Oh God, you have promised that when two or three are gathered in your name, you are in the midst of them. During this period of social distancing, we, your people at SsAM, are not able to gather physically, but are still gathering in the Spirit. We are praying for the safety and well-being of READ MORE »
Invite, Welcome, Connect!
If you are already a member of our church, consider the ways you can invite others to worship and serve God, how to welcome them when they visit our church, and how to connect with them when they return. Click on any of the headlines or thumbnail images below to see recent posts about SsAM’s Invite-Welcome-Connect program.
— Fr. David’s Blog of 7/3/2020 — This is an invitation to participate in a program offered by my friends, the Rev. Robert Gallagher and Ms. Michelle Heyne from the Order of the Ascension. I hope all members of SsAM will take the time to read what Robert and Michelle are offering to parishes around READ MORE »
SERVICES VIA VIDEO Our Sunday services of worship and weekday Morning and Evening Prayer services are on YouTube and Facebook Live. Click here for details SUNDAY LEAFLET (Order of Worship) The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – July 12, 2020 Weekly News Mini WV 7.10.20 OUR LITURGY UNFOLDED Our Liturgy Unfolded Pentecost RECTOR’S REFLECTION E Blast READ MORE »
Click the triangle below to watch an inspiring six-minute video in which Silas, who was homeless, tells his story of finding a spiritual refuge at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, a place where he could belong and serve. Click the square icon in the lower right to see READ MORE »
— Fr. David’s Blog of 6/19/2020 — I am really looking forward to this Sunday’s live video conversation with Canon Casson and Rabbi Krantz. That’s this Sunday, June 28, at 11:00 a.m. Not on the E-Blast? Click here to contact us! We will add you to the list. Or call Danny Schweers at 302 475-0998 (even READ MORE »
Living History: The GUIDING PRINCIPLES of the EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF SAINTS ANDREW AND MATTHEW (Adopted at the Joint Vestry Meeting, May 14, 1994; that is, at a time just before the two churches consolidated — St. Andrew’s and St. Matthew’s — two churches with histories going back for decades.) We will create a new Christian READ MORE »
FR. DAVID’S BLOG OF 6/12/2020 — This past Sunday the SsAM Facebook Book Club met to discuss Robin Diangelo’s powerful book, White Fragility. I am reading this book for the second time and I am grateful for the folks who gathered last Sunday morning to reflect on what white fragility is – especially during this READ MORE »
On Memorial Day, 2020, Mr. George Floyd died as a result of being pinned to the ground while handcuffed by a Minneapolis police officer for over nine minutes. The national outrage was swift as cities all over the country mobilized and began peaceful marches and protests demanding justice in response to the death of Mr. READ MORE »
All our recent services can be seen on SsAM’s Facebook Page. Click here to see the Easter Sunday service. Holy Week began on Palm Sunday, April 5 Father David blessed the palms in the sanctuary of our church, then he and D-L Casson moved outside church to hand out palms to people driving up in READ MORE »
CARNIVAL SUNDAY FESTIVAL CHORAL EUCHARIST AND SERMON, Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10:30 am. Carnival Sunday is celebrated at the 10:30 a.m. service on the Sunday before the start of Lent. It is an occasion for us to worship with great festivity in the spirit of the Mardi Gras and Caribbean Carnival traditions. In this joy-filled, READ MORE »
Here are links to Carnival Sunday photos and videos. At the 10:30 a.m. service on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, we celebrate Eucharist in the tradition of Carnival and Mardi Gras with colorful beads, scarves, and boas, with silly and outlandish hats, with masks and more. It is a time to be joyous before the READ MORE »
Please follow these links to learn more about the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. WE ARE CHILDREN: Our ministry to children. YOUTH & YOUNG FAMILIES: Our ministry to teens and their families. ADULTS: Adult Education and other opportunities. CLERGY: Our ordained ministers. STAFF: Our professional staff. VESTRY: Our current READ MORE »
In these early months of 2020, I am offering many ways for you and I to support each other in our personal faith development. It is vitally important that each of us find what works for us if we are to be active disciples of Jesus Christ in the world today. Part of my role READ MORE »
Here is a trenchant video about the truth behind the “perfect family” as they arrive at church. Our advice? Dress up or come in your pajamas but get here!
Inviting people to church can be awkward. Here is a humorous video about someone taking it to a new level.
Here is a video that debunks many of the lame reasons people give for not coming to church. Needless to say, this video was produced before the COVID-19 pandemic!
Nearly a dozen members of the Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew joined members of the 33 other Episcopal churches in Delaware on Saturday, November 23 to learn how we might better invite others to join us, do a better job of welcoming them when they accept our invitation, and connect with them with ties READ MORE »
Here is the big list of Invite-Welcome-Connect ideas generated by those who attended the Invite-Welcome-Connect Evangelism Conference on November 23, 2019 but most come from various brain-storming sessions in late 2018. IDEAS FROM EVANGELISM RETREAT OF NOVEMBER 23, 2019 INVITE IDEAS Educate members about the different evangelism styles of the Apostles. Members will find some READ MORE »
Each of us has the gift of creativity, essential to every ministry. Imagination is so important as we invite others to join us, as we practice hospitality, and as we connect to one another. Imagination is essential when circumstances challenge us to recreate our shattered lives. We seek and find the extraordinary in the ordinary. READ MORE »
Our coffee hour — 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Sundays — often has a generous offering of fruit, veggies, dips, chips, and more, depending on what goodies our members bring to church. Sometimes there is a cake to celebrate a birthday or graduation! And there is always sweet tea and hot coffee. If you are READ MORE »