St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church
Our Mission: "To Love, Praise, Welcome and Serve"
|Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
October 22, 2017
Please welcome back The Reverend Vesta Kowalski
who will preside at our service this Sunday.
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Sunday, October 22, 2017
10 am: Holy Eucharist
Readings for the Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
(Please see scripture Notes Below)
up to date information.
Sunday October 22 - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
- Worship Service training in the church immediately following the service (see below)
Monday October 23 - 9:30-11:00am Parenting and Children Group
- 11:00am Timely Traders Investment Group
- 4:30pm Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer
Tuesday, October 24 - 4pm Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting
Friday October 27-
Sunday, October 29 - IHT Deer Isle/Stonington Roadside Clean-Up
Saturday, October 28 - 9:30-12 noon Fall Clean-up Day at the Church
- 8-4pm Diocesan Convention, Bangor
Sunday October 29 - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
- Worship Committee meeting following the service
St. Brendan the Navigator
Parish Renewal Plan
Parish Renewal Plan Report #2
Two Goals Accomplished, Four Goals In Process of Being Accomplished, Five Goals Yet to be Addressed (as of 10/13/17)
In the Plan Report linked below:
- Goals accomplished are represented in
in process of being accomplished are indicated in
yet to be addressed are indicated in
To Review Renewal Plan Report #2,
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:
Worship Service Information & Training Sunday
The Worship & Music Ministry is requesting everyone to remain in the church following this Sunday's service for a brief - 15 minute - worship service review and training session with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski. The hope is to introduce members of the congregation to all the opportunities for volunteering and participating in the service, and encourage new people to sign up.
During the session, Vesta will review and explain each step involved in the worship service and Eucharist, including the duties of
altar guild/set up, greeter/usher, bell ringer, crucifer, lector, Prayers of the People leader, presenters of gifts, chalice bearers, assistants, etc.
All are welcome to volunteer and participate in our worship service!
Mickey Jacoba, Chair
The Worship and Music Ministry
It has become painfully clear this past week that all of us who use the internet and email must become more vigilant about scammers and fraudsters. When you receive an email from someone you know, or that looks like an address you know, but they are asking for financial help in some form, you
must be wary. Our friends will not make such inquiries in that manner, and strangers should not. Do not let your commendable instinct to answer the call for help to override your sense of good judgement. These criminals are good at what they do, and there are few if any legal remedies available once they have gotten their money, I-Tune cards or gift certificate from you.
Insulating Windows Arrive for Island Homes
Those attending worship service this Sunday will note stacks of finished
insulating windows in the lobby area. Junior Warden Jo Jacob made the trip
to MDI and Rockland this week to pick up the 50+ finished windows. D
elivery and installation to island and area homes will begin next week.
Fall Clean Up Day Saturday, October 28th
Get your work clothes on and join us for fall clean-up day at the church Saturday, October 28th, from 9:30 to 12noon. We'll be focusing on organizing and de-cluttering the basement, putting the flower beds to sleep
for the winter, and installing our window inserts. As always, there will be snacks, goodies and the opportunity to have fun while getting the work done!
Please let me know if you can come and what you'd like to help out with:
call me at 348-6997 (leave a message), or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IHT Deer Isle
/Stonington Roadside Clean-Up
October 27-29 is Island Heritage Trust's Fall Roadside Clean-Up weekend. Bags are available at the IHT office, or regular large trash bags can be used. Please Note: there will be no roadside pick-up of bags- please take bags to your local transfer station.
For more information please call IHT at 348-2455.
Thank you for helping to keep our island beautiful!
198th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Maine
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Cross Insurance Center, Bangor
This year St. Brendan's will be represented at the convention by two delegates, Lis Ingoldsby and Woody Osborne. Alternates are Robert and
For those who have not attended a Diocesan convention, this might be a nice opportunity to attend and observe the proceedings of this annual meeting.
- photo by The Reverend Dr. Edward Dufresne
....How Many Episcopalians does it Take
...to Change a Roll of Toilet Paper?
Finance Chair Ruth Robinson, Junior Warden Jo Jacob and Senior Warden
Lis Ingoldsby recently wrestled with the challenge...
Scripture Notes for The Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
As we draw near the end of Matthew's Gospel, the opposition to
Jesus intensifies. Today the Pharisees seek to entrap Jesus, asking if it is lawful to pay taxes to
the emperor. The trap would be to offend either zealous Jewish patriots or else offend the ruling
class in Jerusalem including the Romans. Jesus' answer points instead to Jewish teaching that the
government, even a pagan one, has legitimate authority, but that authority cannot be allowed to
interfere with our duty toward God.
In our ongoing story of the Exodus, it is time for the Jews to move on in their journey to the land
of promise. Moses asks for a sign of God's favor. God gives two signs. One is his promise to go
with the people on their journey to the Promised Land and the other is to give Moses a glimpse
The second reading today begins several weeks of reading Paul's first letter to
This is probably the earliest of Paul's letters. Things have
gone well since he left and he begins
by giving thanks for their faithfulness.
This church, however, had some problems and confusion
about the second coming of Christ. In coming weeks we will hear Paul's teaching about that.
Central to every gathering of Christians for worship is intercessory prayer. Our prayer is always
for the church and the world. A striking illustration was in the early Christians praying for the
emperor who was persecuting them. Our faith
calls us to pray for and to minister to all aspects of
life. The liturgy reminds us
that God is concerned for all creation and is the Savior of all.
The Rite Light: Reflections on the Sunday Readings and Seasons of the Church Year.
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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, Hannah Scaife, Marcia Scott, Bob Harris, 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 Sustainable Development Goals of The Episcopal Church and United Nations.
For our Ecumenical Partners and the Maine Council of Churches.
For all who are preparing for, and will attend, the 198th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine on October 28th.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for
On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for
Deer Isle/Sunset 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
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
St. Brendan the Navigator
627 North Deer Isle Road
Deer Isle, ME 04627
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 305, Deer Isle, ME 04627
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 12-5pm
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