Welcome to SsAM

The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew, (SsAM) Wilmington, Delaware

The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, was created in 1996 when two Christian churches, one black, one white, merged. God continues to bless us with different races, genders, ages, careers, sexual orientations, educations, musical abilities, and senses of humor, all of us seeking to know and do God’s will, none of us perfect but all of us loved and forgiven.

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Saturday, Dec. 22, 7pm

Jeffrey Spade, Conductor
David Christopher, Organ
Bring your score or borrow one at the door
$10 suggested donation at the door

Christmas at SsAM

  • Christmas Pageant, Monday, December 24, 5:00 p.m.
  • Festival Eucharist, Monday, December 24, 11:00 p.m.
    with a concert beginning at 10:20 p.m.
  • Christmas Day Service, Tuesday, December 25, 10:00 a.m.

The Season of Advent

The Season of Advent continued on December 9 when Dan Young and his children lit the Advent candles, as seen on the right. Click the photo to see it larger!

During the Season of Advent, Fr. David encourages you to take time each day to reflect on the events of the day and how you were an instrument of God’s love for that day. This time can be as short as five minutes. As you develop this spiritual practice, the time can be extended. This kind of reflection is best done in a quiet place.

Take time, too, for spiritual reading! Authors to consider are Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, Jim Finely, and Cynthia Bourgeault. Fr. David specifically recommends The Cloud of Unknowing.

Rev. Emily Gibson: 35 Years of Ministry

Fr. David Andrews (her husband), the Rev. Canon Casson, the Rev. Peter Huiner, and members of the congregation gathered near the altar on Sunday, December 9, to thank God for the Rev. Emily Gibson’s 35 years of ministry and bless her continued ministry.

Baptism of Aleksandra Anneika Catalina Sharia Smith

Baptisms are always special services. Aleksandra was baptized on Sunday, December 9, 2018. In his sermon, the Rev. Canon Lloyd S. Casson quoted poet Carl Sandburg: “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.”

Invite Welcome Connect is the focus of our study in Advent in 2018.

Advent is a time when we prepare our selves to welcome Christ into our lives. Fr. David invites you to come to an Advent study that will dive deeper into what it means to Invite-Welcome-Connect.

Invite-Welcome-Connect Advent Study
November 29: Invite
December 6: Welcome
December 13: Connect
December 20: Wrap-Up

Each session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Fr. David invites you to bring a dish to share (main course, side, or dessert). We will begin with dinner and an abbreviated evening prayer service. Our time together will conclude by 7:00 p.m. so that choir members who wish to attend can get to rehearsal. Click here to learn more about this Advent study at SsAM.

Have you made your pledge for 2019?

Our budget for 2019 is based on the pledges you and others make. Please call the office at 302 656-6628 and ask for a pledge form. Or click here to use our on-line pledge form.

Rector’s Greeting

SsAM Welcome Booklet
Click the image above to see our Welcome to SsAM booklet in PDF format.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will be our guest on a Sunday morning and let us welcome you in person.

The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) is a vibrant and passionate Christian faith community located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware. As you explore this website, you will see we have a heart for ministry in the city and for the people who live here. Our Sunday worship inspires and calls us to love and serve the Lord in our daily lives and in our encounters with people we meet along the way.

A good way to start exploring SsAM is to click here. You will see our Welcome to SsAM booklet in PDF format.

The Rev. David T. Andrews, Jr.

Our Vision

“SsAM will be a dynamic spiritual center which is active in the pursuit of peace and justice in the community, and a place where all of God’s people are honored.”

Our Mission

“To be an inclusive Christian community which worships God, follows Christ in all aspects of our lives, and serves the Greater Wilmington area through actions and ministries which promote peace, justice, reconciliation and empowerment for all people.”

Our Guiding Principles


Welcome to SsAM Booklet

The 12-page Welcome to SsAM booklet is in PDF format and describes our church, its history, and ministries to those thinking about visiting. Updated in August, 2015.

A Typical Sunday at SsAM

Sunday mornings are especially busy at SsAM. Learn more…

Our Use of Expansive Language

Because we are, and hope to continue to be, a diverse church, we take care that our language reflects our faith. CLICK HERE to learn about our beliefs and practices concerning the use of inclusive/expansive language.

A Unique Liturgical Style

What is our style of worship at SsAM? CLICK HERE to read what the Vestry had to say in 2012.

Inside and Out

Every member is strongly encouraged to participate in the full life of the church, by serving a ministry within the church, or by volunteering in one of our many ministries to those outside the church.

Who We Are


Contact us

If you have a question or comment, please CLICK HERE to contact us.