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 Vesta Kowalski 
who will preside at our service this Sunday.

The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

  All are Welcome!

           Sunday, November 5, 2017
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Twenty Second Sunday After Pentecost or All Saints Day :     

(Please see scripture Notes Below) 



On the Calendar
Sunday November 5      - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                    All Saints Day service  (see below) 
Monday November 6      - 9:30-11:00am  Parenting and Children Group
                                   - 11:00am  Timely Traders Investment Group
                                   - 4:30pm  Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer 
Tuesday, November 7     - 3pm Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting 
Sunday, November  12   - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Dr. Edward  Dufresne   
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 a summary Income and Expense Statement through September, 2017
please click link below:   
Worship & Music Ministry Plans All Saints Day Service 
This Sunday November 5 at 10 a.m. St. Brendan's will include in the Eucharist an Order of Service commemorating all saints from the congregation who have died. These 14 members of the parish will be individually recognized by the lighting of a candle. This will be a wonderful opportunity to recall their contributions to our parish and the community, to honor them, and to remember that they remain part of our congregational family. All the community is invited to attend.
Please Sign up Now for Searsport Build  
November 4th - 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!   

198th Diocesan Convention Highlights  
"I suspect that the spiritual struggle to turn toward God, to keep one's face and one's faith open to the presence of God, is a fundamental struggle for all of us. Because joining God means to share in God's work of transformation and renewal: to face the pain of the world, the losses and the deaths, and to seek resurrection and new life.  
So much easier to withdraw into the comfort and security of all we know and love, and let  God - and someone else - take care of the rest..."    
                                        Excerpt from Bishop Lane's Convention Address 
For highlights of the 198th Diocesan Convention, including text and video of Bishop Stephen Lane's Convention Address and Sermon, along with election results, resolutions passed and and the 2018 approved budget, please click on link below:
Consider offering your gifts in the search
for the next Bishop of Maine

Nominations to Episcopal Transition Committees:

The Standing Committee will seek nominations, appoint, and announce members of two Committees to aid in the Diocese of Maine's Episcopal Transition:  
  • The Discernment Committee will survey the diocese, create a diocesan online profile, receive nominations, screen/interview nominees, and present a slate of qualified bishop candidates to the Standing Committee by November 2018.
  • The Transition Committee will manage the details of the candidates' walkabouts, the bishop election, and the ordination/consecration in 2019. They will also actively support Bishop Lane, the bishop-elect, and their families with their transitions.
Deadline for Nominations: Friday, November 10!
For further information including nomination form, Q&A and Committees etc. please click link below: 


Scripture Notes for All Saints Day  
Today we celebrate the Feast of All Saints. A central feature of that celebration is Holy Baptism, by which we have become members of the communion of  the saints. This is one of the four times during the year when Baptism is most appropriately  administered. All of us will join in renewing our baptismal vows.
The term "saint" means "a holy person." The doctrine of the saints is not that saints are a few exceptional Christians who were holy in themselves: instead,  
it reminds us that no one can  become holy without the indwelling of God's Holy Spirit. The saints are all those who in  baptism received the Spirit of God. Thus, the festival of All Saints is the celebration of all  baptized people, for we have all been given the gift of the Spirit.
The readings today describe the result in the lives of God's people of the holiness that comes  from the Spirit. The reading from Revelation sees the redeemed in white robes, dressed as the  early Christians dressed newly baptized people, and led to the baptismal streams of living water.
John reminds us that God is restoring us to the fullness of God's image and likeness. The call of Jesus to saintliness is a radical call to live lives directed by love toward others, as the  Beatitudes remind us. Our liturgical gatherings are meant to be more than a blessing for us who a ttend; they equip us to live out  
our baptismal vocation in lives that proclaim the good news of  Christ in concrete actions of love and care for others.
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, Daniel 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 the democratic process and the right to vote. For Civil Discourse during a time of election. For our sisters and brothers in common mission in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on the 500th anniversary of Reformation Sunday.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Thoothukudi - Nazareth - (South India)
On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for South Penobscot Baptist 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