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

Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 6, 2018

 Please welcome back the Rev. Stephen Hayward
 who will preside at our service this Sunday.
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Sunday, May 6, 2018
10:00AM, Holy Eucharist 
Readings for Sixth Sunday of Easter:
(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, May 4       -    1- 4pm  Rug hooking Group Meets   

Sunday, May 6     -   10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward
            Monday, May 7     -   10am  Timely Traders
                                       -   4:30pm  Silent Meditation
           Wednesday, May 9  - 8am  High School AP testing (no interruptions please)
                                         - 4:30pm  Choir Rehearsal      
           Saturday, May 12     - 9-12pm Spring Clean-Up at the Church

           Sunday, May 13      - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Barbara Clarke
                                        -  2pm  Island Nursing Home

           Wednesday, May 16  - 1:30-3pm Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting
           Thursday, May 17    -  12-4pm  High School AP testing (no interruptions please)
                                         -  6-8pm   Third Thursday Music Gathering

  Looking Ahead:     

           Sunday, May 20      - 10 am Eucharist with Bishop Stephen Lane  
                                             - Informal Conversation with the Bishop to follow   

    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 / Green /Accomplished
 Six Goals / Blue/ Ongoing/ In Process of Being Accomplished
  One Goal / Red / Not Yet  Addressed (as of 2.15.18)
                               Please click link below: 

                               Renewal Plan Report #5




Diocesan Profile Posted - Nominations Now Open
for the Tenth Bishop of Maine

May 3, 2018 (The 10th Anniversary of Bishop Stephen T. Lane's consecration!)
Dear Maine Episcopalians,
Today, your Discernment Committee for the Tenth Bishop of Maine has released the diocesan profile and announced that nominations and applications for bishop diocesan are now being accepted.  Self-nominations are welcome. 
Please feel free to share the profile and the nomination information far and wide.
The profile, nomination form, and application form may be found online at:
                              Profile and Information

All forms and required attachments must be submitted electronically. Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, May 30, 2018, and applications must be submitted on or before Monday, June 4, 2018.
Visit for news and updates throughout the Episcopal transition process.
Please be sure to take a few moments to view the slideshow on the home page. Almost (two-to-go) every congregation and many ministries in the diocese are pictured. 
As their ministry of discernment moves to the next level, committee invites you to keep their work in your prayers: 

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, Amen
- The Discernment Committee for the Tenth Bishop of Maine



Donations for Alfred's Fund

About ten years ago a young man named Alfred died accidentally.
He loved Christmas and regularly dressed up as Santa Claus and entertained island children in the schools and elsewhere.  After his death, his mom started a Christmas fund, named for her son.  Bobbi Billings quickly jumped in to help and Alfred's Fund now works every year to deliver Christmas presents to children who otherwise might not have any.  There is a large decorated box in our foyer waiting for your contributions.  Hopefully, the box can be filled many times over, as we all take advantage of sales that won't be available during the Christmas season. 

Bobbi's suggested list of gift ideas is set forth below:  

                                    Alfred's Fund List

Let's all participate!

Woody Osborne
for the Outreach Ministry



Roadside Clean Up Thanks

Thanks to all those who participated in St. Brendan's roadside cleanup this past weekend.  It has been our tradition to take responsibility for the road from the Nursing Home to the causeway.

Thanks to your help, we were again able to meet this responsibility.
Woody Osborne 



Spring Clean-Up Day May 12

Volunteers are needed for the annual clean-up day in and around the church will take place Saturday, May 12th from 9-12noon. The more hands and volunteers who are able to help the better!  We'll be cleaning windows, changing out storm windows to screens, sweeping and cleaning up outside stairways and entrances,  raking grassy areas, cleaning up fallen branches and preparing outside grounds for plantings.

For more information please contact Jo Jacob.



Maine Wisdom Ingathering
Cynthia Bourgeault will be holding a Wisdom School again this year in Stonington the week of June, 3rd - 10th. 

The program this year will feature the usual blend of daily teaching (by Cynthia Bourgeault, shared in the afternoon with Matthew Wright), meditation, chanting, sacred movement, and conscious practical work, as well as some unprogrammed time for exploring the natural paradise here and reconnecting with old friends.  They are still accepting registrations, but registration will close soon. 
To learn more click here: Maine Widom Ingathering 


Scripture Notes for the Sixth Sunday of Easter:

In the last weeks of Eastertide, our liturgical readings explore the results of the dying and rising of Jesus. Both the Gospel reading and the reading from 1 John speak of the self-giving love of God, revealed in Jesus' Passover from death to life, as the primary characteristic of our lives in Christ.

In this Sunday's reading from Acts, Peter and some other Jewish Christians were astounded to see Gentiles in the household of Cornelius receive the Holy Spirit just as they had on the Day of Pentecost. Peter's last reservations about welcoming Gentiles into the Church are erased and he and the other joyfully lead them to the waters of Baptism.

This Sunday was once called Rogation Sunday because medieval Christians went in processions (rogating) around the parish praying for the newly planted crops during this week. This is a good time to seek more effective ways to care for our environment and to witness that God's love is not only for humanity but also for the entire creation.

Joined together by God's spirit in baptism, bound up in the dying and rising of Jesus, related by creation to all the earth, we the people of God bring all our lives and one another into the saving love of God in Eucharist.

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: Margaret Ann Crumlish, Reed and Micki Henderson, Nancy Boothby, 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, 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 St. Martin's, Palmyra; St. Andrew's, Winthrop; and Winthrop Center Friends' Church (Quaker).  For our Bishop, Stephen T. Lane, Ninth Bishop of Maine, in the 11th year of his consecration.

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

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

                                                 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 

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: