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

Third Sunday after Pentecost
June 30, 2019


Please welcome back the Rev. Lev Sherman who will preside at 
our service this Sunday.   



The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

All are Welcome! 
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Readings for the Third 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 30         10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with  the Rev. Lev Sherman
                                11:20 a.m. Education and Spiritual Development
Monday, July 1            2:30 p.m. Third Session of Thomas Merton Discussions                                      4:30 p.m. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer         
       Wednesday, July 3       4:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
Sunday,  July 7            10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Karen Egerton
                                July Birthdays Celebration
Thursday, July 11       1:30 p.,m. Vestry Meeting
                                4-6:30 p.m. IHT Annual Meeting
                                7-9  Island Peace and Justice program  
(information below)   
Mark your Calendar
Sunday, July 28          Annual Meeting following the 10a.m. service 
      For up-to-date information on events at St. Brendan's c lick:                              Events Page Calendar
  Click the picture above to visit our website 


                           Bishop Thomas James Brown


For those of y ou w ho were unable to watch the ordination and consecration ceremony for our ten   th Bishop Thomas James Brown, I encourage yo u to watch the video now online at Diocese of Maine.
The ceremony was memorable, as was the opportunity I had to meet and speak with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.  Convention delegate Skip Greenlaw and wife Diane, along with Barbara Kourajian and I were in attendance at the cathedral representing our parish, while Mickey Jacoba hoste   d a gathering to view the live-streamed ceremony in the parish hall conference room.

Welcome Bishop Brown!

Lis Ingoldsby
Senior Warden

Sign Up and Volunteer for a Ministry!
Sign-up sheets will be available for the next four Sundays during coffee hour.  Our six ministries thrive only with the active participation and involvement of you, our parishioners.   
For a list of the ministries and current chairs, co-chairs and members, please click link below:  
In St. Brendan's Footsteps
An evening of Celtic poetry and music
Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m.
Mick Delap, British poet and historian
Regina Christianson, Celtic harp
Ann van Buren and Peter Tarlton, poets
Mick Delap has sailed the Atlantic coast of Ireland over the last 14 years, sailing to several sites associated with St. Brendan.  He will be sharing poems written about these and other voyages.
      Community Conversations

As part of its Community Conversation Series, the Outreach Committee of St. Brendan the Navigator organized two talks at the church.

The Committee is grateful to Carolyn Mor for introducing the congregation to the nuts and bolts activities of Volunteers for Hancock Jail Residents, VHJR. Carolyn and her colleagues, Jean Hendrick and Jim Bergin, talked about the opportunity to bring hope to the community and to the incarcerated through its restorative justice efforts and by helping to staff and maintain the prison library and writing program. Our guests shared their experience working with prisoners, most of whom are incarcerated for addiction, mental illness, or failure to pay bills. They also shared the concept of Restorative Justice, which focuses on the the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large. About thirty parishioners stayed for the talk on June 9th, and several expressed an interest in volunteering. For further information about the program and to donate or volunteer, please click: Jail Volunteers Link

On June 23rd, the Outreach Committee invited Tracey Hair, executive director of H.O.M.E., to share the phenomenal work she does with another population in need, Maine's homeless. The organization is part of the world Emmaus Movement, started in France in 1949 by Abbe Pierre, a Franciscan priest. Central to its mission is the effort to "help people help themselves."

As with the prisoner population, the primary causes of homelessness include poverty, chemical addiction, and mental illness. H.O.M.E., which is in Orland Maine, offers temporary housing, hot meals, and assistance to people who need help with the paperwork and skills one needs to present if one wants to secure a job or a roof over one's head. The staff and volunteers at H.O.M.E. also help to manage crafts workshops that include pottery, sewing, and woodworking. Objects that residents make are sold in the H.O.M.E. crafts store and are available to groups who want to make them available for sale at community crafts fairs. Some residents use the skills that H.O.M.E. fosters as a way of finding independent work.

47 years since its founding, H.O.M.E. offers 55 emergency shelter spaces on any given night as well as 18 units of transitional housing. However, there is a growing need for more, as the homeless population and lack of affordable housing in Maine increases. According to our speaker, a person working a full-time job in the state would not be able to afford the average cost of an apartment. This topic has come up on Deer Isle, as restaurants, shops, groundskeepers and builders seek workers who can afford a place to sleep after providing the services so many of us enjoy. Offerings in support of low-cost housing are welcome. Volunteer opportunities for school groups, church groups, and other individuals are also available. For more information and to donate funding or time, please visit: Link to H.O.M.E.

If you are interested in joining with other parishioners who would like to support these organizations, please contact the Outreach Committee. Perhaps a group of us can volunteer! Perhaps we can host a crafts fair! Checks designated to the organizations can also be sent to St. Brendan's as part of our Outreach effort. Lists of material donations needed by these organizations are linked below.

Ann van Buren
Outreach Committee Chair

      Lists of donations needed:
    Tracy Hair, Executive Director of H.O.M.E.  

                           Community Conversations Sunday, June 23rd



It is time to update the directory!
If your contact information has changed please take the time to update your information during coffee hour this week or email:



Women's Wilderness Retreat 2019

The Women's Wilderness Trip will be Tuesday, September 3 - Friday, September 6 at Bishopswood.  Please mark your calendar.  Details will follow.


Feel the Love!
Please Sign up to help with Summer Coffee Hours!
We need help with set-up (9:40 - 10am)
We need help with food and drink!
We need help with clean up ( 11:45m until done)
Sign-up Sheet will be available during coffee hour or email


Island Peace and Justice Hosts Program July 11th


Third Sunday after Pentecost: 
In the portion of Luke's gospel we begin today, Jesus sets out for Jerusalem and his death. On this journey, Jesus often spoke of the cost of following him. James and John are quite willing to use power against those who refused Jesus, but following him is harder. It means putting our old life behind and beginning a new way of living and a new way of relating to others.

After being sent back to Israel to finish his work for God, Elijah took Elisha to be his successor. Today we hear the story of Elijah passing on his authority and being taken away into heaven. Elisha now inherits the mantle of Elijah and carries on the work of bringing people back to faithful obedience to God. Elisha shows in the ending of the story that he now has the spirit and power of his master. This passing on of the mantle reminds us of Christ passing on his ministry to his disciples, to all of us.

In the portion of Galatians, Paul discusses how those who live by faith rather than the law are conformed to the image of Christ by his Spirit. "Flesh" and "spirit" do not refer to our so-called "higher" and "lower" natures. Flesh refers to our unredeemed humanity. Spirit refers to the living God who is transforming us into the image of Christ. We are free because our new life into which we are growing is the life of God.

We are followers-disciples-of Christ. Baptism began a new life for us. Just as newly born infants must be fed, nurtured, and taught how to grow up human, so God is feeding, nurturing, and teaching us so that we may grow up into Christ. This Eucharistic celebration is a primary means of this work of God in us.

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: Connie Borntraeger( who passed away 6/22) and her family, 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 our nation on our upcoming Independence Day For those who suffer persecution, oppression and denial of human rights 

In the Anglican  Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the united Church of Pakistan
The Most Revd Humphrey Peters - Bishop of Peshawar & Moderator of the Church of Pakistan

  On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray for St. Mary Star of the Sea Stonington.

                                                 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: