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

All Saints' Day
November 4, 2018


Please welcome Welcome The Reverend Stephen Hayward who        
will preside at our service this Sunday.   

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

10:00am  Holy Eucharist 

(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.


  Reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 4th:
                 clocks turn back one hour at 2 a.m.

On the Calendar:
     Friday November 2                -5:30pm  Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints
                                                 St Saviour's Episcopal Church, 41 Mt Dessert St., Bar                                                   Harbour -click link above for more information
Sunday, November 4           - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen Hayward
                                           2pm Nursing Home Service
Monday, November 5           - 4:30pm Meditation/ Silent Prayer     
Sunday, November 11          -10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Elaine Hewes
Friday, November 16            -3pm Vestry Meeting 
    Click here to visit the   Events Page Calendar  on the website for  
  up-to-date information.  

                          Bishop Michael Curry discusses the Power of Love:  
                        Bishop Michael Curry NBC News 11.1.18  
Season of Prayer for Midterm Elections
Forward Movement is calling us all to join them in a Season of Prayer.  There will be a two week+ period in which we pray each day with a particular intention for this time in our national life. Click below to open the weekly prayers for this week.  
                                   Season of Prayer 
Almighty God, giver of every good gift, look graciously on the people  of St. Brendan's and guide our hearts and minds as we seek to discern your will for our Parish and seek to be drawn closer to you.
2019 Stewardship 
We have nearly reached our goal!  We have received 39 pledges so far and are grateful to all of you who were able to make your pledge so promptly. We are still waiting to hear from 6 of us who pledged last year and we hope will renew their Pledge for 2019.   If you have not pledged yet and you would like to read the Stewardship Letter or Pledge Form again, please click below to open a copy of each.  If you prefer to receive one by mail, please email Miriam at  You can also email your confidential pledge to Carolyn Mor: s  or
It is that time again  
The sign-up  sheet for November and December Coffee Hours is on the bulletin board. Please find a date that works for you and sign up during coffee hour this week.   
Thank you!
Happy Birthday to:
Peter Tarlton - 20
Tom van Buren - 27
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 Outreach Opportunities:
     Alfred's Fund Christmas Toy Drive!  
Thank you to everyone who brought gifts for Alfred's Fund.  A very full box was picked up on Sunday.  What is needed now is cash donations so they can purchase specifically requested items for each child and senior citizen they serve.  
If you would like to contribute, make your checks payable to Alfred's Christmas Fund and mail to Woody Osborne.  Alfred's Fund is in the process of obtaining a non-profit status, but it is not yet complete.  If you plan to deduct your donation, please make the check out to the United Methodist Church in Stonington and they will give it to the fund.  It will then be deductible.  
Thank you!
Shakespeare School - Threadbare Theater Workshop:
Scholarship Sponsors are being sought for local young Shakespeareans. 

Click here for more information:  Shakespeare School 

All Saints' Day: 
The church's celebration of all the saints centers on baptism. It is in baptism that we have become members of the communion or fellowship of saints. Therefore we will join in renewing our baptismal promises.

The term saint means "a holy person." The church's teaching about the saints is not that they are a few exceptional Christians who were holy in themselves; instead, it is that no one can become holy without the indwelling of God's Spirit. The saints are all those who have received the Spirit of God, who leads them into holiness. Thus, the festival of All Saints' Day is the celebration of all baptized people, for we have all been given the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The first reading reflects on the condition of those who have died. While the world thinks they are gone, they instead now live with God and with God rule the universe. God continues to care for all the elect.

The Gospel reading is the story of the raising of Lazarus. All of us, the baptized saints of God, also hear Jesus call out our name and command us to come out of death and into life. Today's liturgy celebrates the two primary ways in which we become holy people. First, we receive God's Spirit in baptism. Second, we are renewed in God's Spirit each time we celebrate the 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: : Joan and Bob GagnonMary Ann Shaw, Pam Neff, Michelle Price, Michael Dunn, Donna Hallen, Kevin Zorski, Jesse Zorski, Ben Elkington, Craig Harriman, Lindsey Bowker, Linda Shepard and family, Linda,  Rev. Edward Dufresne, Margaret Ann Crumlish, Reed and Micki Henderson, William Rice Sr., Gray Pierson , Ross Gagnon, Nancy Boothby, Reed and Micki Henderson, Elaine Graham, Pat & Tony Stoneburner, Kathy Gray, Holly Zack, Carolyn Angel, Nancy Stearns, Andrew Harriman, Tom Davenport, Marcia Scott, George A. Smith, Gladys Smith, Sam and Isobelle Hulsey, Jennifer Hulsey and her family Byron, Ben, and Clair, and Gary and Susie Silman. 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 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. Mary and St. Jude, Northeast Harbor, Trinity, Castine and St. Brendan the Navigator, Deer Isle, for the deacons of the Diocese.
In the Anglican  Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of Ceylon

On the Island and Peninsula,   we pray for St. Mary Star of the Sea, Stonington  

                                                 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 

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 
Meg Graham 348-2639
Miriam Antich 972-849-7907
Tom van Buren 348-6471

Pastoral Care: 
Carolyn Mor   374-2179
Diane Greenlaw   460-7230 

Prayer List Requests: