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

Fifth Sunday In Lent
      March 18, 2018 

 Please welcome back 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, March 18, 2018
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent:

    (Please see Scripture Notes below)  


On the Calendar

      Saturday, March 17     - 7pm Traditional Irish Artist Liam O'Maonlai, Kate                                                       Schrock and Hank Whitsett celebrate St. Patrick's Day
                                        (see below) 

      Sunday, March 18         -  10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                  -   Lenten book discussion following the service                                        
Monday, March 19        -  9:30-11:30am  Children and Parenting Group                                   -  4:30pm  Silent Meditation 

Looking Ahead to Easter Week Services:  

Palm Sunday, March 25 - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward                                                                                               

Thursday, March 29      - 5pm  Maundy Thursday Service with The Rev. Stephen

Friday March 30           - 12 Noon  Good Friday Ecumenical Service, Blue Hill                                                                              Congregational Church             

Saturday March 31       - 7pm  Easter Vigil  St. Francis by the Sea, Blue Hill   

Easter Sunday, April 1  - 6am  Sunrise Service, Stonington Fish Pier                                                       - Breakfast buffet following at Community of Christ

                                  - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski,
                                                                followed by Easter Dinner 


    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:  


For a copy of the February 8th Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting Minutes, please click link below:

                 Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting Minutes 2.8.18



Education & Spiritual Development Ministry

Through March 25  -  Join the weekly Lenten book discussions that are continuing following the service.  Based on  "Pilgrim Road: A Benedictine Journey Through Lent"  by Albert Holtz, discussion focuses on the daily meditations for each week of Lent, based on Holtz's pilgrimages and extensive travels.   
March 18 -  Rev. Vesta Kowalski will lead the 'Fourth Week of Lent' discussion  

Looking Ahead:

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



  Linda Shepard Honored

Every Monday St. Brendan's Hall is alive with the sounds of children's voices thanks to the efforts of Linda Shepard and her Children and Parenting Group. Linda was recently honored for her dedication and commitment to the children and families of the island ...

Congratulations Linda!




     Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Music at St. Brendan's

Mountainville Records in Association with Kakelane Music present Liam O'Maonlai in concert with special guests Kate Schrock and Hank Whitsett, Saturday, March 17th, 7pm at St. Brendan the Navigator Hall.
Liam ó Maonlaí is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, artist, painter, and dancer- described as one of Ireland's best sean nós (traditional Irish) singers. Spanning over a quarter century, Ó Maonlaí's career has seen him achieve number-one hits in over twenty countries, from playing with Aboriginal musicians in the Australian outback to recording with some of the world's best-known musicians, including Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Carlos Núñez, Dónal Lunny, U2, and Van Morrison, to name just a few. In 1985, Liam and schoolmate Fiachna Ó Braonáin formed Hothouse Flowers, a group that has produced over half a dozen albums and continue to perform in Ireland and abroad.
Liam brings his music to the coast of Maine for a very special evening March 17th at St. Brendan's Hall in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Suggested Donations of $20-30 welcome at the door.
      For more information please call 348-6005.



Enjoying the View

Two seagulls were taking in the view from atop St. Brendan's roof Sunday...



Scripture Notes for the Fifth Sunday in Lent:

Each year on the first four Sundays of Lent we hear Old Testament readings which recall the most important events in "salvation history". On the fifth Sunday each year, we hear one of the prophetic passages which foresee the greater and ultimate saving event to come in Jesus' dying and rising. This year, the reading is Jeremiah's message that God will at some time in the future establish a new covenant with the people which will transcend the old covenant of the Exodus. The most significant thing about this new covenant is that it will be expressed in an interior relationship with God
rather than an exterior law.
The second reading today describes Jesus' suffering as the manifestation of his priestly ministry (using the image of the mysterious Old Testament priest Melchizedek, who in Hebrew tradition was thought greater than the priests of Israel and one who was,
in some sense, immortal). This is part of this epistle's argument that Jesus has supplanted the priesthood and worship of Israel. The Gospel reading also relates
Jesus' dying to his glorification and our salvation and as the means of calling the
whole world into the Kingdom.
As we near the end of our Lenten pilgrimage, these readings underscore the primary result of our worship and especially of Baptism and Eucharist: we have been made
part of Christ's Body in Baptism and a part of his priesthood; that is, we are part of what he does, we express our share in his sacrifice and his mediation between humanity and God in our celebration of the liturgy. Thus, indeed, is this new          Covenant written on our hearts and we truly each know God as Jeremiah foretold.
Pray for those who will join that new Covenant when they are baptized at Easter.
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, Sam and Isabelle Hulsey, 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   Grace Church, Bath and St. Philips', Wiscasset. For all church musicians and choirs.                                                  
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui .

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for South Penobscot Baptist 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 972-849-7907
Peter Tarlton 348-9908

Pastoral Care: 
Carolyn Mor   374-2179
Diane Greenlaw   460-7230 

Prayer List Requests: