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

Twenty Second Sunday After Pentecost
      November 5, 2017

Please welcome back The Reverend Charles Bradshaw
who will preside at our service this Sunday.

The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

  All are Welcome!

           Sunday, November 12, 2017
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Twenty Third Sunday After Pentecost :     

(Please see scripture Notes Below) 



On the Calendar
Sunday November 12   - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Charles Bradsaw                                                                                  
Monday November 13    - 9:30-11:00am  Parenting and Children Group
                                   - 11:00am  Timely Traders Investment Group
                                   - 4:30pm  Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer 
Thursday, November 16 - 10am Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting
Friday, November 17     - 1-4pm Rug Hooking group 
Sunday, November  19  - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski   
Click here to visit the Events Page Calendar on the website for     
up to date information.  

                   St. Brendan the Navigator 
                        Parish Renewal Plan 

      New Updates!

           Parish Renewal Plan Report #3    
     Two Goals Accomplished, Six Goals In Process of Being Accomplished, Three Goals Yet to be Addressed (as of 10/27/17)
Please Note:  
In the Plan Report linked below:
      - Goals accomplished are represented in green
- Goals in process of being accomplished are indicated in blue
- Goals yet to be addressed are indicated in red
To Review Renewal Plan Report #3,  
               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: 
For the October 24th Vestry/renewal Team Meeting Minutes  
please click link below:

The Pastoral Care and Welcoming Ministry will renew the prayer list with the beginning of Advent in December.   We would like to be sure we include everyone who needs to be listed.  If you can help us with any information on clarifying the following names, we would be most grateful:    William, Carolyn Angel,  Nancy Stearns, John, Tom, and Claudia.
If you can help with these names or would like to add a name to the prayer list, please email Liz Alley at or Miriam Antich at
Thank you! 
Please Sign up for Searsport Build November 11 - 17th
The remainder of the windows ordered for Deer Isle will be built in Searsport and they need our help.  Please sign up!  Contact Jo Jacob at or use this Link: 
Thank You!   

All Saints Day Service Honors Memory of 14 Members  
Sunday November 5th St. Brendan's offered a special and very moving remembrance - organized by the Worship and Music Ministry with The Rev. Vesta Kolawaski presiding - honoring our members who have passed.  
We would like to share with you the text of this special service of remembrance:
Almighty God, you have built up your church
through the love and devotion of your saints;
we give you thanks for all your servants whom
we commemorate today. Inspire us to follow
their example that like them we may in our day
rejoice in the vision of your glory; through
Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Opening Comments: Mickey Jacoba
St. Brendan's is a young church. We began as a worshiping community
in house ministries and as a mission church. We were admitted as a full
parish into the Maine Episcopal Diocese in 2005. Young, vibrant, and
following the lead of our patron saint, Brendan, somewhat adventurous,
we have experienced joy as well as sadness, success in our mission as
well as failure.
An early American preacher, theologian, and first president of Princeton
University, Jonathan Edwards, called members of his congregation,
the "sainthood of all believers." We, the saints of this church, together
with our friends and neighbors gathered with us today, give thanks for
all the generation of saints within the church who have gone before
remembering especially the love and gifts which the saints of this
parish have given.
Lighting of Candles:
  Saint                                 Candle Lighter
Jeanne Burton                       Kathy Burton
Ruth Dayton                          Martha Dane
Clara Dixon                            Mickey Jacoba
Polly Doremus                        Jo Jacob
Ned Felton                             Lis Ingoldsby
Fran Greenlaw                        Skip Greenlaw
Irving Johnson                        Woody Osborn
Jan Place                               Judy Miller
Barbara Sorlien                       Persis Williams
Lael Stegall                             Carolyn Mor
Sally Torrey                            Anne Burton
Anne VanBuren                       Philip VanBuren
Paul VanBuren                        Tom VanBuren
Lynn Verhey                           Pete Dane
We remember the great ancestors of our faith,
from Abraham and Sarah to Paul and Phoebe:
Ancestors of the faith, we remember you.
We remember the prophets and priests,
the ministers and teachers who have taught us the way of God:
Teachers of the faith, we remember you.
We remember our grandparents, parents, and our extended families,
those who have gone before us in our lifetime:
Family of our faith, we remember you.
We lift up the memories of children, grandchildren,
brothers and sisters, husbands and wives and parents
and those whom we now name:
Those close in our heart, we remember you.
We lift up to You, O God,
the names of those we have lost from this congregation,
knowing that they are with You forever.
We remember, pray, and give thanks for their lives.
We give thanks, O God,
for all who have gone on to join with You beyond this life,
We trust in the hope of resurrection and the promise of new life in Christ,
and know that in our grief and celebration, O God,
You are with us; we are not alone.
In the name of Christ in whom love lives forever, we pray.


Scripture Notes for the Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost
Now, as we enter the last weeks of the Church year, the liturgy is
focused on the "last things," and especially the return of Christ as Judge. The Gospel reading is  the familiar parable of the wise and foolish maidens. The emphasis here is always to live in readiness for the Lord's return.
We are drawing near the end of our reading through the ancient story of God's people. The  Israelites have now settled in the Promised Land. Joshua has called them together to renew the  Covenant they made with God at Mount Sinai. This renewal recalls to them all the mighty acts God has done on their behalf from  
the time of Abraham to their own time.
The first Christians expected the Lord to return in their lifetime. Now some have died and the  church in Thessalonica is confused. Paul assures them that regardless of whether we are living or  departed, when Christ returns he will gather all of us to him.
In our Eucharistic gathering, we are preparing for life when Christ returns. We find in our prayer  the model for the commitment to ministry and social justice that gives heart and soul to our worship; and in communion, we meet the Lord  
as judge and as Savior .
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 Wilma Turner, William, Pat Stoneburner, Tony Stoneburner, Holly, Carolyn Angel, Colin MacNaught, Shannon Cormier, Nancy Stearns, Andrew Harriman, John, Tom, Claudia, Hannah Scaife, Marcia Scott, 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 for St. Luke's, Wilton 
and St. Thomas', Winn. For all who serve and have served in the armed forces of our country at home and abroad as we honor them on Veteran's Day. 
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Bendel, Nigeria.

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Our Lady of Holy Hope, Castine.


                                          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