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

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
August 5, 2018

Please welcome back The Reverend Vesta Kowalski who will 
preside at our service this Sunday.  
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Sunday, August 5, 2018

10:00am, Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Eleventh 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 5     - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
     Monday, August 6    -  3:00pm  Bible Study
                                  -  4:30pm  Meditation/ Silent Prayer                                                                                                                                    
     Wednesday, Aug 8   - 4:30pm   Choir Rehearsal
     Thursday, Aug 9      - 10am  Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting 
                                  -  5pm  Book Group - The Sabbath      
     Saturday, August 11- 12 noon. Lobster Picnic - Be sure to sign up during coffee                                           hour!                                  
     Sunday, Aug 12      -  10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Karen Egerton
    Click here to visit the   Events Page Calendar   on the website for  
  up-to-date information.  


Happy Birthday to:
Dan Reardan - 10
Nancy Allison - 12
Diane Greenlaw- 13
Woody Osborne - 20
Jim White - 22
Susan Wade - 25
Join us this Sunday during Coffee Hour to help  
celebrate August Birthdays! 
Contemplation - Silent Prayer - Meditation
At 4:30pm on Mondays we gather in the sanctuary for a period of silence.   
Some practice centering prayer, some do meditation and some silent prayer.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  No experience necessary!   

Please join us some Monday.  
Window Dresser Build August 22-25
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!
Click below to      

The Rev. Bob and Maurine Tobin receive the Cotton Fite Award
Episcopal Peace Fellowship presented the Tobins the award for their work and  faithfulness to the people of Palestine and the hope of peace.   
They are again selling Palestinian olive oil in support of the hospital in Gaza.  
I f you would like to purchase some please contact Maurine Tobin at:
Save The Date!  
St. Brendan's Annual Lobster Picnic will be held Saturday, August 11
at noon at the Tarlton's on Pressey Village Road.  Rain date is August 12th. 
Look for the sign-up sheet at coffee hour on Sunday!
Volunteers Needed for Refreshments!
No one has signed up for this Sunday August 5th!  Please let Miriam know if you can help (  Please 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!

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: 
Today we hear the response of the crowd after Jesus had fed the 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish. Then we hear the first part of the discourse from the Gospel of John on Jesus as the bread of life. Starting with bread as a material object and earthly food, Jesus then leads his hearers to an understanding of communion or fellowship with him as food for our spiritual nature. It is that spiritual nourishment which gives eternal life.

Last Sunday we heard the story of David's adultery with Bathsheba and his murder of her husband. The prophet Nathan comes and, in a parable about a rich man stealing a poor man's only lamb, induces David to confess. David repents, but the damage is done. His household will be in turmoil from that time forward. Sin can be forgiven, but its damage continues to work through those around the sinner.

In today's reading from Ephesians, one of the Pauline tradition's strongest themes is introduced. We are in unity with God and with all people through our baptism. Baptism has joined us together into one life as the body of Christ-the same body which we receive in Holy Communion.

The Christian Gospel takes as its basis the nature of human life in this world and sees our life as being shot through with signs of the fuller life that is ours in Christ. Ours is not a religion of the spirit alone, nor is it solely a means of dealing with material life in this world. As bread and wine are revealed in the liturgy to be instruments of God's presence in us, so all of life is revealed as the sacrament of God in the world; we remember that we are (in the words of St. Augustine) "...means of grace and vehicles of the eternal charity."

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, Margaret Ann Crumlish, Reed and Micki Henderson, Nancy Boothby, Rev. Edward Dufresne, Cody Roberts, William Rice Sr., Elaine Graham, Patricia P, Gray Pierson,  Pat Stoneburner, Tony Stoneburner, Kathy Gray, Holly, Carolyn Angel, Nancy Stearns, Andrew Harriman, Tom Davenport, Hannah Scaife, Marcia Scott, Ross Gagnon, Sen. John McCain, 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, 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 St. Cuthbert's, MacMahan Island and All Saints by-the-Sea, Southport.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Scottish Episcopal Church .
On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for South Penobscot Baptist Church.

                                                 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 
Rich Paget 367-6569 
Miriam Antich 972-849-7907
Peter Tarlton 348-9908

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

Prayer List Requests: