An Advent reflection by Mary Lou Edgar, December 4, 2022. This Sunday begins the second week of Advent. I have always thought of Advent in a myriad of ways. While in church, I focused on waiting for the birth of Jesus. When I wasn’t in church, it was the countdown to Christmas — parties to READ MORE »
Meditations and teachings plus upcoming Adult Education opportunities at SsAM — the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.
Racial Justice and Reconciliation in Delaware
The Racial Justice and Reconciliation Commission invites all parishes to participate in the quilt project by September 15, 2023. Project Goal: To engage every parish in the diocese to create a mini quilt that best represents a message of justice and hope of Becoming Beloved Community. Parish Interest: Each parish is invited to participate in READ MORE »
Give Thanks One Hundred Times A Day
2022-11-20 stewardship witness by Danny Schweers. Giving thanks is a cure for depression. So claims my friend. At one time in her life she became so severely depressed she was institutionalized. Then she took up the practice, every day, of giving thanks for one hundred things, listing them. No gratitude was too small or too READ MORE »
Reflection: Holidays and Holy Days
A reflection by Christina Brennan Lee on 11 November, 2022. One hundred four years ago on this date, World War I officially ended with an armistice. This armistice was an agreement to cease fighting, after four years of horrific warring. For awhile, November 11 was known as Armistice Day. This country now commemorates all US READ MORE »
Voting, a Saintly Act
A reflection by Mary Lou Edgar for November 6, 2022. The beginning of November is always busy for me. It is a time when we have Halloween and, for our family, that starts the holiday season. It is also a time for me to focus on the saints I have looked to for inspiration for READ MORE »
Where Is God? A Reflection on Jeremiah, Chapter 2
by Danny Schweers, November 30, 2022. The Book of Jeremiah is not pleasant reading. Readings from the Book of Jeremiah may be heard often in those Christian denominations which emphasize the sinfulness of human beings, but it is not a favorite among my fellow Episcopalians. Episcopalians emphasize God’s love and forgiveness, not God’s disappointment and READ MORE »
Grant me understanding that I may live.
2022-10-28, a reflection by Danny Schweers. I love this saying, the last half of verse 144 of Psalm 119. It promises that, if we can understand, we can live. Of course, people go on breathing even when they do not understand. I know. I have been doing it for decades! But when I do not READ MORE »
Take Four Steps to Peace and Justice
SsAM Peace and Justice Initiative Communication No. 1 by Norwood Coleman, Sr. I am humbled to have been invited to serve as the liaison between SsAM and the Diocesan Justice and Reconciliation Commission. It is my intent to facilitate our church’s efforts by involving as many fellow congregants as possible in our deliberations. I am READ MORE »
We Made A Promise
The SsAM Finance Committee has something to say about stewardship, about the promise made 26 years ago. Supporting our living history — our promise to each other and the community. Twenty-six years ago Episcopalians in downtown Wilmington made a promise to create a multi-racial congregation which welcomes all people who seek the love of God READ MORE »
What is the Season of Creation?
2022-10-21 — A reflection by Christina Brennan Lee. Canon Casson introduced us all to this Season, and we are one of the few congregations in this country who use it. It is intended to be a time of conscious reflection on what God’s Creation is to each of us and all of us. The Season READ MORE »
Norwood Coleman’s Stewardship Witness
SsAM stewardship testimonial offered on October 16, 2022 by Norwood Coleman, Sr. Good morning. Alice and I have attended Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) since The Cathedral Church of St. John closed. We were drawn here by the welcoming activities extended to Cathedral members by SsAM. When we began to attend early services, we were READ MORE »
Creation, Connection, and Children
A reflection by Mary Lou Edgar, October 16, 2022. Last Sunday, SsAM began having Children’s Chapel again. We have talked about resuming Chapel for some time, and it finally happened. Even though I was one of the facilitators, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was a wonderful experience — one that we are READ MORE »
Church on Thursday
A reflection by Danny Schweers, 8 October 2022. Thursday at church began with a stewardship mailing but I was back again on Friday and Saturday — for a potluck supper, a funeral, and searching for a new rector. Thursday, September 29 John Goodill, M.D. was my assistant (or was it the other way around?) as READ MORE »
Eugene R. Young, Jr.
Eugene R. Young, Jr., Director of the Delaware State Housing Authority, will be our preacher on Sunday, October 30, at 10:30 a.m. “Our World at Peace” is his subject. Director Young was appointed to his current position by Governor John Carney in May of 2021. In cooperation with other state agencies and advocates, Director Young READ MORE »
Reflection: Creation and Conflict
Wing-ed white whispers of fluffy dandelion airies were drafting as feathery angels through the breezy late summer-like air as I wrote today, in flurries as if on a winter’s morn, yet warm and bright in the sun: Creation and Re-Creation at work. Yet also as I wrote, Puerto Rico has suffered catastrophic damage from Hurricane READ MORE »
Cynthia Primo Martin honored
We are delighted to announce that Cynthia Primo Martin, a long-time member of SsAM and daughter of the late Bishop Quintin E. Primo, Jr., was recognized in 2022 for the Alumni Wall of Fame at the University of Delaware. Click here to read more In July, 2021, we congratulated Cynthia Primo Martin on the publication READ MORE »
Rejoice With Me!
A reflection by Danny Schweers, 18 September 2022. At one point in my adult life — I was 28 years old — the Spirit said, “Rejoice with me!” I do not want to say that I heard those actual words or that I heard words at all but that was the meaning. I was called. READ MORE »
Reflection: What is The Daily Office?
Click here to see our schedule of Prayer Services via Facebook. by Christina Brennan Lee. What is The Daily Office? A place I used to go to before I retired. Well, yes and not quite! If you were present during our Annual Meeting in 2022, or, perhaps watched it on SsAM’s YouTube Channel (or are READ MORE »
Reflection of 9-9-2022 by Christina Brennan Lee. On Tuesday, I woke with a good spark of energy. I had my first cup of coffee and tidied up the kitchen a bit. I went downstairs and started a load of laundry. Came back up and poured a second cup of coffee. Then to the laptop to READ MORE »
What Is Love?
by Mary Lou Edgar, September 2, 2022. Each of us has probably been in love at one time or another. Maybe it was when we were very young and the intensity of our first major infatuation disrupted everything else in our lives. Possibly it was after we completed a plan for our life and decided READ MORE »