Article on Dean Lane, May, 2013: "Former Bethlehem dean shepherded Delaware cathedral in final days"
Click here to read Sharon Sheridan's article about Dean Lane on the Episcopal News Service website.
Annual Meeting, June 9
Six members are willing to serve on the Vestry. Vote for the best four at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 9. The nominees are: Tracey Dixon, Shannon Faulk,
Alice Sawyer, and
LeRoy Trotz. Click here or the graphic above to read what they say about themselves.
Welcome to Saints Andrew and Matthew Episcopal Church (SsAM) in downtown Wilmington, Delaware
Come, discover, and share the vibrant life of The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, located in the heart of downtown Wilmington. Our congregation was formed from the merger of two historic congregations that had been racially separated. We now draw from the riches of our diverse heritages in celebrative liturgy and music, innovative programming, and a deep involvement in the life of our community. We are seeking to love one another as Christ loves us, and to ground our ministries in witness to God's healing justice and reconciling love.
Explore this website to learn more about us. Better still, make a personal visit!
Season of Creation:
Several guest speakers preached to us during the Season of Creation 2012. Click here to learn more and to listen to their sermons. When the director of Friendship House spoke, we made a video.
Photos and Videos
"A Service of Repentance for the Role of the Episcopal Church in the Institution of Slavery." Click here to learn more about our efforts to repent and forgive.
"In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'" was the processional sung on Carnival Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010.
See our 8-minute "Welcome to SsAM" video on YouTube.
The SsAM Choral Scholars sing William Byrd’s “Ave verum corpus” A YouTube video.
Audio: Recent Sermons
Audio: "Jesu, dulcis memoria" by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 - 1611), sung by the SsAM Choral Scholars in Latin on Sunday, March 20, 2011. Recorded live. Translation: Jesus, the very thought of Thee, with sweetness fills the breast! Yet sweeter far Thy face to see, and in Thy Presence rest."
Welcome To Saints Andrew and Matthew: This booklet describes our church, its history, and ministries to those thinking about visiting.
History of Wilmington Garden Day (an annual event that started at our church)
2012 Scholarship Recipients. Read the essays written by each of the eight recipients of the 2012 Canon Casson Scholarships.
Two Choirs Are Better Than One. Click here to read David Christopher's discussion of how the church and school choirs make each other better.
Regular Sunday Services, 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Click here for details of our worship services.
Holy Eucharist with Service of Healing, Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
Today's prayer from Forward Day By Day.
The Daily Office
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We continue to collect food every Sunday morning. Boxes are located in the front pews of the sanctuary. Canned goods, dry goods, etc. are welcome; anything that is not perishable.
Christine Pinnock, Sharon Bryant, and Danny Schweers are posting new items and photos on our Facebook page. Click here to take a look! You don't need to join Facebook to visit the SsAM Facebook page.
Instructions for Facebook.
Weekly Vision Newsletter, Sunday Bulletin, Order of Service.
WEEKLY EMAIL: If you would like to subscribe to our weekly email, click here to contact us.
Healing Service, Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Worship Services, Sunday, at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion, Sundays, 9:15 a.m. in the auditorium. Our May book study is Meeting Jesus For the First Time by Marcus Borg and will meet 5/26. The book is available from the church office. Call 302 656-6628.
Sunday School, Sunday, at 10:15 a.m. Children return to their parents at the passing of the peace, in time for communion.
May 26, 2013 is the last Sunday for Sunday School and for Adult Education until they resume in the fall of 2013.
Recent Sermons: Click here to listen to recordings of recent sermons given at SsAM.
5/12/2013 sermon by the Rt. Rev. Wayne Wright, Episcopal Bishop of Delaware. You didn't choose to be born when you did. You didn't choose where, or into what family. But you can agree to make your faith meaningful, real, and powerful.
Do you have any artifacts, old photos or documents at home pertaining to St. Matthew's Church? If you do, we could use your help. We are hoping some of the former members may have kept them in their homes and may not have donated them to SsAM. If you have anything, please bring them in to the office, or contact us. Click here to learn more about archives at SsAM.
“Sharing Our Blessings” is the theme of our Capital Campaign. Click here to learn more about our plans for the kitchen and organ. As of January 4, nearly $900,000 had been pledged, of the $1,300,000 needed. Click here to see our answers to frequently asked questions about our capital campaign.
NEW: Kitchen Renovation Plans.
Donate On-Line: Click here or the graphic to make a secure contribution online using your credit card.
Vestry Meeting, 2nd Wednesday of every month, June 12, 6:30 p.m.
Cathedral Choir School Summer Camp, June 24 to July 26 at SsAM, with music, drama, cooking classes, art, swimming, sports, field trips, help with reading and math skills for ages 5-11. Contact Rashel at 302 543.8657 ext 4 for details.
Annual Meeting, Sunday, June 9 with ONE SERVICE at 9:30 a.m. The election of new vestry members will take place.
Blue Rocks Game, Friday, June 28, 7:05 p.m. The tickets are $10 per person. Full payment due to Tracey Dixon by May 31. Flyers about this event are on the information tables.
Summer Picnic, Sunday, July 14, 12:00 noon, at the Rectory. This will be our traditional potluck, with SsAM providing hot dogs, burgers, water and iced tea. If you would like to help plan the picnic, help at the grill, or help with setup or clean-up, please call the church office at 302 656-6628.
What format is used at our services? Click here to read what the Vestry had to say in May, 2012.
SsAM is a member church of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church in Sudan (AFRECS). Judi Gregory, a member of SsAM, took a six-month mission trip to Sudan in 2009 and serves on the AFRECS Board of Directors.
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