St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church
Our Mission: "To Love, Praise, Welcome and Serve"
Third Sunday after Pentecost
June 10, 2018
Please welcome back Pastor Elaine Hewes who will
preside at our service this Sunday.
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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Readings for the Third Sunday After Pentecost
(Please see scripture notes below)
The Mission of St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church is to
ove, praise, welcome, and serve:
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.
Sunday, June 10 - 10am Holy Eucharist with Pastor Elaine Hewes
Monday, June 11
- 9:30am Parenting and Children's Group with Linda Shepard
- 4:30pm Silent Meditation
Wednesday, June 13 - 4:30pm Choir Rehearsal
Sunday, June 17 - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Barbara Clarke
Thursday, June 21 - 6-8pm Third Thursday Music Gathering
Sunday June 24 - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Barbara Clarke
Parish Forum following the service (see below)
St. Brendan the Navigator
Parish Renewal Plan
PARISH RENEWAL PLAN REPORT #5
FROM THE RENEWAL TEAM/ VESTRY
Four Goals /
Six Goals /
In Process of Being Accomplished
One Goal /
/ Not Yet Addressed (as of 2.15.18)
As I mentioned during announcements last Sunday, there will be a Parish Forum Sunday June 24th following the service to address and discuss Goal #5 (outlined below) of the
Renewal Plan which was approved and adopted by our parish last August.
I hope we can all agree this year has been one of healing and growth, due in
great part to the goals and ministries established and empowered by the Plan.
is the next step in providing the priestly leadership needed to help spiritually support, guide and sustain St. Brendan's parish over the long term.
In addition to presenting several budgetary options for consideration in achieving Goal #5, t
he Vestry thought it also prudent and important to prepare a preliminary forecast of prioritized capital needs
anticipated to maintain our church building and facility. S
uggestions and creative solutions for funding will be offered - and ideas solicited.
Please join us for this important conversation on the 24th, and help ensure the sustainability of St. Brendan's into the future.
Look for more information in upcoming editions of this newsletter.
Goal #5: CALLING A PRIEST-IN-CHARGE
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.
* Who: the congregation, the Vestry, the Finance/Stewardship Committee and the Bishop's Office;
* How: through a parish meeting and an extended and extensive stewardship campaign;
* When: by the end of the renewal period
Existentialism and Ethics
People of our age grew up when existentialism was in the air and to some degree exercised a significant influence on how we thought and saw the world. It endures
to this day as perhaps the most sustained attempt ever developed to rigorously
think through the meaning and implications of human freedom. Reading L'Etranger or La Peste is still a powerful and unsettling experience.
But there is a dark side. While each existentialist thinker had a deep philosophical
and personal commitment to ethical action, their thinking nevertheless led them
astray. Heidegger was an unrepentant Nazi and Sartre an enthusiastic Stalinist
and armchair Maoist. Camus, on the other hand, was active in the Resistance
and became a lonely voice articulating the conflicting nuances of the Algerian
War that saw hypocrisy and inhumanity on both sides of the conflict.
So what is the ethical dimension of existentialism? Peter Antich (the Younger)
will lead a discussion on this topic in July. You will be asked to read Sartre's
lecture entitled Existentialism is a Humanism, and a portion of Simone de Beauvoir's Ethics of Ambiguity. This is not a heavy assignment. Please contact Pete Dane if you wish to participate.
Reminder: Donations Needed for Alfred's Fund
About ten years ago a young man named Alfred died accidentally. He loved Christmas and regularly dressed up as Santa Claus and entertained island
children in the schools and elsewhere. After his death, his mom started a Christmas fund, named for her son. Bobbi Billings quickly jumped in to help
and Alfred's Fund now works every year to deliver Christmas presents to children who otherwise might not have any.
There is a large decorated box in our foyer waiting for your contributions. Hopefully, the box can be filled many times over, as we all take advantage of
sales that won't be available during the Christmas season.
Bobbi's suggested list of gift ideas is set forth below:
Healthy Peninsula Resource Guide
The Healthy Peninsula Community Resource Guide is a searchable database of primarily non-profit health and human service resources in greater Hancock County, Maine. It features information to keep community members and professionals alike connected with up-to-date resource and program listings, including state-wide resources that are available to families, seniors, adults with chronic illness and caregivers on the Blue Hill Peninsula, Stonington and Deer Isle and across Hancock County. The development of this website is a collaboration of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and Healthy Peninsula, generously funded thanks to the Thriving In Place Downeast grant awarded to Healthy Peninsula and their nine community partners by the Maine Health Access Foundation.
Click the link below to access this helpful database of information:
Third Sunday after Pentecost:
In today's Gospel reading, the radical newness of Jesus' message prompted his family to fear that he was out of his mind and caused his critics to accuse him of serving Satan and using Satan's power to cast out demons. Jesus reminds them that Satan would certainly never work against himself. He warns against the one sin which is unforgivable, to blaspheme the Holy Spirit; that is, to ascribe the works of God to Satan. Finally, he redefines his family as being all those who do the will of God.
As we continue the history of the period of the kingdom of David, we hear today the people's demand to Samuel that they have a king like other people. God through Samuel foretells that the kings will oppress the people, but they still insist. The first king, Saul, is chosen, but he will displease God and be replaced.
Our life in Christ is not affected by death. Whether we live or die, Paul tells the Corinthians, we are always with God. The presence of God's Spirit with us is the guarantee that we already live in eternal life.
We gather as people redeemed and restored, as brothers and sisters of Jesus, and as a people filled with the Spirit of God. Our life together is to be a model of how God wishes all people to live. Our vocation and ministry is to extend the love and fellowship we have at the Table of the Lord into all parts of human life.
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In Our Prayers
We pray for those on our prayer list in special need of our prayers: Jerry Shepard and Linda, Sidney Peck, Maeva Borntraeger, 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 congregations of St. Matthew's, Lisbon and Good Shepherd, Rangeley. For the mission and ministry of Camp Bishopswood, its staff and campers, in the 2018 season.
In the Anglican
Cycle of Prayer, we pray for
La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico
On the Island and Peninsula,
we pray for Sunshine Advent Christian Church, Deer Isle.
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
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
St. Brendan the Navigator
627 North Deer Isle Road
Deer Isle, ME 04627
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 305, Deer Isle, ME 04627
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 12-5pm
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
Carolyn Mor 374-2179
Diane Greenlaw 460-7230
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