The Call

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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

Joanne Bibeau, Administrative Assistant

Courtney Hill, Sunday School Director

Jesse Avellino, Sexton

A Letter From The Rector's Desk

Dear friends,

This week we remembered September 11, 2001. No day in modern history will go down in our memories in this country as much as that day. Our country lost its innocence. We were now fair game for people who believe that if they took thousands of lives that they would get in heaven with a reward of 12 virgins. It is hard to be at the mercy of people like that, but we are.

The good news is that 22 years later we proved that we are a resilient people. A caring people. And really a noble people.

But even with all of our resilience and our caring and even our love, the hurt of September 11, 2001 will never go away. Many of us lost family or friends; all of us in this country lost our innocence.

And so we remember the sadness and horror of that awful day. And we grieve still.

We also remember today Jay Haen. His funeral is tomorrow Friday at 10 o’clock. He’s coming home to be buried from where he spent his childhood. We are grateful and privileged to have this honor.

Grief is a part of our life individually and in community. This fall we will be having another grief group. Bill Louie and I will be running it and we will talk about mourning and grief as a part of living. That is a very important subject for all of us because if we are still breathing and on this planet we have lost somebody or many somebodies and it hurts. It is difficult and yet it is survivable. We must survive and survive as best we can. Life can gain its sparkle again. I invite you to join us this fall. More will be spoken about it in The Call in the next few weeks.

Blessings and love,



On Saturday, September 2nd, Jason Paul Haen passed away. Jason was the son of Eugene and Maryann Haen of Pembroke. 

He leaves behind his loving daughter Monroe Elle Haen and her mother Meagan O'Shaughnessy; brother Eugene B. Haen III and his wife Stefanie; nephews Timothy and A.J. Haen; and niece Amanda Haen.

Jason grew up in Pembroke and had many close friends. He went to Xavierian Brothers High School and played many sports. He received the Academic Athlete award upon graduation. He excelled at soccer and played for club teams and the state of Mass. He went to Temple University and received his degree in Business. He played Soccer and Rugby for Temple. He later played Rugby for the South Shore Anchors. 

Jason loved to kayak on the North River with his daughter, many friends, and his dog Beau. Jason and his business partner Bobby Maguire have a construction company called All in Construction, "A.I.C.'', and were looking forward to a bright future. 


Sullivan Funeral Home- Hanover

  •  Thursday, September 14, 2023
  •  4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  •  551 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339


St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

  •  Friday, September 15, 2023
  •  10:00 AM
  •  17 Church St, Hanover, MA 02339


Pembroke Center Cemetery

  •  Friday, September 15, 2023 immediately following funeral
  •  Oldham St., Pembroke, MA 02359

To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Jason Paul Haen click here

Church & Other Happenings

SUNDAY SCHOOL will resume this Sunday, September 17th, “Welcome Home Sunday”. Courtney Taylor and crew are looking forward to a great year! 


VESTRY MEETING this Sunday, September 17. ALL WELCOME!




This Saturday, September 16 (rain date 9/23)

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hanson Town Hall Green

Free for vendors and attendees. 

Join Dianne Nicol that day. Volunteer sheets in parish hall.

Any questions, email



Calling all knitters! We need prayer shawls to keep our tradition going! The recipients truly feel the love from St. Andrew’s when they are gifted a shawl! You can bring them right to the parish office! Thank you!

Contact Sara McCann with questions.


Fall Organ Recitals


free & open to the public

retiring collection will be gathered

St. John's Episcopal Church in Duxbury (410 Washington St) is holding a series of organ recitals this Fall. Sept. 10 will be Heinrich Christensen, who has been music director at King's Chapel in Boston for the past 23 years. Oct. 1 will be Cathy Meyer, who is sub-dean of the Boston chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Oct. 22 will be Andrew Scanlon, who is Associate Organist and Choirmaster at The Church of the Advent in Boston.  


The Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (BAGO) will kick off its 2023-2024 program year with an opening service & recital at historic King's Chapel on Sunday, September 24 at 5:00pm. As a member of BAGO's executive committee and program committee, our own Sean Glennon will serve as a reader during the service. The recital portion of the event will feature BAGO's emerging artists (organists between the ages of 18-30). A reception will follow the recital. The event is free and open to the public. King's Chapel is located at 58 Tremont Street in Boston, just one block from the Park Street MBTA station.


OFFICE HOURS: In September, the office will be open every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; every Thursday noon to 6:00 p.m. and alternating Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as follows: Tuesday, September 12th and 26th and Friday, September 8th and 22nd.


Thank you to all who supported the

Rehoboth House Shower!



Our beloved friend and parishioner Tracey Sprows has appreciated all of your prayers, notes and cards!

Currently, the plan is that she will be discharged early September and return home.

Let's keep her in our thoughts and prayers!


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:

As children return to school, our focus this week is on SCHOOL SNACKS of all kinds including peanut-free and gluten-free options.


Global Faith-Based Investors

and the Climate Crisis

ZOOM Conference from Church Pension Group:

Insights & Ideas

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

Climate change is in the news every day, from rising sea levels to wildfires. Amidst this backdrop, and the United Nations Climate Week, we invite you to join us for our next Insights & Ideas where global industry leaders will discuss their strategies around faith-based investing to help counter climate change.

You’ll discover the connection between faith-based beliefs and sustainable investment activity that

positively addresses the climate crisis.

1:00 PM

Opening Prayer

The Rev. Clayton D. Crawley, Chief Church Relations Officer, Church Pension Group

Welcoming Remarks

Mary Kate Wold, CEO and President, Church Pension Group

1:05 PM to 1:50 PM

Panel Conversation

Sofia Bartholdy, Responsible Investment Integration Director, Church Commissioners for England

Mathew Jensen, CFA, Director of Investment Solutions, FaithInvest

Emlyn Palmer, Head of Sustainable Investing, Albourne

Christopher Rowe, CFA, Managing Director, Investments, Church Pension Group

1:50 - 2:00 PM Audience Q&A

Individuals can submit questions in advance to

Please note this event will be recorded and simultaneously translated into Spanish, French, and Chinese.


High winds from Hurricane Dora and drought conditions combined to accelerate the growth of brush fires that devastated the Lahaina community in Hawaii. Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii in the wake of wildfires that have killed many people and displaced hundreds of families on Maui. They are calling on churches to help support the response. Please consider making a donation today by partnering with Episcopal Relief & Development to provide support to people affected by the deadly fires in Hawaii. You can

  • Visit to make a contribution, OR

  • make checks payable to Episcopal Relief & Development. Mail to: PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058 OR

  • click on QRCode to right above.

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Hybrid Worship Service

Sundays 9:30 A.M.


Please note the following updated worship guidelines:

  • Masks optional.

  • 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.


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