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St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Centered in God, Focused on Others


The Reverend Patricia Handloss, Interim Rector

Linda Gelinas, Sr. Warden

Sean Glennon, Music Director

Erica Mazenkas Administrative Assistant

Courtney Hill, Sunday School Director

Jesse Avellino, Sexton

Happy St. Patrick's Day From St. Andrew's

A Note From the Rector's Desk

Dear friends,





Those are words that matter when we want to have a new comer, a new person who comes to pray at St Andrew’s and to be a part of the Body of Christ—feel as if they are indeed a part of the body of Christ.


Sometimes we need to be intentional in the part about welcoming a visitor to our part of the Body of Christ. Here at St Andrew’s we have not had an official greeter in recent years. But as with all things in life, change is good. I asked Joanie Rogers if she would join me at the door on Sunday after the service ends. She said, “yes”. Joanie is a natural for this ministry. I am grateful that she will meet the new person and shepherd them to coffee hour. It is a gift to have Joanie in this role. 


When I first arrived there was the team of Dan and Gordon but there was another person who was not part of the construction crew, Kyle Egan. He was then the Sr. Warden. And a more gracious and warm greeting would be hard to find. Kyle and I found shared life experiences and I found a man with a huge heart and a passion for teaching. He was one of the three first meetings. If you have not met Kyle and Ashley and their sons, take the time to seek them out. They are good people. 


Hospitality is a central theme in the Old Testament in the stories of Abraham and Sarah and is Jesus’ invitation to all to be a part of the Kingdom of heaven.


I invite you to practice hospitality both at the parish itself and in the community. Hospitality is to offer a home to a person. Offer St Andrew’s to others. You offer a wonderful gift when you do that.


Blessings and love,



Church Happenings

Vestry Meeting 3/19

All are welcome.


Ingathering Sunday for the Bishop's Appeal

Sunday March 19

(see below for more details)


Confirmation Class

Sundays @ 6:00 pm

Those being received-class on Sundays 11 am

in Pattie’s office


Lenten Study with Rev Pattie and Rev Bill Louie

Wednesday Nights

March 22, and 29~ 6:30 pm

Rector’s Office

This study will be a 4 part Lenten Program~ March 8, 15, 22, and 29~

on Living into Death and Dying. We will spend time on the necessary planning for leaving this world, the Spiritual side of the end of the life, and learn to live more full-physically and mentally- while still here.


The writings of a professor of Bill’s, Kenneth Doka, who is now teaching at New Rochelle will form some of our class resources.

It is said that the work of end of life doctors and nurses, is to comfort and ease the pain of this life as it ends in our bodies. It is said that the work of hospice and clergy is to prepare the soul of the dying for the infinite and eternal life that is the transition being made at death. 


Women’s Book Club


10:30 a.m.

Rector’s Office

Learning to walk in the Dark

is our new book by Barba Brown Taylor. 


Search Committee Meeting

Sunday 3/26 @ 12 pm


Nancy Huntley is doing well.

She is enjoying hearing from you!

To send Nancy a card or note -mail to:

Nancy Huntley

Nemasket Healthcare Center

314 Marion Rd, Middleborough, MA 02346

The Brian & Michele Glennon

Music Memorial Fund

As many of you know, in December and January-our Music Director, Sean Glennon's parent's- Brian and Michele Glennon-faithfully departed.

To keep the love and support they have always given to Sean alive, a music memorial fund in honor of Brian & Michele Glennon has been set up here at St. Andrew's. To donate into The Brian & Michele Glennon Music Memorial Fund, please just send check to St. Andrew's with "The Brian & Michele Glennon Music Fund," specified in the memo. Thank you!

Happy Lent from

St. Andrew's Sunday School!

This year we will be doing a Bingo party for our Lenten project - to both raise money for a local animal shelter and to recruit new families from the community to join St. Andrews. We are tentatively planning to do our Bingo party on April 1st at 10am in the Parish hall.  


How can you help? Does anyone have a Bingo set we can borrow? If not we'll need to purchase one (which can be used for future events by anyone in the congregation).  

Donations needed - to cover cost of bingo set (if we can't borrow one), prizes and snacks. If you would like to donate please add your donation to the plate on Sunday (please make sure to put a note that it is for the Sunday School), send/leave with the office (again with a note that the donation is for the Sunday School) or please contact Courtney Hill  

Volunteers needed - our Sunday School kids and teachers will be there but we'd love additional help from the congregation. Would you be able to help set up, take tickets at the door, call the numbers, hand out bingo cards, help advertise?


Please let us know - we'd love the help and support from the congregation. Please contact Courtney Hill for more information.  

Road Trip!


Camille and Dan

Leaving Roswell New Mexico headed for The Valley of Fire while looking at Snowy Peak

Can you spot the difference in these two pictures?

The Bishop's' Annual Appeal

Join St. Andrew's for an

Ingathering Sunday on March 19

In this season of our common life as the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, we have set an ambitious goal of raising $300,000 through the 2023 Bishops’ Annual Appeal. These funds will provide financial support for our diverse shared ministries and initiatives ranging from lifelong Christian formation, to youth and young adult ministries, to racial justice and creation-care initiatives, to multicultural and immigration outreach. Together, in all of these areas and more, we are able to accomplish that which we cannot do alone.

To learn more and donate Click Here!

Earth Day is Saturday,

April 22, 2023

St. Andrew's invites you to spend Earth day with us!

Stay tuned for details.

Calling our diocese's youth and young adults:

Presiding Bishop Curry looks forward

to gathering with you!


Young people of the Diocese of Massachusetts will have their own in-person face time with Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry during two special events coming up in April--a rare opportunity for conversation, worship, celebration, and some fun with the Episcopal Church's dynamic chief pastor.

While in Boston to celebrate Old North Church's 300th anniversary, the presiding bishop has set aside Saturday, April 15 for two events under the theme "Meditations of the Heart": one for middle and high school youth (and their adult mentors) from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Cyprian's Church in Roxbury, and another for young adults (over 18) from 2 to 4 p.m. at Boston University's Barristers Hall.


Both events will include optional time for a hands-on service project.

Find more details and registration for these events at

Weekly Bible study offered: All are invited to participate in a formation opportunity by sharing in weekly reflections on We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People's Campaign. The group meets virtually on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. on Zoom here


These gatherings are a great way to start your day and/or engage in a mid-week spiritual practice. The Rev. Paul Shoaf Kozak (Cathedral Church of St. Paul) will facilitate the discussion, and content will be provided for each session. If you have questions, please contact Paul.

 Lay Worship Leader Training

Interested in learning how to lead the Daily Offices, in particular, Morning Prayer? Lay Worship Leader Training will be offered via Zoom on Wednesday, March 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The training will be led by the Rev. Carol Morehead, the rector of Grace Church in Medford. This training is especially appropriate for anyone who wishes to be licensed by the bishop as a lay worship leader.

 (Application for licensing can be found here.)

Registration for the March 29 training can be found here. Space is limited to 25 people. For more information or questions, contact

 Martha Gardner.  

St. Andrew’s is collecting items for the Hanover Food Pantry and these can be dropped off in the narthex. Currently, the pantry could use:

Toilet Paper- Vegetable Oil- Olive Oil- Tuna- Juice Boxes- Body Wash- Italian Dressing- Canned Fruit- Kleenex

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Hybrid Worship Service

Sundays 9:30 A.M.


Please note the following updated worship guidelines:

  • Masks required while singing only.

  • Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance to the church, and for use before and after Holy Communion.

For those participating in the service from home, please join us on our Facebook link:

We want to thank you for your patience during this time. As always, the safety and health of our members is paramount.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak with a member of the Vestry.



Beth L.-Sally W.-Pattie-Cathey Gately-Andrea & George Mumford- Barbra Whitman.- Betsy S.- Janet White-Barbara K.-JoAnn K.-Pam W.-Charlotte C.-Paul M.-Karen C.- Carolyn R.- Ashley E-Sue G.-Meredith C.-Seth H.-Joann K.- Gerry M.-Paul Sheehan-Bonnie T.-Tim Sweeney- Linda- Jerry- Rich-Bob S.-Nancy H.-Sally D.- Janice- Lisa- Alex-Bruce- Muriel- Paul R. - Susan J.- Diane G.