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

The Sixth Sunday After Epiphany
February 17, 2019



                     Please welcome back The Rev. Stephen Hayward who will  
                     preside over our service this Sunday.

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10 a.m. Morning Prayer
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany:
(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:
Sunday, February 17        10a.m. Holy Eucharist with Rev. Stephen Hayward
                                      4:00 Maine AllCare Downeast Meeting-please see below
Monday, February 18          9-12 Linda Shepard's Children's Group 
   4:30p.m.  Meditation/ Silent Prayer     
 Wednesday, February 20    11-12a.m. Tai Chi for Beginners 
                                              4 :30p.m. Choir Rehearsal             
        Sunday, February 24       10a.m. Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward
                                           6p.m. Doctrine of Christian Discovery - please see below 
                                                    Peace and Justice Center,  Bangor  
 Click here to visit the  Events Page Calendar  on the website for  
  up-to-date information.  

            Please click links below for minutes of the January 16th and 31st  
            Vestry meetings:


Election of the 10th Bishop of Maine 
The Rev. Thomas James Brown was elected 10th Bishop pf the Diocese of Maine at the February 9th Electing Convention.                        
Ruth Robinson and Skip Greenlaw served as voting delegates for St. Brendan's.
From the Worship Ministry
Lent is fast approaching.  Ash Wednesday is March 6th when we will offer a special service and the imposition of ashes at 4 p.m.  The Worship Committee supports you in experiencing a holy and meaningful Lent in preparation for the Easter season.  We suggest the following books for meditation and study:
Celtic Lent - David Cole - Available at Amazon
Wondrous Encounters  - Richard Rohr - Available at Amazon
Episcopal Relief and Development Lenten Meditations - FREE daily email
                                Available at:
Living Well Through Lent  - FREE download and daily email devotional
                                Available at: 
A Message from the Outreach Ministry:
Please bring non-perishable food items to the church this Sunday for donation to the Island Food Pantry and those in need.  Thank You!

       Upcoming Area Events of Interest:

'Doctrine of Christian Discovery: Colonial Repression of Indigenous Peoples'
John Dieffenbacher-Krall, former director of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission, will speak on little known 15th century papal bulls that encouraged Christian nations to subjugate non-Christian peoples in lands "discovered" by European explorers, and which have continued to restrict indigenous rights to this day. Presentation on "Doctrine of Christian Discovery: Colonial Repression of Indigenous Peoples" at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St. in Bangor.

Maine AllCare Downeast Chapter Meeting

The Maine AllCare Downeast Chapter will host a presentation and discussion on Sunday, February 17, 4 - 5:30 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library. Senator Geoff Gratwick, Chairman of the the Committee on Health and Human Services, will be there along with our local elected representatives. Please spread the word. Come and invite your friends. This is a chance to learn and be heard! 




The Sixth Sunday After Epiphany: 
Today we have another aspect of Jesus' manifestation (epiphany) as Son of God: his teaching. As in Matthew's Sermon on the Mount, Luke's "sermon on the plain" begins with beatitudes. Some scholars believe that Luke's simpler, more direct version is closer to the original. Luke's version follows the beatitudes with woes for those who live differently. The issue is whether one's trust is in God-which it must be for those who are poor, hungry, weeping, and persecuted-or in oneself as is too often the case of the rich, full, laughing, and spoken well of.

In the first reading, God curses those who trust in mere mortals and blesses those who trust in God.

As we near the end of 1 Corinthians Paul continues to sum up his message. The resurrection of Jesus is central to everything. Our faith, our good deeds, and our hope of eternal life-all is futile if God did not raise Jesus from the dead. If all we expect of God is for our present lives, then we are to be pitied. But-says Paul, who himself met the risen Christ on the road to Damascus- Christ has been raised from the dead and our resurrection follows from his.

We gather week by week because we know that without God and without the death and resurrection of Jesus, we are nothing. With God, we are blessed and whether our poverty is in material things or in spirit, our hunger is for food and for righteousness, God meets our needs in word and sacrament. As people baptized into Jesus' resurrection, we draw life and strength to persevere from God.
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 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: Judy Miller and family, Roger Ingoldsby, Ralph and Sandy Drayer, James Budd, Joan and Bob GagnonMary Ann Shaw, Pam Neff, Michelle Price, Michael Dunn, Donna Hallen, 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, Reed and Micki Henderson, 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 Isobelle Hulsey, Jennifer Hulsey and her family Byron, Ben, and Clair, and Gary and Susie Silman. 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 t he congregations of St. Margaret's, Belfast, St. Andrew's, Newcastle and for all church musicians and choirs

In the Anglican  Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of the Province of Central Africa.

On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray The Congregational Church, West Brooksville


                                                 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 

Prayer List Requests: