Join us for a FESTIVAL CHORAL EUCHARIST AND SERMON, Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10:30 am. Carnival Sunday, 10:30 a.m. on the Sunday before the start of Lent, 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, yet solemn celebration of 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.
In the fall of 2017, Dr. David Teague of the University of Delaware’s creative writing program approached me about being interviewed by his students about the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM). He specifically wanted his students to learn about the events of 1968 that occurred in the city. I met with Dr. more »
Eleven of us showed up on Thursday, November 29, 2018 to brainstorm ways to invite people to visit our church so we can welcome and connect with them. After generating 25 ideas, twelve were selected as ideas we could put in place in the next four to six months. Twelve Ways To Invite People To more »
Imagine someone is visiting our church. What might they be thinking? Here are those thoughts as Father Chris Moore imagines them, in the form of a letter. Hello, I Am a Newcomer to Your Church You cannot know the reason why I am here this morning. It may be as simple as a move to more »
Here are 82 ideas written on Post-It notes during SsAM’s brainstorming sessions at the “Invite, Welcome, Connect” conference on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Twenty-three members of the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew participated, throwing out ideas, their imaginations sometimes going wild! How can we Christians best invite others to join us, welcome them more »
On Saturday, October 20, 2018, twenty-four SsAM members joined over three hundred Episcopalians from all thirty-four parishes in the Diocese of Delaware to attend a day-long workshop on the subject of Evangelism. It was a wonderful day as Mary Parmer, the creator of this innovative approach, shared how parishes can live into relational evangelism. I more »
The Holy season of Lent is a time to reflect on this important question as we take time to enter into a season of study, fasting and prayer as we move with Jesus to Holy Week and then to our celebration of his Resurrection on Easter Sunday. What we have planned for the season of 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 more »
Here are some photos by Ken Francis from Ash Wednesday in 2017. Join us on Wednesday, March 6th at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. for this year’s Ash Wednesday service with Holy Communion. All are welcome, without exception. Click on any thumbnail to see it larger in a slide show. To return here, more »
“If one wants to know what Christians believe about the nature and purpose of our existence, one need only to consider the Eucharist. Life is about love – joyous, intense, generous, self-giving love – which seeks not to be served but to serve others.” Andrew M. Greeley. How can we grow into the full stature of more »