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

Day of Pentecost
May 20, 2018

    Please welcome The Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane
    who will preside at our service this Sunday.

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All are Welcome!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

10:00AM, Holy Eucharist 
(Please remember to wear Red)
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, May 20    - 10am  Holy Euchari st with The Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane                                                     Informal Conversation with the Bishop to follow 
            Monday May 21      -  9:30-12pm Parenting and Children's group
                                      - 10am  Timely Traders
                                      -  4:30pm  Silent Meditation
           Wednesday, May 23 - 4:30pm  Choir Rehearsal    
           Friday, May 25      - 1-4pm  Rug Hooking group
            Sunday, May 27   -10 am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Dr. Regina Christianson 
                                      -   Please plan to stay for May Birthday Brunch   
                                           following the service.  

    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)

 Please click link below:



Please click link below for Minutes of the April 19th Vestry/Renewal Team meeting: 

             April 19, 2018 Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting Minutes


Please click on the image above to read a message from Bishop Stephen Lane encouraging our support for the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza.



Spring Clean-Up Day Thanks

Thanks to all the volunteers who participated in our annual clean-up day last   Saturday morning! Another opportunity will scheduled soon and we have much good work to build upon.




Pastoral Care and Welcoming Ministry 
We would like to create a list of birthdays so we can ensure 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 May let us know soon. There will be a Birthday Brunch to celebrate May Birthdays on Sunday May 27th following the service.

Please plan to attend!



Window Dressers Update

We are tentatively in gear for a  WindowDresser Community Workshop at St. Brendan's in late August.  A group of St. Brendanites and  other Deer Isle- Stonington WD enthusiasts met yesterday (May 16) and we determined that we have the internal structure in place to host a "workshop" this year. (new terminology this year :-).   Look for fliers out in  the community soon.  We have     a solid group of people who already have experience measuring and some some who are looking forward to learning the process.   Window Dressers has a grant to especially address need for inserts among senior citizens.
For more information, please contact Jo Jacob:



       Placid Waters 

                           Have you ever seen evergreens
                           Stand atop a granite bank, or
                           Salmon clouds hang above horizons,

                           When you first look directly,
                           Then twice in the mirror of
                           Still waters at dawn or dusk?

                           A Creator's quiet presence
                           Above and below the surface,
                           Seeks Peace from any reflector,
                           Holding enlightened spirits.

                                               -Peter W Tarlton    5/14/18    New Castle, NH

Day of Pentecost:

Today we conclude the seven weeks of celebrating our redemption, shown forth in the resurrection and ascension of Jesus and in his sending the Spirit of God to us. It is the presence of the Spirit in the Church that makes God's action in the dying, rising, and glorification of Jesus of more than historical interest. It is the continued presence of the Holy Spirit that incorporates our lives into the risen life of Christ and makes us part of his Body.

This celebration of the Holy Spirit is, therefore, one of the four times in the year when Holy Baptism is particularly significant in the liturgy. It is in Baptism that we receive the Spirit and are made partakers in the resurrection life.

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. The second reading from Romans tells us that the entire universe is to look toward its redemption. That redemption is waiting for us and our redemption is the work of the Spirit of God dwelling in us.

Paul tells the Roman church and us that the Holy Spirit is the one who is working in us when we pray. Moreover, the Spirit of God is leading us with the entire creation into redemption and resurrection.

As an essential part of the liturgy, we will renew our own Baptismal Covenant [and rejoice in the baptism of new members of Christ]. We, in Baptism, are made new members of the company of the apostles and we are sent forth in the power of the Spirit to proclaim the risen Christ to people of every race and tongue and nation.
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 those incarcerated, those who love them and those who minister to them. For students who are graduating.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Colorado - (VI, The Episcopal Church)

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Church of Jesus Christ, Restoration Branch, Sunset.


                                                 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: