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.

Les and Jackie Roberts, 2018

Jackie and Les Roberts’ 61st Wedding Anniversary ABOVE: Les and Jackie Roberts (center, front) celebrated the 61st anniversary of their wedding surrounded by family in December, 2018.

Christmas Eve Eucharist 2018

Asking God to Bless the Bread and the Wine: Twice every Sunday (8:00 and 10:30 a.m.) and at special services like this one on Christmas Eve, we do what Jesus told us to do. On the night before he died, Jesus said to his disciples to remember him in the eating of the bread and more »

Rev. Emily Gibson: 35 Years of Ministry

Here we see the Rev. Emily Gibson with the Rev. David Andrews (her husband), the Rev. Canon Casson, the Rev. Peter Huiner, and members of the congregation gathered near the altar on Sunday, December 9. They and the whole congregation gave thanks to God for her 35 years of ministry. May God continue to bless more »

Advent Wreath Lighting, December 2, 2018

The 2018 Season of Advent began on December 2 with the lighting of the Advent Candle by members of the SsAM Treble Choir. Photo by Nana Soto.

Baptism of Aleksandra Anneika Catalina Sharia Smith

Baptisms are always special services. Aleksandra was baptized on Sunday, December 9, 2018. In his sermon, the Rev. Canon Lloyd S. Casson quoted poet Carl Sandburg: “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.”

How Shall We Invite People To SsAM?

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 »

Young Folks and Old Fogeys, 2018

In the fall of 2018, the “Young Folks and Olde Fogeys” group discussed Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy every Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. at Starbucks, 7th and Market, in Wilmington. According to the New York Times, “Bryan Stevenson grew up poor in Delaware. His great-grandparents had been slaves in Virginia. His grandfather was murdered more »

Drew Serres – Peacemaker

For his work at NetWork Delaware and at the community organization Westside Grows, Drew Serres was recognized as a “Peacemaker Among Us” by Pacem in Terris. This took place at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, Delaware on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Drew is an active member of SsAM, the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, more »

Evangelism Brainstorms, 20 October 2018

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 »

Photos: Community Fun Fest 2018

SsAM, the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew, hosted a Community Fun Fest on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Many local organizations contributed to the success of the day, which saw hundreds of people turn out. Photos by Danny N. Schweers. Click on any thumbnail image below to see it larger in a slide show. more »