WELCOME TO SsAM

GenerousChurchJoin Us On Retreat, Sept. 23-24

Fr. David and members of the Stewardship Committee invite you on a Journey of Generosity, Friday night, September 23, and Saturday, September 24, at the Diocesan Offices, 913 Wilson Road. The retreat will begin at 6:00 on Friday evening with a potluck dinner and we will conclude with night prayers at 9:00. On Saturday we will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 1:00 in the afternoon. On Saturday morning we will provide bagels, fruit, coffee and tea. READ MORE…

Mark Your Calendars!

Special Musical and Liturgical Events for 2016-2017 (click here)

Musikgarten at SsAM
Early Childhood Musical Training

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CLICK HERE to learn more about Musikgarten at SsAM

Construction for the Katherine Esterly Organ is underway!

Visit our Katherine Esterly Organ Facebook Page to see latest updates and photos of SsAM’s Organ Project … or select “Organ Project” from the top of the right sidebar to learn how you can donate a pipe!

Search for a New Bishop

Bishop Wright has announced his retirement and efforts are underway to select a new bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, of which our church is a member. Click here to learn more about the search.

PaulsFootsteps260pxJourney in the Steps of Paul

Fr. David encourages you to follow in the steps of St. Paul. In the span of eleven days, our tour group will travel to Athens, Kusadasi, Patmos, Heraklion, Santorini, Piraeus, Meteores, Thessaloniki, Philippi, Veria, and Delphi via cruise ship and deluxe motor coaches. We depart March 21, 2017.

For details of the Steps of Paul tour group, click here to see a 5-page prospectus in PDF format.

If you are interested in joining SsAM members on this trip, please email D-L Casson (dlcasson@ssam.org) or call the Church Office at 302-656-6628 to request the brochure and tour enrollment document.

Godly Play, SsAM, Sunday School, Church School, Christian Education, SsAM Kids

Cyndi Dombrowski teaches the SsAM Kids at Godly Play.

SsAM Kids!

September – May, please bring your children to GODLY PLAY for Pre-K through 2nd Grade and REALLY COOL SUNDAY SCHOOL for grades 3 through 6. We also offer the YYF Program (Youth and Young Families) for Jr. and Sr. High Youth. Learn more HERE.

Read ‘What is Godly Play” published by the Godly Play Foundation

Weekday Prayer

September – May, SsAM offers noonday prayers (a great way to spend your lunch break) and evening prayer (a quiet way to end the day). Come and see and pray, Tuesdays through Fridays at 12:00 and Tuesdays through Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew.

SsAM Welcome Booklet

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

Rector’s Greeting

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.

Peace,
The Rev. David T. Andrews, Jr.
Rector

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

GUIDING PRINCIPLES SsAM 1994

Sharing Our Blessings

Learn about Phase II of the Capital Campaign “Sharing Our Blessings” to renovate SsAM’s organ.  CLICK HERE. We’ve already rebuilt our kitchen.

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.

ministryFairSsAM_1209_0732A Unique Liturgical Style

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

Ministries
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.

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History

Contact us

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