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

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
August 4, 2019


Please welcome back the Rev. Karen Egerton who will preside at  our service this Sunday.   



The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

All are Welcome! 
Sunday, August 4, 2019 
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Readings for the Eighth 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 4           9:00am Nursing Home Service
                                   10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with  the Rev. Karen Egerton  
                                    August Birthday Celebration
                                    4 p.m. Bagaduce Music Concert (see below)                                    
Monday, August  5             4:30 p.m. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer         
       Wednesday, August         11:00a.m. Tai Chi
  4:30  p.m. Choir Rehearsal  
August 8, 2019                 5:00 p.m. 5th Session of Book Group
                                      The Universal Christ 
Sunday,  August 11         10  a.m. Holy Eucharist with  the                                                                                 Right Rev. Sam Hulsey
                                     Annual Lobster  Picnic - following the service  
Monday, August 12      9:00a.m. - Noon - Hegel on Philosophy of Religion 
Tuesday, August 13      10-11:30 a.m. Vestry Meeting   
 For up-to-date information on events at St. Brendan's c lick:                              Events Page Calendar
  Click the picture above to visit our website 

The Special Meeting of the Vestry Wednesday the 31st provided an opportunity to welcome Bishop Brown and allow him the chance to get to know the Vestry and members of St.Brendan's. The format for the Special Vestry meeting was informal and those attending participated in a thoughtful conversation with the Bishop around the key priorities raised in the recent parish survey regarding key Challenges and Opportunities in moving forward. The Bishop indicated he would welcome similar conversations with our parish in the future.

     Bishop Brown's Visit 



Stewardship Campaign for 2020
Our  Stewardship Campaign will be held during August this year since so many of us are here this time of year.  Stewardship letters were available for pick up after the Annual Meeting last Sunday and will be available again 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
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.
Directory Updates Can Now be Made Online 
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              Annual Lobster Picnic   
               Sunday, August 11th 
      Mark your calendars for our Annual Lobster Picnic Sunday, August 11th 
at the Tarlton's following our 10 a.m. service.  A sign-up sheet will be  
circulated at church this Sunday but you can also sign up here by ckicking the link below. 
Have you Noticed the Beautiful Gardens? 


             Special thanks and appreciation to the garden elves
 (the Buildings and Grounds team) 
   for transforming the garden landscapes!

  Upcoming Event of Interest


Eighth Sunday after Pentecost: 
In today's liturgy, we are confronted with the radical shift in our values brought about by our union with Christ in baptism. In the gospel reading, Jesus is asked to settle a property dispute between two brothers. Instead, he warns against placing our highest value in material acquisition, for that value is a fleeting and uncertain one. Our highest value should be our relationship with God, which alone is permanent and certain.

In the first reading, we have the wise reflections of a person who found that spending one's life on the accumulation of material goods is an empty project. It is "vanity and striving after wind."

In the passage from Colossians, Paul describes the new way of living which belongs to those unified with Christ in baptism. As people who have put on the new nature, our behavior toward others is transformed; our relationships with others are no longer based on human values or differences; and our lives consist of joy, peace, forgiveness, and thanksgiving.

When we present to God the work of human hands in bread and wine and gifts of our material possessions, we are placing our lives into a new and transforming relationship with God. Our relationship toward the material world is likewise transformed. We are put right in our relationship with God, with others, with ourselves, and with the material world. Then we are sent out to live in that new relationship each day.

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:  the family of Linda Peterson who mourn, 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. Cuthbert's, MacMahan Island and  All Saints by-the-Sea, Southport.  

In the Anglican   Cycle of Prayer,  we pray  for the Church of the Province of South East Asia and The Most Revd Ng Moon Hing - Archbishop of South East Asia & Bishop of West Malaysia.
On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray Reversing Falls Sanctuary, 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 

Prayer List Requests: