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

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
July 7, 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! 
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:

(Please see scripture notes below)

The Liturgy of the Word

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 7            10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with  the Rev. Karen Egerton
                                July Birthdays Celebration
Monday, July 8            10:00a.m. Timely Traders                                                                              4:30 p.m. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer         
       Wednesday, July 10       4:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal  
Thursday, July 11       1:30 p.,m. Vestry Meeting
                                5:00p.m. Book Group The Universal Christ
                                     (Location & more  information below)
                                4:30-6:30 p.m. IHT Annual Meeting
                                7-9  Island Peace and Justice program  
(More information below)   
Sunday,  July 14         10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Lev Sherman
Mark your Calendar
Wednesday, July 17     7p.m.  In St. Brendan's Footsteps (Information below)
Sunday, July 28           Annual Meeting following the 10a.m. service 
      For up-to-date information on events at St. Brendan's c lick:                              Events Page Calendar
  Click the picture above to visit our website 


       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


St Brendan's Pastoral Care Ministry is available to help offer prayers and support in time of need.  Please reach out and let us know if you or someone you know would like to be included on the prayer list, have a Eucharistic visit after church on Sunday, or need any help with transportation or meals during difficult times.  Many of us want to offer help to others, but are uncomfortable asking for such help for ourselves.  It is a blessing for all of us in our community when we can share both good times and difficult times.  Please let us know if there is a need.
For prayer requests contact Miriam Antich at


Happy Birthday to:

Luke Williams - 21
Ann Williams - 28

In St. Brendan's Footsteps
An evening of Celtic poetry and music
Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m.
Mick Delap, British poet and historian
Regina Christianson, Celtic harp
Ann van Buren and Peter Tarlton, poets
Mick Delap has sailed the Atlantic coast of Ireland over the last 14 years, sailing to several sites associated with St. Brendan.  He will be sharing poems written about these and other voyages.
      Community Conversations

As part of its Community Conversation Series, the Outreach Committee of St. Brendan the Navigator organized two talks at the church.

The Committee is grateful to Carolyn Mor for introducing the congregation to the nuts and bolts activities of Volunteers for Hancock Jail Residents, VHJR. Carolyn and her colleagues, Jean Hendrick and Jim Bergin, talked about the opportunity to bring hope to the community and to the incarcerated through its restorative justice efforts and by helping to staff and maintain the prison library and writing program. For further information about the program and to donate or volunteer, please click: Jail Volunteers Link

On June 23rd, the Outreach Committee invited Tracey Hair, executive director of H.O.M.E., to share the phenomenal work she does with another population in need, Maine's homeless. The organization is part of the world Emmaus Movement, started in France in 1949 by Abbe Pierre, a Franciscan priest. Central to its mission is the effort to "help people help themselves."

As with the prisoner population, the primary causes of homelessness include poverty, chemical addiction, and mental illness. H

If you are interested in joining with other parishioners who would like to support these organizations, please contact the Outreach Committee. Perhaps a group of us can volunteer! Perhaps we can host a crafts fair! Checks designated to the organizations can also be sent to St. Brendan's as part of our Outreach effort. Lists of material donations needed by these organizations are linked below.

Ann van Buren
Outreach Committee Chair

      Lists of donations needed:


Book Group - The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr
Facilitated by The Right Rev. Sam Hulsey and Ann Tarlton

Thursdays at 5:00pm
Beginning July 11th

"The Universal Christ" by Richard Rohr will be available by Friday afternoon, July 5th, at Blue Hill Books  for a 20% discount (Pleasant St., Blue Hill) or on Amazon.

First Meeting July 11th is at At the Tarlton's - 
off Pressey Village Rd., Look for FR # 303 on the right and the sign Sweet Speed Rd

First Reading Assignment - 
Read through Page 68 (First 4 chapters)

    Click to Register    
Please register so we know how many to expect!          


It is time to update the Parish Directory!

If your contact information has changed please take the time to update your information during coffee hour this week or email:


Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: 
Today's liturgy holds up before us the call to go into the world to proclaim the gospel of the crucified and risen Lord. Luke's account of Jesus' sending out seventy of his disciples to announce the Kingdom of God is also a call to us. We were first called and commissioned in our baptism when we promised to strive to live as disciples of Christ, and promised to proclaim by word and example the good news of God in Christ.

The first reading from Isaiah foresees God gathering all the faithful people of the earth into the Kingdom. God, like a mother who comforts her children, will protect the faithful in the coming tribulation. This passage is reflective of later Old Testament insight, which sees the conflict between good and evil in history as foreshadowing the end times. Jesus' own proclamation, carried by the seventy and by us, is that history is approaching its end, and all people are called into God's Kingdom in preparation for that end.

The second reading is the conclusion of the letter to the Galatians. Paul insists that those who demand outward signs of faith have failed to see that the true outward sign of faith is Christ's crucifixion and the change in our way of living which faith in Christ crucified brings. That faith produces people who will proclaim Christ and struggle against those evils in this world that destroy human life.

The conclusion of every liturgy is a dismissal, a sending forth of all God's people. Again, in the dismissal today, we hear Jesus sending us out as he did the seventy, to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom and to heal all who suffer.

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: Connie Borntraeger( who passed away 6/22) and her family, Roseanna and husband Jason, Ralph and Sandy Drayer, James Budd, Mary Ann Shaw, Pam Neff, Michelle Price, Jesse Zorski, Craig Harriman, Lindsey Bowker, Linda Peterson,  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; 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 forThe summer chapel congregations of  Church of the Redeemer, Sorrento St. Christopher's By-the-Sea, Winter Harbor  

In the Anglican  Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea and The Most Revd Allan Migi - Archbishop of Papua New

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 

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: