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

Fourth Sunday of Easter 
May 12, 2019


Please welcome the Rev. Thomas Halkett who will preside at 
our service this Sunday.   

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All are Welcome! 

10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter:
(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.


                                                 Happy Mother's Day!
On the Calendar :
Sunday, May 12            10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Tom Halkett
Monday, May 13            9-12 p.m. Linda Shepard's Children's Group 
                                         4:30 p.m. Meditation/ Silent Prayer
Wednesday, May 15      11-12 a.m. Tai Chi for Beginners   
Friday, May 17              5 p.m. Wings Waves & Woods Dinner, Parish Hall  
Sunday,  May 19             10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Barbara Clarke   
Tuesday, May 21           2 p.m. Vestry Meeting          
For up-to-date information on events at St. Brendan's c lick:                              Events Page Calendar
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We Heard You! 
Thank you for your prompt and candid responses to the Worship & Music Ministry's opinion survey on the summer worship schedule.  We heard from 35 parishioners and the results are clear: the Sunday worship service will remain at 10 a.m.  
      With great appreciation for your participation-
The Worship & Music Ministry  
Lis Ingoldsby, Senior Warden
On behalf of the Vestry  

Search Committee Update:   
On May 6th, the Search Committee finalized their responses to the 12 OTM questions and finished the "Dear Candidate" letter which will be on our website. Both documents were forwarded to Michael Ambler for his review.  We had a very productive meeting with Michael Ambler via Zoom on May 9th to talk about these documents and the process going forward. We hope to share the OTM responses with the congregation next week. 

Luke Williams  207-367-5829 
Barbara Kourajian  207-326-9153
Martha Dane  207-348-5245
Judy Miller  617-645-1711
Bill Scaife  413-531-1762
Curtis Flowers   256-275-7087
For Reports and updates on St. Brendan's Clergy Search Process
Our Prayer of Discernment:
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 and seek to be drawn closer to you,  Amen.   
 Spring Clean-Up 
Rather than trying to find a date that will accommodate many different schedules I am starting a list of projects that can chipped away at over the next few weeks as people have time and energy:   
-Skip Greenlaw has already agreed to pull the start cord on his lawnmower for the first mow of the season and will be enlisting his mowing compatriots to schedule the season of mowing.
- I am leaving a wheel barrow out back to aid in raking and moving back to the parking the gravel that gets dropped by the snow plow. Ruth Robinson has been the torch bearer for this week task over the years but another one or two shovel bearers are welcome to pitch in, I'm sure.  
- Getting a head start on weeding the garden beds and adding compost to enrich the soil will inspire the garden designers among us. Perennial divisions are welcome.
- The stairs to the parish hall are calling out to be swept.
These chores will get us started. All suggestions for other tasks crying out for attention are welcome. Window washing, inside and out, is on the horizon.  Call, text, or email me about anything to do with getting the work done in the most expeditious, joyous way.    
Jo Jacob
Junior Warden
348-6997; 207-664-4884
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    Evening Sunset, Eggemoggin Reach, 5/7/19 

Fourth Sunday of Easter Sunday: 
This day in the church year is traditionally called Good Shepherd Sunday. The image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd of his people was connected very early in the church's life with Holy Baptism. The Good Shepherd is the most common decoration in baptisteries in church buildings from the second and third centuries. This image was reinforced in the church's art, liturgy, and music by the Old Testament's use of the shepherd image to express the care God has for all people.

In the Book of Revelation, a portion of which is read this year on every Sunday of Easter, we hear today the description of the gathering of all the redeemed. Their white robes are the sign that they have been baptized, for in earlier times the newly baptized were clothed in white. This custom is preserved in many places with christening gowns. The redeemed rejoice, for Christ is in their midst as the Good Shepherd.

Our reading from Acts today describes the ongoing work of the risen Christ through the church. Peter raises Tabitha from death. The great excitement which the early Christians felt was their discovery that Jesus continues to live in his faithful people.

As in John's vision of the heavenly worship so in our Eucharistic gathering Christ the Good Shepherd stands in our midst leading us to the springs of the water of life.
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: Susan Wade, Ralph and Sandy Drayer, James Budd, Joan Gagnon, Mary Ann Shaw, Pam Neff, Michelle Price, Jesse Zorski, Craig Harriman, Lindsey Bowker, Linda Peterson,  Rev. Edward Dufresne, Margaret Ann Crumlish, Reed and Micki Henderson, William Rice Sr., Gray Pierson , Ross Gagnon, 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 For Bishop Stephen T. Lane, Ninth Bishop of Maine, who is celebrating the beginning of the 12th year of his consecration.
In the Anglican  Cycle of Prayer, we pray for  the Anglican Church of Korea and
The Most Revd Moses Nagjun Yoo - Primate of Korea and Bishop of Daejeon.

  On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray for Galilean Gospel Temple, 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 

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