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

The Seventh Sunday After Epiphany
February 24, 2019



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

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All are Welcome! 
10 a.m. Morning Prayer
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Readings for the Seventh 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:
      Friday, February 22           1-4pm Rug Hooking Group Meets   
Sunday, February 24         10a.m. Holy Eucharist with Rev. Stephen Hayward
                                        6p.m. Doctrine of Christian Discovery - see below 
Monday, February 25        9-12 Linda Shepard's Children's Group 
  4:30p.m.  Meditation/ Silent Prayer    
Wednesday, February 27    11-12a.m. Tai Chi for Beginners 
                                       4:30p.m. Choir Rehearsal           
Friday, March 1                 World Day of Prayer (see below)
Sunday, March 3               10a.m. Lay lead Morning Prayer followed by INH   
                                                  Service. See below for details.  
Wednesday, March 6          4p.m. Ash Wednesday Service with Imposition of Ashes
 Click here to visit the  Events Page Calendar  on the website for  
  up-to-date information.  

The Bishop Transition Process: What are the next steps? 
The 2/21 edition of the DioLog includes a letter from Bishop Lane and Standing Committee Chair Maria Hoecker outlining the next steps involved in the process of Bishop-elect Thomas James Brown becoming our 10th bishop. Included in the message is a new prayer to be used for this next phase of the transition.   
 For more information please click the link below: 
St. Brendan's will offer an abbreviated Morning Prayer Service on
Sunday, March 3, at 10:00 at the church. Immediately following, the congregation  is invited to continue their worship at The Island Nursing Home where  we will join with the residents for a service of hymns, scripture, and prayers.
Both services will be lead by members of St. Brendan's Worship Ministry.
From the Worship Ministry
The Worship Ministry 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: 

From Forward Movement:
Ash Wednesday Service
The Worship Ministry invites you to begin a Holy Lent by offering a Lay led Ash
Wednesday service (March 6th) at 4p.m. Prayers, Silence, and Lessons are
included with a brief Reflection and the Imposition of Ashes. All in the
community are invited to attend.  
World Day of Prayer: March 1, 2019 
This very special day is celebrated on the first Friday in March each year. This is a worldwide movement of Christian women that began in the U.S. and Canada in the 19th century, and became worldwide in 1927. The continuing motto for this very special day is "Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action".
For more information visit:  World Day of Prayer  
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:




The Seventh Sunday After Epiphany: 
Again, the theme of Epiphany, the manifestation of Christ, is the focus of the liturgy. The "sermon on the plain" continues today with Jesus teaching about the way members of God's Kingdom relate to other people. Here our behavior is to reflect God's behavior toward us. We are to love, to forgive, and to be generous because 
God loves us, God forgives us, and God is generous to us.

In the first reading, a model of forgiveness and love are given in the story of Joseph and the ten brothers who had sold him into slavery. Joseph's forgiveness is unconditional and is the means by which God saved the people of Israel for their future vocation.

In this last portion of 1 Corinthians, Paul continues to explain the resurrection. Here he is confronting a notion held by some in that congregation that human beings are purely spiritual beings trapped in sinful, material bodies and that certain people with special spiritual gifts can escape their material existence. Paul's message is that human beings are material but are destined, through the resurrection of Christ, to be raised themselves with spiritual bodies. It is only through the dying and rising of Jesus, not through special knowledge or gifts, that this can take place.

It is always God whose actions come first. Jesus is the manifestation of God's generous love and forgiveness. Our response is to show forth that divine love and forgiveness in our own lives. We are to be epiphanies of God's love to the world. We find God's love revealed in the Eucharist and we in turn are sent forth to embody that love in our lives.

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: Judy Miller and family, Ralph and Sandy Drayer, James Budd, Joan 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 Isabelle 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: