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

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
      October 1, 2017

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

The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

  All are Welcome!

           Sunday, October 1, 2017
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost :     

(Please see scripture Notes Below) 



On the Calendar: 
Sunday, October 1        - 10 am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen                                                                                               Hayward                                                                                     
Monday October 2         - 9:30-11:00  Parenting and Children Group
                                   - 11:00  Timely Traders Investment Group
                                   - 4:30  Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer 
Thursday, October 5      - 4 pm   Choir Rehearsal  
Friday, October 6           - 1-4pm Rug Hooking Group
Saturday, October 7       - 9-11am  Ministry Launch Meeting (see below)  
Sunday October 8          - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Dr. Edward  
                                   - 2pm Island Nursing Home 
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 #1  
Two Goals Accomplished,  Three Goals In Process of Being Accomplished,  
 Six Goals -Not Yet Accomplished  (as of 9-17-17).  
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 the complete Report on Renewal Plan Progress,  
                       please click link below: 
                    Renewal Plan Report #  
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 Launch Meeting October 7th:
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 and develop Ministry Descriptions for the work of St. Brendan's as we move forward with implementing our Parish Renewal Plan.
Those who are  - or would like to be - involved but are not able to attend are invited to contact the Vestry Advocate(s) for the Ministry area(s) of interest.  
Minutes of the September 19, 2017 Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting:  
August, 2017 Financial Update Summary:
                               August Financial Summary 
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!  
Some of St. Brendan's orders will be built during the MDI build October 5 - 14, 2017.  
This build will be held at:
Bar Harbor Congregational Church
29 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609  
Contact: Wayne Gregersen  244-3650 =
or  Bradley Stager - (207) 266-7945 - 

The 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
2nd Floor
Searsport, ME 04974
Contact: Dianne and Ray Smith - (207) 548-2141 -


Scripture Notes for The Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost  
After Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, several groups who opposed him  challenged him. Today he is questioned by the official leaders, the chief priests and elders. They  question his authority but he responds with a question that reveals their own weakness. Then in a  parable, Jesus warns them that their privileged positions will not insure them a place in God's  Kingdom.
As we continue the story of the Exodus, the people and God reach another crisis. God provided them with food but now they demand water or else they will turn back. Yet God loves them,rebels though they are, and acts to provide them water  
in the wilderness.
We continue to read from Philippians. Paul encourages his friends to live in unity and care for one another. As the example of how they are to live, he quotes what was probably an early Christian hymn about Christ's self-giving love for us.
We gather week by week, a people called into God's family. God sets no barrier  
to us or to anyone; only we can erect a barrier between God and ourselves. God calls us in this holy meal to join in that family of God for whom Christ emptied himself and gave up his life for us. We rejoice and join with all creation and every tongue in confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord.
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, Diane, John, Tom, Claudia, Kathy Gray, Hannah Scaife, Marcia Scott, Bob Harris, Sen. John McCain, Ann Ottesen, 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 congregations of Trinity, Portland and St. Nicholas', Scarborough. For those who suffer persecution, oppression and denial of human rights.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for  Southern Philippines - (Philippines)

On the Island and Peninsula, we pray  for North Sedgwick 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