FATHER DAVID’S BLOG OF 1/10/2020: The goal of dinner groups is to bring 8-10 folks together to share a meal and fellowship. Each group will decide when to meet and who will host each dinner. Folks from the parish attended the Invite-Welcome-Connect summit in 2018 and again in 2019. A recurring brainstorm idea was to 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.
SUNDAY SERVICES 8:00am: Holy Eucharist (Spoken). 10:30am: Choral Eucharist. Click here for directions and parking information. Click the links below to share in the SsAM worship experience: WEEKLY VISION NEWSLETTER (Our Sunday Bulletin with Announcements) Weekly Vision 1.19.20 pdf LEAFLET (Order of Worship) Epiphany II – Martin Primo – 2020 OUR LITURGY UNFOLDED Liturgy Unfolded Christmas 2019and 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 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.
In the early months of 2020, I will offer four different 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 more »
Here is a video that debunks many of the lame reasons people give for not coming to church.
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 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 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. 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 more »
Children’s Chapel runs thru May, 2020. Children’s Chapel is a worship, music and learning experience for children at the 10:30 service. Each Sunday, the children begin with their families in church and are led by the crucifer to the Education Suite immediately following the Gospel reading. Click here to see the Children’s Chapel registration form. more »
Sunday, October 27, 2019 was the Sunday when we celebrated the human family at SsAM as part of the Season of Creation. We used The Migrants’ Way of the Cross, a ritual that is the result of a partnership between the Office of the Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church and Forward Movement. Some of more »
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 and past Vestry members. MEMBER PHOTOS: Our members are varied in many, many ways. WHAT WE DO: We worship. Sundays more »
In this video, Deacon Paula Waite (St. John the Baptist, Milton) and Father David Andrews (Sts. Andrew and Matthew, Wilmington) join Bishop Brown to talk about their success using the evangelism tools provided by the Invite-Welcome-Connect ministry. It has energized their parishes! Bishop Brown encourages everyone to click here to register for the Second Annual more »
Weekend Survival Guides from Friendship House Some Social Services Are Open On Weekends Click the links below to see the meals, transportation, and shelter available weekends in Wilmington, Delaware. Most social service agencies are closed on weekends, so emergency options are limited. Summer Weekend Survival Guide Winter Weekend Survival Guide SsAM and Friendship House Our more »
Christina Cultural Arts Center Inc. and The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew hosted this annual celebration. Soul of the City is the ultimate downtown “block party,” featuring crafts vendors, food trucks, family fun activities, and live performances by CCAC students, faculty and alumni along with regional artists. Soul of the City honors the more »
This is the table, not of the Church, but of the Lord. It is made ready for those who seek him, those who love him, and those who want to love him more. So come, you who have much faith, and you who have little, or are questioning faith. Come, you who have been here more »
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Delaware Churches for Middle East Peace, Delaware Episcopalians for Middle East Peace, Pacem in Terris and Delawareans for Palestinian Human Rights are co-sponsoring a conversation with Dr. Michael Connor on Wednesday, July 10th at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 1301 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806. Dr.Michael Connor Program – more »
Fr. David came across this quote by Rachel Held Evans and wants you to see it. Ms. Evans was a popular American Christian columnist and author, who died May 4, 2019 in her 38th year. “My mother always said you don’t have to believe much to be an Episcopalian. Indeed, when it comes to a more »