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

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
September 1, 2019


Plea se welcome The Rev. Dr. Richard Mallory, who will preside at our service this Sunday as well as the Sundays of September 15th and September 29th.  Fr. Richard is an Associate Rector at Grace St Paul's Episcopal Church in Tucson, AZ.
Fr. Richard is a priest, pastor, psychotherapist, and senior faculty member in the pastoral counseling department at the Hebrew Union College doctoral program for over 20 years.  Fr Richard grew up in Alabama and went to Union Theological Seminary, where he initially intended to specialize in Old Testament studies. Then, a life-changing experience in Clinical Pastoral Education reoriented him to the world of the psyche. After Union, he trained 
in pastoral counseling and psychotherapy at the Blanton Peale Institute. 


The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

All are Welcome! 

Sunday, September 1, 2019 
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Readings for the Twelfth 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 :
Saturday August 31          7p.m.  Les Petits Chanteurs from Port-au-Prince,                                             Haiti in concert at St. Francis Church, Blue Hill                                                  (More information below)
Sunday, September 1         10a.m. Holy Eucharist with  the Rev. Dr. Richard                                                   Mallory 
                                       September Birthday Celebration 
                                       Sermon Talk-Back  (see below) 
Monday, September 2       4:30 p.m. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer  
Tuesday, September 3       3 p.m. Discussion on Race   
Wednesday, August 4       9 a.m. Worship Minsitry Meeting
                                      11 a.m. Tai Chi
                                      4:30  p.m. Choir Rehearsal      
Sunday, September 8       10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Pastor Elaine Hewes
                                      11:30 - 1:30  H.O.M.E. Craft Fair   
Friday, September 13        10 a.m. Vestry Meeting  
Sunday, September 15      9  a.m. Island Nursing Home Service
                                      10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Rev. Dr. Richard                                                                                                  Mallory
 For up-to-date information on events at St. Brendan's c lick:                              Events Page Calendar
  Click the picture above to visit our website 

The Gratitude Corner

Many thanks for everyone's contributions of time and talent made to enrich St. Brendan's ministries this week:  for all who helped with our Ingathering Brunch last Sunday, for Stewart Pierson who presided at our service,  for Carolyn Mor's Healing time, for Ann Tarlton's flowers, for the Outreach MInistries efforts to support H.O.M.E, for the Education and Spiritual Development Ministry for planning the programs with Richard Mallory in September and  for the work of our Altar Guild which is now down to just two members, Jo Jacob and Barbara Kourajian.  We are also grateful for the baptism at St. Brendan's earlier this summer. It was a joyful celebration for both the family and our congregation. 

The Gratitude Corner is a new feature in our newsletter where we can express our appreciation and gratitude for all the efforts made by each of us to make St. Brendan's a better place.

Please send your expressions of appreciation and gratitude to to be included in the newsletter and website or you can submit them on the website.  

One of the best ways to show our gratitude for everything happening at St. Brendans is to volunteer to help.  If you have not filled in a Time and Talent Survey yet, they will be available during coffee hour and can be submitted on the website by scrolling down to the bottom of the Stewardship page: Giving 


As of last Sunday, we have received 24 pledges in support of St. Brendan's mission for 2020.  This is a wonderful start.  Thank you so much to everyone who has been able to make their pledge.  We hope to hear from many more of you in the weeks ahead.  Pledges can be placed in the offering basket any week.  Confidential Pledges can also be made on the website by clicking  PLEDGE You may also e-mail your pledge to Carolyn Mor at  

If you have any questions about the pledging process, or  if you would prefer a mail-in pledge card,  please contact Miriam Antich at

Ingathering Brunch last Sunday!



Supporting immigrants: A video from The Episcopal Church



Vesta Kowalski - 1
Donna Downs - 8
Bob Walkling and & Jo Jacobs- 11
Curtis Flowers- 17
Allen Downs - 24
Alan Flowers- 24
Miriam Antich - 25
Jane March- 28
Barbara Kourajian - 28
Ann van Buren 


Invitation to a Discussion - September 3 at 3 p.m.

Following a well-attended and rich conversation on August 19th, Woody Osborne will be leading the second d iscussion session Tuesday, September 3rd at 3pm in the sanctuary. All are welcome to attend! 



