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

Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost
      October 29, 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 29, 2017
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost :     
(Please see scripture Notes Below) 



On the Calendar
Friday October 27- Sunday, October 29 - IHT Deer Isle/Stonington Roadside                                                                                                   Clean-Up   
Friday, October 27   -      2:15pm  Begin Church Fall 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 & Music Ministry to meet after the service  
Monday October 30       - 9:30-11:00am  Parenting and Children Group
                                   - 11:00am  Timely Traders Investment Group
                                   - 4:30pm  Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer 
Wednesday, November 1 - 12:30pm Friends in Action Volunteer Lunch
Friday, November 3       - 1-4pm Rug Hooking group
Sunday, November  5    - 10am  Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Vesta Kowalski
                                               All Saints Day Service (see below) 
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: 
Minutes of the September 21st Vestry/Renewal Team meeting are attached below:  
For a summary Income and Expense Statement through September 2017
please click link below:   
Worship & Music Ministry Plans All Saints Day Service 
On Sunday November 5 at 10:00 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.
  Sign up Now for Searsport Build November 4th - 17th
The rest of the windows we ordered for Deer Isle will be build in Searsport and they need our help.  Please sign up!  Contact Jo Jacob at  josephinejacob30 or use this Link:  Searsport Build 

Fall Clean Up Day Saturday, October 28th or Friday afternoon  
Get your work clothes on and join us at the church for fall clean-up beginning TODAYFriday the 27th, at 2:15 and continuing 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 will be available at the church, or regular large trash bags can be used. Please Note: For safety, please wear bright colors such as a day-glow vest, and bring work gloves to wear as well as a ski pole or similar to make the pick up of trash easier. Also 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
      - Please Click to open -
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.

Scripture Notes for The Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost  

As we continue to read the Gospel according to Matthew, we hear  another of the confrontations between Jesus and the Pharisees. Last week they tried to discredit
him with the people and the government; today they test his orthodoxy. Jesus answers their  question in correct Jewish form and then counters with a question to them. This passage is  leading toward the Christian belief that Jesus is more than a descendent of King David; he is the  Son of God.

Today we hear today the conclusion of Moses' part of the story of God's People. God led him to  the top of the mountain to see the land that had been the goal of the journey. After Moses' death  in the wilderness, the people he led entered the Land of Promise.

In the second reading, Paul continues his greetings to the Thessalonian church, reminding them  of his original visit to them and of his love and affection for them.
In the Eucharist, we experience the dual nature of our own existence: related to God and yet  human. We are not simply living at the human level but through baptism are bearers of divinity.

In the mundane elements of common food and drink, we meet God. Likewise, in our lives our  human nature is permeated by God's nature. This is the reason we pray:  this is the reason we are sent into the world to minister to 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