7/12/2020: LINKS TO LATEST NEWS about COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Our church has no plans to re-open soon. Meanwhile, we continue to gather by video and phone. Fr. David’s blog of 5/29/2020 — When will we be together again? When will regular worship services resume. State of Delaware State of Delaware “My Healthy Community” Episcopal Church READ MORE »
SsAM Member Photos
Our members are an active bunch! Click on any headline below, or any photo, to see the full post. If you are looking for a particular member, enter their name into the top right search box.
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 »
Some one hundred people — in person, masked, and and social distanced — stood outside First & Central Presbyterian Church on Friday, June 19 — Juneteenth — and then walked silently and prayerfully to our church. Our hope was to shine a light on the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police READ MORE »
On Memorial Day, 2020, Mr. George Floyd died as a result of being pinned to the ground while handcuffed by a Minneapolis police officer for over nine minutes. The national outrage was swift as cities all over the country mobilized and began peaceful marches and protests demanding justice in response to the death of Mr. READ MORE »
Congratulations to SsAM member Keziah Soto! Click here to learn more about Keziah’s art piece that got into the At Home Creativity campaign, by Springtide Research Institute. Keziah’s digital painting is “an idealized version of myself being hopeful for the future.” Click here to see all the SsAM Member posts on this website.
The former school superintendent, Army veteran, civil rights activist, and long-time member of our church died in Wilmington on April 21, 2020, at the age of 85. The Mayor’s Office released the following press release on May 5: Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki today honored the memory of former Red Clay School District Superintendent Dr. Joseph READ MORE »
This is a candid photograph of three (3) generations of the Gibbs family. Clockwise from upper left is Charisse L. Rodgers, Marion E. Gibbs, and Mrs. Juanita E. Gibbs. Juanita died in April, 2020. Thank God for her life with us! Ken Francis took this image during the SsAM New Kitchen Dedication Brunch on September 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 »
Please follow these links to learn more about the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. 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 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 »
History of SsAM: 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. OTHER HISTORY LINKS: Other photos and videos about SsAM, the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and 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 »
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 »