WELCOME TO SsAM


St. Cecilia Girls Choir, RSCM, David Christopher, Conductor and Organist, SsAM Summer Camp2016 SUMMER CHOIR CAMP
with the St. Cecilia Girls Choir

July 25 through July 29
Now accepting applications for girls ages 10 and up

CLICK HERE for more information


Carnival Sunday, SsAMCARNIVAL SUNDAY – This Week!
February 7, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

On the threshold of Lent, we worship with great festivity in the spirit of the Mardi Gras and Caribbean Carnival traditions. In this joy-filled, but solemn celebration of song, dance, word, prayer and Eucharist, let us give thanks for the transforming power of God’s love in Christ. Then, with uplifted spirits, may we embark upon the profoundly spiritual journey of Lent.

Wear your masks, costumes, beads!


AshesASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
February 10, 2016

7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.


Lent_300pxBible Challenge and a Rule of Life

SsAM is offering two adult education programs in Lent in addition to our usual Adult Education hour on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. Taking the Bible Challenge meets on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at the Brew Ha Ha! on Market Street starting February 18. (We start reading the Bible on Feb. 11.) Growing a Rule of Life meets Thursday evenings, 6:00 p.m. at the church starting February 11. Click the links to learn more!


3 Days, 3 Movies: A Retreat on Race and Film

DrGregGarrett_150pxDoing the Right Thing:
February 19-21, 2016

Greg Garrett, PhD, is “one of America’s leading voices on religion and culture” (BBC Radio) and the author of twenty acclaimed books, including Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination, The Gospel according to Hollywood, The Other Jesus, and My Church Is Not Dying. READ MORE…


EpiscopalUrbanCaucusLogoUrban Ministries of the Episcopal Church
March 2-5 in Wilmington

The purpose of the Episcopal Urban Caucus is to be an instrument of the Gospel exercising radical discipleship in Church and Society, and to hold the feet of the Episcopal Church to the fire of social justice. The EUC is committed to advocacy, strategy and action that influence the Episcopal Church’s priorities and decisions regarding anti-racism, peace and war, poverty, hunger and other issues that adversely affect the inclusion of any persons in the life of the Church.

Click here for the hour-by-hour schedule of events and workshops.
Click here for registration form.


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

Cyndi Dombrowski teaches the SsAM Kids at Godly Play.

SsAM Kids!

Join us this Sunday for GODLY PLAY for Pre-K through 2nd Grade and REALLY COOL SUNDAY SCHOOL for grades 3 through 6.  YYF (Youth and Young Families) for Jr. and Sr. High Youth.  Learn more HERE.

CLICK HERE for a printable flier about our Sunday School program that you can give to all your friends!

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

Weekday Prayer

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.

Mark Your Calendars!

Special Musical and Liturgical Events for 2015-2016 (click here)

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 or click the image at the right. You will see our Welcome to SsAM booklet.

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.