I encourage you to put aside time to ponder in silence the power of Christ’s birth. I realize that not everyone has the temperament or the desire to take time each day to dedicate time to silent prayer. We live such busy and hectic lives that often leave us tired and burdened when we more »
News Items at SsAM
News items, recent accomplishments, and praise.
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 more »
Join us as we prepare for the birth of Jesus! Advent, from the Latin adventus, means “coming”. Advent, a quiet time of watching and waiting, consists of the four Sundays before Christmas when we anticipate Christ’s coming into the world. It is a time of preparation. Advent is the first season of the church year. more »
So far we have received pledges of $322,152 from 100 pledging units as of December 4. That is 70% of the way towards our goal. We thank God for your generosity! Our budget for 2020 is based on the pledges you and others make, so please provide your pledge as soon as possible so the 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 more »
Patti Green and her family lit the first candle of Advent on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Photo by Danny Schweers. Click here to see all the recent member photos.
Rabbi-in-Residence Douglas Krantz is teaching adults about the Old Testament at 12:00 p.m. in Crypt Hall. Dec. 1, CREATION, Genesis 1:1 – 2:3 Rabbis, we learned, make their own comments about the Torah, and study the collected comments of other rabbis, all the multiple interpretations. Creation is the great gift. When the Book of Genesis more »
Here is the big list of Invite-Welcome-Connect ideas generated by those who attended the Invite-Welcome-Connect Evangelism Conference on November 23, 2019 but most come from various brain-storming sessions in late 2018. IDEAS FROM EVANGELISM RETREAT OF NOVEMBER 23, 2019 INVITE IDEAS Educate members about the different evangelism styles of the Apostles. Members will find some more »
Here are links to some news items of interest to anyone connected to downtown Wilmington, Delaware. Our church, and the churches from which we were formed, go back many, many decades here in the heart of the city. 12/5/2019 Alice Sawyer Chastises Wilmington YMCA. An op-ed by Alice Sawyer, a long-time member of our church more »
SUNDAY SERVICES 8:00am: Holy Eucharist (Spoken). 10:30am: Choral Eucharist. Click here for directions and parking information. Click the links below to share in the SsAM worship experience: WEEKLY VISION NEWSLETTER (Our Sunday Bulletin with Announcements) Weekly Vision 12.8 LEAFLET (Order of Worship) Advent II – 2019 OUR LITURGY UNFOLDED Our liturgy unfolded Advent RECTOR’S REFLECTION E Blast more »
Children’s Chapel, Angel Tree, Rabbi-in-Residence, Annual ECW Christmas Luncheon, Deck The Hall Concert, Christmas Gifts for Our Breakfast Guests, Wilmington Concert Opera, Wreath Making and Decorating, Messiah Sing-Along, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services, Chopin Serenade, Jazz Vespers for MLK Day, Code Purple Ministry, and Food Donations. DETAILS: Sunday, 12/8/2019 – Children’s Chapel at 10:30 more »
Each of us has the gift of creativity, essential to every ministry. Imagination is so important as we invite others to join us, as we practice hospitality, and as we connect to one another. Imagination is essential when circumstances challenge us to recreate our shattered lives. We seek and find the extraordinary in the ordinary. more »
Undee Sunday, Every November When the winter and cold temperatures approach, our homeless friends need long underwear. In response, the Community Advocacy Committee has UNDEE SUNDAY every November. Along with your pledge of talents and dollars during the stewardship season, please think of giving this small token of love to our needy friends. Please bring more »
Our coffee hour — 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Sundays — often has a generous offering of fruit, veggies, dips, chips, and more, depending on what goodies our members bring to church. Sometimes there is a cake to celebrate a birthday or graduation! And there is always sweet tea and hot coffee. If you are more »
Member development is not one standalone line item in the budget. It is about everything we are about as a parish. by the Rev. David T. Andrews, Rector. A couple of weeks ago the finance committee presented information about where SsAM is financially. The committee has worked faithfully the last couple of months more »
Children’s Chapel began Sunday, September 15, 2019 and runs thru May, 2020. Children’s Chapel is a worship, music and learning experience for children at the 10:30 service. Each Sunday, the children begin with their families in church and are led by the crucifer to the Education Suite immediately following the Gospel reading. Click here to more »
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES Tuesday, December 24 Family Service – 4:00 p.m. Christmas Carol Sing-Along – 10:30 p.m. followed immediately by Candlelight Chorale Eucharist – 11:00 p.m. Christmas Day Holy Eucharist Wednesday, December 25 – 10:00 a.m. Other Advent and Christmas Events at SsAM: Saturday, 12/14/2019 – Annual Christmas Luncheon by the Episcopal Church Women, more »
Every winter, SsAM offers its auditorium space to accommodate the homeless community on nights the city declares a Code Purple Alert. Code Purple is declared any time the actual temperature is 20°F or below or the wind chill is 15ºF or below. Then Friendship House opens the Wilmington Empowerment Center (in our building) from 2:30 more »
Here are links to only the most recent recordings of sermons at SsAM, one sermon from each preacher. Click here to see all the sermons of 2019 and recent years. You can find videos of entire Sunday services on the Friends of SsAM Facebook page. DOWNLOAD: You can download these sermons to your desktop. Click more »