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

Third Sunday After Epiphany
      January 21, 2018 

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

The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

  All are Welcome!

           Sunday, January 21, 2018
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Third Sunday After Epiphany:

    (Please see Scripture Notes below)  



On the Calendar  
     Thursday January 18-
Saturday the 20th   - Winter Fest (please see below) 
Sunday, January 21          - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward 
Monday, January 22         - 9:30-11:30am  Children and Parenting Group 
                                      - 11:00am Timely Trader Investment Group
                                      - 4:30pm Silent Meditation
Wednesday, January 23    -  5pm  Choir Rehearsal    
Sunday, January 28          - 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
Support Winter Fest this Weekend!
Join Healthy Island Project for its 13th annual Winterfest! Thursday through Saturday, January 18- 20th. Events span a number of days and a number of venues including Island Community Center, Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School, Island Family Medicine, Reach Performing Arts Center auditorium, and Stonington Opera House.
All events are free!

Of Special Note
As part of Winter Fest activities this weekend there will be a Window Dresser table in the DISES gym from 10am to 2pm.  It will be an opportunity to explain the project and demonstrate how the insulating inserts are put together..  Come spend a little time at the table before or after you check out the other attractions, including the delicious lunch that Edible Island is serving!  
St. Brendan's Flower Fund
For the past several weeks we have been enjoying the beautiful wreaths and poinsettias that have graced our church.  These were given by anonymous donors.   We extend our gratitude to these donors, as well as to other members of our congregation who have provided flowers this past year either through a purchase or by bringing flowers from their gardens.
Did you know that St. Brendan's has a Flower Fund?  You can contribute to this fund at any time.   If you would like to give flowers in memory of someone or in thanksgiving for a special life event (birthday, anniversary, anniversary of death, etc.), please contact Liz Alley in the office ( or 374-6240).   Please tell Liz when you would like flowers for the altar and who they are in memory of or in thanksgiving for.
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: 
                                     Epiphany 3  
The Photo Gallery 
Congregational discussion January 7th celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany,   focusing on gifts...the gifts God gives us, the gifts we use in God's service, and the idea and purpose of gifts in general.
...Congregational Discussion led by  
   The Reverend Vesta Kowalski   
St. Brendan's Choir in song! (Thank you Connie!)
                             Anne Burton enjoying the Postlude at last Sunday's service...

Scripture Notes for the Third Sunday After Epiphany:
Today we continue the seasonal theme of Jesus' manifestation  ("epiphany") as the Son of God. John the Baptist's arrest ended his ministry and now Jesus  returns to Galilee and begins his public ministry with the call to repent and the calling of his first  disciples. Thus, he announced that in him God's Kingdom has been initiated.
The Old Testament reading is Jonah's proclamation of judgment on the city of Nineveh. The city  repents and God's punishment is averted. 
We continue to read a portion of 1 Corinthians as we do each Epiphany season.  
The Church is to  live at all times as though the end is near, which Paul believed it was.  The Kingdom of God is near and we should conform our lives to the urgency  
of the moment. Many Christians may feel that these words should not be treated  
as an absolute rule in light of the fact that the end did not come immediately, as  
Paul had first thought it would. Nevertheless, his underlying principle does 
apply: live always in preparation for the end.
We celebrate in the community of faith as those living in the in-between times. We are at once  the disciples of the Lord and his Body in the world and yet sinners who are called to repent. We  celebrate Eucharist remembering his death and proclaiming his resurrection, while also looking  for his coming again.
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