WELCOME TO SsAM


ABOVE: Welcome to the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. Over twenty years ago, two churches consolidated. One was primarily white; the other, black. We have been going strong ever since. Pictured are those who attended the 10:30 a.m. service on July 23, 2017. Click the photo to see it larger. To see it full resolution in a new tab, click here. Besides welcoming our new bishop, we want to welcome visitors, perhaps even you, to our open house on Saturday, September 30, 10am to 2pm.

Disciple II cover: Into the Word, Into the WorldDisciple II Bible Study at SsAM, 2017-2018

An opportunity to explore 32 aspects of discipleship and to have them reinforced by Scripture will be offered to parishioners and friends during a Bible Study program beginning this fall, 2017. This multi-media approach to small-group study will be conducted in 32 sessions. Daily readings (excluding Sunday) will be encouraged to prepare for weekly discussions that are accompanied by subject-specific videotapes. The current plan is to meet on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, beginning on September 27, 2017.

Disciple II is a sequel to the very successful Disciple Bible Study cohorts (2) that were conducted about ten years ago, initially led by Alex and Sherri Tyree and subsequently by Judi Gregory. Version II uses as its scriptural base the books of Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts.

Please consider joining us for these group sessions. If you have questions or would like to register, please contact Bob Young as soon as practical because Study Manuals ($20 to participants) need to be ordered and delivered before the start of sessions. He can be reached at 302-383-7580.

As of 8/7/2017, we have gotten interest from Paulyne Webster, Pamela Peters, Dot Dorsey, Mary Young, Shirley Bynoe, Cynthia Oates, and Bob’s co-facilitator, Pat Hampton.

Make singing GREAT CHORAL MUSIC a part of your life this year by auditioning to sing with SsAM’s ensemble-in-residence, Delaware ChoralArts.  This year’s music includes Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Samson, and an annual Spirituals Concert in collaboration with the SsAM Choir.  The next auditions will be held by appointment on Sunday, Sept. 17 (6:00 – 8:30 p.m.)  Auditions may also be scheduled at other times by appointment.  Singers are asked to demonstrate range and timbre as well as a basic ability to read music.  To schedule an audition contact Jessica Howard at (215) 380-1553 or princesshowie@yahoo.com.  For more information visit DCA’s website at www.DelawareChoralArts.org.

The Rev. Kevin S. Brown,, June 28, 2017, at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Greenville, Delaware.

New Bishop: The Rev. Kevin S. Brown

The Episcopal Diocese of Delaware has selected its eleventh bishop: the Rev. Kevin S. Brown. Click here to learn more about the Rev. Kevin S. Brown.

SsAM Open House – September 30, 10-2

Experience SsAM for Yourself:
Open House, Open Arms, Open to All
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10 am to 2 pm

Click here to learn more about this fun get-acquainted day at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.

International Review
of the Katherine Esterly Organ

CLICK HERE  or on the graphic to the left to read an exciting new article about the Katherine Esterly Organ (Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. Op. 72) in the July/August edition of CHOIR & ORGAN.  You will be asked to enter your name and e-mail address to gain access to the page, but C & O is a very reputable British magazine and you can be sure that your information will be handled confidentially.  If you’re interested in organs and church music, we encourage you to subscribe to the magazine through PocketMags (https://pocketmags.com/us)

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

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.

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.