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.

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 »

Christina Cultural Arts Center

Have you seen how Christina Cultural Arts Center has erected a huge mosaic two-stories tall on the Shipley Street side of its building? One stated goal of the city is to make the backs of buildings fronting Market Street look better at their back ends on Shipley. Christina Cultural Arts Center is leading the way! more »

The Sexton’s Keys

One sign of the many ministries of our church is the key ring carried by Charles, our sexton. Some 35 keys adorn that ring, giving him access to the rooms and cabinets of our large, three-story complex, everything from Crypt Hall to towel dispensers. Click here to see all the recent Sunday morning photos by more »

Gloria Hampton

“Why isn’t peace news? Where are the cameras when peace breaks out? Where are the reporters when peace is sustained?” So asked Gloria Hampton on Sunday, October 30, when members of the 10:30 a.m. congregation were asked to talk about making peace and being peaceful often in spite of our anxieties and temperaments, our situations more »

Sister Rosie Castelli

As part of her novitiate training for the Dominican Order of Preachers, Rosie gave the Season of Creation sermon on Sunday, October 23, 2016, “Our Common Humanity”. She said it is easy to lose sight of our common humanity, that even the worst of us are like the best of us, and all of us more »

D-L Casson

Diane-Louise (D-L) Casson let Danny Schweers photograph her in early October, 2016. D-L is in the church office every weekday in her role as executive assistant to the rector. You will also see her most Sunday mornings at SsAM’s 10:30 a.m. worship service, near the altar serving as a Liturgical Assistant — helping the service more »