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

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
July 14, 2019


Please welcome back the Rev. Lev Sherman who will preside at  our service this Sunday.   



The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

All are Welcome! 
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost:

(Please see scripture notes below)

The Liturgy of the Word

Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm 25:1-9
Colossians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37
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, July 14              10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with  the Rev. Lev Sherman                                
Monday, July 15              4:30 p.m. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer         
       Wednesday, July 17       11:00 Tai Chi
                                          4:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal  
                                          7:00 p.m. In St. Brendan's Footsteps 
Thursday, July 18            5:00p.m. 2nd Session of Book Group
                                      The Universal Christ
Sunday,  July 21           10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Elaine Hewes
Mark your Calendar
Sunday, July 28           Annual Meeting following the 10a.m. service 
Wednesday July 31      5:00p.m. - Joan Maxwell's presentation  Emotional and                                     Spiritual Support for the Dying  (See Below)  
Monday, August 12      9:00a.m. - Noon - Hegel on Philosophy of Religion
 For up-to-date information on events at St. Brendan's c lick:                              Events Page Calendar
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Pursuant of Article IV, Section 1, of the Bylaws notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Members of St. Brendan the Navigator will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at 11:15 a.m. to conduct the following business:
1. To elect a Senior Warden for one year
2. To elect a Junior Warden for one year
3. To elect a Clerk for one year
4. To elect a Treasurer for one year
5. To elect one member to the Vestry to serve a three-year term
6. To elect Diocesan Convention Delegates and Alternates 

Dated: July 7, 2019

S/Barbara Kourajian
Barbara Kourajian, Clerk


Sign Up and Volunteer for a Ministry!

Sign-up sheets will be available for the next four Sundays during coffee hour.  Our six ministries thrive only with the active participation and involvement of you, our parishioners.   
For a list of the ministries and current chairs, co-chairs and members, please click link below:  
Membership at St. Brendan's
As we approach the annual meeting later this month, it is perhaps useful to point out how one becomes a legal member of St. Brendan's. You will note that even if you are a member of some other congregation you can be a member of St. Brendan's as well (I make sure you are not "double counted" when the annual Parochial Report is submitted).   Membership requires four things under Maine law and the bylaws: (1) attaining Age 15, (2) being a "stated worshipper" for three months, (3) being a "stated contributor" for three months and (4) signing a declaration that you wish to be a member. The second and third criteria in practice is "self-monitored" and the first is a quaint non-issue for all who are reading this passage. Thus, the only "objective" criterion is to sign the declaration. Please contact me, and I will be happy to provide it for you to sign.
Pete Dane
Happy Birthday to:
Luke Williams - 21
Ann Williams - 28
This Wednesday,
July 17, 7 p.m.
In St. Brendan's Footsteps
An evening of Celtic poetry and music
Mick Delap, British poet and historian
Regina Christianson, Celtic harp
Ann van Buren and Peter Tarlton, poets
Mick Delap has sailed the Atlantic coast of Ireland over the last 14 years, sailing to several sites associated with St. Brendan.  He will be sharing poems written about these and other voyages.
Wednesday, July 31 - 5p.m.

Reminder- Lists of donations needed:


It is time to update the Parish Directory - Last Chance!

If your contact information has changed please take the time to update your information during coffee hour this week or email:

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: 
Our reading from the gospel of Luke today is the parable of the Good Samaritan. Thus, we are confronted in the liturgy with the radical call of God to love our neighbor as ourselves. Our participation in the Eucharist as the baptized people of God is far more than an action by which we receive God's grace for ourselves; it is our act of commitment to the ministry of self-giving love to others. The Prayers of the People in particular are expressive of this. By joining in prayer, we commit ourselves to active ministry to those for whom we pray.

The Old Testament reading is from Moses' final address to the people of Israel. He reminds them that God's favor toward them calls for obedience to His commandments. That obedience, Moses says, is not external but is implanted in our hearts and lives by God.

Today we begin reading through the epistle to the Colossians. Scholars debate whether Paul or one of his later followers writing in his name wrote this letter. We are hearing the opening greeting to that church. It is the love that the people of that church share with each other which is the mark of their life in the Spirit: a sign of the obedience implanted in us by God.

The parable teaches us that every human being is our neighbor toward which we have the ministry of love. We are given this ministry of active love toward others as the means of extending the saving and reconciling work of Christ to all humankind. Our celebration today, and at every gathering of the church, is meant to send us out into the world to make Christ known.

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: Roseanna and husband Jason, Ralph and Sandy Drayer, James Budd, Mary Ann Shaw, Pam Neff, Michelle Price, Jesse Zorski, Craig Harriman, Lindsey Bowker, Linda Peterson,  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  All Saints by-the-Sea, Bailey Island, Trinity Chapel, York Harbor and for those serving in lay liturgical ministries.
In the Anglican  Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Episcopal Church in the Philippines and The Most Revd Joel Atiwag Pachao - Prime Bishop of the Philippines.

On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray for Deer Isle/Sunset Congregational Church, Deer Isle

                                                 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: