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

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
July 28, 2019


Please welcome back the Rev. Karen Egerton who will preside at  our service this Sunday.   



The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

All are Welcome! 
Sunday, July 28, 2019 
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Readings for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:
(Please see scripture notes below)

The Liturgy of the Word

Hosea 1:2-10
Psalm 85
Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19)
Luke 11:1-13
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 28              10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with  the Rev. Karen Egerton  
                                    Annual Meeting following service
Monday, July 29                4:30 p.m. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer         
       Wednesday, July 31       11:00 Tai Chi
1:30-3p.m. Special Vestry Meeting with the Right  Reverend Thomas J. Brown  (see below) 
                                          3:45  p.m. Choir Rehearsal  
                                          5:00p.m. - Joan Maxwell's presentation Emotional                                                  and Spiritual Support for the Dying  (See Below)   
August 1, 2019                 5:00 p.m. 4th Session of Book Group
                                      The Universal Christ
Sunday,  August 4           9:00 a.m. Island Nursing Home
                                    10  a.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Karen Egerton
                                     4 p.m. Bagaduce Music Concert (see below)                                    
Sunday, August 11          Annual Lobster Picnic - following the 10 a.m. service  
Monday, August 12      9:00a.m. - Noon - Hegel on Philosophy of Religion 
Tuesday, August 13      10-11:30 a.m. Vestry Meeting   
 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


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 an updated and  downloadable copy. Printed copies will be available at St. Brendan's the next two Sundays.

        2018-19 Annual Report for St. Brendan the Navigator                

Sunday's Baptism at St. Brendan's  
It began as a phone message left on St. Brendan's office answering machine last Wednesday 7/17, inquiring whether it would be possible to have a baby baptized at St. Brendan's ....the following Sunday, July 21st! The wheels of the Worship Ministry sprung into motion in order to to put all of the necessary and proper pieces in place to answer the call of parents Elijah and Ilse Colby- summer residents of Cape Rosier - to have their seven-month old daughter, Oona Virginia Colby, baptized, one day prior to their departure that Monday.  Oona's sponsors were Eben and Tara Colby of Winchester, MA and Cape Rosier.  The Rev. Elaine Hewes officiated for what was a most joyous and moving service for everyone taking part. Her sermon was indeed memorable and can be found by clicking the link below. A happy occasion indeed for the Colby family and St. Brendan's parish!
Sermon delivered by Pastor Elaine Hewes 
July 21, 2019
(If you were unable to join us last Sunday, you will want to read this.)    
St. Brendan's Search Committee Update  
St. Brendan's Search Committee met last Tuesday, July 23, all together in one place.  We refined our presence on the Episcopal News Service and discussed widening it.  Canon Ambler reports he has received an application to our vacancy which he will forward to us next week.  The committee will meet again soon to review the application.  At the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, we will explain and emphasize the vital role the entire congregation has in the search process.
The Search Committee:  
Martha Dane, Curtis Flowers, Barbara Kourajian, Judy Miller, Bill Scaife, and Luke Williams    
St. Brendan's to Welcome   
The Right Reverend Thomas J. Brown   
10th Bishop of the Diocese of Maine   
We are very pleased to announce a special meeting of St. Brendan's Vestry will be held Wednesday, July 31st from 1:30-3p.m. to welcome and greet The Rt. Reverend Thomas J. Brown, who will be making a 'whistle stop' visit to our parish. The preliminary agenda includes sharing a brief overview and highlights of the past year including ministry accomplishments, an update on our clergy search, as well as a discussion of some of the key the challenges and opportunities anticipated as we move move forward at St. Brendan's.   
As with all Vestry meetings, this meeting is open to anyone interested in attending.    
        Don't Miss the New Posts on our website blog by                 Peter Tarlton:

Mr. I M Clammer 
(Read at Poetry Reading last Wednesday)
Wednesday, July 31 - 5p.m.

              Annual Lobster Picnic   
               Sunday, August 11th 
      Mark your calendars for our Annual Lobster Picnic Sunday, August 11th 
at the Tarlton's following our 10 a.m. service.  A sign-up sheet will be  
circulated at church the next three Sundays.  
Have you Noticed the Beautiful Gardens? 


             Special thanks and appreciation to the garden elves
 (the Buildings and Grounds team) 
   for transforming the garden landscapes!

  Upcoming Event of Interest


Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: 
The gospel reading today is Luke's account of Jesus' teaching about prayer. He gives his disciples a model for prayer and then speaks of God's willingness to hear our prayers. Jesus describes human situations in which a parent's willingness to give children what they need is a sign that God, who is far more loving and good than any human parent, is even more ready to grant that which we need.

Next in the line of prophets after Elijah, Elisha, and Amos comes Hosea. In his day (the eighth century B.C.), the kingdom of Israel is on the verge of collapse. Hosea's life was a prophetic sign. He married a prostitute and raised her children, giving them names, which indicated God's rejection of Israel. When his wife is unfaithful, he forgives her and takes her back. His life is his message; God will not permanently reject the people even though they have been unfaithful. They will become God's people once again.

We continue today to read Paul's epistle to the Colossians. Jesus in his death, resurrection, and ascension is the ultimate and perfect mediator between God and humanity. In our baptismal union with him, we are not only beneficiaries of his intercession but share with him in that mediatorial role. That role is expressed in the liturgy in the Prayers of the People, and more generally in our life of prayer. We gather in Eucharist as the priestly people of God, called by God into union with Christ, and bringing the world to God that it may be redeemed.

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 All Saints Chapel, Orr's Island ;St. Peter's By-the-Sea, Cape Neddick and for those who make their living from the earth and from the sea. 
In the Anglican   Cycle of Prayer,  we pray  for the Scottish Episcopal Church,  The Most Revd Mark Strange - Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church & Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness.  
On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray forCongregational UCC, West Brooksville  

                                                 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 

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