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

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
July 22, 2018

Please welcome The Reverend  Emily Blair Stribling who will 
preside at our service this Sunday.       
A Brief Bio:   
Emily Blair recently stepped down as Priest in Charge at Trinity Castine.  
She has also served St John St Andrew in Southwest Harbor and St Savior
in Bar Harbor. She and her family moved to Maine from Washington D.C where she served at the Washington National Cathedral. She lives at Amen Farm in Brooklin where she raises goats and chickens. She is working on    her next collection of poetry.
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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 22      - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling
      Monday, July 23      -  10am  Timely Traders
                                 -  3:00pm  Bible Study
                                 -  4:30pm  Meditation/ Silent Prayer                                                                                                                                  
     Wednesday, July 25 - 4pm Island Heritage Trust Annual Meeting
                                  - 4:30pm   Choir Rehearsal
     Thursday, July 26    - 5pm  Book Group - The Sabbath                                          
     Sunday, July 29      - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                    Annual Meeting of St. Brendan the Navigator  
                                           (following the 10am service)
     Looking Ahead...

     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 
   For a copy of St. Brendan the Navigator's 2017-18 Annual Report                                   please click the link below:
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!  

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: 
Today's gospel reading follows the first mission of preaching and healing that Jesus sent the apostles out to do. They return and he takes them away for rest and reflection. Then they return to the crowds and Jesus has compassion on the people, who are like sheep without a shepherd. This image of Jesus as shepherd comes originally from David, the Shepherd King, and is a consistent image of God in the Old

In the first reading, the prophet Nathan brings God's promise to David that he who was taken from shepherding sheep will now be the shepherd of God's people. God promises that David's descendants will establish God's Kingdom forever. Christians see this promise as having been fulfilled in Jesus.

In today's reading from Ephesians we find a reflection of the Jewish-Christian joining of the personal and the social aspects of the life of God's People, extended now to the entire human family through the dying and rising of Christ.

We are called by God as individuals into a community of persons. Again and again in the sacred story the promise of God coming in person to care for the people is made. God will make all people into one flock, one community. In the liturgy, the tension between the personal and the communal is expressed and resolved. In Holy Communion, it is our selves that are offered, blessed, and broken, that we may be given as signs of Christ to the world.

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. James', Prouts Neck and Holy Trinity, Peak's Island. For those serving in lay liturgical ministries.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Episcopal Church in the Philippines.

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Eggemoggin Baptist Church, Sedgwick.


                                                 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: