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

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 13, 2019

Plea se welcome Pastor Elaine Hewes who will preside  
at our service this Sunday.  


The Episcopal Church of the Province of New England

All are Welcome
Sunday, October 13, 2019 
 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Readings for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
(Please see scripture notes below)

The Liturgy of the Word
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.


On the Calendar :
Sunday, October 13            10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with the Pastor Elaine Hewes
                                       11:30 Community Conversations-Community Compass 
Monday, October 14            2:30 Pastoral Care/Vestry Meeting
                                          4:30 p.m. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer
Tuesday October 15            4 p.m. Discussion on Race Continues
  Wednesday, October 16    11:00 a.m. Tai Chi for beginners
                                        4 p.m. Choir Rehearsal 

 Sunday, October 20          10a.m. Holy Eucharist with Barbara Clarke                                                         
 For up-to-date information on events at St. Brendan's c lick:                              Events Page Calendar
  Click the picture above to visit our website 

A Reminder: 
At our last two meetings, there has been much Vestry discussion of St. Brendan's ministries, and in particular Pastoral Care and Welcoming and Hospitality.  There was consensus among the Vestry that these two ministries carry out vitally important work and agreed both call for more involvement, focus and support.  As a result - and as indicated in the August 13th Vestry  meeting minutes - a new/separate ministry is being formed for Welcoming and Hospitality, for which Miriam will serve as Vestry Advocate/liaison.  In reviewing the ministry description for Pastoral Care, the Vestry tabled any action and has subsequently set a meeting date of Monday, October 14th at 2:30 p.m. to 'rally' and gather as many members as are able and interested to (re-)organize this ministry, for which there is a great and ongoing need (of which the current card ministry is an important part). Please save the date and plan on attending! 
Our ministries play a vital role in carrying out St. Brendan's mission - please consider ways you might serve.
Thank you!
Lis Ingoldsby,  
On behalf of the Vestry 

Attached are minutes of the September 29th Pastoral Care meeting:



The Gratitude Corner

Many thanks for everyone's contributions of time and talent made to enrich St. Brendan's ministries: to Mickey and Jackie for our lovely coffee hour this week, to Rev. Karen Egerton for presiding at our service, to George for taking on the leadership role for the new Welcoming and Hospitality Ministry and to all members of St. Brendan's for their efforts to provide hospitality and welcome to all who join us on Sunday mornings.                           

Submitted by Email: 
I am grateful for my time with you during September.  I appreciate your warmth and welcome to me as a visiting priest.  I value the give and take, both verbal and non verbal, in worship and the class on the Old Testament and the individuation process of Jacob.

You are in my heart and I pray for your next step in calling a rector.My life has been enriched by meeting you.

God speed in your evolving mission of knowing and serving Christ.                                Rev. Dr. Richard Mallory

Contributed During Announcements by Seth:

I am grateful to St. Brendan's for their support which has enabled me to have a very productive summer.  

From the Gratitude Book:
I am grateful but I sometimes feel sad for Wolfgang, my eternal brother.  He had trouble associating and being understood late in life.  Let's remember Wolfgang Claude and remember there was someone out there in are world who was amazing.  


The Gratitude Corner is a new feature in our newsletter where we can express our appreciation and gratitude for all the efforts made by each of us to make St. Brendan's a better place and to God for his presence with us.

Please send your expressions of appreciation and gratitude to to be included in the newsletter and website or you can submit them on the website.  

One of the best ways to show our gratitude for everything happening at St. Brendan's is to volunteer to help.  If you have not filled in a Time and Talent Survey yet, they will be available during coffee hour and can be submitted on the website by scrolling down to the bottom of the Stewardship page: Time and Talent   


Stewardship Update 

THANK YOU!! All but a handful of us have been able to pledge for next year.  With the pledges received in the last few weeks we have reached the amount raised last year and have a little toward the increased costs for music and cleaning.  We hope to come close to our goal once all the pledges are in. If you have not been able to make your pledge yet, we invite you to do so soon. 
Confidential Pledges can be made on the website by clicking  PLEDGE.  
Or email your pledge to Carolyn Mor at   

If you have any questions about the pledging process, or if you would prefer a mail-in pledge card, please contact Miriam Antich at



 Jackie Wilson -Oct 6                        Isabelle Hulsey- 7
 Karen Egerton - 10                            Kathy Burton - 15
 Julia Walkling - 20                           N ancy Green - 20
 Linda Shepard-26                            Carolyn Mor - 29
 Regina Christianson- 21                  KC Morrish - 22 
 Edward Dufresne -21                

Welcoming and Hospitality Ministry    
An organizational meeting was held on October 4.  George Pazuniack is the chair of this new ministry that will focus on welcoming and hospitality.  This ministry will manage the Coffee Hour Sunday morning and also be sure there is a Welcoming Minister present each Sunday to help greet visitors and make sure we all have our name-tags so visitors will know our names.    We all help with these activities already,  but we hope to ensure that helping with coffee hour is easier for everyone and that we don't miss the chance to greet a visitor.  


Community Conversation with Community Compass 

This Sunday, October 13th, following our service we will have Robert Holmberg, President of Community Compass, Linda Shepard and Elaine Hewes speak about the organization wh ich is committed to helping people help themselves out of poverty.




Click the Red Text above to see the list of toys wished for.  There is a festive box near the Church entrance which awaits your generosity.  

Of course, your financial donations are also welcome.  You can either make a payment to St. Brendan's, marked for Alfred's Christmas Fund, or send a payment to:

"Alfred's Christmas Fund"
c/o Bobbi Billings 
300 Sunshine Road 
Deer Isle, ME  04627  

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost:  
Today's liturgy focuses on faith. In the gospel reading, the disciples ask Jesus to increase their faith. His response is to teach that faith is expressed by being God's obedient servants, not doing so in expectation of a reward.
The prophet Habakkuk, writing at a time when powerful enemies threatened the very existence of Israel, also speaks of faith. After describing the terrible power of their foes, he brings a message from God that the day is coming when God will intervene on the people's behalf. The prophet says that, while the proud will be destroyed, the righteous will live by their faith.
The second reading is from the second letter to Timothy. The writer, after reminding Timothy of his heritage of a faithful family, speaks of his own vocation. Paul as a herald, apostle, and teacher has persevered, certain that God will be faithful to the promise to all people.
We gather as people on pilgrimage toward God. Like our forebears, the outcome of our journey cannot be seen now, but we trust that it will bring us to our true home with God. Faith is not merely a vague yearning for God, nor is it summed up in believing the correct doctrines about God. It is remaining true to God's call as we persevere in the journey as obedient servants.    
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
    Prayer for St Brendan's:  
    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 future. May our discernment transform our spirits and draw us closer to       you.   
In Our Prayers

We pray for those on our prayer list in special need of our prayers:
Marshall Rice, Rosanne McFarland, Fred Newman, Susan Todd, Roseanna and husband Jason, Ralph and Sandy Drayer, James Budd, Mary Ann Shaw, Pam Neff, Michelle Price, Jesse Zorski, Craig Harriman, Lindsey Bowker,  Rev. Edward Dufresne, Margaret Ann Crumlish, Reed Henderson, , Gray Pierson , Nancy Boothby, 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 Isabelle Hulsey, Jennifer Hulsey and her family Byron, Ben, and Claire. We pray, also, for those who love and care for them.
We pray for those struggling with addiction and mental illness and their caregivers.

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 including Ken Mason, who died on Wednesday, September 4 and Kevin Gibbons who died September 13.  We remember also those who mourn including the family of Linda Peterson. 

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 and workplaces.

We pray for all peacemakers, and all those who work for justice, may we be found in their ranks.

We pray for all those serving in the armed forces of our country, remembering, especially, Craig, Chris, Graham, and Caleb.
We pray for Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury; Suheil, Bishop of Jerusalem; Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Thomas, 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. Giles', Jefferson;  St. John Baptist, Thomaston and  For the priests of the Diocese of Maine   
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer , we pray for  the Church of the Province of West Africa and  The Most Revd Dr Daniel Sarfo - Primate & Metropolitan, CPWA; Archbishop of the Internal province of Ghana and Bishop of Kumasi
On the Island and Peninsula,  we pray for Sunshine Advent Christian Church

                                                 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

Bill Scaife-Treasurer (413) 531-1762
Barbara Kourajian-Clerk 326-9153 
Meg Graham 348-2639
Miriam Antich 972-849-7907
Tom van Buren 348-6471

Pastoral Care: 
  Diane Greenlaw   460-7230 

Prayer List Requests: