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

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
July 15, 2018

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

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All are Welcome!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

10:00am, 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, July 15       - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                  -  Worship Ministry Meeting following the service
                                  -  2pm Island Nursing Home
      Monday, July 16        -  3:00pm  Bible Study
                                  -  4:30pm  Meditation/ Silent Prayer                                                                                                                                  
     Wednesday, July 18 - 4:30  Choir Rehearsal
     Thursday, July 19    - 5pm  Book Group - The Sabbath                                          
                                  - 6-8pm Third Thursday Music Gathering  
     Sunday, July 22       - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling  
     Looking Ahead:
     Sunday, July 29      - Annual Meeting of St. Brendan the Navigator  
                                           (following the 10am service)
     Saturday August 11  - Lobster Picnic
    Click here to visit the   Events Page Calendar   on the website for  
  up-to-date information.  



                          St. Brendan the Navigator
                                Parish Renewal Plan
 Four Goals have been a ccomplished
Seven Goals are Ongoing and/or In Process of Being Accomplished

(as of 7.6.18)
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 29, 2018, 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 one member to the Vestry to serve a one-year term
7. To elect Diocesan Convention Delegates and Alternates
8. To review and discuss the June 24th Parish Forum Survey findings.
Dated: July 10, 2018                                             
                                                                       S/Barbara Kourajian
                                                                       Barbara Kourajian, Clerk 
                   Please click link for Minutes of the June 21st  
                          Vestry/Renewal Ream Meeting: 

REMINDER: 2018 Parish Directory Update
It is time to update your contact information and listing in St. Brendan's Parish Directory!
Copies of the current Directory will be available at coffee hour Sunday for your review and changes if necessary. If you have questions or need a copy of your listing, please contact our office manager Liz Alley at 207-348-6240 or via e-mail at:  
Thank you! 
Third Thursday Music Gathering July 19
Come and enjoy an informal evening of spontaneous and toe-tapping music next Thursday evening the 19th from 6 to 8pm at St. Brendan''s hall. Tom van Buren and Hank Whitsett of Mountainville Music are organizers of the musical gatherings, encouraging local musicians and others to bring their instruments, voices and songs, and join in the creative music that many of us look forward to each month.  
Donations are gratefully accepted.
Save The Date!  
St. Brendan's Annual Lobster Picnic will be held Saturday, August 11
at the Tarlton's on Pressey Village Road.  
Look for more information in upcoming newsletters!  
Click on the image above for a link to information on the General Convention which continues this week.  

Women's Wilderness Trip: September 4-7, 2018

Join us at Camp Bishopswood, the Diocese of Maine's own summer camp, which 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:  
  • Total cost: $250
  • Reservations currently being taken.
  • $100 deposit due by this Sunday July 15 (refundable until Aug. 1) will secure your place. Balance due Aug. 1st.
  • 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 ( or Martha Dane (

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost: 
Our Gospel reading today is the account of the death of John the Baptist. This well-known story was remembered by the followers of Jesus and John. After this, Jesus' ministry moves ahead with even more urgency, causing rumors that Jesus was John raised from the dead.

In the first reading, David, having consolidated his political power, now consolidates the religion of Israel in his new capital of Jerusalem. He brings the Ark of the Covenant, which had led the people during the Exodus, to Jerusalem as the sign of God's presence in the midst of the nation. David leads the people in singing and dancing for joy in the presence of God. (This was a bitter sight to his wife Michal, daughter of Saul, whose kingdom was destroyed and replaced. Trouble lies ahead for David and the children he and Michal produce.)

Today we begin reading through the Letter to the Ephesians. This beginning portion summarizes the writer's theology of Christ and of our relationship with Christ in the Holy Spirit.

We gather as a people united in God. We too are sent into the world with the message of judgment and salvation. We too are called into the ministry of Christ with people in every age and time. Our gathering here is our time to remember who and whose we are and, in that remembering, to be filled once again with the life of Christ. Thus, we go forth proclaiming in our words and our lives the Good News of salvation.

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. Philip's by-the-Sea, Fortunes Rocks and St. Martin's in-the-Field, Biddeford Pool. For the New England dioceses of Province One.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea.

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Community of Christ, 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  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: