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

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
June 24, 2018


Please welcome back The Reverend Barbara Clarke  
who will preside at our service this Sunday. 
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Sunday, June 24, 2018

10:00am, Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Fifth 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, June 24       - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Barbara Clarke
                                        -   Parish Forum following the service
      Monday, June 25       -  9:30-12noon  Parenting and Children's Group
                                     -  4:30 Meditation/ Silent Prayer
                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, Jun e 27 -  4:30 Choir Rehearsal
      Sunday, July 1          - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                       Birthday Celebration for June and July Birthdays during                                               Coffee Hour.  
    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 / Green /Accomplished
 Six Goals / Blue/ Ongoing/ In Process of Being Accomplished
  One Goal / Red / Not Yet  Addressed (as of 2.15.18)
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June 24th Parish Forum
A reminder to please join us for this important conversation Sunday and help ensure the sustainability of St. Brendan's well into the future.  
Thank you-
On behalf of your Vestry/Renewal Team,
Lis Ingoldsby
Senior Warden 

Volunteer for Roadside Clean Up
Help keep the roadside beautiful between the Nursing Home and the Causeway!
Woody Osborne is again organizing this effort and asks anyone interested in helping out to meet in the church parking lot tomorrow/Saturday June 23rd at 10am. Bring work gloves and wear sturdy/waterproof footwear. Orange trash bags are in the hall entryway for volunteers to use.
Thank you!
Woody Osborne  

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

After ten unforgettable years at Katahdin Lake our annual women's outing was forced by the closing of Baxter's last private campground to find a new spot.    After months of investigating many possible sites and visiting the most promising, the planning team has unexpectedly found a gem right under our noses.
To our delight Bishopswood, the Diocese of Maine's own summer camp, 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 accepted beginning June 23.
  • $100 deposit by July 15 (refundable until Aug. 1) will secure your place. Balance due Aug. 15.
  • 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 (
Photos of Bishopswood:

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: 
Our theme today is Jesus' Lordship over the natural world and over the forces of evil in the universe. Jesus commands a storm to cease. The result of this event was amazement and wonder. Mark withholds the answer to their wonderment until the end of his Gospel when Jesus' death and resurrection reveal him as the Son of God, hence the Lord of the universe.

In the Old Testament reading from the Book of Job, God responds to Job's questioning by asking how Job dare think himself competent as a creature to question the Creator. This magnificent poem occurs in today's liturgy as an Old Testament witness to God's power over the universe which was revealed in Jesus' ministry and power.

We continue to read through 2 Corinthians. The Corinthian church has been resisting Paul's leadership. He warns them to take seriously the grace of God which they have received and to emulate Paul's ministry, seeking not worldly greatness, but the greatness of those who are being saved now.

In Eucharist, the People of God find themselves joined together in Christ as the new Creation. For a brief time in prayer and Sacrament, we are revealed as his Body and as the instruments of his redeeming love in the world. That revelation is to continue in our ministry of love and reconciliation toward all 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: Craig Harriman, Roger Ingoldsby, Barbara Branum, 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. Giles', Jefferson  St. John Baptist, Thomaston  For those who suffer persecution, oppression and denial of human rights.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for  First Baptist Church, Brooklin.


                                                 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: