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

Last Sunday After Pentecost
      November 26 , 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 26, 2017
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Last Sunday After Pentecost :     

(Please see scripture Notes Below) 



On the Calendar
Sunday, November 26  - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Charles Bradshaw                                       
Monday, November 27   - 9:30-11:00am  Parenting and Children Group
                                   - 11:00am  Timely Traders Investment Group
                                   - 4:30pm  Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer 

Thursday, November 30  - 10am Vestry/Renewal Team 

Sunday, December 3     - 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 

           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: 

                  RENEWAL  AND  JOY!

A Note About Stewardship

The annual Stewardship letter will be mailed out soon to members of our parish family, requesting each of us to consider our pledges to St. Brendan's for the coming year. If you have been reading this e-newsletter and in particular if you attended our Parish meetings and are participating in ministries, you hopefully are witnessing a sense of growing energy and healing:  thus this year's Stewardship theme is appropriately RENEWAL AND JOY!.  There is also however, the reality of administrative and operating expenses for which our financial support is needed to help ensure a healthy and sustainable future for our parish. 

I n this week of Thanksgiving, it is especially appropriate for us to remind ourselves that while our giving is certainly about funding, there is also an underlying reason:  why  we do it. And while our individual reasons may vary,  a sense of gratitude is surely a chief one. Let's all prayerfully consider our stewardship commitment for 2018  with that thought.

Thank you,

The Stewardship Ministry


Outreach Ministry Delivers Thanksgiving Meals
35 Thanksgiving boxes of food were  delivered to deserving families by members of the Outreach Ministry.  The meals put smiles on many faces and recipients were grateful, knowing t hat they will have a turkey, turkey breast, or chicken to enjoy with  their families on Thanksgiving Day.  Notes were  included  in the boxes wishing  all a 'Happy Thanksgiving from the M embers of St. Brendan's.' 

Thanks to all who helped out!

The Outreach Ministry



Join the Choir!

Do you like to sing? Here's your opportunity to join others and participate in
St. Brendan's Choir. It's enjoyable and lends a wonderful musical addition to 
our services.

Interested? Contact Connie Mayo at, or speak with her after the Sunday service.
Thank you!


Ecumencial Island Advent Program December 3rd

Mark your calendars for the Ecumenical Island Advent Program at the Community  of Christ Church Sunday, December 3rd at 4pm. Donation offerings will again go to the Island Heating Assistance Fund.  
Pastor Lorraine Knowlton invites us all to attend and be part of this program, 'sharing with many folks of various faiths and walks of life as we begin our journey into the Advent season.' 

Scripture Notes for the Last Sunday after Pentecost
Today is the final Sunday of the Church year, on which we  celebrate the Kingship 
of Christ. Since last Advent, we have been reading the Gospel according to Matthew most Sundays. In this final reading from the Gospel of Matthew, we have Jesus' description of the final judgment. Those who will be welcomed into his Kingdom 
are those who  show their love to Christ by caring for the outcast and helpless.

The prophet Ezekiel, centuries before Christ, foresaw the coming of the Shepherd-King, sent by  God to his people. This kingship would be one of caring love and of peace to the entire human  race.

In the second reading, an extended passage describes Christ as the final fulfillment of God's plan  for the universe. We who are the beneficiaries of that plan for our lives are gathered up into  Christ who is our head and who gives his own being to 
all that exists.

Our gatherings for worship are meant to be points of departure for us to move 
into the world in  active works of ministry to the hungry, the helpless, the imprisoned, the lonely, the sick, and the  dying. The reign of Christ must begin 
with members  of his body the Church making him known  in the world, especially to the least of s isters and brothers.

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 Rev. Edward Dufresne, William Rice Sr., Elaine Graham,  Pat Stoneburner, Tony Stoneburner, Kathy Gray, Holly Zack, Carolyn Angel, Colin MacNaught, Shannon Cormier, Nancy Stearns, Andrew Harriman, Tom Davenport, 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 the congregation of 
St. Bartholomew, Yarmouth and St. George's, York Harbor. 
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Wad Medani - (Sudan).

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Blue Hill First Congregational 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 348-7745 
Peter Tarlton 348-9908

Pastoral Care: Miriam Antich
Tel: 207-348-7745