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

Second Sunday In Lent
      February 25, 2018 

    Please welcome The Rev Vesta Kowaski
    who will preside at our service this Sunday.

The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

  All are Welcome!

           Sunday, February 25, 2018
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Second Sunday of Lent:

    (Please see Scripture Notes below)  

On the Calendar    
Sunday, February 25     - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                  -  Lenten book discussion following the service  
Monday, February 26    -  9:30-11:30am  Children and Parenting Group
                                  -  10am Timely Traders Investment Group 
                                  -  4:30pm Silent Meditation 

Friday, March 2            -  1pm World Day of Prayer Service, Community of
                                                  Christ Church, Stonington (please see Below) 
Sunday, March 4          -  10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward
                                  -  Lenten book discussion following the service

 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 Accomplished
                 Six Goals Ongoing/In Process of Being Accomplished
                               One Goal - Not Yet Accomplished
                                                   (as of 2.15.18)

                                GREEN = Accomplished
               BLUE = Ongoing/In Process of Being Accomplished
                               RED = Yet to be Addressed  
                             Please click link below:  

Lenten Message from Bishop Lane:




Education & Spiritual Development Ministry

Through March 18  -  Join the weekly Lenten book discussions being held following the services.  Based on  "Pilgrim Road: A Benedictine Journey Through Lent"  by Albert Holtz, discussion will focus on the daily meditations for each week of Lent which are based on Holtz's pilgrimages and extensive travels.  Books are available at Blue Hill Books or Amazon.  

February 25 -  The Rev. Vest Kowalski will lead this week's discussion on "First Week of Lent"
March 4 - Pete Dane will lead the discussion on "Second Week of Lent"

Looking Ahead:

April 8 -  A Prayer Book survey presentation by The Rev. Vesta Kowalski



         Bishop Quest Online Survey:

       The Discernment Committee wants to hear from you regarding our search for the  
       next Bishop. We've made a five minute survey to gather information and ideas from 
       the Diocese. This is the link to the survey which will remain open until February 28th:



World Day of Prayer 2018

T he World Day of Prayer 2018 will be celebrated Friday March 2nd at 1pm at the Community
of Christ Church in Stonington. The ecumenical program will include seven readers representing women of various races who have located to Suriname.

All are welcome to attend and participate.

                                 For more information, please visit: 

Plane2WWR2014 on wilderness retreat

Women's Wilderness Retreat 2018

No matter how you choose to get there, the annual St. Brendan's Women's
Retreat to Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps promises to be another memorable
trip, taking place this year Tuesday, September 4th through Friday, September 7th.   This gorgeous and private 1885 camp is located inside Baxter State Park AND (the camp, not the park) is accessible by a 3.3 mile hike or by float plane.

More details to come!

If you are interested, please contact: 

Martha Dane



Third Thursday Music Gatherings off to a Good Start !

The monthly music gatherings kicked off February 15th with eleven musicians and an appreciative audience enjoying a night of creative, impromptu and spontaneous music together.  Mark your calendars for the next gathering Thursday March 15th, from 6-8pm!

 Deer Isle Town manager Jim Fisher plays a tune...


                                                        All were encouraged to sing along.....

Good toe-tapping Music!


Scripture Notes for the Second Sunday in Lent:

Each Sunday in Lent the Old Testament reading recalls one of the events in which God acted to bring about salvation. This "salvation history" was fulfilled in the death and resurrection of Jesus. Today in that history we hear the story of God's covenant with Abram, who God renames "Abraham," or "father of a multitude." Even though Abraham is ninety-nine years old, God promises that his aged wife, Sarah, will have a child who will produce many people as a blessing to the world.

The Gospel reading today is Jesus' first statement to his disciples concerning his approaching death and resurrection. He calls us to follow his example in taking up our cross and in giving up our lives for his sake and the Gospel's.

The second reading today, from Romans, describes the faith by which we are saved. It is the same as Abraham's faith that God's promise would be fulfilled. We are the spiritual descendants
of Abraham and Sarah and Isaac. We are the continuation of the promise made to them, for we are part of their story. As a matter of faith, we are part of that multitude in all times and places who have put their trust in God: the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham, and the fulfillment of Jesus' promise carry us on to the discovery of salvation in our own lives. In Lent our sharing in
the Lenten disciplines and in worship is the means by which we remember again who we are and whose we are, the holy People of 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.

In Our Prayers
We pray for those on our prayer list in special need of our prayers: 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, Henry 'Hank' Millon, George A. Smith, Gladys Smith, 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, especially Larry Snowden. 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 and St. James', Old Town.                                                  
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America.
On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Community of Christ, Stonington.

                                                 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: