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

Second Sunday of Easter 
April 28, 2019



Please welcome the Rev. Elaine Hewes who will preside at
our service this Sunday.  

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All are Welcome! 
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter:
(Please see scripture notes below)

The Mission of St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church is to l ove, praise, welcome, and serve:
· t o love one another as Christ loves us,
· to praise God in all things,
· to welcome and affirm all persons,
· to serve the needs of one another and of those on the island, the peninsula, and throughout the world.



On the Calendar :
      Saturday, April 27          9:15 Meet at St. Brendan's for Roadside Clean up                                                       between the Causeway and the INH
                                          (See below for more info)        
Sunday, April 28             10am Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Elaine Hewes
Monday, April 29            9-12 Linda Shepard's Children's Group 
                                          4:30 pm Meditation/ Silent Prayer
Wednesday, May 1        11-12a.m. Tai Chi for Beginners  
                                   4:30p.m.  Choir Rehearsal
Sunday,  May 5               10am Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Thomas Halkett                                   
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 Search Committee Update  
 April 26, 2019
On April 23, the Search Committee worked through a good part of the OTM compilation. We hope to finish the 12 questions at our meeting on April 29. The next task will be the letter to candidates for which we already have a good first draft. A May 6 meeting is scheduled in the hope of having these documents ready so we can move to the next step in our process.
It is clear to the committee that our work has been made so much easier because of the especially thoughtful and good responses we received from the congregation.  All of us emphatically repeat our thanks to everyone for your excellent contributions.
Luke Williams  207-367-5829 
Barbara Kourajian  207-326-9153
Martha Dane  207-348-5245
Judy Miller  617-645-1711
Bill Scaife  413-531-1762
Curtis Flowers   256-275-7087
For Reports and updates on St. Brendan's Clergy Search Process
Our Prayer of Discernment:
Almighty God, giver of every good gift, look graciously on the people of St. Brendan's and guide our hearts and minds as we seek to discern your will for our future and seek to be drawn closer to you,  Amen.   
During Holy Week Persis Williams presided over the Palm Sunday Liturgy  and celebration of a Eucharist for the first time in four years - an emotional event shared by the entire Congregation.  In addition there was a custom designed combination Good Friday Service and Tenebrae on Friday evening.  The celebration of Easter began at the Island Nursing Home (with Seth Wrightington playing the piano), continued at the church, and ended with a feast prepared by Carolyn Mor and Josephine Jacob.  A lot of work, but it was worth it.  Many thanks to everyone who helped.  




A Message From the Outreach Ministry

Community Cleanup: 
Taking advantage of the good weather Thursday, Tom, Woody, and Jo picked up trash alongside Route 15 between the island Nursing Home and a bit north of Reach Rd. Anyone who is able is invited to continue picking up trash going north as far as, and including Causeway Beach.  The plan is to meet at the church at 9:15 Saturday morning but if anyone wants to tackle an area at another time feel free. 
There is a gray plastic bin outside the door to the hall. It contains 4  safety vests    (DOT issue), 4 hunter orange caps and bags.  We will have poles for spearing  hard to reach pieces of trash. There are two sizes of bags; one lighter weight for collecting and the large orange bags for combining smaller bags of loot. You can separate the returnables as you see fit. They can get heavy. Any questions, call Jo Jacob at 348-6997. Bring gloves.
    Bp Lane
Saying Farewell to the Lanes -   
Event and Registration Information
Please register now to attend Bishop Steve's and Gretchen's Farewell Gatherings May 11th in Orono, and May 17-18th in Portland:
The Farewell Gathering North
will be held Saturday, May 11th at the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center in Orono, with a Holy Eucharist beginning at 2p.m.  
A Farewell Reception, with music and a brief program will follow. All are welcome to attend the Holy Eucharist. It is a free event but registration in advance is required. As well, advance purchase tickets at $20 each are required to attend the Farewell Reception following the service. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
(Special note to those planning to attend: please allow extra travel time due to the UMaine/Orono graduation that same day.)
The Farewell Gathering South will begin Friday evening, May 17th at 5 p.m. at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel and will include a Farewell Reception with music and a brief program.Tickets ($20 each) purchased in advance are required, and will not be sold at the door.
The Farewell Gathering South will continue with a Festive Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18th at St. Luke's Cathedral, followed by hospitality and the unveiling of the Bishop's official portrait.This gathering is free and open to all, however advance registration is required.
PLEASE Register for the Eucharists and Farewell Receptions by clicking this link: 
Note: gifts, however if so inclined, the Lanes have indicated donations to Camp Bishopswood would be welcome.
If you are unable to attend either Farewell event but would still like to extend best wishes and thanksgivings to +Steve and Gretchen, please feel free to send a card or note to: The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, Bishop and Mrs. Lane, 143 State St, Portland, ME 04101.
Signs of Spring?
                      Garden at the Island Nursing Home  Easter Morning                                                          
Share a Picture of Spring where you are! 


