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

First Sunday after Pentecost or Trinity Sunday
June 16, 2019


Please welcome back the Rev. Karen Egerton who will preside at 
our service this Sunday.   
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All are Welcome! 
 9 a.m. Island Nursing Home Service  
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Readings for the First 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 :
Saturday, June 15         9:15 -12 Spring Clean-up
Sunday, June 16           9:00 a.m. Nursing Home Service  
                                  10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Karen Egerton
Monday, June 17          9-12 p.m. Linda Shepard's Children's Group 
                                 10:00 a.m. Timely Traders              
                                        2:30 p.m. First Session of Thomas Merton Discussions                                                    4:30 p.m. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer         
      Wednesday, June 19     11-12 a.m. Tai Chi for Beginners
                                   4:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
Sunday,  June 23           10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Elaine Hewes 
                                  11:30 a.m.Community Conversations - Homelessness and                                          Poverty - with Tracey Hair, executive director, H.O.M.E.                                         
Monday, June 24          9-12 p.m. Linda Shepard's Children's Group 
                                        2:30 p.m. Second Session of Thomas Merton Discussion                                                  4:30 pm. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer   
      For up-to-date information on events at St. Brendan's c lick:                              Events Page Calendar
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Search Committee Update   
We're happy to announce our position has been listed on the Diocesan website: . You will notice the link to our website; please take a moment to read our Search page, which now has information for potential candidates:

What's next in the process?  The Canon to the Ordinary, Michael Ambler, will be listing our position on other pertinent sites.  We invite you, members of the congregation, to think of clergy who would be a good fit for St. Brendan's.  Encourage them to visit our website and consider applying.  And, as always, please keep our search process in your prayers.   

The Search Committee
Martha Dane, Curtis Flowers, Barbara Kourajian, Judy Miller,
Bill Scaife and Luke Williams



 Do we Have your Birthday on our List??

Please add your name to the list during coffee hour so we can celebrate you! 


World Refugee Day - June 20th 2019

For more information please click on the links below:

Food Drive:
There is an ongoing food collection at the church. Please leave non-perishable items in the basket outside of the kitchen in the entry hall.
Book Drive for Hancock County Jail Residents:
We are collecting books for the residents of the Hancock County Jail. Please contribute any books in the categories listed below. The books should be in very good to new condition and only paperbacks are accepted.
Stories of survival from hardship
Mental health  
Easy reads appealing to adult readers eg Hatchet, Gary Paulsen
James Patterson
Steven King
Lee Child
Dictionaries -- we go through these very quickly
Science fiction
Books that come in a series.  These go in cycles.  We seem to be done with Hunger Games and Twilight.  Harry Potter remains popular. Robert Jordan, also. 
Legal books - current
How to books - plumbing, electricity, carpentry.  With excellent graphics
How to draw    

                      Community Conversations  Dates and Information  
Spring Clean  - Tomorrow, Saturday, June 15th- 9:15am
Saturday is forecast to be a fine day for St. Brendan's Spring Cleanup- yes, it is still Spring until next Friday!
The chore list, as I see it includes:
-  washing the windows of the Parish Hall, inside and out.  Newsprint and vinegar/water solution in spray bottles provided. The church has one step ladder, I can bring another, it wouldn't hurt to bring a favorite step stool if you have one.  Nina Dayton has signed on as an interior eye-level window cleaner; could use at least one other.  I will find a suitable ladder for tackling the inside high windows.   
- Garden spaces are ripe for weeding and edging. If that is your cup of tea bring your favorite tools, gloves (I have extra ones), sun hat, kneeling pad ( we have several child size chairs that can be brought outside if you like to sit to weed. I'm open to suggestions about mulch to slow down re-growth of weeds and welcome perennial divisions or contributions of annuals that might flourish in the semi-shade of the bed outside the meeting rooms. The strip of garden space by the hall entrance is covered in poppies that have reseeded. Think about other plants to install there that will bring us joy after the poppy bloom.
 - the three raised beds in the side yard are available for growing anyone's heart's desire.  I weeded one a few weeks ago and planted some peas around one corner as a teaser to more interest in planting and maintaining these beds.  Perhaps feasting on some rhubarb delicacy from the robust plant in the third bed will inspire us. Anyone feel like baking?  I'll deliver the rhubarb ��  - !  I almost forgot, there are several large planters in the basement that could be brought back into service to enhance our Summer facade.
- There is a handle and lockset that is begging to be installed in the new outside door to the basement.   
- The steps to the front door are a painting project. I hope to do some prepping ahead of time if the weather and time permit. If not there will be scrapers and sand paper on site Saturday morning.
- There is a picky cleaning project on the white railings leading to the parish hall-  mossy green growth at the bottom of the balusters.  Small bucket, bleach, sponge, toothbrush, and gloves provided.  If you accept this job be prepared to value bleach spots as a fashion statement. Maybe soap and water will do the trick.  
- Redistributing plowed up gravel back to the driveway. There is a wheel barrow at the church. I will bring what I have for shovels and takes but bring your own if you have a favorite.
- Dump run with some things in the basement for trash pile or take-it-or leave-it building.  Need truck. 
This list should get us going.  Thanks to the people who responded to an earlier call to service:
-Richard Paget and Skip Greenlaw for taking down and safely stowing the window inserts.
-Tom Van Buren for getting to the bottom of the "cup drawer that wouldn't stay closed"problem and fixing it!   
-to Carolyn Mor who swept the granite steps so vigorously the broom broke. ��
- the mowing team for at least two mowings so far. 
See you Saturday.  Knowing your intentions ahead of time could be helpful for planning. Several people have let me know they can't be on deck this Saturday but look forward to helping some other time. 
For information, contact:  
Jo Jacob
Junior Warden
348-6997; 207-664-4884

It's Time to Sign up to help with Summer Coffee Hours
We need two or three people to sign up for each Sunday.  There will be a sign up sheet during coffee hour or you can email: and let me know when you are available.  Please check your calendar and let us know when you can help!  We need everyone's help!

First Sunday after Pentecost - Trinity Sunday: 
The first Sunday after Pentecost has been celebrated as a feast in honor of the Holy Trinity since the tenth century. Most festivals of the year celebrate a historical event, 
and although we celebrate a doctrine today, it is a doctrine based on historical events that revealed the nature of God as the Holy Trinity.
The first reading is from Proverbs. Here Wisdom speaks. She is the personification of God's mighty power. Wisdom describes herself as God's agent in creating the universe. Here we find an indication of the multi-personal God fully revealed as the Holy Trinity by Christ. In the reading from Romans, we find Paul articulating the growing discovery of the first Christians that we experience God's salvation as the work of the Father, of Jesus, and of the Holy Spirit.
In the Gospel reading from John, Jesus describes the work of the Father, the Spirit, and himself as the work of the one God. This is not a developed doctrine of the Trinity (one was not fully developed by the church until the fifth century), but in it God is described as a dynamic relationship into which we are incorporated through the Holy Spirit.
We come together to celebrate the Eucharist, and, called together by the Spirit, we encounter Christ in word and sacrament revealing the Father, and leading us into that eternal exchange of love which is at the heart of the Blessed Trinity.
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:  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 for The congregations of St. Peter's, Portland, Trinity, Portland, For students and faculty as summer vacation begins and For the mission and ministry of Camp Bishopswood, its staff and campers, in the 2019 season.  
In the Anglican  Cycle of Prayer, we pray for  Pray for the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and  The Most Revd Nicholas Okoh - Metropolitan & Primate of all Nigeria & Bishop of Abuja.

  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 

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: