St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church
Our Mission: "To Love, Praise, Welcome and Serve"
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
July 1, 2018
Please welcome back The Reverend Vesta Kowalski
who will preside at our service this Sunday.
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Sunday, July 1, 2018
Readings for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
(Please see scripture notes below)
The Mission of St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church is to
ove, praise, welcome, and serve:
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.
Sunday, July 1 - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
June and July Birthday Celebration following Eucharist
Monday, July 2 - 9:30-12noon Parenting and Children's Group
- 3:00pm Bible Study
- 4:30pm Meditation/ Silent Prayer
Sunday, July 8 - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward
Tuesday, July 10 -10am Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting
St. Brendan the Navigator
Parish Renewal Plan
PARISH RENEWAL PLAN REPORT #5
FROM THE RENEWAL TEAM/ VESTRY
Four Goals /
Six Goals /
In Process of Being Accomplished
One Goal /
/ Not Yet Addressed (as of 2.15.18)
Thank you to all who attended and participated in the Parish Forum last Sunday. A reminder to please complete the survey and return it by this Sunday: this input will help guide the Vestry/Renewal Team in addressing next steps to help ensure the long term sustainability of St. Brendan's.
On behalf of your Vestry/Renewal Team,
Please plan to stay for Coffee Hour and help us to celebrate June and July Birthdays!
Charles Egerton 4th, Nina Dayton 12th, Jean Wheeler 18th, Stewart Pierson 25th, Bill Reardon, Chick White and Julie Pierson 26th
Luke Williams 21st , Ann Williams 28th
Click on the image above for a link to information on the General Convention which starts this week.
Education and Spiritual Development Ministry
New Bible Study/Discussion Group Begins July 2nd
There will be a new weekly Bible study and discussion group beginning Monday, July 2nd from 3:00 to 4:15 pm in the Parish Hall. Jane March will lead the group in exploring the topic of spiritual growth by studying one psalm per week. This group will be an exciting time to share stories from our own lives as prompted by the weekly psalm and other related scriptures. My prayer for this group is that we will "journey beyond the familiar and into to unknown, giving us the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground" with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (...sound familiar?) Since we will be studying a different psalm each week, the group will be structured so that you will be able to attend as your busy summer schedule permits. Just come when you can and enjoy the sharing and fellowship. Hope to see you there next Monday! Be sure to bring a Bible!
Contact Jane March for more information: email@example.com or
Book Study Begins July 12th
Ann Tarlton will lead a Book Group this summer on
The group will meet at the Tarlton's on Thursdays at 5pm beginning on July 12th. Please Contact Ann to let her know you would like to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the book image above for more information.
Please be sure to read the Introduction to the book before the first session.
Women's Wilderness Trip: September 4-7, 2018
After ten unforgettable years at Katahdin Lake our annual women's outing was forced by the closing of Baxter's last private campground to find a new spot. After months of investigating many possible sites and visiting the most promising, the planning team has unexpectedly found a gem right under our noses.
To our delight Bishopswood, the Diocese of Maine's own summer camp, offers the essentials of what we have loved about our time apart in the Maine woods: a beautiful natural location, a rustic, environmentally respectful facility and privacy for our group with canoeing, kayaking and hiking at our doorstep and good meals provided.
While this is a departure from the treasured remote wilderness of Katahdin that those who experienced it will never forget, we believe Bishopswood offers the key requirement for us: a place and time for spiritual connection to the creation and each other at a different level than our everyday island life provides.
Bishopswood is about an hour and a half drive from Deer Isle. The facility was built as a girls' sports camp in the 1930s and retains the flavor of that genre and time. The cabins are communal; many now have indoor plumbing -even hot and cold water! Additionally there are two shower houses with several toilets each. The handsome lodge houses the dining hall and separate attractive gathering area with piano and open fireplace.
Laura Gertner, part-time summer cook at the camp and year-round baker of delectable items sampled at the Lincolnville General Store, has agreed to cater our meals.
Here are the details:
- Reservations accepted beginning June 23.
- $100 deposit due by July 15 (refundable until Aug. 1) will secure your place. Balance due Aug. 15.
- Make checks to Patricia Donohue with notation for Women's Retreat, and mail to Patricia Donohue, 53 Plumb Point Rd., Deer Isle, ME 04627
- Participants bring own bedding, towel, outdoor folding chair.
For more information please contact Curtis Flowers (
Barbara Wright (
email@example.com) or Martha Dane (
Photos of Bishopswood:
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost:
Today's liturgy directs our attention to God's care for the poor and less fortunate. In the Gospel reading we hear the account of Jesus' raising the young daughter of the Jewish official, Jairus. Mark inserts within this story the healing of a woman who had suffered hemorrhages for twelve years. The girl and the woman, by the custom of their times, were both regarded as of little value. But Jesus' compassion extends to them as it does to all people.
In the first reading, Saul has died after losing a battle. With him fell his son, Jonathan, who had, in spite of Saul's hatred for David, become David's dearest friend. David defeats the enemy and then sings the song we hear today praising the heroism of Saul and Jonathan, and in one of the most deeply moving passages in scripture, grieves the death of his dear friend.
Paul calls on the Corinthians to emulate the generosity of the churches in Macedonia in contributing to a collection to aid less fortunate Christians. Jesus, Paul reminds us, became poor for us so that we might become rich; that is, he became human so that our humanity might be raised into the life of God. Thus we are to give up ourselves for the sake of others, following Jesus' example and sharing our own material goods.
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: Ben Elkington, Craig Harriman, Roger Ingoldsby, Barbara Branum, Jerry Shepard and Linda, Sidney Peck, Maeva Borntraeger, 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 Trinity, York Harbor and St. Peter's-by-the-Sea, Cape Neddick. For our nation on our upcoming Independence Day.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for
The Church of North India (United).
On the Island and Peninsula,
we pray for St. Mary Star of the Sea, 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
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
St. Brendan the Navigator
627 North Deer Isle Road
Deer Isle, ME 04627
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 305, Deer Isle, ME 04627
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 12-5pm
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
Carolyn Mor 374-2179
Diane Greenlaw 460-7230
Prayer List Requests: firstname.lastname@example.org