Saturday, April 27, 2019
South Parish Congregational Church
9 Church Street
Augusta, Maine
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Second Sunday of Easter Sunday: 
Today we begin the second of the seven weeks of our celebration of Christ's resurrection. This Sunday is always the time we hear the story of Jesus' appearance  to his disciples on Easter Day and then again on the following Sunday when Thomas (who had been absent the previous week) refused to believe them unless he saw the Lord with his own eyes and touched the scars from his crucifixion.

This account is packed with the signs of resurrection that still find expression in the liturgy and the life of the church. The Lord's greeting, "Peace be with you," is characteristic of most of his risen appearances. The gospel writers' care in noting   that these appearances were on the first day of the week reflects the early Church's decision to move the day of worship to Sunday. Not only do the apostles see the   risen Lord but also he gives the Holy Spirit to them, marking Sunday as the Spirit's day. Above all, he passes on to them the power he received from his Father: the authority to forgive sins.

The other readings today are two different sorts of witness to the meaning of the resurrection: the first, from Acts, is Peter's sermon about the resurrection when he    is on trial before the council after being arrested for the very same sort of preaching he does here. John's vision of the last days, in the Book of Revelation, begins with  the salutation from the risen Lord who has made us his royal priesthood and the servants of God.

Our celebration of Christ's victory over sin and death has only begun. Week after week, we will explore more deeply our new life as the baptized people of God.     Week after week, the Lord will reveal himself to us in the breaking of the bread.
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
    Prayer for St Brendan's:  
     Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  Look graciously on the people of 
     St. Brendan's and guide our hearts and minds as we seek to discern your will for           our future. May our discernment transform our spirits and draw us closer to you.   
In Our Prayers

We pray for those on our prayer list in special need of our prayers: Susan Wade, Ralph and Sandy Drayer, James Budd, Joan Gagnon, Mary Ann Shaw, Pam Neff, Michelle Price, Jesse Zorski, Craig Harriman, Lindsey Bowker, Linda Peterson,  Rev. Edward Dufresne, Margaret Ann Crumlish, Reed and Micki Henderson, William Rice Sr., Gray Pierson , Ross Gagnon, Nancy Boothby, Elaine Graham, Pat & Tony Stoneburner, Kathy Gray, Holly Zack, Carolyn Angel, Nancy Stearns, Andrew Harriman, Tom Davenport, Marcia Scott, 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 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. Patrick's, Brewer & St. James', Old Town 
In the Anglican  Cycle of Prayer, we pray for   the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan), The Most Revd Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu - Primate of The Nippon Sei Ko Kai & Bishop of Hokkaido.

On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray for Church of Jesus Christ Restoration Branch, Sunset.


                                                 Icon of St. Brendan by Siri Beckman

Lord, we will trust you.

Help us to journey beyond the familiar and  into the unknown.  

Give us the faith to leave old ways and break new ground with you. 

Christ of the mysteries, we trust you to be stronger than each     storm within us.  

We will trust in the darkness and know that our times are in your hand.
Tune our spirit to the music of heaven, and somehow, make our   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 

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 
Meg Graham 348-2639
Miriam Antich 972-849-7907
Tom van Buren 348-6471

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

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