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

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
July 29, 2018

Please welcome back The Reverend Vesta Kowalski who will 
preside at our service this Sunday.  
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Sunday, July 29, 2018

10:00am, Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Tenth 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 29      - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                    Annual Meeting of St. Brendan the Navigator
                                     (Following the 10am service)
     Monday, July 30     -  3:00pm  Bible Study
                                 -  4:30pm  Meditation/ Silent Prayer  
     Tuesday, July 31    -  12-2pm  Friends in Action meeting                                                                                                                                
     Wednesday, Aug 1 -  4:30pm   Choir Rehearsal
     Thursday, Aug 2     - 5pm  Book Group - The Sabbath                                         
     Sunday, Aug 5       - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
     Looking Ahead...

     Saturday, August 11  - 12 noon. Lobster Picnic
    Click here to visit the   Events Page Calendar   on the website for  
  up-to-date information.  



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:
The Way of Love
Bishop Michael Curry has invited the whole church to take up The Way of Love, a "rule of life" focused on practices for a Jesus-Centered Life.   
Click the photo to hear his invitation.
With a church building of our own and an excellent musician and organist, David Friedell, as a member of our congregation, all St. Brendan's needed was a organ to fulfill our patron saint's prayer, "Tune my spirit to the music of heaven."
Our organ story begins when David Friedell found a Moller organ for sale in Richmond, VA.   It was 2010. He communicated the possibility of a purchase to the congregation including Lynn Verhey, a lover of music. Lynn offered to finance the purchase, and David set out to buy and transport the instrument to Deer Isle.
Organs do not come "ready made in one piece." Moving the console up to the balcony was an engineering feat worthy of the best. Then positioning and installing the many pipes would not have been possible without David's expertise - this wasn't his first nor his last organ installation.
Today, thanks to Lynn and David and with our Moller organ in place, our current organist-musician, Connie Mayo, sends forth music and hymns, songs of joy and praise for the St. Brendan's congregation and to God's glory.

Save The Date!  
St. Brendan's Annual Lobster Picnic will be held Saturday, August 11
at noon at the Tarlton's on Pressey Village Road.  
Look for the sign-up sheet at coffee hour on Sunday!
Volunteers Needed for Refreshments!
Please look for the sign-up sheet for refreshments and volunteer for an upcoming Sunday....we all enjoy the fellowship and conversation at coffee hour and your involvement and help will be greatly appreciated!

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: 
Today we begin a five-week period in which the gospel readings each Sunday are from John and are focused on Jesus' feeding 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish, the response of the disciples and the crowds, and Jesus' discourse on himself as the bread of life. It is from the apostolic memory of this event and the Gospel of John's exposition of its meaning that the early Church began to develop its understanding of the meaning of the Eucharist. Note that Jesus performed the Eucharistic actions with the loaves and fish; he took, he blessed, he broke, and he gave.

In a story strikingly similar to the feeding of the 5,000, the prophet Elisha shows God's generosity when a crowd is fed from a seemingly insufficient supply of food. Throughout the sacred story, God's care for us is described in miracles of feeding.

In today's reading from Ephesians, the writer prays that the people may be strengthened by God's Spirit so that Christ may dwell in them and that we may find ourselves living in God and rejoicing in God's power working through us.

We are met by God in the Eucharist. Our baptismal state is renewed. We remember what God has done for us in Christ. We remember who we are. We are filled once again with the Spirit. We are fed in the mysteries of Christ's Body and Blood. We are reconstituted as God's People.
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 All Saints by-the-Sea, Bailey Island and All Saints, Orr's Island. For seafarers and those who make their living from the earth and from the sea.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Province of Rwanda.
On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Deer Isle/Sunset Congregational Church.

                                                 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 

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