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

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
      September 24, 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, September 24, 2017
           10 am:  Holy Eucharist 
Readings for the Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost :     

(Please see scripture Notes Below) 



On the Calendar: 
Sunday, September 24        - 10 am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen   
Monday September 25        - 9:30-11:00  Parenting and Children Group
                                        - 11:00  Timely Traders Investment Group
                                        - 4:30  Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer 
Wednesday, September 27  - 11:15-4pm  Duplicate Bridge
                                           4pm   Choir Rehearsal 
Friday, September 29          - 1-4pm Rug Hooking Group
Sunday, October 1              - 10am Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Stephen                                                                                               Hayward                                                                          
Saturday, October 7            - 9-11am  Ministry Launch Meeting (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 

         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 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:
There 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 13, 2017 Vestry/Renewal Team Meeting:  
     Summary of the September 10, 2017 Parish Meeting:
August, 2017 Financial Update Summary:
                               August Financial Summary 
Our Website,, is being Renewed Too! 
As our renewal plan is being acted upon, changes will be reflected on our website.
  •  Our new Mission Statement and Values Statements are already on the  WHO WE ARE page.  
  •  A new page will archive all the minutes of our meetings as well as financial statements, DOCUMENT ARCHIVE 
  •  For recent Minutes and reports of the Vestry, visit the GOVERNANCE page.
 How You Can Help  

Joining in Song: The Concert Across America
St. Brendan's will join in song for The Concert Across America, Sunday, Sept. 24th, the day before the date designated by Congress in 2007 as a day of remembrance for murder victims. This nationwide event will bring together a network of organizations, activists and artists with the dual goals of keeping guns out of dangerous hands and making the issue of illegal guns top of mind for members of Congress, the President and potential challengers, and the American people as they remained energized ahead of the 2018 and 2020 elections. In addition to grassroots concerts, a national sing a-long, spearheaded by Stop Handgun Violence in Boston, will take place in more than a hundred locations.
      For More information visit:   Concert Across America 
2017 Women's Wilderness Photo Gallery
From all accounts, this year's trip was an enjoyable getaway for all, with time for relaxing, boating, hiking and of course, taking in the magnificent scenery.
                                         Women's Wilderness Trip, 2017 
         Silent Spendor   
Local Program of Interest
Community Forum to Discuss Comprehensive Healthcare 
This Sunday, September 24th at 3pm, the Opera House will be hosting an important forum on healthcare, beginning with the screening of FIX IT- Healthcare at the Tipping Point. A moderated discussion and Q&A will follow, with a panel of local physicians, political leaders and nationally known health experts.
All are welcome to attend this free and informative event. This community forum is sponsored by the Downeast Chapter of Maine ALLCare, a nonprofit nonpartisan organization dedicated to universal, comprehensive health care  
for every Maine resident.

Scripture Notes for The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost  
The theme of today's liturgy is set by the Gospel reading. The  parable of the laborers in the vineyard is one of Jesus' most important statements concerning 
God's call to all people. That call is always open regardless of our past level of commitment.  Those who accept it late are rewarded equally with those of long standing in the Kingdom. It is also a warning to those who have been committed  
to God for many  years, lest they think  themselves superior to those newly responding to the call of God.
We continue the story of the Exodus. The Israelites are free, but now the people complain of hunger and wish to be back in Egypt. But God acts and provides  
them with food in the desert as  a sign of his love, even when they are ungrateful.
Today we begin reading Paul's letter to the church in Philippi. Written to  
encourage the Philippian church, the letter comes from a period when Paul  
was imprisoned and his own life  was in danger. 
God's promise to us is not a reward for doing things right. It is our heritage as children and heirs of God's promise. When we gather to sing and tell the story  
of God's salvation, we discover anew our identity and the identity of all people.  
Not content to have us merely as creatures, God  has made us sons and daughters who feast at the table of God's home, which is our home as well.
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 congregation of St. Martin's, Palmyra and All Saints', Skowhegan. For Civil Discourse during a time of election. For the harvest, and the fruits of human work. 
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for
Southeast Florida - (IV, The Episcopal Church)
On the Island and Peninsula,
we pray for St. Mary Star of the Sea.


                                          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