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

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
July 21, 2019


Please welcome back the Rev. Elaine Hewes who will preside at  our service this Sunday.   



The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

All are Welcome! 
Sunday, July 21, 2019 
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
The Rite of Holy Baptism for        Oona Colby 
Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost:
(Please see scripture notes below)

The Liturgy of the Word

Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm 15
Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42
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 :
Saturday, July 20            8:30a.m. - 4:30 Climate Convergence Conference                                           George Stevens Academy
                                     More information Below
Sunday, July 21              10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with  the Rev. Elaine Hewes   
                                     The Rite of Holy Baptism for Oona Colby                             
Monday, July 22              10:00a.m. Timely Traders
                                     4:30 p.m. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer         
       Wednesday, July 24       11:00 Tai Chi
                                          4:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal  
Thursday, July 25            3:00 p.m. Outreach Meeting
                                    5:00 p.m. 3nd Session of Book Group
                                      The Universal Christ
Sunday,  July 28          10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Karen Egerton
                                  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
  Click the picture above to visit our website 


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


2018-19 Annual Report

In preparation for the July 28th Annual Meeting, the 2018-19 Annual Report for St. Brendan the Navigator is now available. Please click the link below for a downloadable copy. Printed copies will be available at St. Brendan's the next two Sundays.

        2018-19 Annual Report for St. Brendan the Navigator                


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
In St. Brendan's Footsteps
Months of consideration and planning came to fruition this past Wednesday evening as the pews at St. Brendan's filled with a wonderful mix of people.      All the pieces of inspiration, talent, and perseverance conspired to produce a perfect Summer evening of poetry, image, and music.  
Did you have a chance to read Woody's latest reflection entitled Leavings? 
Click the photo to read it on the website BLOG
Wednesday, July 31 - 5p.m.

Reminder- Lists of donations needed:


Climate Convergence Conference

George Stevens Academy, July 20, 8:30-4:30

Everything you wanted to know  about climate, but were afraid to ask ...and what to do about it.

 For information and to register visit: 


Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: 
We are reminded today that the term "liturgy" has two meanings: time spent in Christ's presence, open to his word and Spirit, and time spent in service and ministry to others. If our lives in Christ do not express both of these activities, then we are failing to celebrate the liturgy (the work of the people of God) which is the mark of being a Christian.
Today's reading from the Gospel of Luke gives priority to the time spent in Christ's presence. This is not to say that our work of ministry is unimportant or only secondary, but that it can only be done adequately and without anxiety if it is based on and finds its strength in our communion with our Lord.
The first reading today finds God coming to Abraham and Sarah to renew God's promise to them of a child. Throughout the scriptures, God comes to people and, in fellowship with them, fulfills the covenant promise of love and salvation.
As we continue to read the epistle to the Colossians, Paul tells us that the mystery that lies behind reality has been revealed in Christ. It is the life that we share in Christ by virtue of his dying and rising. In baptism, we enter that life, and it becomes our life. It is in that sharing of Christ's life that we are empowered to minister and to pray as members of Christ's Body.
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  Christ Church Dark Harbor, Isleboro and Our Lady of the Evergreens, Harborside 
In the Anglican
 Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Pray for the Province de L'Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda and The Most Revd Laurent Mbanda - Archbishop of L'Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda & Bishop of Shyira
On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray Saunders Memorial Congregational Church, Little 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: