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

Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
      January 28, 2018 

Please welcome back The Rev. Stephen Hayward 
who will preside at our service this Sunday.

The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

  All are Welcome!

           Sunday, January 28, 2018
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany:

    (Please see Scripture Notes below)  

On the Calendar    
Sunday, January 28          - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward 
Monday, January 29         - 9:30-11:30am  Children and Parenting Group 
                                      - 10am Timely Trader Investment Group
                                      - 4:30pm Silent Meditation
Wednesday, February 1    -  5pm  Choir Rehearsal    

Sunday, February 4        - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward
                                    - Worship & Music Ministry Meeting 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
Three Goals Accomplished, Six Goals In Process of Being Accomplished,  
              Two Goals - Not Yet Accomplished as of 11/30/17)
                            GREEN = ACCOMPLISHED
                          RED = YET TO BE ADDRESSED
 Please click link below: 
                         Renewal Plan Report Number Four

St. Brendan's Flower Fund
For the past several weeks we have been enjoying the beautiful wreaths and poinsettias that have graced our church.  These were given by anonymous donors.   We extend our gratitude to these donors, as well as to other members of our congregation who have provided flowers this past year either through a purchase or by bringing flowers from their gardens.
Did you know that St. Brendan's has a Flower Fund?  You can contribute to this fund at any time.   If you would like to give flowers in memory of someone or in thanksgiving for a special life event (birthday, anniversary, anniversary of death, etc.), please contact Liz Alley in the office ( or 348-6240).   Please tell Liz when you would like flowers for the altar and who they are in memory of or in thanksgiving for.
A Message From the Education and Spiritual Development Ministry:
Bringing Church Home is a resource created by Merle Marie Troeger of St. Mary's, Falmouth for the six Sundays in Epiphany.   Each week's resource includes short passages from the lectionary, prayers, and spiritual practices to follow at home.    
Click below to read this week's offering: 
                                   Epiphany 4   


Women's Wilderness Retreat  2018 

Mark your calendars! The annual St. Brendan's Women's Retreat to Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps will be held Tuesday, September 4 - Friday, September 7, 2018.  This gorgeous and private 1885 camp is located inside Baxter State Park AND (the camp, not the park) is accessible by a 3.3 mile hike or by float plane.

More details are forthcoming.

...or contact:

Martha Dane  


Scripture Notes for the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany:
In Epiphany season we celebrate those events in Jesus' ministry  which revealed him to be the Son of God. Today we hear Mark's account of Jesus' first sermon  and the events which followed. In casting out an evil spirit from one possessed, Jesus revealed a  spiritual authority greater than that of other prophets and teachers.
The reading from Deuteronomy preserves an ancient Hebrew tradition that God
would send 
another prophet as great as Moses. While Christians have seen Jesus as the fulfillment of that  tradition, he was, in fact, even greater than Moses. Those who were in the synagogue at  Capernaum realized that his power over evil spirits revealed him to be the agent of God.
Our reading from 1 Corinthians today deals with an extremely important part of
Paul's teaching 
about the Church by means of a rather obscure (to us) controversy
in that Church. It was between 
those who had no qualms about eating food sacrificed to pagan gods, because they believed  Christ had rendered such gods meaningless; and those who feared that eating such food would  put them back into the fellowship 
of the old gods. Paul's principle is that we are indeed free to  eat any food (the old gods are meaningless) but that the need for unity and fellowship among  Christians is even more important than exercising that freedom.
We join together in the liturgy to meet our Savior who comes to us in Word and Sacrament. Jesus, then, is not only the prophet who, like Moses, brings God's Word; he is the Word made flesh who comes among us himself in water, bread, and wine.
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 Rev. Edward Dufresne, William Rice Sr., Elaine Graham, Patricia P,   Pat Stoneburner, Tony Stoneburner, Kathy Gray, Holly, Carolyn Angel, Colin MacNaught, Nancy Stearns, Andrew Harriman, Tom Davenport, Hannah Scaife, Marcia Scott, Sen. John McCain, Henry 'Hank' Millon, George A. Smith, Gladys Smith, 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 the congregations of St. David's, Kennebunk and St. George's, Sanford. For the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil.

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for First Baptist Church, Blue Hill.

                                          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:

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 348-7745 
Peter Tarlton 348-9908

Pastoral Care: Miriam Antich
Tel: 207-348-7745