In spite of the current COVID-19 state of emergency, we will celebrate Holy Week and Easter. Tune in as we broadcast our annual observations of the glad entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (4/5), his last supper (4/9), his crucifixion (4/10), and his Easter Day resurrection (4/12). We will not gather together physically, but will in 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.
SERVICES – Services are streamed over Facebook. How to link to a Facebook Live video You do not need to have a Facebook account to link into a Facebook live video. Our diocese has a great explanation. Just search for Saints Andrew and Matthew. How to link to a Facebook Live video Sunday READ MORE »
With Governor Carney’s declaration of a state of emergency on March 12, 2020, the following upcoming events may be re-scheduled or held on-line. Please contact the church for the latest information about any of these upcoming events. ON-LINE CALENDAR: Click here to see our on-line calendar. DETAILS: Through April 10 — The Season of Lent. 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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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. READ 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 READ 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 READ 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 READ 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 READ MORE »