SsAM Member Photos

Danny Schweers photographs members of SsAM many Sunday mornings. Click on any headline below, or any photo, to see the full post.

Sandy Johnson appointed to Governor’s Cabinet

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, Governor Carney announced the appointment of Sandy Johnson as Acting Human Resources Secretary. Sandy is a long-time member of the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew and was especially active when the two churches consolidated in 1996. Click here or the photo to see the official State of Delaware more »

Eudel Drain, Liturgical Assistant

The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) wants to be known as a place where diverse people unite in their praise of God and in their service to those God loves, our neighbors. One sign of that was evident to photographer Danny Schweers when he received communion on the third Sunday of Easter more »

Kaamilah Diabate, Guest Preacher

Ms. Kaamilah Diabate was our guest preacher on Sunday, April 2, 2017, shown above with her brother. She recited two long rhyming raps at the 10:30 a.m. service that morning, one of which was the first prize winner of the 2016 Martin Luther Communication Competition in Wilmington, Delaware. She gave us insights into what it more »

Berna Holcomb, Music Librarian

Berna Holcomb keeps thousands of sheets of music organized at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) in downtown Wilmington. These are the sheets of printed music the choir uses each Sunday and for special services. At some services, each choir member will have as many as 10 pieces of music in their more »

Ash Wednesday Photos, 2017

Here are some photos by Ken Francis from the last Ash Wednesday service of the day, March 1. Click on any thumbnail to see it larger in a slide show. To return here, click on the “x” in the upper right of the slide show, or press the ESC key of your keyboard.

Cynthia Oates on Wall of Fame

Here is the photo of Cynthia Oates that will go on the Howard High School’s Wall of Fame. Cynthia is being honored for many accomplishments. For 30 years she taught elementary school children, first in Wilmington and then, after desegregation in 1975, in the Red Clay School District, where she also served as a Student more »

New Acolytes, January, 2017

These three new acolytes represent a very big change at our church. For decades, the acolytes were men, men who had been acolytes since they were very young, back before the churches of Saint Andrew’s and Saint Matthew’s consolidated into the church we now call the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew. Those gentlemen more »

Dr. Babatunde’s Birthday

PHOTO: Dr. Emmanuel Babatunde (front center) is Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Lincoln University. He celebrated his birthday at SsAM on January 1, 2017. He is thankful for his three children with him that day at SsAM, and for the friends who gathered around him. Click here to see other more »

Jonathan Whitney and Family, Advent, 2016

On the 4th Sunday of Advent, 2016, the Whitney family lit all four candles on the season’s wreath. Jonathan is the artist-in-residence at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware and leads our Drumming Circle. He is also Artistic Director at the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education. Click more »

Angel Tree Ministry

  Alice Smith, right, was in the auditorium on Sunday, November 20, with scores of Angel Tree cards and she will be back the following Sundays until all the cards are taken. Here we see Sallie Bell deciding which family to choose. On each Angel Tree card is the name of a family (mothers with more »