St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church

   The  Navigator    

Trinity Sunday
      June 11, 2017



Please welcome back The Reverend John Allison who will be presiding
at our service  this Sunday.

Woody Osborne

Senior Warden  


The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

  All are Welcome!

           Sunday, June 11, 2017
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Trinity Sunday :      

(Please see scripture Notes Below) 

Bishop Curry's Ascension Message:

#ToJesus - The Most Reverend Michael Curry - 25 May 2017
#ToJesus - The Most Reverend Michael Curry - 25 May 2017


On the Calendar: 

Sunday, June 11       - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev.  John Allison
                              - 2pm Island Nursing Home
Monday, June 12    -  9:30-noon Parenting and Children with Linda Shepard 
                            -  11am Timely Traders Investment Group
                            -  4:30pm  Meditation/ Silent Prayer
Tuesday, June 13    - 1pm Outreach Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 14 - 4pm Choir Rehearsal
Sunday, June 18     - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Dr. Edward Dufresne
 "Finding Joy" seminar series begins, following the                                           service                           
Tuesday, June 20    - 4-6pm Vestry Meeting

Click here to visit the 
  Events Page Calendar  on the website for up to date information.  

Message from the Senior Warden

Like many of us, I suspect, I find myself overwhelmed these days by the seemingly endless reports of violence and hatred, and their aftermath-scores of men and women and children run over, gunned down or stabbed to death. But watching the news from Manchester, England a few days ago, I was also struck by the stories of courage and generosity and love that were stimulated by that tragedy-people bravely confronting the assailants and others coming
to the aid of the wounded, often literally saving their lives. As Michael Curry would likely say, "in the midst of the worst of tragedies, love wins." Our own Deer Isle also provides consistent evidence of this phenomenon. Fishermen pulling the traps of their ailing colleagues; the island pantry; spontaneous fundraisers to help neighbors in need, and countless other examples. I particularly remember a time a few years ago, when a young man working
on the bridge died in an accident. He lived a considerable distance away. When islanders learned that he had left a child and young mother behind,
they raised some $10,000 for their support.

Still, as the news from Manchester rolled over me, I found myself gloomily wondering why it seems to take a horrific event to reveal and elicit the best
in people. Why do we need these events to see and be moved by the nobility of our fellow human beings? But maybe that's where faith comes into play.
We can live our lives knowing and trying to live in to the idea that there is
love in our midst and that, even in the worst of circumstances, "love wins."

Woody Osborne
Senior Warden



Silent Meditation on Mondays

A reminder that the doors of St. Brendan's are open every Monday afternoon at 4:30pm for anyone to join us for an hour of quiet
meditation and prayer. 


Seminar on Finding Joy:

Edward Dufresne+ will lead a four-session seminar on the topic, "Finding Joy" at St. Brendan the Navigator following worship on Sundays beginning June 18, continuing August 13, and two additional Sundays still to be determined in September/October.  
The main text for discussion will be The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, (Avery, New York, 2016). Topics will include: What Is Joy?, Joy and Suffering, Joy Comes with Perspective and Acceptance, Joy in Humility and Humor, The Joy in Forgiveness, Joy and Gratitude, Joy and Generosity, Joy and Compassion, Joy in Being One with the World, and Joy in Being One with God.

Please sign up if you are interested. Sign-up sheets and books for the seminar are available at the church for $23. 

All are welcome.


Scripture Notes for Trinity Sunday:

The First Sunday after Pentecost is a celebration of the Holy Trinity. This is
not, however,a celebration of a doctrine, but the celebration of the God whose self-revelation is as an interaction of love between Persons. The doctrine came about as the Christian attempt in human language  to express our experience of God: an experience that we are God's children, we are the
brothers and sisters of God incarnate, and we are people who find the Spirit
of God living in us. Thus, the names given to God's action toward us and
God's own being are Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The first account of creation is our reading from the Hebrew Scriptures.
While the original writers had no idea of God as the Holy Trinity, Christians
have noted that in the act of creating, God, God's Word, and the Spirit or Wind
of God are used as terms for God's action. In the New Testament reading,
we hear in its concluding Grace the earliest Christian formulary of the Trinity,
a passage familiar from the closing of Morning and Evening Prayer.
God is most clearly revealed as the Trinity of Persons in Unity of Being in
baptism. It is there that we are adopted as children, thus made brothers and sisters of God's Son, and filled with the Holy Spirit of God. As we celebrate the Eucharist, we find our lives as a community drawn into the community of love that we name 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 suffering and recovering from illnesses, especially Jan Place, William, Fred, Pat Stoneburner, Holly, Carolyn Angel, Colin MacNaught, Jim White, Shannon Cormier, Nancy Stearns, Daniel Harriman, Ingrid Bengis, Mary Adams, Diane, John, Tom, Claudice, Andy Nagle, Paul Burton, Jennifer Hulsey and her family Byron, Ben, and Clair. 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, and Graham.

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 summer chapel congregations of St. Philip's by the Sea, Fortunes Rocks and St. Martin's in the Field, Biddeford Pool. 
For the mission and ministry of Camp Bishopswood, its staff and campers, in the 2017 season.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer , we pray for  Northern California - (VIII, The Episcopal Church)
On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for  Saunders Memorial Congregational, Little Deer Isle.

Note: If you know of someone you'd like to have added to this payer list, 
please contact Anne Burton at 367-2266,

                                         Icon of St. Brendan by Siri Beckman

Lord, I will trust you.

Help me to journey beyond the familiar and  into the unknown.  

Give me the faith to leave old ways and break new ground with you. 

Christ of the mysteries, I trust you to be stronger than each     storm  within me.  

 I will trust in the darkness and know that my times are in your hand.
Tune my spirit to the music of heaven, and somehow, make my   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:
Woody Osborne, Senior Warden
Tel: 207-348-5274
Skip Greenlaw, Junior Warden        
Tel: 207-460-1260

For Pastoral Care:
Anne Burton
Tel: 207-367-2266