We would Appreciate your Feedback

The Worship and Music Ministry is beginning planning for the coming year.  We would like input  on your experience of Sunday worship and lay-led services these past six months.  Please click the link below to respond to a few questions.  We look forward to hearing from both year-round and seasonal members.  Thank you. 


Education and Spiritual Development

The Rev. Dr. Richard Mallory, Associate Rector at Grace St Paul's Episcopal Church in Tucson, AZ will be spending the month of September on Deer Isle. Patricia Donahue and Anne Cushman are members of Grace St Paul's. Bill Scaife and Susan Wade have generously offered their home to Fr. Richard and his wife Pam till 9/9 and then they will stay at Patricia Donahue's guest house for the rest of the month.
Fr Richard will preside at our liturgy on 9/1, 9/15, and 9/29.  The service will be followed by Sermon Talk Backs.
There will be three Old Testament study/discussion groups focused on the Jacob saga and the Joseph story on Mondays September 1st, 9th, and 16th from 10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.




T he Outreach Committee would like parishioners to help us to identify local/regional priorities for support and engagement in the coming year. We hope you will think about the various areas noted in the survey and consider if you are able to become more involved. Please click below to give us your input.


Sunday September 8th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
in St. Brendan's Parish Hall

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There is a festive box near the Church entrance which awaits your generosity.  

Of course, your financial donations are also welcome.  You can either make a payment to St. Brendan's, marked for Alfred's Christmas Fund, or send a payment to:

"Alfred's Christmas Fund"
c/o Bobbi Billings 
300 Sunshine Road 
Deer Isle, ME  04627


Les Petits Chanteurs  
A choir of 30 boys and girls ages 10 to 16, and an eight-piece chamber ensemble will perform Haitian folk and sacred music concert at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church at 7p.m. this Saturday evening, August 31.  A donation of $10 is suggested.  

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost:  
As we celebrate the holy meal of God's people today, the gospel reading describes the basic attitude and behavior of Christ's followers using the image of a meal or dinner party. The image of the feast is one of Jesus' most common ways of talking about life in his Kingdom. Here it becomes the context for his teaching that those with faith in God will live in self-effacing love toward others rather than seeking to claim privilege or superiority. Our sharing is to be directed in particular to those least able to pay us back.
The first reading comes from Proverbs. It is a wise piece of advice, which parallels Jesus' teaching in today's gospel passage.

In the last of a series of readings from the letter to the Hebrews, the writer shifts from a doctrinal discourse on God's plan to the response we are to make to that plan in our own living. Simple and down-to-earth kindness and hospitality are the marks of those whose faith is in Jesus Christ. This generosity of spirit is the true sacrifice that we offer to God through Christ as baptized members of his body.

As we celebrate in the Eucharist a foretaste of the heavenly banquet, we are reminded that it is a banquet in which all humanity is called to share. We are reminded that we are sent to bring the world into our gatherings and into the heavenly banquet.

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: Marshall Rice and family, Rosanne McFarland, Fred Newman, Susan Todd, Roseanna and husband Jason, Ralph and Sandy Drayer, James Budd, Mary Ann Shaw, Pam Neff, Michelle Price, Jesse Zorski, Craig Harriman, Lindsey Bowker,  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 and their caregivers.

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 and workplaces.

We pray for all peacemakers, and all those who work for justice, may we be found in their ranks.

We pray for all those serving in the armed forces of our country, remembering, especially, Craig, Chris, Graham, and Caleb.

We pray for the congregation of The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, for all who labor and work, for parents who labor to care for their families, and for all who seek the dignity of meaningful employment 

We pray for Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury; Suheil, Bishop of Jerusalem; Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Thomas, 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 summer chapel congregations of Trinity Chapel, Kennebunk Beach; St. Ann's by-the-Sea, Kennebunkport, and for the ministry of the staff and volunteers who attend to the administrative needs of our churches. 

In the Anglican   Cycle of Prayer,  we pray  for the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, The Most Revd Justin Badi Arama - Bishop of Juba and Archbishop of the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan..
On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray for the Reversing Falls Sanctuary, Brooksville

                                                 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

Bill Scaife-Treasurer (413) 531-1762
Barbara Kourajian-Clerk 326-9153 
Meg Graham 348-2639
Miriam Antich 972-849-7907
Tom van Buren 348-6471

Pastoral Care: 
  Diane Greenlaw   460-7230 

Prayer List Requests: