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

Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 13, 2018

    Please welcome The Rev. Barbara Clarke 
    who will preside at our service this Sunday.

A Brief Bio

I was born and grew up in Ellsworth, Maine. My first exposure to the Episcopal Church was the mission church of St. Dunstan's. Some of you may recall that
St. Dunstan's met for worship in a converted two-car garage and it was often referred to as "The Holy Garage". I received BA and MS degrees in Zoology
from the University of Maine. I then taught at Hope College and Chatham
College (where our former Bishop was a student). Subsequently, I went on to Tulane University where I received the Ph.D. degree in Biology. I retired early from the American University in Washington, D.C. in 2000 so that I could serve full time in the church.

While still a faculty member, I explored a long-held call to the priesthood. I was fortunate to be able to take advantage of the association of American University with Wesley Theological Seminary next door and received an M. Div. degree
from there in 1996. I also earned a Certificate of Anglican Studies from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. After my ordination to the priesthood in 1996,
I served in a number of Interim positions in the Diocese of Washington, before
I was called to be the Rector of St. Patrick's, in Brewer, from which I retired in 2008. Subsequently, I served as supply on a more or less regular basis, serving churches mostly in the northern and eastern part of Maine. In the Fall of 2015,
I was asked to supply at St. Luke's in Wilton, ME, in the western part of the state. I was then called to be their Interim Priest in Charge, where I served for one
year and seven months, when they called a permanent rector.

I love the church, in spite of its many failings. And I love to teach. My personal statement for my ministry portfolio is this: "With the Eucharist as my light, I
want to reveal the God whom I love to the people whom God loves, through worship, preaching, and teaching.   


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Sunday, May 13, 2018
10:00AM, Holy Eucharist 
Readings for Seventh 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.


On the Calendar:
            Saturday, May 12    -  9-12am Spring Clean-Up at the Church 
                                                                                                                                         Sunday, May 13      - 10am  Holy Eucharist with  The Rev. Barbara Clarke
                                        -  2pm Island Nursing Home
            Monday May 14        -  9:30-12pm Parenting and Childrens group
                                        -  4:30pm  Silent Meditation
           Wednesday, May 16 - 1:30-3pm Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting                                                                 -  4:30pm  Choir Rehearsal      
            Thursday, May 17   -  12-4pm  High School AP testing (no interruptions please)                                          -  6-8pm   Third Thursday Music Gathering

Sunday, May 20      - 10 am Eucharist with Bishop Stephen Lane  
                                        - Informal Conversation with the Bishop to follow   

    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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Spring Clean-Up Day May 12


Volunteers are needed for the annual clean-up day in and around the church will take place Saturday, May 12th from 9-12noon. The more hands and volunteers who are able to help the better!  We'll be cleaning windows, changing out storm windows to screens, sweeping and cleaning up outside stairways and entrances,  raking grassy areas, cleaning up fallen branches and preparing outside grounds for plantings.

For more information please contact Jo Jacob.



St. Brendan's Welcomes Bishop Stephen Lane May 20th

Sunday, May 20th Bishop Lane will preside at our service, to be followed by an informal gathering with refreshments and opportunity for conversation. As is customary, the day's offering will be designated to the Bishop's Discretionary Fund (BDF) to help support worthy needs throughout the Diocese.

Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Bishop Lane-

Lis Ingoldsby
Senior Warden


Scripture Notes for the Seventh Sunday of Easter:

Today we begin the final week of celebrating the Lord's resurrection. Each Sunday during these fifty days, we have explored some aspect of our baptism into the dying and rising of Jesus. Today's Gospel reading is a portion of Jesus' prayer for his disciples on the night before he died. In that prayer, he asked the Father to unite us with him and to give us the same mission and grace the Father gave to him.
The sense of unity within the fellowship of Jesus' disciples was reflected in the period between his ascension and the day of Pentecost. We hear about the most significant event during that period in the first reading today when, under Peter's leadership, the disciples chose a replacement for Judas.
The reading from 1 John also reflects the theme of unity between Jesus and the Father, and between Jesus and us.
Our life in Christ is the gift of God in and through the resurrection. That new life by water and the Holy Spirit will be our theme next week when, on the fiftieth day of Easter, we rejoice that we are filled with the Spirit of God.
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: 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, Colin MacNaught, 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. Margaret's, Belfast and St. Andrew's, Newcastle.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the work of the Anglican Centre in Rome Christchurch.

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Church of the Nazarene, 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 

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: