St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church

   The  Navigator    

Easter Sunday 
         April 16, 2017 



Please welcome back The Reverend Vesta Kowalski who will be presiding at our Easter Sunday service this Sunday.

Woody Osborne
Senior Warden                              

The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

  All are Welcome!

           Sunday, April 16, 2017
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for Easter Sunday :      
(Please see scripture Notes Below)   


On the Calendar:  
 Friday, April 14         - 5pm Good Friday Service lead by Barbara Kourajian                                           and Mickey Jacoba
       Saturday, April 15  - 7pm Easter Vigil St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal 
       Sunday, April 16    -   6am Community Sunrise Service, Fishermen's Pier
                                   -  10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                                                                                                                 Monday, April 17    -   9:30-12pm Parenting and Children   
                            -   11am Investment Group Meeting
                            -   4:30pm Centering Prayer/Silent Meditation 
 Tuesday, April 18    - 1pm Outreach Committee Meeting
                              - 4pm Tutoring Adult Ed
- 4pm Vestry      
      Wednesday, April 19 - 4pm  Choir Rehearsal   
      Friday, April 21- 1-4pm - Rug Hooking group meets 
      Sunday, April 23     - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Charles Bradshaw
Tuesday, April 25    - 6:30pm FIX IT - Film & Panel Discussion (see below)

Friday-Sunday April 28-30 -   Island Roadside Clean-up (see below)

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

Message from the Senior Warden

I realize that at this moment, we still await the despair of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. But having discoursed last week about the dislocations in our lives brought about by change, I thought that perhaps a more upbeat Easter message might be appropriate - or at least better received. Some of you know that I am the virtual opposite of a cradle Episcopalian, having first attended an Episcopal church just short of my fortieth birthday. I can still recall anticipating my first Maundy Thursday service, where we were all scheduled to gather for dinner beforehand with friends and plenty of wine. "Oh goody," I thought, "a festive Easter celebration." To which an understanding friend responded, "Well, no, Woody. It's not exactly a celebration."

So, I now understand that the time I am writing this is not the time for celebration. Still, I find myself thinking of Easter and its focus on resurrection, the dominant theme of our Christian religion. My take on resurrection is akin to that noted by Bishop Curry last week, "not even the Titanic power of death can stop the love of God. . . . Love wins." I hope that in our own lives we can all experience "mini-resurrections" of a more earthly kind - times when we find ourselves able to rise above whatever adversity or disappointment we may be facing and experience a sort of rebirth.

So, don't read this message until Sunday . . . and happy Easter.

Woody Osborne
Senior Warden


Palm Sunday Observed

             The Reverend Dr. Edward Dufresne

                                 Palm Sunday Processional

           Blessing of the Palms



Easter Message From Bishop Curry




Healthcare in Maine- What's Next?

Tuesday evening April 25th at 6:30 there will be free screening of the film 
FIX IT: Healthcare at the Topping Point, at St. Brendan's. The program, organized by Tom van Buren, will include a panel discussion on the topic with Lynn Cheney, healthcare navigator, House Representative Walter Kumiega, Moira O'Neill, health care practitioner with a PhD in Nursing and Joe Lendvai of Brooklin, moderator.

FIX IT is an award winning documentary that takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional healthcare system is damaging our economy. The waste, bureaucracy and overpricing of the insurance-based system remains unaffordable for tens of millions of Americans. discouraging physicians and negatively impacting the nation's health and productivity. The film offers a common sense solution that is good for business, good for patients and good for providers. 

Everyone is welcome!




Island Roadside Clean-Up 
April 28-30th, Deer Isle & Stonington

Volunteer officially, or unofficially, to clean up a stretch of road, or to pick up garbage bags along the roadsides on Sunday. This community spring cleaning not only shows our pride in keeping our island tidy, but also means less trash makes it from our roadsides to the the ocean! For more information call Marissa at  348-2455 or email .



       Women's Wilderness Trip Reminder - Deposits Due

St. Brendan's Women's Wilderness Trip has been booked for three nights September 11 through departure September 14, 2017 at Katahdin Lakes Wilderness Camps.

All women are welcome! The group will hike in to the camp 3.4 miles over relatively flat wooded trail in Baxter State Park.  There is an option to fly in and out (moderate charge) on a float plane. 

The cost for three nights is $444, which includes amazing food, sound of loons at night, maybe an otter or bear sighting - along with peace, laughter, heavenly stars, fun & camaraderie.  The camp's setting is extraordinary, reportedly the most photographed wilderness lake in Maine and a continuously operating 1890's camp.

For more information, contact Julie Pierson at:

A deposit of $222  is required (50% of the cost) by April 30th
Please mail your deposit (make checks payable to KLWC) to: 

Julie Burger Pierson 
232 High Rock Road 
Hinesburg, VT  05461   


Scripture Notes for Easter Sunday
Today the Church completes its three great days of celebrating redemption. Since Maundy Thursday, we have been involved in an extended liturgy that 
will be brought to its conclusion today.

This is the celebration of the Passover of Christ from death to life. It is also 
the celebration of our own Passover in Holy Baptism in which "we were
buried with Christ in his death and raised with him."

Throughout the fifty days of Easter, a reading from the Acts of the Apostles
is always used. These weekly readings from Acts describe the life of the first Christians and their proclamation of Christ's resurrection. So today we hear
a portion of the sermon Peter preached to Cornelius, the first Gentile

The second reading reflects our share in the resurrection given us in
baptism. The Gospel reading is the account of the women at the tomb and
the angelic proclamation of the resurrection.

As we rejoice in our new life in the risen Christ on this day, he comes among us and is known to us in the Breaking of the Bread. We are sent forth to tell others of his resurrection.
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, Sandy Nisbet, John, Tom, Connery, 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, Alleluia.  Christ is Risen.  The Lord is risen indeed.  Alleluia.
For new life in our homes, our families, and our communities. 

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!  our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!  who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray  for Sunshine Advent Christian Church, 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