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

Day of Pentecost
June 9, 2019


Please welcome back the Rev. Karen Egerton who will preside at 
our service this Sunday.   

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10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Readings for the Day of 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 9             10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Karen Egerton
                                  11:30a.m. Presentation by Volunteers for Hancock County                                        Jail - Book Drive for Hancock County Jail Residents
Monday, June 10          9-12 p.m. Linda Shepard's Children's Group 
                                        4:30 p.m. Meditation/ Silent Prayer
      Tuesday, June 11         2p.m. Vestry Meeting 
Wednesday, June 12    11-12 a.m. Tai Chi for Beginners
                                  3p.m. Worship & Music Ministry meeting 
                                  4:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
Saturday, June 15         9-12+ noon Spring Clean-Up Day 
Sunday,  June 16            10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Karen Egerton 
Monday, June 17          2:30p.m. First Session of Thomas Merton Book Study 
                                   Click Here for more information.
      For up-to-date information on events at St. Brendan's c lick:                              Events Page Calendar
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Nominating Committee Announced
The Nominating Committee for the July 28, 2019 Annual Meeting consists of Judy Miller, Ann Tarlton, Jackie Wilson and Pete Dane.  Nominations will be made for Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Clerk, Treasurer (all one year terms), one Vestry Member (3 year term) along with two delegates and two alternates to the Diocesan Convention. 
Search Committee Update 
This week the Search Committee has been in conversation with Michael Ambler concerning the package we will be offering a new priest.  We are nearing completion of our Portfolio and we hope to soon post the position. 

This Sunday June 9th is Pentecost Sunday

In many  churches the color Red is worn on this Sunday. It symbolizes the flames   that came down on the disciples while they were in the upper room. This is the energizing flame of the Holy Spirit that gave the disciples the ability to go and   preach the story of the "Good News."
Happy Birthday to:
Charlie Egerton - 4
Nina Dayton - 12
John Lofty - 14
Jean Wheeler - 18
Stewart Pierson - 25
Louise Lavine -25
Bill Reardon - 26
Chick White - 26
Julie Pierson - 26
 Do we Have your Birthday on our List??
Please add your name to the list during coffee hour so we can celebrate you! 
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  
Save the Dates! 
Outreach supports organizations in many ways. We have invited representatives from two organizations to come and address the congregation after coffee hour.
June 9: Volunteers for Hancock County Jails  June 23: Tracey Hair from H.O.M.E.
      (See 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.
                      Community Conversations  Dates and Information  
Spring Clean  - Saturday, June 15th
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 15th - Spring Clean-up Day at                  St. Brendan's. Mowing, sweeping, window-washing, weeding are but a few of      the tasks needing attention. More to come in the weeks ahead!
For information, contact:  
J o Jacob
Junior Warden
348-6997; 207-664-4884

Education and Spiritual Development Ministry
Book Study on Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton, 1915-2018, bearer of many labels: Mystic, Social Activist, Teacher, Poet, Painter, Photographer, Prophet, Scholar, Diarist, Rebel, Hermit, Catholic, Contemplative, Christian Existentialist. Now, more than a century since his birth and months past the 50th anniversary of his death, people of diverse backgrounds and traditions continue to seek his wisdom. As the labels suggest, his legacy affords many avenues of approach.
We are planning a book study and discussion group to focus on a common text: Love and Living, edited by Naomi Burton Stone and Brother Patrick Hart, a selection of Merton's writings on a range of subjects and grounded in his core reality, Love.  
Anne Cushman, former Deer Isle resident and long-time student of Merton,
will select the readings and facilitate discussions. Interests and needs of
participants will help to shape conversations.  
These sessions will be held on June 17th, June 24th and July 1st at 2:30 in St. Brendan's Hall.  The book, Love and Living, will be available at the Blue Hill Book Store or can be ordered online.  
For more details and to register for this class please click here:  Merton

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!


Day of Pentecost: 
Today we conclude the fifty days celebrating our redemption in the Lord's death, resurrection, ascension, and his sending the Holy Spirit to the Church. It is the presence of God's Spirit in the Church, which makes God's action in the dying and rising of Jesus of more than historical interest. It is the continued presence of the Holy Spirit which incorporates our lives into the risen life of Christ and makes us part of his Body.

This is one of the times in the year when Holy Baptism is particularly appropriate, for it is in baptism that we received the Spirit and were made partakers in the resurrection life.
In the Gospel reading today, Jesus, before his crucifixion, assures the disciples that his followers will continue the work of the Gospel after his departure. Indeed, he will not be absent; he promises to dwell with his people through his Spirit whom the Father will send.

In the first reading, we hear the story of the tower of Babel when human language was confused to prevent humans from trying to go to God's home on their own.

In the reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we hear the account of the first Pentecost when the Apostles received the Spirit and proclaimed the gospel in many tongues. In the reading from Romans, Paul tells us that it is God's Spirit who enables us to speak to God and call God "Father." The Spirit is leading us through the dying and rising of Jesus to become fully children of God.

We are a people made new by God's Spirit in baptism. As we renew our baptismal covenant today, we renew our commitment to that new life and we rejoice with those baptized on this day.

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: Elaine Taggert and the family of William Rice Sr., Roseanna and husband Jason, Susan Wade, 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. Mary's, Falmouth & St. Bartholomew's, Yarmouth.
In the Anglican  Cycle of Prayer, we pray  for the Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma) & The Most Revd Stephen Than Myint Oo - Archbishop of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon   
  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 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: