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

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 15, 2019

Plea se welcome The Rev. Dr. Richard Mallory who will preside  
at our service this Sunday.  


The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

All are Welcome
Sunday, September 15, 2019 
9 a.m. Nursing Home Service  
              (at the Island Nursing Home) 
 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Readings for the Fourteenth 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 :
Sunday, September 15         9 a.m. Island Nursing Home Service
                                        10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Dr. Richard                                                        Mallory
                                        11:30    Sermon Talk-Back
Monday, September 16       10 a.m. Old Testament Meets Depth Psychology
                                                     (see below for more information) 
                                         3 p.m.  Worship Committee Meeting
                                         4:30 p.m. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer
Tuesday September 17        3 p.m. Discussion on Race Continues
Wednesday, September 18  1 1 a.m. Tai Chi
                                          4:30  p.m. Choir Rehearsal         
Sunday, September 22        10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Rev. Lev Sherman 
Wednesday, September 25  7 p.m. Deer Isle Writers at St. Brendan's - Please                                             join the Deer Isle Writers for a reading of original                                           work, followed by an open reading as time                                                     allows.                                                                                                  
 For up-to-date information on events at St. Brendan's c lick:                              Events Page Calendar
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The Gratitude Corner

Many thanks for everyone's contributions of time and talent made to enrich St. Brendan's ministries this week:  to Judy Miller, Tom and Anne van Buren, Diane Greenlaw and everyone else who helped to host our coffee hour and H.O.M.E. craft fair last Sunday and helped with set up and clean up, for Jo who did the flowers; for  the wonderful music provided by Connie, Alan Flowers, and Tom van Buren; to Pastor Elaine Hewes for her amazing sermon (see link below) and to all of you who have been able to make your Pledge in support of next year's budget.
Submitted in the Gratitude Book:   
I am grateful to the people behind the scenes, especially those in the kitchen!  Beautiful weather in September on Deer Isle.       
Submitted by Mickey 
What was she doing when last you saw her? Singing in the choir? Serving up cake? Sending out the e-newsletter? Helping her grandchildren light candles and carry the cross?  She is everywhere, a faithful, devoted servant to us all, and her contributions to St. Brendan's extend far beyond the walls of the building.  How many of our congregation have enjoyed evenings of oven-fired pizza, wine, and conversation in her home?
Unlike her biblical namesake, I have never witnessed her with a tambourine dancing, but her presence is a dance of joy and love. For all she does and is, St. Brendan's sends to Miriam Antich our deepest Gratitude and Appreciation. 


The Gratitude Corner is a new feature in our ne wsletter 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. Brendan's 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: Time and Talent   


Pledges are continuing to be received, including four new pledgers!  If you have not been able to make your pledge yet, we invite you to do so soon.  Your Pledge can be placed in the offering basket any Sunday and there are extra pledge forms available at each service.  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



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 



Links of Interest:

We Want 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!  


Please join us this Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Island Nursing Home for a short  25-minute worship service which is an important Outreach ministry for our parish.  Our service includes hymns, the gospel reading of the day, a short reflection, and prayers. Members of St. Brendan's take turns in assisting residents and leading the service and offering the reflection. St. Brendan's is one of several Island churches to offer services for the nursing home residents, who are very appreciative.     

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  9/15, 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.




Photos and Good Memories!




Please join the Deer Isle Writers for a reading of original
work, followed by an open reading as time allows. 
September 25th, from 7-9 PM, at St. Brendan's




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


Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost:  
Sin and the need to repent are central to the liturgy today. In the reading from Luke, Jesus speaks in reply to those who complained that he had table fellowship with sinners. God, he says, cares about each person, seeks out each one, and rejoices as each sinner repents.

In the first reading, Moses at first seems more forgiving than God. When the people rebelled and created their own god to worship, God intended to destroy them all. It was Moses' entreaty that reminded God of the divine nature and that the people are the fruit of God's promise to the patriarchs. Moses is the human intermediary who becomes the instrument of God's forgiveness.

We begin a series of readings from the first letter to Timothy today. Paul is described as the greatest of sinners because he persecuted the faith. However, his life is held up as proof of God's forgiveness. His having been accepted by God has equipped him to proclaim God's love to all people. Paul, like Moses brings others into the goodness of God as well.

In our life of pilgrimage into God's Kingdom, Jesus-God among us-is the embodiment of God's unremitting call to us to come home to our true lover and friend. We are empowered by the Holy Spirit in baptism to share the vocation of Moses and Paul to be mediators and instruments of God's love and forgiveness to the world.

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: Kevin Gibbons, 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 including Ken Mason, who died on Wednesday, September 4.  We remember also those who mourn including the family of Linda Peterson. 

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 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 congregations of The Aroostook Episcopal Cluster St. Paul's, Ft. Fairfield Church of the Advent, Limestone St. John's, Presque Isle For the harvest, and the fruits of human work.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Anglican Church of Tanzania

On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray for the for the Sargentville Chapel Circle


                                                 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: