge of a
      month and make sure cards are sent for birthdays and other needs.  Please 
      contact Diane Greenlaw ( ) if you can help.


Celebration of September Birthdays 
Sunday, September 2

Bob Walkling and & Jo Jacobs- 11
Curtis Flowers- 17
Alan Flowers- 24
Miriam Antich - 25
Jane March- 28
Barbara Kourajian - 28
Ann van Buren - 30


Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost: 
The teaching of Jesus which caused the greatest offense to his disciples was his discourse on himself as the bread of life. When he extended that beyond a spiritual feeding to a sacramental feeding, "My flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed," many of his followers left him. The inner group, "the Twelve," were also disturbed, but through Peter they reaffirmed their faith.

Today we also conclude our reading of the story of David. The one goal David did not achieve was to build a temple for God in Jerusalem. David's son, Solomon, did build the Temple and today we hear Solomon's prayer of dedication. He prays that it will be a sign of God to all people, the place where God dwells among the human race.

We complete our reading of the Epistle to the Ephesians today. Paul calls on us to find our strength in God to stand up against the powers that oppose God's will and plan. We are to live in that strength and to persevere in prayer for all people.

We are called to be a people who belong to Christ. This call is often in direct conflict with our own wishes, habits, or opinions. We gather in liturgy as more than passive hearers and observers. We gather to enter into an encounter with God who dwells among us in Jesus, God's true Temple. Here in our participation in Christ, God remakes us as the people of God's Kingdom.
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: Donna Hallen, Kevin Zorski, Jesse Zorski, Ben Elkington, Craig Harriman, Roger Ingoldsby, Barbara Branum, Lindsey Bowker, 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, Marcia Scott, Sen. John McCain, George A. Smith, Gladys Smith, Sam and Isobelle Hulsey, Jennifer Hulsey and her family Byron, Ben, and Clair, and Gary and Susie Silman. 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 congregations of  Church of the Redeemer, Sorrento and St. Christopher's by-the-Sea, Winter Harbor. 
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Anglican Church of 
Southern Africa.    
On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for United Methodist Church of Brooksville.

                                                 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

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 

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