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

Third Sunday of Easter
      April 15, 2018 

 Please welcome back The Rev. Stephen Hayward
 who will preside at our service this Sunday.
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Sunday, April 15, 2018
  Readings for Third Sunday of Easter
(Please see scripture notes below)




On the Calendar:    
      Sunday, April 15         - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward         
      Monday, April 16        - 9:30 -11:30am  Children and Parenting Group
                                -10am  Timely Traders Investment Group
                                - 4:30pm  Silent Meditation

Tuesday, April 17       -  4:30 IHT with Earth Day speaker, Paul Anderson from                                                  Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

Thursday, April 19      - 1:30pm  Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting
                                - 6-8pm  Third Thursday Music Gathering

Sunday, April 22         - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                - Parish Forum to Discuss Worship Questionnaire Responses 
                                  following the service

Looking Ahead:

Friday, April 27-Sunday April 29    - Deer Isle/Stonington Earth Day
                                                   Roadside Clean-Up Weekend   

Saturday, April 28          -  9:30am -3:15pm  Spring Training Workshops                                         in Augusta sponsored by the Diocese (see below)


    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: 

                                   Renewal Plan Report #5



Third Thursday Music Gathering 4/19

Another monthly creative 'Third Thursday' music gathering will be held  
Thursday, April 19 from 6-8pm at St. Brendan's Hall. Organized by Deer Isle residents Tom van Buren and Hank Whitsett (Mountainville Music), 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,  May 17, June 21st, July 19th and August 16th.  

All are welcome to come listen and enjoy! Donations are welcome.



Congregational Forum 4/22 to Discuss Survey Results

The Worship Ministry is interested in soliciting input and feedback from the winter congregation on three questions regarding services between November and April:
1) Have you noticed changes in the liturgy (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany,   Lent, Easter)?

     How do you respond to these changes?

2) What is missing in your worship experience?
What would you like to try?

3) How do you feel about lay-lead (special) services (i.e.: 
All Saints, Massacre of the Innocents, Ash Wednesday)
               Are more of these types of services desirable? Needed?

To Download the survey, please click link below:

                                  Worship Ministry Survey

Hard copies of these questions are also available at the church or on-line. Please return your responses to Mickey Jacoba by Wednesday, April 18th.

A summary of responses will be shared and discussed at a congregational forum Sunday, April 22nd.



                                 Saturday, April 28, 2018
                                 South Parish Congregational Church
                                 9 Church Street
                                 Augusta, Maine

Diocese Offering Spring Training Workshops 4/28 
Gather with Bishop Steve Lane and Episcopalians across the diocese for a day of learning, sharing, and growth. A church leader? A clergy person? Someone generally interested? With 20 workshops to choose from, you'll find what you're looking for. There's no cost for this event, but please register in advance.

For more information please download the Spring Workshop flyer:


Save the Date

(Orange Bags will be available at IHT after 4/17; bag pick-up will          be Sunday, 4/29 after 1pm).


Scripture Notes for Third Sunday of Easter:

On this Third Sunday of Easter, the Gospel reading directs our attention to the Eucharist as our ongoing experience of the resurrection. On the first Easter afternoon Jesus met two of his followers, and as they walked to the village of Emmaus he explained the scriptures concerning his death and resurrection to them. At table with them he said the blessing and broke the bread and they recognized him. 
Today's Gospel reading carries that story to its conclusion. Those two disciples are in the midst of telling the others that Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of bread when he appears in their midst. He again explains the scriptures and shares food with them. Thus from the very beginning of the Church's life in the risen Lord, the meal has been the most common way Jesus' resurrection is revealed to his people.
Our reading from Acts today is an account of the manifestation of Christ's presence in and through his followers. Peter and John heal a cripple in the name of Jesus and then Peter proclaims the Gospel of the dying and rising of Jesus. The second reading this Sunday speaks of the forgiveness of sins we have as a result of our life in Christ.
We are a people who through Baptism and Eucharist live in Christ's dying and rising. We meet him again and again in the Breaking of the Bread and acclaim him. "Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!" 

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: Reed and Micki Henderson, 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, 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 St. Anne's, Calais; Christ Church, Eastport; and St. Aidan's, Machias. For parishes in transition.

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

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Blue Hill First 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: