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

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
      October 22, 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, October 22, 2017
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost :     
(Please see scripture Notes Below) 



On the Calendar: 
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     

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 #2   
     Two Goals Accomplished, Four Goals In Process of Being Accomplished, Five Goals Yet to be Addressed (as of 10/13/17)
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 #2,  
                please click link below: 
                   Renewal Plan Report #2  10/13/17     
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 
Important Reminder  
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.
Pete Dane
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 
Thank you!
Jo Jacob
Junior Warden      
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
     Convention Schedule
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This year St. Brendan's will be represented at the convention by two delegates, Lis Ingoldsby and Woody Osborne. Alternates are Robert and  
Julia Walkling.  
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   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  of God.
The second reading today begins several weeks of reading Paul's first letter to  
the Thessalonians. 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.
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, 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 
Temotu - (Melanesia)

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  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