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

Third Sunday In Lent
      March 4, 2018 

    Please welcome back 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, March 4, 2018
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Third Sunday of Lent:

    (Please see Scripture Notes below)  

On the Calendar    
Friday, March 2           - 1pm World Day of Prayer, Community of Christ, Stonington
                                                                                  All are welcome!

Sunday, March 4          -  10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward
                                  -  Lenten book discussion following the service  
Monday, March 5          -  9:30-11:30am  Children and Parenting Group                                                                     -  4:30pm Silent Meditation 
Sunday, March 11         - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                         Lenten book discussion following the service
                                  -  2pm  Island Nursing Home
                                  -  2:30pm  Private Birthday Party

Looking Ahead:

Thursday March 15       -  2pm Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting 
                                  -  6-8pm Third Thursday Music Gathering 


    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:  


A video message from 
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has released a video calling
for action to make this country safe. "We must make our country safe because all of us are valuable and we are all children of God."





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.   
March 4 - Pete Dane will lead the discussion on "Second Week of Lent"
March 11 - Rev. Vesta Kowalski will lead the discussion on "Third Week of Lent"

Looking Ahead:

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





Keep up-to-date on the Search for a New Bishop       

God of Grace, we give you thanks for all of the blessings of our common life and ministries as the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, and for our leaders who are guiding us through this season of change. Grant to the Discernment and Transition Committees open hearts, minds, and spirits as they receive the Holy Spirit's gifts of faith, hope, and love to aid their work. We ask also
that you send courage and vision to our next bishop of Maine as she or he discerns your call.
In Christ's name we pray,




   View of Katahdin Lake and the mountain by Frederic Church,  circa 1870,  
   from the Colby Museum of Art collection.   
Women's Wilderness Retreat 2018

The annual St. Brendan's Women's Trip to Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps will be Tuesday, September 4 - Friday, September 7, 2018.  The 1885 camp is reachable by a 3.3 mile hike or for an extra fee by float plane.  The cost, which includes lodging, food and use of boats, is $444.00 with half due as a deposit.  This is an extraordinary experience in the Maine wilderness. 

Please send your deposit now with check made out to KLWC for $222.00 to: 

      Julie B. Pierson 
      232 High Rock Road 
      Hinesburg, VT 05461



Scripture Notes for the Third Sunday in Lent:

The ultimate saving action of God, in the dying and rising of Jesus, was preceded by a series of salvation events in the history of Israel. Today, in that series of events, we reach the most important of the Old Testament actions of God, the time of the Exodus when Israel is definitively established as the chosen people and God makes the Covenant with the people at Mount Sinai.
 God's salvation of Israel requires a response by the people which is described in the Decalogue (Ten Commandments). Note that the grounds for these commandments is stated at the 
beginning, "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage."

In the second reading, Paul speaks of the true wisdom which brings salvation. Rather than human wisdom, God places before us what seems to be foolish, the crucifixion of Jesus. In the dying and rising of Jesus, God showed that the divine power is greater than any human power or wisdom.

The Gospel reading is John's account of Jesus cleansing the Temple. That event may be taken as an image of Christ cleansing us from sin in Baptism. We are the continuation of the ancient people of God who were saved in the Exodus and given the Commandments. In the dying and rising of Jesus, salvation has been extended to all people. Through Baptism, we have become part of 
Jesus' Body and have died and are being raised with him. We use this time of Lent to recall all that God is doing for us in Jesus, and to prepare for the renewal of our redemption 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 Trinity Church, Saco and St. George's, York Harbor. For Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center in Biddeford.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Bethlehem - (III, The Episcopal Church) .

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Eggemoggin Baptist, Sedgwick.


                                                 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: