3/28/2020: LINKS TO LATEST NEWS about COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Fr. David’s blog of 3/27/2020: How We Do Church in the Age of COVID-19 Fr. David’s blog of 3/20/2020: SsAM Continues During State of Emergency State of Delaware Episcopal Church in Delaware Video Streaming Church Services 7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer, every day, Monday through Sunday. Fr. READ MORE »
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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 »
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 »
Here is the 35-minute-long SsAM 20th anniversary video, featuring Max Bell, Sandra Johnson, and Canon Casson in 2016. These three were actively involved when two churches — St. Andrew’s and St. Matthew’s — consolidated in 1996. You can also see other photos and videos about SsAM, the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in READ MORE »
“When you are really poor, when you do not have money for utility bills, rent, or groceries, you seldom think about politics, global warming, or the stock market. Worrying about society’s troubles is something of a luxury.” That was Rob Gurnee’s provocative comment when we talked to him at coffee hour on Sunday, February 16, READ MORE »
Our church, like many, sells soup on Super Bowl Sunday. Volunteers make the soups — what a variety! — and other volunteers serve the soup — cups to eat during coffee hour after the 10:30 p.m. service, and quarts to take home. Above we see Athena Jolly, Alice Smith, Shirley Bynoe, and Sandy Holt serving READ MORE »
FATHER DAVID’S BLOG OF 1/30/2020 — I am writing this reflection early on Thursday morning of our first week of pilgrimage in Israel/Palestine. We arrived safely after a long flight from Newark International Airport. We left the states on Sunday evening, January 26, and arrived here Monday afternoon. Emily, Audrey, and Canon Martha Kirkpatrick are READ MORE »
Barbara Henry, right, teaches a new acolyte how to walk with a candle, holding it with hands apart to keep it upright. The candle holder will lean over easily if the hands are together. Click the photo to see it larger. Acolytes are youth and adults who assist in the celebration of the liturgies of READ MORE »
In 2016, when he was elected to the SsAM Vestry, Steven Jones wrote the words below to introduce himself to the congregation. Since then he has served as Senior Warden and, when this photo was taken in January, 2020, he served on the Finance Committee. He has also been blogging on this website about encouraging READ MORE »
“The reactions have been amazing. Some were in tears. Every mother who picked up bags/boxes of wrapped presents were overwhelmed by the huge showing of love, support, and generosity by your congregation. I know that each one of them will have a Christmas that would have been impossible without all of you! I know that 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 »
Thirteen children sang “I’ve Got Peace Like a River” at the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, December 8, 2019. In all, nineteen children attended Children’s Chapel later that day. Good to see so many children attending this new program. Click here to learn more about the Children’s Chapel ministry. Click here to see all READ MORE »
Every Sunday during Advent, a family is asked to light the candles on the wreath. Here are some photos from 2019. Patti Green and her family lit the first candle of Advent on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Photo by Danny Schweers. The Young, Williams, and Aberdeen/Alexander families lit the candles on the Advent wreath at READ MORE »
Congratulations to SsAM member Tracey Dixon. She will be leaving her corporate job at the end of 2019 to begin her new position as the Director of Elections, New Castle County, Delaware. The photo is of she and her son, Cameron. He sings in the choir! Click here to see all the recent member photos.
An op-ed by Alice Sawyer, a long-time member of our church and a 30-year employee of the YMCA, appeared in the December 5, 2019 issue of the News Journal newspaper. Entitled, “The Wilmington YMCA should serve all and not close 41 beds dedicated to homeless”, the op-ed takes the YMCA to task for its recent READ MORE »
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 »
We will celebrate a Seder with Rabbi Douglas on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Details to be announced. About the Rabbi in Residence I am grateful to my colleague, the Reverend David Andrews, for his friendship and for offering me the opportunity to serve as Rabbi in Residence of the Episcopal Church of READ MORE »
Edythe Bryant (in photo, left), a long-time member of our church, passed away on October 6, 2019. A memorial service was held Monday, October 14, 2019 at SsAM. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. We seldom post photos of the recently READ MORE »
Here are over 100 photos by Ken Francis of the Soul Of The City Community Fun Fest, Sept. 28, 2019. Click on any thumbnail to see it larger in a slideshow. To download an image to your computer from the slideshow, right-click on it. To return here, click on the “x” in the upper right READ MORE »
Whenever possible, we encourage children and youth to actively participate in our worship services as readers, greeters, acolytes, ushers, etc. Click the image to see it larger. Click here to learn more about children, youth, and young families at SsAM. Click here to see all the recent SsAM member photos.