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

Easter Sunday
      April 1, 2018 

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

Sunday, April 1, 2018
               10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
  Readings for Easter Sunday:
(Please see scripture notes below)




On the Calendar:    
Friday, March 30       - 12 Noon Good Friday Ecumenical Service, Blue Hill                                                   Congregational Church

Saturday, March 31   - 7pm Easter Vigil St. Francis by the Sea, Blue Hill

Easter Sunday, April 1 - 6am Sunrise Service Stonington Fish Pier
                                   Breakfast Buffet following at Community of Christ
                                - 10am Holy Eucharist with Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                           followed by Easter Dinner

Looking Ahead:

Monday, April 2         - 9:30 -11:30am Children and Parenting Group
                               - 10am Timely Traders Investment Group
                               - 4:30pm Silent Meditation
Friday, April 6           - 1pm Rug Hooking Group Meets

Sunday, April 8         - 10am Holly Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                 followed by a Prayer Book Survey

    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 /Green /Accomplished
            Six Goals /Blue/ Ongoing/In Process of Being Accomplished
                             One Goal /Red / Not Yet  Addressed
                                             (as of 2.15.18)
                                    Please click link below:  

Easter Message From Bishop Curry




               Click on the image above for Bishop Curry's Message                




                      Outreach Ministry News


Hancock County Food Drive

The seventh annual Hancock County Food Drive takes place during the month  
of March. St. Brendan's has been an active participant in this effort in the past, and the Outreach Ministry is once again asking for your support.

Food collected is divided between the various food pantries in Hancock County, such as our Island Pantry while monies raised are shared with several meal sites in the county.  Food for the drive will be collected this Easter Sunday,       April 1st.  Items which are nutritious and in demand include canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, canned tuna, whole wheat pastas, and healthy soups. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dog and cat food, and toilet paper are also items needed. Please bring your donations to church this Sunday or April 1st.

Monetary donations can also be made via check payable to St. Brendan's, with 'Hancock County Food Drive' noted in the memo line. Donations can be put in the Sunday offering basket or mailed  to the church, PO Box 305, Deer Isle, Me. 04627.   Carolyn will then make out a check and forward it to the United Way, which is the fiscal sponsor for this food drive.

Thank you very much for your continuing support of people who are
"food insecure".


Outreach Committee Sponsors Scholarships 

The Outreach Committee will again be sponsoring $1,000 scholarships for both DIHS and George Stevens Academy seniors. The $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a deserving student from each school interested in pursuing a two or four year post-secondary educational program.

Anyone interested in serving on the review board for applications is asked to contact Mickey Jacoba at:


Palm Sunday with The Rev. Steve Hayward Presiding






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 which 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."
Today the Nicene Creed is replaced with the renewal of our Baptismal Covenant. In every baptism, we, the Church, give birth to new members by water and the Holy Spirit. As the newly baptized rise from the waters, the resurrection is made new in our midst.
Throughout the fifty days of Easter, the first reading on Sundays is from the Acts of the Apostles. 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 Christian. The passage from 1 Corinthians contains Paul's witness to Jesus' resurrection as it was told him by the other apostles. He concludes with his own experience of Jesus' appearance to him.
The Gospel reading from John describes the women going to the tomb and the Lord's appearance to Mary Magdalene.
As we rejoice in our new life in the risen Christ on this day, he comes among us and 
is made known to us in the Breaking of the Bread. We, like Mary and the other women, 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 in special need of our prayers: Nancy Boothby, 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  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  Our Lady of Hope, Castine.

                                                 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: