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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 READ MORE »
Bible Study with Rabbi Krantz Tuesdays at Noon Via Video through February 23, 2021. Zoom login info was in the email you received from the church on Friday. Didn’t get an email? Click here to sign up for our emails or, to get the username and password for this Zoom meeting, call or text Danny READ MORE »
Edythe Bryant (in photo, left), a long-time member of our church, passed away on October 6, 2019. A memorial service was held Monday, October 14, 2019 at SsAM. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. We seldom post photos of the recently READ MORE »
Here are over 100 photos by Ken Francis of the Soul Of The City Community Fun Fest, Sept. 28, 2019. Click on any thumbnail to see it larger in a slideshow. To download an image to your computer from the slideshow, right-click on it. To return here, click on the “x” in the upper right READ MORE »
Whenever possible, we encourage children and youth to actively participate in our worship services as readers, greeters, acolytes, ushers, etc. Click the image to see it larger. Click here to learn more about children, youth, and young families at SsAM. Click here to see all the recent SsAM member photos.
As people are leaving church, they are surprisingly willing to have a conversation, as though they want to bask in the afterglow of the church service a little longer. Here we see Katy Soukup (left) and her mother, Lu. Talking with them, we learned that the Soukup family is full of photographers. Lu’s husband was READ MORE »
Calec Perez Cruz received a white alb and was robed as an adult acolyte at the annual meeting on Sunday, June 16, 2019. He was also recognized for having graduated from high school. Ten years ago, all the acolytes at SsAM were men, a small group who called themselves “the old geezers”. Some had served READ MORE »