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

Fourth Sunday In Lent
      March 11, 2018 

    Please welcome back The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
    who will preside at our service this Sunday.

The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

  All are Welcome!

           Sunday, March 11, 2018
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent:

    (Please see Scripture Notes below)  


Friendly Reminder: Turn your clocks ahead 1 hour Sunday AM !

On the Calendar

        Sunday, March 11        -  10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                        - Lenten book discussion followed by a 
                                          Worship & Music Ministry Meeting after the service  
                                  -  2pm  Island Nursing Home
                                  -  2:30pm  Private Birthday Party 
Monday, March 12        -  9:30-11:30am  Children and Parenting Group                                   -  4:30pm Silent Meditation 
Thursday, March 15       -  2pm  Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting 
                                   -  6-8pm Third Thursday Music Gathering (see below) 
Saturday, March 17    - 7pm  Traditional Irish Artist Liam O'Maonlai, Kate Schrock, and                                                          Hank Whitsett celebrate St. Patrick's Day (see below) 
Sunday, March 18         - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                   - Lenten book discussion 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

                                          Four Goals Accomplished 
                     Six Goals Ongoing/In Process of Being Accomplished 
                                   One Goal - Not Yet Accomplished 
                                                        (as of 2.15.18)

                                          GREEN = Accomplished
                    BLUE  = Ongoing/In Process of Being Accomplished
                                     RED = Yet to be Addressed  
                                Please click link below:  



House of Bishops pledges advocacy to end gun violence, sexual violence  

'Open listening session' to 'hear stories of sexual harassment and violence in

the church' set for General Convention.

To read the entire article from the Episcopal News Service, please click here:




Education & Spiritual Development Ministry

Through March 25  -  Join the weekly Lenten book discussions being held following the services.  Based on  "Pilgrim Road: A Benedictine Journey Through Lent"  by Albert Holtz, discussion will focus on the daily meditations for each week of Lent which are based on Holtz's pilgrimages and extensive travels.  Books are available at Blue Hill Books or Amazon.   
March 11 - Rev. Vesta Kowalski will lead the discussion on "Third Week of Lent"
March 18 -  Rev. Vesta Kowalski will lead the discussion on "Fourth Week of Lent"

Looking Ahead:

April 8 -  A Prayer Book survey presentation by The Rev. Vesta Kowalski





Keep up-to-date on the Search for a New Bishop       

God of Grace, we give you thanks for all of the blessings of our common life and ministries as the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, and for our leaders who are guiding us through this season of change. Grant to the Discernment and Transition Committees open hearts, minds, and spirits as they receive the Holy Spirit's gifts of faith, hope, and love to aid their work. We ask also that you send courage and vision to our next bishop of Maine as she or he discerns your call. In Christ's name we pray,




Third Thursday Music Gathering: March 15th 6-8pm
The second of a series of monthly creative music gatherings will be held Thursday  
March 15th from 6-8pm at Saint Brendan's hall. Organized by Deer Isle  
residents Tom van Buren and Hank Whitsett (Mountainville Records), the  
monthly sessions provide a stage for  creative musicians and singers in multiple  
genres to come together to share a tune -  folk, blues, jazz and beyond.    
The gatherings continue the third Thursdays of the month, April 19,
May 17 and June 21 st.

All are welcome to come listen and enjoy! Donations at the door.   
For more information please call (207) 348-6005 or the office (207) 348-6240.



Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish Music at St. Brendan's

Mountainville Records in Association with Kakelane Music present Liam O'Maonlai in concert with special guests Kate Schrock and Hank Whitsett, Saturday, March 17th, 7pm at
St. Brendan the Navigator Hall.
Liam ó Maonlaí is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, artist, painter, and dancer-
described as one of Ireland's best sean nós (traditional Irish) singers. Spanning over a quarter century, Ó Maonlaí's career has seen him achieve number-one hits in over twenty countries, from playing with Aboriginal musicians in the Australian outback to recording with some of the world's best-known musicians, including Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Carlos Núñez, Dónal Lunny, U2, and Van Morrison, to name just a few. In 1985, Liam and schoolmate Fiachna Ó Braonáin formed Hothouse Flowers, a group that has produced over half a dozen albums and continue to perform in Ireland and abroad.  
Liam brings his music to the coast of Maine for a very special evening March 17th at St. Brendan's Hall in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Suggested Donations of $20-30 welcome
at the door.

For more information please call 348-6005.





Women's Wilderness Retreat 2018

The annual St. Brendan's Women's Trip to Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps will be Tuesday, September 4 - Friday, September 7, 2018.  The 1885 camp is reachable by a 3.3 mile hike or for an extra fee by float plane.  The cost, which includes lodging, food and use of boats, is $444.00 with half due as a deposit.  This is an extraordinary experience in the Maine wilderness. 

Please send your deposit now with check made out to KLWC for $222.00 to: 

      Julie B. Pierson 
      232 High Rock Road 
      Hinesburg, VT 05461



World Day of Prayer Service

Despite a nor'easter the World Day of Prayer was celebrated March 2nd at the Community of Christ in Stonington. The ecumenical program, organized by Community of Christ Leader  Lorraine Knowlton, included seven readers representing women of various races who have located to Suriname. Connie Mayo, Ann Ottesen and Anne Burton from St. Brendan's participated in the service.






Scripture Notes for the Fourth Sunday in Lent:

The Old Testament contains accounts of God saving the people at various times in their history. We remember those times during Lent as a part of our preparation to celebrate the ultimate salvation of all people in the death and resurrection of Jesus. The story of Israel's wandering in the wilderness continues today. Again the people complain about hunger and thirst and rebel against God. They are set upon by poisonous serpents. Moses intercedes with God and is directed to make a bronze serpent. When the people look at the serpent they are saved.

The Gospel reading is John's account of Jesus' predicting his death. He likens his crucifixion to the event in today's Old Testament reading. He promises that he has come not to condemn the world but to save it. Only those who reject this message and the light of God given by Jesus are in danger of being lost.

The reading today from Ephesians announces that in his resurrection and ascension, Jesus has raised us who know him by faith into the new life of God. It is in Baptism that we have become part of that new life and have received the grace which saves us.

The most consistent message in Holy Scripture is God's love and repeated interventions in history to bring about redemption. As we move nearer to Easter we are led by means of Word and Sacraments to a deepening realization that God is still redeeming us. Let us remember today those who will be baptized at Easter, who are joining us in the journey of the redeemed to God.

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: Rev. Edward Dufresne, Cody Roberts, William Rice Sr., Elaine Graham, Patricia P, Gray Pierson,  Pat Stoneburner, Tony Stoneburner, Kathy Gray, Holly, Carolyn Angel, Colin MacNaught, Nancy Stearns, Andrew Harriman, Tom Davenport, Hannah Scaife, Marcia Scott, Ross Gagnon, Sen. John McCain, Henry 'Hank' Millon, 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 the congregations of Trinity Church, Saco and St. George's, York Harbor. For Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center in Biddeford.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of England.

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Deer Isle/Sunset Congregational Church.


                                                 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 972-849-7907
Peter Tarlton 348-9908

Pastoral Care: 
Carolyn Mor   374-2179
Diane Greenlaw   460-7230 

Prayer List Requests: