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

Fifth Sunday of Easter
      April 29, 2018 

 Please welcome back Pastor Elaine Hewes
 who will preside at our service this Sunday.
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Sunday, April 29, 2018
10:00AM, Holy Eucharist 
Readings for Fifth 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:    
Friday, April 27        -  10am St. Brendan's Volunteer Roadside Clean-Up  

Sunday, April 29       - 10am  Holy Eucharist with Pastor Elaine Hewes
             Monday, April 30      -  9:30 -11:30am  Children and Parenting Group
                                          -  4:30pm Silent Meditation

            Wednesday, May 2   -  4pm Choir Rehearsal                                             
            Friday, May 4           -  1-4pm Rug Hooking group    
            Sunday, May 6         -  10am Holy Eucharist with Rev. Stephen Hayward

    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




Volunteer to Help! 
Friday, April 27th beginning at 10am, St. Brendan's volunteers will clean up between the church and the Causeway. If you are interested please meet at the church at 10am Friday, or contact Woody Osborne.




Worship Ministry Questionnaire and Forum

The Worship Ministry thanks the congregation for responses to the worship committee's questionnaire and for congregational input in the discussion forum held after the service Sunday.
One of St. Brendan's strengths is its diversity of backgrounds and opinions, and the worship committee will make every effort to honor differences in planning our worship experience.
Overall, there was a positive response to our winter worship services.   A majority favored incorporating change and experimentation in our Sunday liturgy. Also a desire for a traditional prayer book service was expressed by a few.
Participation by the congregation in worship was well received, and additional lay-led services were welcomed if leadership is available. Further, opportunities to cooperate with other congregations, especially for special services, was expressed.
The Worship Ministry's Summer planning for services incorporates ideas and suggestions made by the congregation.
Thank you all for your input!

Mickey Jacoba, Chair



Bishop Quest Update:
Profile, Nomination and Application Timeline Aonnounced

The Discernment Committee has completed its final draft of the diocesan profile, and it will be under design for much of April.

We intend to have the profile available in early May. We will receive nominations for the Tenth Bishop of Maine through the end of May.

Please prayerfully consider if there is an Episcopal priest you know whom you would like to nominate. We will have information on how to nominate at the end of April.

The diocesan profile, a nomination form, and application forms, will be published on the web site (link below) on May 3.

Nominations for the 10th Bishop of Maine will be open from May 3 to May 30. (Self-nomination is welcomed.)

The Discernment Committee will accept applications from May 3 to June 4.
Please check the Bishop Quest website for news and updates at:

- The Rev. John Balicki, St. Mark's, Waterville
Chair of the Discernment Committee


A Collect for the Episcopal Transition:
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,





Window Dressers Update
Below is the latest message from Window Dressers.   Locally, our engine will rev up very soon.   Several dedicated volunteers and someone I've only met recently by email are ready to pitch in when the latest measuring program is up and running.   We have a few orders that came in late last year to get us started while we work out our publicity strategy for this year. Window Dressers central is taking a much more active role in assisting local builds with this. However, "word of mouth" has been the best way of generating orders so far. So, start talking!      Skip and I are happy to field inquiries: Jo at 348-6997;  Skip at 460-1260.     Emails can go to and they will keep us informed about inquiries.  

We have an ambitious year ahead:
  • Develop Community Workshops in six new communities 
  • Support the existing Community Workshops in 27 communities produce more than 6,700 insulating window inserts
  • Help Senior Citizens make their homes more cozy and less costly to heat.

Three Things You Can Do Right Now!
  1. Tell friends and neighbors about the benefits of window inserts
  2. Encourage them to go to the website (link Below) to sign up to learn how inserts can work in their home. This is only an initial inquiry; no payment is requested at this stage of the inquiry process.
  3. Let Window Dressers know you would like to volunteer at your local Community Workshop that will be scheduled in the fall.  

                For More information please click link below:

Scripture Notes for the Fifth Sunday of Easter:

On the final Sundays of Easter, our attention is directed to the results in our lives of Jesus' dying and rising: the results of Baptism and Eucharist. The Gospel reading today describes our life in Christ. That life is characterized by our love for Jesus as the ground of our faithfulness. We are as intimately bound up in the life of the risen Jesus as the branches of a plant, drawing our new life directly from him.
Like a vine growing new branches, the early Church began to spread beyond Jerusalem almost immediately, bound together in Christ's love and led by the Spirit. 
In today's reading from Acts, Philip, one of the seven ordained with Stephen, preaches the Gospel to an official of the Queen of Ethiopia. This preaching was prompted by the official's reading of the "Suffering Servant" passage from Isaiah (52:13-53:12). The Ethiopian is converted and baptized on the spot.
Today's reading from First John carries on his theme of our share in God's self-giving love (agape). We are to reflect in our own living and ministry that same love which was manifested to us in Jesus' dying and rising. This is the life he shares with us.
We, the People of God, gather in Eucharist to remember and share the story of God's love for us. Our actions in Eucharist are a liturgical expression of self- giving love toward God and others. As we receive Holy Communion, God implants in us Jesus' own life and equips us to extend the divine love to all people in concrete actions of ministry and proclamation.
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: Margaret Ann Crumlish, 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 new members of the Church, penitents and seekers. For the ministry of the staff and volunteers who attend to the administrative needs of our churches.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East.

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Stonington United Methodist 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: