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

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
July 8, 2018


       Please welcome back The Reverend Stephen Hayward
who will preside at our service this Sunday. 
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Sunday, July 8, 2018

10:00am, Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Seventh 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 8       - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward
      Monday, July 9        -  10am  Timely Traders
                                 -  3:00pm  Bible Study
                                 -  4:30pm  Meditation/ Silent Prayer                                                                                                                                      
     Tuesday, July 10     - 10am  Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting 
     Wednesday, July 11 - 4:30  Choir Rehearsal
     Thursday, July 12    - 5pm  Book Group - The Sabbath 
     Sunday, July 15       -10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
    - 2pm  Island Nursing Home
     Thursday, July 19     - 6-8pm Third Thursday Music Gathering  
     Looking Ahead:
       Sunday, July 29      - Annual Meeting of St. Brendan the Navigator  
                                           (following the 10am service)
    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)
Four Goals Accomplished:  
Commitment to Parish Renewal (Accomplished 8-13-17)
1. Commit to a Plan for Parish Renewal and establish a Parish Renewal Team to coordinate and report to the Vestry on the implementation of the Plan;
Mission Statement (Accomplished 9- 10-17)
3. Revisit, possibly revise and adopt a Parish Mission Statement that will inform and guide every aspect of parish life;  
Survey the Congregation (Accomplished January 31, 2018)
7. Conduct a parish-wide survey to ascertain parishioners ' interest and potential involvement in the ministries of the parish;
Leadership for Ministry (Accomplished 11-10-17)
10. Adopt an efficient and accountable leadership structure for the Vestry and the Parish, possibly dividing the work into five parish Ministries, Worship and Music, Education and Spiritual Development, Outreach and Evangelism, Stewardship and Finance and Pastoral Care and establish Ministry Descriptions fo r all leadership and ministry positions;
Seven Goals Ongoing/In Process of Being Accomplished:
A Welcoming, Inclusive, Caring Parish:   
2. E stablish a preaching, teaching, program emphasis and put in place a Christian Caring Team to promote a spirit of mutual respect, caring and encouragement in the parish.
Priorities Budget & Extended Stewardship Campaign:  
4. Develop and carry out an extended stewardship campaign with person-to-person involvement to provide support for parish mission priorities and ministries.
Calling a Priest-in-Charge:   
5. Confirm congregational support for, develop a realistic budget and financial projection for, and partner with the Bishop ' s Office for calling a part-time Priest-in-Charge, perhaps in cooperation with another Episcopal parish, who will work collaboratively with parishioners in mutual ministry and in building community.
6. Communicate with the entire congregation - summer and year-round parishioners - concerning the progress made on accomplishing the goals of the Action Plan for Parish Renewal,   all Vestry decisions, the financial and stewardship status of the parish, progress made in the Ministries of the Parish;
Worship and Music:
8. Continue to plan and implement parish liturgical and ecumenical celebrations that make for lively, joyous worship ;
Outreach Ministries:   
9. Develop a small number of outreach ministries that will help forge a 'parish identity' and provide a strong ecumenical, service and evangelism impact and continue and expand St. Brendan's collaboration with other community churches and service organizations.
Best Management Practices:
1 1 . Adopt best management practices in the Parish, including conducting efficient and productive meetings;

The financial statement for the first five months of the year remains extremely positive, so much so that little need be said. Pledges are coming in timely or early, and expenses are staying within what is a truly balanced budget. Thank you all for your on-going support.
Pete Dane, Treasurer
For a copy of this the Report, please click link:

For a copy of the May 16, 2018 Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting minutes,
please click link below:
                Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting Minutes 5.16.18 

2018 Parish Directory Update
It is time to update your contact information and listing in St. Brendan's Parish Directory!
Copies of the current Directory will be available at coffee hour the next few Sundays for your review and changes if necessary. If you have questions or need a copy of your listing, please contact our office manager Liz Alley at 207-348-6240 or via e-mail at:  
Thank you! 

