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

Second Sunday After Epiphany
      January 14, 2018 

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

The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

  All are Welcome!

           Sunday, January 14, 2018
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Second Sunday After Epiphany:


On the Calendar  
Sunday, January 14          - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski 
                                            - Outreach Discussion after the service (see below) 
Monday, January 15         - 9:30-11:30am  Children and Parenting Group 
                                      - 11:00am Timely Trader Investment Group
                                      - 4:30pm Silent Meditation
Wednesday, January 17    -  5pm  Choir Rehearsal    
Sunday, January 21          - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward
 Click here to visit the Events Page Calendar on the website for  
  up-to-date information.  


                           St. Brendan the Navigator
                                Parish Renewal Plan
Three Goals Accomplished, Six Goals In Process of Being Accomplished,  
              Two Goals - Not Yet Accomplished as of 11/30/17)
                            GREEN = ACCOMPLISHED
                          RED = YET TO BE ADDRESSED
 Please click link below: 
                         Renewal Plan Report Number Four
Please click link below for the Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting Minutes for November 30, 2017: 

A Request From the Worship and Music Ministry:
The Worship Ministry again asks the congregation for volunteers to assist Connie at the Island Nursing Home Services.  Skip has generously offered to help with the service this Sunday.  We need someone for March 11 and May 13. Please give this your prayerful consideration, and let Mickey know if you are able to help.  We would like to continue our outreach to the nursing home, but we need a commitment from the congregation to do this.  
Do you have Feedback or Ideas regarding Sunday Services? Contact Mickey or other members of the committee (Pete Dane, Barbara Kourajian, Ann Otteson, Connie Mayo) and let them know.  Vesta Kowalski is our advisor.
Outreach Ministry Conversation
Following the service this Sunday, the Outreach Ministry will host a discussion focused on St. Brendan's potential outreach priorities. As we move toward consensus, we hope to get your thoughts as to what outreach might look like at St. Brendan's - what qualities would most engage the parish and the community and spur the greatest individual commitment, and what specific projects we might undertake. (On the latter point , some of the ideas that came up at the Ministry's last meeting include Community Meals and Food Insecurity, Domestic Abuse, Adult Education and Funds for College.) Your thoughts regarding existing efforts in our local community will also be welcome, so that we may assess where there are needs we might address and where there might be opportunities for collaboration. We would welcome any such thoughts you can send us prior to the discussion, especially if you are unable to attend. (Please send them to Martha Dane,
As you formulate your thoughts and suggestions, keep in mind our Ministry Description, which calls us to:
Develop one or two outreach ministries focused on the needs of  
residents of Deer Isle and the peninsula, ministries that, in addition  
to helping people in need, will begin to forge a 'parish identity' and  
provide a strong ecumenical, service and evangelism impact.
We will compile your suggestions and put them up for discussion on the 14th, along with what bubbles up during our gathering.
We look forward to seeing you all and hope that everyone feels welcome to share their gifts with the community.
       Woody Osborne & Martha Dane, Co-Chairs
Outreach Ministry 
A Message From the Education and Spiritual Development Ministry:
Bringing Church Home is a resource created by Merle Marie Troeger of St. Mary's, Falmouth for the six Sundays in Epiphany.   Each week's resource includes short passages from the lectionary, prayers, and spiritual practices to follow at home.    
Click below to read this week's offering: 

Scripture Notes for the Second Sunday After Epiphany:
On the Sundays after Epiphany, the scriptures explore some of  the ways in which Jesus was shown to be God's Son. Today we focus on the beginning of his  ministry when he called his disciples. In the passage before today's reading he called Andrew  who went and brought his brother Peter. Today he calls Philip who brings Nathaniel.
The first reading is the account of the call of Samuel, the first great prophet of the Hebrew  Scriptures after Moses. In the calls both of Nathaniel and of Samuel, the person called is not at  first impressed by the call.
In the second reading, a problem of sexual misbehavior in the church of Corinth is dealt with by  Paul's first reminding his readers that they are a newborn people by Baptism. How they use their  lives, including their bodies, must be in the context of their having been washed, sanctified, and  justified in Christ and the Holy Spirit.
As we gather in Eucharist, our new life in Christ is manifested in our response: "Speak, Lord,  your servant hears," and in following him who calls us into lives of faith and ministry in his  name.
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 suffering and recovering from illnesses especially Rev. Edward Dufresne, William Rice Sr., Elaine Graham, Patricia P,   Pat Stoneburner, Tony Stoneburner, Kathy Gray, Holly, Carolyn Angel, Colin MacNaught, Nancy Stearns, Andrew Harriman, Tom Davenport, Hannah Scaife, Marcia Scott, Sen. John McCain, Henry 'Hank' Millon, 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. Thomas', Camden and St. Peter's, Rockland.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Anglican Church of Australia.

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Brooksville United Methodist Church.


                                          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 348-7745 
Peter Tarlton 348-9908

Pastoral Care: Miriam Antich
Tel: 207-348-7745