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

Second Sunday of Easter
      April 8, 2018 

 Please welcome back The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
 who will preside at our service this Sunday.
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Sunday, April 8, 2018
               10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
  Readings for Second Sunday of Easter:
(Please see scripture notes below)




On the Calendar:    
      Sunday, April 8         - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                       Prayer Book Discussion to follow the service 

Monday, April 9         - 9:30 -11:30am  Children and Parenting Group
                               - 10am  Timely Traders Investment Group
                               - 4:30pm  Silent Meditation

Sunday, April 15        - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward

Looking Ahead:         

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

    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



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?

Hard copies of these questions will be 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.



Easter Dinner 





Henry ('Hank') Millon Passes
Henry A. Millon, dean emeritus of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. passed away peacefully at home on Monday evening, April 2, 2018.

Henry Millon was appointed the first dean of CASVA in 1979, following his tenure as director of the American Academy in Rome. Hank presided over CASVA for 21 years, having set an international standard of excellence for research institutes in the history of art and architecture. Under his leadership, CASVA awarded more than 600 fellowships to scholars from 25 countries, published approximately 50 scholarly volumes in the series Studies in the History of Art, and convened hundreds of scholarly symposia, seminars, and lectures. He also directed the Italian Architectural Drawings Photograph Project, which includes approximately 45,000 photographs and 350 manuscripts on microfilm of pre-1800 architectural drawings, all available for research in the image collections of the National Gallery of Art Library.

Hank retired from the National Gallery in December 2000 in order to devote full-time attention to his scholarly work. In 2006 he coedited a book of essays on Guarino Guarini, the great Italian architect of the Piedmontese baroque. Most recently the Millon family transferred his personal photo archive and research files to the Accademia delle Scienze in Turin, where they are being processed and made available for future scholarship and research.

A funeral service will take place at St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle Street NW, Washington, DC, on Sunday, April 8, at 3:00 pm, with a reception following in the Great Hall.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Judith Rice Millon, 6200 Oregon Avenue NW, Apt. 370, Washington, DC 20015.  
             -Excerpted from an online message by Elizabeth Cropper, Dean of CASVA-

Scripture Notes for Second Sunday of Easter:

On this Sunday of Easter we always have as the central reading the account of   Jesus' appearance to the Apostles on Easter Day and on the following Sunday.         In that second appearance, Thomas, who had not been with them the first time, comes to believe in the Lord's resurrection and acclaims Jesus as Lord and God.
The first reading on every Sunday in Eastertide is from the Acts of the Apostles. This book about the life of the early Church as it lived in the joy of the Lord's resurrection tells us of the character of the early Christians' corporate life.
This year the second reading comes from the First Epistle of John. This brief epistle   is thought to have been written in the last decade of the first century in the author's old age. In it he reminds his people of the primary characteristic of our Lord, his     self-giving love. Our life in the risen Christ is to live out that love for one another. John reminds us that our salvation came by means of Jesus' death and our baptism into  his death.
Each Sunday of the Great Fifty Days is a time to explore the life we share in Jesus Christ dying and rising, a life which begins for each of us at our baptism and which    is renewed in us each time we celebrate the Eucharist.
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. John's, Brownville Junction and St. Augustine's, Dover-Foxcroft. For the wardens and vestries of the congregations in the Diocese of Maine.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean.

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for own St. Brendan's.

                                                 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: