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, 12:00 Noon. The theme is “Mary the Mother of Jesus … A Refugee”. We are collecting items for refugees: blankets, socks, gloves, toiletries, gift cards to Walmart, Wawa, Family Dollar, and Food Lion, gift cards for purchase of shoes for kids at local department stores, packaged underwear, games, toys, puzzles, books, art supplies, coloring books for kids and adults, activity books, markers, colored pencils, crayons, paint sets, pastels, sketch pads, paint canvas, and crafting kits.
Saturday, 12/14/2019 – Deck The Hall: A Concert by the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware, 7:00 p.m. Click here for concert information and to purchase tickets on the Rainbow Chorale website.
Sunday, 12/15/2019 – Christmas Gifts for our Sunday Breakfast Guests. Once a year we offer gifts (valued $5 to $7) to those who come to the breakfast we serve on Sunday mornings at 7:00 a.m. Please leave wrapped gifts in the Narthex by Sunday, December 15 and make sure they are clearly labeled “Sunday Breakfast”. If you have no time to shop or are homebound, you may mail a check to Saints Andrew & Matthew, 719 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or leave it in the offering plate. Please make your check payable to “SsAM” and put “Breakfast Gifts” on the memo line.
Saturday, 12/21/2019 – Greening of the Church (part I) Wreath Making Fun at 9:00 a.m. Help make wreaths to decorate the sanctuary. No experience needed!
Sunday, 12/22/2019 — YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY – (12:00-1:00 p.m.) All children and youth are invited to join us in the Education Suite for a youth holiday tree trimming & pizza party. All children of the parish and their families are invited including acolytes, treble choristers, ushers, and all who attend Children’s Chapel! For more information contact Director Dave in the church office.
Sunday, 12/22/2019 — Greening of the Church (part II) – Those who would like to help complete decorating the church are invited to meet in the sanctuary following the 10:30 service.
Sunday, 12/22/2019 — Messiah Sing-Along at 7:00 p.m. We will sing the Christmas selections from George Frederic Handel’s music plus the Hallelujah Chorus. Bring your own score or borrow one at the door. $10 suggested donation.
ALL WINTER: Code Purple Ministry. SsAM offers its auditorium space to accommodate the homeless community on nights the city declares a Code Purple Alert. You are invited to serve on the SsAM hospitality team.
ONGOING – Food Donations for local food pantries: SsAM gives your non-perishable food items to Lutheran Community Service’s food pantries. Please donate as often as you can by placing items in one of the mesh bins in the Narthex and near the 2nd floor elevator. We are also collecting plastic bags!