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

Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 3, 2018


Please welcome back The Rev. Stephen Hayward who will 
preside at our service this Sunday.  
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Sunday, June 3, 2018

10:00am, Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Second 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 3   - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward
                                  - June Birthday and Anniversary Blessing
         Monday, June 4    -  9:30am  Parenting and Children's Group with Linda Shepard
                                   - 10:00am  Timely Traders
                                  -  4:30pm  Silent Meditation   
          Wednesday, June 6 - 4:30pm  Choir Rehearsal
         Sunday, June 10     -10am  Holy Eucharist with Pastor Elaine Hughes
    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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Treasurer's Report: First Quarter Update 
The financial statement for the first third of the year is 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.
The Finance Committee is initiating cash management discipline to enable our operating funds to earn at least a modest interest rate beyond what is available from checking account options. It is also beginning to examine, with the Building and Grounds Ministry, the capital needs for the building.
Hearty thanks are due our Audit Committee consisting of Kathy Burton, Luke Williams and Martha Dane, for their diligent and timely work. The books of the parish have been examined through March 31, 2018, in the manner which exceeds the standards promulgated by the Diocese. Well done, Committee members!  
Pete Dane

Sign-Up for Summer Coffee Hours Now!
There is a new sign-up sheet for coffee hour on the bulletin board in the entry  
for June and July and we need everyone to sign their name somewhere.  We  
should have at least two names for each week so sign up with a friend or  
someone you would like to know better!  You can also email Miriam at and tell me which week you would like to help.    
Thanks for helping with our coffee fellowship. 

Prayer List Requests & Birthdays 
One of the responsibilities of the Pastoral Care and Welcoming Ministry is to  
maintain the Prayer List.  Please let us know if there is anyone you would like  
to have added to the prayer list or if you know of any changes that need to be  
made.  The Prayer List can be found in the Sunday Bulletin and also in The
Navigator each week.   Prayer requests can be sent to  
or to Miriam at
We have just received a request from Linda Shepard for prayers for her husband  
Jerry who has been in a coma in the ICU at EMMC in Bangor for the past week  
and a half.  
We are creating a list of birthdays so we can make sure that everyone's 
birthday is remembered and celebrated. Please assist by sharing your birthdate with us.  There will be a sheet during coffee hour the next few weeks where you can add  your information or send an email to .   If your birthday
is in June, let us know ASAP.



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.

Second Sunday after Pentecost: 
In today's liturgy the meaning of the Sabbath and of Sunday is the focus of the Gospel reading. Jesus sets aside the Sabbath rule, not because the Ten Commandments are  
to be ignored, but because in his ministry something new is happening. In ancient days, King David's soldiers broke the Commandment because they were in a crisis situation, pursued by enemies and starving. Jesus' disciples are in a crisis situation because the Kingdom of God is breaking into history. In both critical moments the Law gives way  
to the immediate need.

The first reading begins our semi-continuous reading of the Davidic history. It begins today with the call of God to the boy Samuel. Samuel grows to be the primary leader  
of the people and the agent of God's choice of David and David's family as the rulers of  the people. Much later the kingdom of David became the image of the coming of Messiah.

In today's second reading, Paul roots his authority as an apostle in his suffering. When  
a Christian suffers for the sake of Jesus, Christ is manifested as crucified in that suffering. In that way the Gospel is proclaimed.

Baptized into Christ's Body, we gather in Eucharist to rejoice in God's Kingdom and to proclaim Christ dying and rising in our midst. Each Sunday is an Easter and a Pentecost in which our dying and rising with Christ by water and the Holy Spirit are renewed.  
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: 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. Andrew's, Millinocket and St. Thomas', Winn. For the victims of gunfire and those who have lost a loved one to gun violence. For Gun Violence Awareness Week.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Anglican Church of Melanesia.

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Brooksville United Methodist 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: