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

The Epiphany
January 13, 2019


 Please welcome back The Rev. Stephen Hayward who 
 will preside over our  service this Sunday.
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10am Holy Eucharist
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Readings for the First Sunday after the 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 January 11         - 1-4pm Rug Hooking Group Meets
Sunday, January 13      - 10am Holy Eucharist with Rev. Stephen Hayward
                                    Worship Committee Meeting following the Service
Monday, January 14      - 9-12 Linda Shepard's Children's Group 
4:30pm  Meditation/ Silent Prayer  
      Wednesday, January 16 - 11-12 Tai Chi for Beginners 
                                           2pm Vestry Meeting 
                                           4:30 Choir Rehearsal 
        Sunday, January 20    - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward
 Click here to visit the   Events Page Calendar  on the website for  
  up-to-date information.  

Outreach Ministry Meeting
At last week's outreach meeting, each person present had a turn to summarize the kinds of outreach efforts and some of the specific organizations of interest to them. It was suggested that representatives from several organizations come to speak to the congregation about  the work they do. Everyone agreed that we have neither the funding nor the people power to match the many needs. However, issues of poverty and education were of primary concern. The strongest interest was focused on our local community. Ways to support existing organizations as well as new initiatives, particularly via the use of the parish hall were discussed.  
Outreach welcomes input from the congregation as a whole. Our next meeting is on February 7th, at 3PM. We hope to meet at least once a month.  
Anyone interested in participating in the Outreach Ministry is asked to contact Tom van Buren at, or phone (207) 348-6471.
The Good New Book Club - Romans/Epiphany 


Welcome to the Good Book Club! The Episcopal Church invites you to explore Christ's redeeming love by reading Paul's Letter to the Romans each day throughout the season of Epiphany 2019. Join with tens of thousands of Episcopalians to learn about life in the early church and central principles of our Christian faith. The Good Book Club offers an opportunity to dive deeply into scripture and create a daily practice of engagement with God's Word. It's easy to join the Good Book Club: Just open your Bible and start! To support you in your journey, we have a variety of resources for individuals, small groups, and congregations.
Click here to listen to a message from  Bishop Curry and to learn more about this opportunity: 
Click here for Resources for this Study
    Happy Birthday to:

Martha Dane 14,

Mickey Jacoba -21

Patricia Donahue -24

Lis Ingoldsby-24


Walkabouts Begin Next Friday, January 18th!
Meet the Nominees for the 10th Bishop of Maine!
      • Friday, January 18th at the Senator Inn,  Augusta 
      • Saturday, January 19th  at Husson University, Bangor
      • Sunday, January 20th at the Westin Hotel, Portland
               1:30pm.Hospitality and Fellowship 
               2 p.m. Walkabout Sessions Begin
(*Please note: in the event of weather prohibiting travel, one session will be held and live-streamed January 20th - as scheduled above - at the Westin in Portland.)
For more detailed Walkabout information, including directions and how to watch live sessions from the Walkabouts, please click link: Walkabout Information. 
     Click for a downloadable Walkabout Brochure.

First Sunday After the Epiphany: 
Today is one of four occasions in the year particularly appropriate for the celebration of Holy Baptism. (The other three are Easter, Pentecost, and All Saints' Day.) Each of the four days has its particular theme, which enhances our understanding of one aspect of the primary Christian sacrament, Holy Baptism.

On this First Sunday after the Epiphany, we celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord. Jesus' Baptism was for all the Gospel writers, and in the apostolic preaching of the Gospel, the event that initiated the redemptive ministry of the Messiah. It was in that event that Jesus was revealed as Messiah (Christ). God designated him as the beloved Son and he was anointed by the Holy Spirit.

In Holy Baptism, each person is adopted as the child of God. Each Christian becomes a "messianic" person, anointed by the Holy Spirit. We do not simply become passive recipients of the benefits of Christ; we are "christed" or christened. We become sharers in his life and his redemptive ministry.

All those who are baptized are anointed and marked as Christ's own and they are received "into the flock of Christ." They join with that household in confessing the faith of Christ, proclaiming his resurrection and sharing in his eternal priesthood-the priesthood that is enacted sacramentally in Eucharist and daily in lives of self-giving love toward one another and toward the world.
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: Roger Ingoldsby, Ralph and Sandy Drayer, James Budd, Joan and Bob GagnonMary Ann Shaw, Pam Neff, Michelle Price, Michael Dunn, Donna Hallen, Kevin Zorski, Jesse Zorski, Ben Elkington, Craig Harriman, Lindsey Bowker, Linda Shepard and family, 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 the candidates, members of the diocese, Transition Committee, and staff for next weekend's WalkAbouts with candidates for the Tenth Bishop of Maine
In the Anglican  Cycle of Prayer, we pray  for the Anglican Church of Australia,  The Most Revd Philip Leslie Freier - Archbishop of Melbourne & Primate of Australia

  On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray for Soul's Outreach Church, Sedgwick


                                                 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: