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Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost
November 3, 2019



Daylight Savings Time Ends

Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour on Saturday evening. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep!
This Sunday at St. Brendan's:

10 :00 a.m. Holy Eucharist - The Rev. Barbara Clarke, Celebrant

The Liturgy of the Word:


(See Scripture Notes below)

Sermon by Elaine Hewes on October 27, 2019
Weekly Calendar
Friday, November 1
5:00 p.m. All Saints' Day Service
(more information below)
Monday, November 4
4:30 p.m. Meditation/Silent Prayer
Tuesday, November 5   
1:00 p.m. Worship & Music Ministry meeting
4:00 p.m. Discussion on Race continues
Wednesday, November 6
9:00 a.m. Timely Traders
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi for beginners
4:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal 
Friday, November 8
10:00 a.m. Vestry Meeting
1:00 p.m. Rug Hookers
Sunday, November 10
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Barbara Clarke
Service of Remembrance on All Saints' Day



Join us this afternoon, November 1 at 5 p.m., for a Service of Remembrance for Victims of Public Gun Violence.

The Worship and Music Ministry has planned a service of music, prayers, silence, and readings to remember the victims of gun violence in the United States this past year. This service is open to all. Members of several peninsula churches and organizations will be participating.

An informal gathering follows the service.
The Gratitude Corner
Gratitude celebrates life with a joyful "yes" at every knot of the great network in which everything is connected to everything.
BR. DAVID STEINDL-RAST

Many thanks for everyone's contributions of time and talent made to enrich St. Brendan's ministries this week: to Martha Dane, Barbara Wright, Luke Williams and Jane LaChance for providing the wonderful coffee hour, to Pete Dane for saving the day by printing the bulletins at home when the copier at church wasn't working, to Allen Downs, Pete and Martha Dane and Miriam Antich for doing the roadside clean-up last Saturday, to Lis, Skip and Diane for representing St. Brendan's at the Diocesan Convention, to the Worship & Music Ministry for planning the All Saints' Day service 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 Gratitude Book: I am grateful to worship with this community.  

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 mantichino@gmail.com
or click below to submit on the website.
Celebrations
Peter Tarlton – 20
Tom van Buren - 27
200th Diocesan Convention
On Saturday, October 26 at 9:00 am, the 200th Convention of the Diocese "Dirigo: On Christ the Solid Rock" convened at USM to kickoff a year of celebrating the bicentennial of the diocese, hold elections for open governance offices, debate and adopt resolutions and approve a budget for 2020.

At 3:00 pm, the newly consecrated bishop, the Rt. Rev. Thomas James Brown, was formally welcomed at the Cathedral of Saint Luke in Portland where convention had reassembled. He was seated in the cathedra, the bishop's chair, symbolic of the office. Bishop Brown delivered his convention address during the liturgy. 


In his address, Bishop Brown stated "Today, we discern only a few of the opportunities that grace will put before us; we intuit only some of the challenges that will test our faith, our generosity, even our resolve. But through it all, there are constants too. We stand on Christ the solid Rock, a firm foundation. Growing in the knowledge and love of God is our aim, the Golden Rule is our guide, and openness to honoring the Spirit in all whom we meet is the way forward."
 

Diane and Skip Greenlaw were our delegates to the convention.


Island Clean Up
We are helping to keep our Island Beautiful!

Thank you to Allen Downs, Miriam Antich, and Pete and Martha Dane for helping with the Fall Roadside Clean-up last Saturday. Perhaps we have a St. Brendan's Green Team in the making?

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. josephinejacob30@gmail.com
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Honoring our Veterans
Between War & Here

National Public Radio war correspondents  Neal Conan and Anne Garrels  team up with the iconic chamber group, Irish, Scottish and Early musicians  Ensemble Galilei  to explore their experiences in war with  Between War & Here  at the Bagaduce Music Performance Hall on  Thursday, November 7 at pm.

Between War & Here  is a powerful new collaboration between journalists and musicians exploring honor, courage, loss, and hope as top-tier war correspondents' experiences are intertwined with music, poetry, and memoir. This extraordinary work of art is as mesmerizing as it is timely.   Between War & Here benefits Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  
Tickets  and info:  www.EGmusic.com  or call Bagaduce Music at  207-374-5454
$20 General Admission, $15 Students & Seniors, $10 Military Discount

Bagaduce Music Performance Hall is located at 49 South St in Blue Hill
There will be a reception by separate ticket to meet the artists following the performance.
In Our Prayers
PRAYER FOR ST. BRENDAN'S
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 the congregations of  St. Columba’s, Boothbay Harbor;  St. Paul’s, Brunswick and For the deacons of the Diocese of Maine 
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we prayPray for the Church of Bermuda (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury) and The Rt Revd Nicholas Dill – Bishop of Bermuda
O n the Island and Peninsula, we pray for St. Mary by the Sea, Stonington
Scripture Notes
Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost
Jesus continually shocked religious people by associating with known sinners. Today we have the familiar story of Zacchaeus, a tax collector for the Roman occupiers, whose job was to extort money from his fellow Jews. Zacchaeus’ repentance in response to Jesus’ acceptance of him silences the critics—for a time. 
 
In the first reading, Habakkuk speaks to the question of why God allows bad things to happen to God’s people. The answer is that in time God will exercise justice against the wicked. In the meanwhile, the righteous will live by their faith. 
 
We begin reading Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians today. This church had great faith but was troubled by speculations about when the Lord would return—a theme to which these readings will turn in the weeks ahead as we look toward Advent. 
 
We must always remember that our worship is only one side of our response to God. The term “liturgy” is used in the New Testament to mean both worship and ministry to others. What we do here and what we do in loving acts of ministry are each given their fullest meaning from the other. Faith is expressed in worship. Faithfulness is expressed above all in concrete acts of love and ministry to other people, especially the sick, the hungry, the stranger, and the dying. 
 
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. 
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Elisabeth Ingoldsby, Senior Warden
Tel: Home: 207-348-2586 / Cell: 207-266-4541
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Josephine Jacob, Junior Warden     
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Vestry Members:
Bill Scaife-Treasurer
Barbara Kourajian-Clerk
Meg Graham
Miriam Antich
Tom van Buren
Pastoral Care: 
 Diane Greenlaw   460-7230 
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