St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church
Our Mission: "To Love, Praise, Welcome and Serve"
Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost
November 10, 2019
This Sunday at St. Brendan's:

10 :00 a.m. Holy Eucharist - The Rev. Regina Christianson, Celebrant

The Liturgy of the Word:

(See Scripture Notes below)

Weekly Calendar
Friday, November 8
10:00 a.m. Vestry Meeting
Monday, November 11
9:00 a.m. Linda Shepard's Children's Group
4:30 p.m. Meditation/Silent Prayer
Tuesday, November 12   
4:00 p.m. Discussion on Race will NOT meet this week
Wednesday, November 13
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi for beginners
4:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal 
Thursday, November 14
10:00a.m. Outreach Meeting
Sunday, November 17
10:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
Service of Remembrance on All Saints' Day
To Remember, the All Saints Service held in memory of 2018-2019 victims of public gun violence
in the United States was appreciated by the over 30 attending as meaningful, beautiful, important, and a wonderful service. Nine persons from the island and peninsula organizations and churches read brief scripts, prepared by the worship committee, recalling incidents of public gun violence.

Readers and the events recalled were:
           The Reverend Vicki Reeser Stoneman Douglas High School Parkland, FL
           Deb Marshall  Ned Pepper Bar Dayton, OH
           Carol Simanton Capital Gazette Annapolis, MD
           The Reverend Sue Davenport Tree of Life Synagogue Pittsburgh, PA
           Nancy Greene Borderline Bar and Grill Thousand Island, CA
           The Reverend Gary Vencill Municipal Building Virginia Beach, MD
           Anne Ferrara Santa Fe High School Santa Fe, TX
           The Reverend Donna Downs Henry Pratt Company Aurora, IL
           The Reverend Doug Drown Walmart El Paso, TX

Victims' names from these events, the special saints remembered, were printed in the bulletin.
Following opening remarks by Mickey Jacoba, scripture was read by Pete Dane. Music provided
by Connie Mayo included a special music interlude. Barbara Kourajian lit a symbolic candle
after each incident was read followed by silence that allowed the congregation to offer their prayers.
Those gathered joined together in chanting, in singing hymns, and in reading responsively the Litany
Against Gun Violence.  Anne Burton offered the closing prayer. 

A wine/cheese reception was held after the service.

Mickey Jacoba
Worship & Music Ministry
The Gratitude Corner
Many thanks for everyone's contributions of time and talent made to enrich St. Brendan's ministries this week: to Seth Wrightington for helping set up for our coffee hour the past few weeks, to Skip and Diane for providing the wonderful coffee hour, to Pete Dane and Barbara Kourajian for leading the Island Nursing Home Service on October 27th, to everyone who planned, participated in and attended the All Saints' Day Service of Remembrance, to Jane LaChance and Martha who provided refreshments afterward and to all members of St. Brendan's for their efforts to provide hospitality and welcome to all who join us on Sunday mornings.

From the Stewardship Committee:  A heartfelt Thank You to everyone who was able to make a pledge in support of our 2020 budget. We appreciate your pledging earlier this year so that the Finance committee will be able to make an accurate budget for next year. We have reached 96% of our goal!!

Please send your expressions of 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 to
or click below to submit on the website.
Peter Tarlton – 20
Tom van Buren - 27
Alfred's Box

Let's Fill Up the Box Again!
Thanks to all who helped fill up the box with Christmas gifts for the island kids on Alfred’s List. Your gifts have been delivered to Bobbi Billings, who has been guiding this effort for years. Now the box is empty—again awaiting your ongoing generosity. So let’s do it again. Let’s fill it up by December 1st!

A list of suggested gifts is on the box and HERE
If you can’t make it to Ellsworth, order online.

Woody Osborne
Island Film Forum presents
Toni Morrison: "The Pieces I Am"
Island Peace and Justice is sponsoring a documentary of legendary Toni Morrison leading an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition on Wednesday, November 13th, 7:00 p.m. at the Chase Emerson Library in Deer Isle. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.
Bicentennial Celebration on November 16th

Historic Worship Service in Gardiner

Everyone is invited to Christ Church, Gardiner on Saturday, November 16 at 1:00 pm for an historic worship service to honor and celebrate the Diocese of Maine's 200th birthday. The first Bishop of Maine was the rector at Christ Church and it's the oldest church in the diocese, consecrated in 1820. It shares a birthday with the Diocese of Maine and the state of Maine!

Gather to worship using the Prayer Book of 1789, the first used by the U. S. Episcopal Church, and a modern Eucharistic prayer from the Scottish Prayer Book to signal we don't live in the past. A reception will be held immediately following the service. 
Do you want to sing in the Bicentennial Choir? The choir will rehearse at 11:00 am the same day as the service. For more information, consult the most recent issue of The Dio Log (in the Links section below )
Outreach News
Window Dressers Build at St. Brendan's
December 12-19

Save the Dates

We will need everyone's help! Right now Jo needs some help with measuring, so please get in touch if you can help.
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News From Near and Far
This is a new section of the newsletter that will allow us all to stay in touch even though we are now scattered across many states. Please send a greeting or update so we know how you are doing. Your pictures and greetings should be sent to

From Miriam and Peter Antich: We are back in Texas after a 5-day cross- country drive. We took a new route this year through New Hampshire and were very happy to miss the traffic in CT and NY. We enjoyed a visit with our grandsons in New Hampshire and Miriam's sisters in Pennsylvania and Virginia. We also enjoyed the beautiful drive through the mountains in Virginia and Tennessee. The fall is just beginning here. We already miss everyone at St Brendan's!
In Our Prayers
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. Amen.
We pray for those in special need:
The family of Linda Shepard
Marshall Rice
Rosanne McFarland
Susan Todd
Fred Newman
Roseanna, Jason and family
Ralph and Sandy Drayer
James Budd
Mary Ann Shaw
Pam Neff
Michelle Price
Lindsey Bowker
Jesse Zorski 
Craig Harriman
Rev. Edward Dufresne 
Margaret Ann Crumlish
Reed Henderson 
Gray Pierson
Nancy Boothby
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, Byron, Ben, & Clair 
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 wh o have died including Alwyn Johnson, Ken M ason, Kevin Gibbons. 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 all who serve and have served in the armed forces of our country at home and abroad as we honor them on Veteran’s Day 
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Lusitanian Church (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury) & The Rt Revd Jorge Pina Cabral - Bishop of the Lusitanian Church
O n the Island and Peninsula, we pray for Community of Christ, Stonington
Scripture Notes
Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost
 The final Sundays in the church year always direct us toward the end of time and the end of human life. So today’s gospel reading is a confrontation between Jesus and the Sadducees,
a group within Judaism who did not believe in resurrection, as did Jesus and the Pharisees. They try to ridicule the doctrine
of resurrection by giving a theoretical application of the Old Testament law that if a man died childless his brother must marry the widow and produce a child to carry on the dead man’s name. Jesus responds that the concern of the law to perpetuate the human race is only for this life. The resurrection life never ends, thus procreation is not needed in that life. Jesus emphasizes that all people are alive in God, thus undercutting the exclusivity of many of his contemporaries. 
Haggai was a sixth-century B.C. prophet who led the way in the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity was ended. Here we see that the promise made through the earlier prophets was fulfilled; a remnant of the people was saved and they were restored to their land. 
The second reading today is from 2 Thessalonians. This church had repeated difficulties due to some members’ expectation that Jesus’ return was due at any moment. Both letters to this church deal primarily with the need for Christians to live at all times as though the Lord is at hand, regardless of when he will actually return. 
We gather in the Eucharist as people already in the resurrection life because of our baptism. We gather to share and celebrate a foretaste of the life to come, which will never end. We rejoice that God is God of the living and that our union with God can never end. 
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. 
Emergency Contacts:
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
Vestry Members:
Bill Scaife-Treasurer
Barbara Kourajian-Clerk
Meg Graham
Miriam Antich
Tom van Buren
Pastoral Care: 
 Diane Greenlaw   460-7230