Click on the image above for a link to information on the General Convention which continues this week.  
Education and Spiritual Development Ministry
Book Study Begins July 12th 
Ann Tarlton will lead a Book Group this summer on The SabbathThe group will meet at the Tarlton's on Thursdays at 5pm beginning on July 12th.  Please Contact Ann to let her know you would like to attend:
Click on the book image above for more information.
Please be sure to read the Introduction to the book before the first session.  
Outreach Ministry Updates 
The Deer Isle Window Dresser measuring team led by Miriam Antich has practiced it's laser and tape measure technique and is ready to roll. Please help with soliciting orders so we can go out and exercise our skills.   People have been asking whether we will be building inserts on the island again this year because the workshop is an enjoyable, productive, community-building experience.  The earlier Workshop date will allow more people to join in, but we need orders!     
Thanks for anything you can do to raise awareness among your family, friends, and acquaintances about this opportunity to save money and fuel, and build community. 

Jo Jacob 
Worship & Music Ministry Updates  
Altar Flowers
Summer is here!   Flowers are blooming in gardens, backyards, and along the roadside.    If you would like to provide flowers for the alter, I would love to put you on the schedule. Please call:  348-6997; text:  207-664-4884;  email: to make arrangements (pun intended!).  
Jo Jacob


Women's Wilderness Trip: September 4-7, 2018

Join us at Camp Bishopswood, the Diocese of Maine's own summer camp, which offers the essentials of what we have loved about our time apart in the Maine woods: a beautiful natural location, a rustic, environmentally respectful facility and privacy for our group with canoeing, kayaking and hiking at our doorstep and good meals provided.  
While this is a departure from the treasured remote wilderness of Katahdin that those who experienced it will never forget, we believe Bishopswood offers the key requirement for us: a place and time for spiritual connection to the creation and each other at a different level than our everyday island life provides.
Bishopswood is about an hour and a half drive from Deer Isle. The facility was built as a girls' sports camp in the 1930s and retains the flavor of that genre and time. The cabins are communal; many now have indoor plumbing -even hot and cold water! Additionally there are two shower houses with several toilets each. The handsome lodge houses the dining hall and separate attractive gathering area with piano and open fireplace.  
Laura Gertner, part-time summer cook at the camp and year-round baker of delectable items sampled at the Lincolnville General Store, has agreed to cater our meals.
Here are the details:  
  • Total cost: $250
  • Reservations currently being taken.
  • $100 deposit due by July 15 (refundable until Aug. 1) will secure your place. Balance due Aug. 1st.
  • Make checks to Patricia Donohue with notation for Women's Retreat, and mail to Patricia Donohue, 53 Plumb Point Rd., Deer Isle, ME 04627 
  • Participants bring own bedding, towel, outdoor folding chair.
For more information please contact Curtis Flowers (,  
Barbara Wright ( or Martha Dane (

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: 
An experience common to all God's messengers in the Bible was the rejection of their ministry and message by their own people. In today's reading from Mark, we hear of Jesus being rejected in his home synagogue, in which he quotes the old saying about prophets among their own people. Then he sends the twelve disciples out preaching to extend his message and ministry, warning them that they also will face rejection.

The Old Testament tells of David becoming king in fact. After Saul's death he ruled the land of the tribe of Judah. But now the people of all the tribes accept him. He conquers the city of Jerusalem and makes it his capital and extends his rule. The kingdom of David became one of the powers of the ancient Middle East.

Our reading from 2 Corinthians is the conclusion of this letter in which, having been rejected by some of those in the Corinthian church, and having been provoked to boast of his courage and ministry, Paul then ascribes whatever virtue or success he has had to God working in him.

As we gather in liturgy, we remember that we are a part of that people whose story is the continuation of the biblical story. That story recalls not only our faithfulness, but also our rebellion. Above all, however, it recalls the fact that even at our worst God has nevertheless remained faithful to us and continues to call us into ministry and witness in the world. Will we respond at our best or at our worst? Will we reject the call or will we accept it?

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, especially Maeva Borntraeger. 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 Trinity Chapel, Kennebunk Beach and St. Ann's by-the-Sea, Kennebunkport. For General Convention of The Episcopal Church and our Maine deputation.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of Pakistan (United).

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for North Sedgwick Baptist 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 

Prayer List Requests: