St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church
Our Mission: "To Love, Praise, Welcome and Serve"
|Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
October 8, 2017
Please welcome back The Reverend Dr. Edward Dufresne
who will preside at our service
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Sunday, October 8, 2017
10 am: Holy Eucharist
Readings for the Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
(Please see scripture Notes Below)
On the Calendar:
Saturday, October 7 - 9-11am Ministry Launch Meeting
Sunday, October 8 - 10am
Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Dr. Edward
Dufresne - 11:15am Ministry Launch Follow-Up
- 2pm Island Nursing Home
Monday October 9 - 9:30-11:00 Parenting and Children Group
- 11:00 Timely Traders Investment Group
- 4:30 Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer
Tuesday, October 10 - 3pm Memorial Service for Lynn James Verhey
Wednesday, October 11 - 11:15-4pm Duplicate Bridge group
Thursday, October 12
pm Choir Rehearsal
up to date information.
Sunday October 15 - 10am Holy Eucharist with Pastor Elaine Hewes
St. Brendan the Navigator
Parish Renewal Plan
Parish Renewal Plan Report #1
Two Goals Accomplished, Three Goals In Process of Being Accomplished,
Six Goals -Not Yet Accomplished (as of 9-17-17).
In the Plan Report linked below,
- Goals accomplished are represented in
- Goals in process of being accomplished are indicated in blue
- Goals yet to be addressed are indicated in red
To Review the complete Report on Renewal Plan Progress,
please click link below:
Please click on the link below for the Parish Renewal Plan in detail, as approved by the Parish August 13, 2017:
The Plan is also available on our web site:
Ministry Leadership Chairs and Co-Chairs
The Renewal process that St. Brendan's has undertaken is just that - in providing an opportunity to step back and take stock of the 'people resources' we are blessed with along with how and where these talents can best be used in the ministry work of St. Brendan's.
The Renewal Plan Team is pleased to share St. Brendan's Ministry Leadership, Chairs and Co-Chairs as follows:
Worship & Music: Chair, Mickey Jacoba
Education & Spiritual Development: Co-Chairs, Barbara Wright &
Outreach: Co-Chairs, Woody Osborne & Martha Dane
Pastoral Care & Welcoming: Co-Chairs, Diane Greenlaw & Carolyn Mor
Stewardship & Finance: Chair, Ruth Robinson
Property Management; Chair, Meg Graham
The Ministry Launch meetings (see below) will provide an opportunity for Ministry (former Committee) members to gather with Chairs, Co-chairs and review and discuss Ministry descriptions, responsibilities and priorities that will lay the groundwork for the Ministry work of St. Brendan's for the coming 12-18 months.
Thank you for your commitment to serve!
Ministry Launch Meeting Saturday, October 7th +
+ Follow Up Session Sunday, October 8th:
An important 'next step' in our Renewal Plan progress will be a Ministry Launch Meeting Saturday, October 7th from 9-11am
for all those involved and interested in serving, to meet with and develop Ministry Descriptions for the work of St. Brendan's as we move forward with implementing our Parish Renewal Plan. Fr. Edward Dufresne and The Rev. Vesta Kowalsk will be on hand to help facilitate and assist Saturday morning's Ministry launch work.
For the convenience of those unable to attend Saturday, and to wrap up Ministry Descriptions, there will be an added Ministry Launch Follow-Up session with Fr. Edward Dufresne following Sunday's 10am service.
Those who are - or would like to be - involved but are not able to attend are invited to contact the Ministry Chairs/Co-chairs listed above.
Minutes of the September 19, 2017 Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting:
Remembering Lynn James Verhey
A memorial service in celebration of Lynn's life will be held
Tuesday, October 10 at 3pm at St. Brendan's
Lynn James Verhey PhD, 77, of San Francisco, California and Stonington, Maine, passed away unexpectedly October 1, 2017, - at his summer home in Stonington, where he loved to be the most. Lynn was born April 13, 1940,
in Holland, Michigan, and attended Kalamazoo College where he received
his BA in Physics. He received his PhD in Physics at the University of Illinois in 1967. Lynn served as Associate professor of Physics at Harvard University before becoming a Professor at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) where he taught and conducted research for 17 years until his retirement in 2008. Lynn had continued teaching and conducting research work as Professor Emeritus at UCSF in the Department of Radiation Oncology until his death Sunday.
To read Lynn's complete obituary, please click link below:
Parking Lot Receives Facelift
The 'apron' area of St. Brendan's parking lot was paved this week to help enhance ease of entering and exiting. Additional work is scheduled in the next few weeks to move rocks and re-grade the front lawn area adjacent to the road, again in an effort to provide increased visibility when entering and leaving the parking lot.
Thanks to Junior Warden Jo Jacob, Property Management Chair Meg Graham and team for overseeing good work!
Window Dressers 2017 Update
Despite the fact St. Brendan's
did not receive enough orders by the deadline to have a build on the island this year, the orders that have been received will be built at other builds.
Please sign up to help if you are able to help!
This build will be held at:
Bar Harbor Congregational Church
29 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Our remaining orders will be built at the Searsport build which will be Nov 4 - Nov 17. The sign up for this is online at:
This build will be held at:
Searsport Town Office
Searsport, ME 04974
Contact: Dianne and Ray Smith - (207) 548-2141 - email@example.com
Thanks for supporting this St Brendan's Outreach Project by volunteering!
Scripture Notes for The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
In today's liturgy, we have a parable warning us as God's people
to be faithful to God, lest God turn away from us. This parable may have been a simple story
about the need to seize the opportunity God holds out.
Matthew has taken images, especially
from today's Old Testament reading, and allegorized the original story to make a point which the
Church in his day needed to hear and which we need to hear today.
For months, we have been reading the history of the establishment of God's
with Abraham and Sarah. It has led us to the Exodus from
Egypt. Today the journey through the
wilderness has come to Mount Sinai. Here God establishes the law by which his people are to
live in the giving of the Ten Commandments.
Paul calls on the church in Philippi to hold fast to their faith and practice. We are not to be
anxious about anything, rather we should expend our energy reaching
out to be the kind of
people God calls us to be. For we are citizens of heaven,
Paul tells us, and we are destined for
God's people need the warnings of the prophets and of Jesus to balance our knowledge that we
have been redeemed. While God's action of redeeming us is
set and established, we must
nevertheless live the lives of redeemed people.
Our weekly gatherings in Eucharist are not meant
to lull us into complacency but
to strengthen us and equip us to follow the Way of Christ.
The Rite Light: Reflections on the Sunday Readings and Seasons of the Church Year.
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In Our Prayers
We pray for those on our prayer list suffering and recovering from illnesses,
especially Wilma Turner, William, Pat Stoneburner, Tony Stoneburner, Holly, Carolyn Angel, Colin MacNaught, Shannon Cormier, Nancy Stearns, Daniel Harriman, Diane, John, Tom, Claudia, Hannah Scaife, Marcia Scott, Bob Harris, Sen. John McCain, Henry 'Hank' Millon, Jennifer Hulsey and her family Byron, Ben, and Clair. 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, and Graham.
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
the congregations of
St. George, Sanford and Trinity, Saco.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray
St Albans - (Canterbury, England)
On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for
Community of Christ, Stonington.
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
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
St. Brendan the Navigator
627 North Deer Isle Road
Deer Isle, ME 04627
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 305, Deer Isle, ME 04627
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 12-5pm
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