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

First Sunday after Pentecost
May 27, 2018


Please welcome The Rev. Dr. Regina Christianson who will 
preside at our service this Sunday.

A brief Bio: 
Reverend Christianson and her spouse, Stephen Whiteley, have recently
moved to Deer Isle from Chatham, Virginia where she served the parish of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Chatham Hall Episcopal School.  For many
years, Dr. Christianson was a member of the Community of the Holy Spirit, teaching music at St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's School in NYC. She met her
husband, Stephen, in the church choir of St. James, Madison Avenue.  Both professional liturgical musicians, they also shared a love for Celtic and Early Music, and they founded the acoustic ensemble Gryphon & Co.
 As a result of her work and reputation, she was invited to Vermont to become harpist-in-residence at the Trapp Family Lodge.  In Vermont she was able to
go through the ordination process and begin to serve as interfaith hospital chaplain, specializing in mental health and crisis chaplaincy.  After ordination,
she served as priest in several parishes in Vermont.  Church history, Celtic Spirituality, and the process of growing spiritually continue to engage her
interest and study.  Dr. Christianson is also a certified interfaith Spiritual Director. 

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

10:00AM, Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the First 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:
           Friday, May 25     - 1-4pm  Rug Hooking group
           Sunday, May 27   - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Dr. Regina                                                                                                    Christianson 
                                     -   Please plan to stay for May Birthday Brunch   
                                         to celebrate May Birthdays following the service  
          Monday, May 28    - 4:30pm Silent Meditation
         Wednesday, May 30 - 4:30pm  Choir Rehearsal

          Thursday, May 31     - 6pm IHT Pot Luck Farewell Dinner for Mike little 
          Sunday, June 3     - 10am Holy Eucharist with Rev. Stephen Hayward
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  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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  Bishop's Stephen Lane's Visit:

What more glorious way to commemorate the 'birth of the church' than to have
your Bishop celebrating with you. It was also a special joy to have Fr. Edward Dufresne with us again. St. Brendan's was indeed blessed and enjoyed
a perfect day and visit.
Sunday morning service began with a choir processional, red flags waving, and
a singing of 'Alleluia'. This was followed by a welcome from The Reverend Dr.  Edward Dufresne. Bishop Lane gave the sermon and celebrated the Eucharist.  
Following the service, he led an informal discussion after coffee hour
to address questions and concerns of the St. Brendan's congregation.
The Bishop also had an opportunity to meet with the vestry and ministry chairs
and gave his comments and responses as to the programs and progress made by
St. Brendan's during the past year. He complimented the group on their leadership
and work offering continued diocesan support.
The congregation of St. Brendan's gives thanks to Bishop Lane for his service and
wishes him well in the new future he is entering.




Birthday Brunch for May Birthdays this Sunday!
We have discovered that we have several May Birthdays to celebrate:

Rich Paget - May 5
Meg Graham - May 12
Anne Burton - May 22
Peter Antich - May 27  80th Birthday!
Sidney Peck - May 30
Please join us this Sunday after Worship for a Birthday Brunch celebration!
We are creating a list of birthdays so we can make sure 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 now.



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:


First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

The liturgy today focuses our prayer and celebration on God who acts in history and is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The first reading today is the account of Isaiah's vision of God enthroned with the heavenly host shouting, "Holy, Holy, Holy." This passage provides the great hymn of the Eucharistic liturgy, celebrating our life within the life of the Holy Trinity.   

The second reading is from Paul's Epistle to the Romans. This passage explores the ways the Persons of the Trinity relate to us. It is the Holy Spirit working in us who enables us to pray and to be fellow children of God along with the Son.

The Gospel reading today is Jesus' encounter with Nicodemus, and the Evangelist's discussion of the meaning of Jesus' words. In explaining that salvation depends on being born again by water and the Spirit, Jesus reveals God's three-fold nature as an active one. God the Creator is the Giver of life and the Savior of humankind.

As the Church, the People of God come together to celebrate the Eucharist. Called together by God's Spirit, we encounter the Son in Word and Sacrament revealing the Father and leading us into the life and love of the Holy Trinity.

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: Sidney Peck, Maeva Borntraeger, 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, 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 The Anglican Church of Korea.

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Blue Hill Pentecostal Assembly.


                                                 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: