St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church
Our Mission: "To Love, Praise, Welcome and Serve"
Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
October 20, 2019
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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)
Weekly Calendar
Monday, October 21
4:30 p.m. Silent Meditation/ Centering Prayer
Tuesday, October 22
4:00 p.m. Discussion on Race continues
Wedn e sday, October 23
Saturday, October 26
11:00 a.m. Tai Chi for beginners
4:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal 
Diocesan Convention in Portland
(More information below)
Sunday, October 27
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Pastor Elaine Hewes
Pastoral Care Ministry
The Pastoral Care Ministry and Vestry had a  productive meeting and thoughtful conversation this past Monday afternoon.  Our discussion focused on the priorities and needs for this Ministry. A number of tangible opportunities were mentioned to enhance and expand our pastoral care, with the goal of more actively communicating with and engaging our parishioners.

The Gratitude Corner
Many thanks for everyone's contributions of time and talent made to enrich St. Brendan's ministries this week: to George and Barbara K. for our wonderful coffee hour, to Pastor Elaine Hewes for presiding at our service, to Skip Greenlaw and the Outreach MInistry for inviting representatives of Community Compass to talk with us after the service, to Diane Greenlaw for her leadership role for the Pastoral Care Ministry, to all who attended the Pastoral Care/Vestry meeting on October 14th and to all members of St. Brendan's for their efforts to provide hospitality and welcome to all who join us on Sunday mornings.        
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.
Jackie Wilson - 6
Karen Egerton - 10
Julia Walkling - 20
Regina Christianson- 21
KC Morrish - 22 
Carolyn Mor - 29
Isabelle Hulsey - 7
Kathy Burton - 15
Nancy Greene - 20
Edward Dufresne -21
Linda Shepard- 26
200th Diocesan Convention
The 200th Convention of the Diocese of Maine
Formal Seating of the Tenth Bishop of Maine 
"Dirigo: On Christ the Solid Rock"  First Corinthians 10:4 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

At 3:00 pm, the newly consecrated bishop, the Rt. Rev. Thomas James Brown, will be formally welcomed at the Cathedral of Saint Luke in Portland and seated in the cathedra, or bishop’s chair, that is symbolic of the bishop’s office. Bishop Brown will deliver his convention address during the liturgy. All are invited!

Skip and Diane Greenlaw will be representing St. Brendan's at the Convention.

Looking Ahead
Let's keep our Island beautiful!
Anyone who is able is invited to pick up trash from the Island Nursing Home to Hardy's Hill Rd. from October 25-27th.
There will be a gray plastic bin outside the door to the hall with orange bags for your use. You can leave the trash bags on the side of the road for pick-up on Sunday. Wear orange and bring your gloves.

Please leave a note inside the box stating the area you covered. Questions? Call Jo Jacob at 348-6997.
The Worship and Music Ministry is planning a special service of music, prayers, silence, readings, and the lighting of candles to remember the victims of public gun violence in the United States this past year. Plan to attend this service on the Feast of All Saints, Friday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m.   This service is open to all and members of a number of peninsula churches will be participating. An informal gathering follows in the church hall.
Alwyn Johnson
Please join us in sending prayers to the family of Alwyn Johnson, a long time seasonal member of St. Brendan's, who passed away Saturday October 12, 2019 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 90 in Wichita, Kansas. More information will be shared when it is received.
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:
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. John’s, Brownville Junction St. Augustine’s, Dover-Foxcroft and for diocesan staff and all who are preparing for and will attend, the 200th Convention of the Diocese of Maine    
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in the Province of the West Indies .  
On the Island and Peninsula, we pray for the North Sedgwick Baptist Church, Sedgwick
Scripture Notes
Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Today, Jesus uses a parable to teach about prayer. In it, an unjust judge grants his petitioner’s plea only because she will not leave him alone until he does. Jesus says that God will also grant the prayers of those who cry to God day and night. The point is not that God, like the judge, will only be responsive to those who nag. It is, as Luke says, to teach us the need to pray always and not lose heart. 
We continue with Jeremiah today. His word from God is a solemn promise by God to restore Israel and Judah. God promises in the days still to come to make a new covenant with the people, a covenant that will be written in their hearts. Never again, God promises, will they be ignorant of God’s will and God will forgive all their sins. 
In today’s reading from the second letter to Timothy, this early church leader is called to persevere in teaching and preaching the faith he has been given both by his family and in his study of the scriptures. This letter was written in a time when an aberrant form of Christianity was being proclaimed. Timothy is to stick with what he has learned from the scriptures and from Paul. 
Our baptism has called us into a life characterized by the need never to give up our search for God. Faithfulness involves a giving of all that we are and all that we have. God asks us never to lose heart and to give all of our time, treasure, and talents to the ministry of God in this world.  
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