You are invited to worship God with us in person on Sunday at 8:00 or 10:30 a.m. in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. The 10:30 a.m. service will be broadcast live and then be available on-demand. Please join Tee-Isha Lynch and Barry Hackney, Jr. in the celebration of the baptism of Mahlaya Taliah Hackney. For those who READ MORE »
News Items at SsAM
News items, recent accomplishments, and praise.
Clergy Transition – Our Search for a New Rector
June 2, 2023 — Throughout the month of June we will be welcoming our semi-finalists to visit SsAM. In those visits, they will get to know SsAM better and toward this goal they will engage in meetings with our Senior Warden, Treasurer, Director of Music, Parish Administrator, our Interim Rector, the search committee, and Canon READ MORE »
Welcome To SsAM. You are invited!
SsAM, the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, welcomes you. Come to God’s Table! Come, you have much faith, and you who have little, or are questioning faith. Come, you who have been here often, and you who have not been for a long time or ever before. Come, you READ MORE »
SsAM Presents: Upcoming Events
Worship God with us this Sunday, June 11 at 8:00 or 10:30 a.m. Click here to learn more about worship services at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM). Our 10:30 a.m. services are broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook, and are available afterwards on-demand, to watch as your schedule allows. Prayer Services READ MORE »
Scholarships Available for SsAM Members
The deadline is July 15, 2023 to apply for $1,000 college scholarships. The Community Advocacy Committee sponsors scholarships for students entering college and for those who are already enrolled. Thanks to the generosity of those who contribute to our Apostles In Ministry (AIM) Fund, our church is able to award $1,000 scholarships in 2023. Last READ MORE »
Vikings, Grimaces, and Cobble Stones
A reflection by Danny Schweers for June 2, 2023. As Vikings cheered, riders grimaced their way over the cobblestones and up Monkey Hill. The event was the Wilmington Gran Prix. This was the first day of bicycle racing, about five kilometers around Brandywine Park, ending at the top of Van Buren Street after it passes READ MORE »
Children’s Chapel continues on June 11 at 10:30am.
Children’s Chapel will meet on June 11 at 10:30am. Chapel is usually on every second and fourth Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Crypt Hall. Children have several activities before rejoining their families during the passing of the Peace. Parents/guardians – please stop by Crypt Hall before the 10:30 service to complete a brief registration form READ MORE »
Steps to Peace and Justice
Discussion Series on Peace, Justice, and Race, Third Wednesdays at 6:30pm via Zoom. by Norwood Coleman, Sr. For the next few months on the third Wednesday of the month, I plan to have videos and discussions of topics related to peace, justice, and race. Many of you who attended our previous Zoom sessions expressed appreciation READ MORE »
First Friday Walks for Justice and Peace in Wilmington, Delaware
The next walks are on Friday, June 2 and July 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the SsAM parking lot, 713 N. Shipley Street. Join us for this peaceful, prayerful walk through the center of Wilmington to promote an end to racial and social injustice. We gather in the SsAM parking lot with people from various READ MORE »
Chris White Art Gallery and Shipley Artist Lofts.
Edward Loper Jr. receptions at Chris White Gallery, 5-9pm, Fridays, July 7 and 14. Here are three chances to see “Wilmington and Beyond”, the work of Ed Loper Jr. and two other artists. Click here for details of this exhibition on display at the other end of the block from SsAM. Our Church, Chris White, READ MORE »
Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency at SsAM
The “Boysie” Lowery Living Jazz Residency at SsAM is a two-week artist residency created to provide space to grow for the next generation of jazz artists who are both composers and performers. Residents experience an intense learning experience designed to help them find their sound, mature as musicians, and make lasting connections with like-minded peers. READ MORE »
The Reverend Clay Brown
On Friday, June 2, 2023, Father Clay shared that he has accepted the call to be the Curate at St. Thomas’s Episcopal Parish, Newark. We look forward to coordinating calendars and being able to say “goodbye” to Clay and to thank him for being at SsAM. The Rev. Clay Brown was ordained a priest on READ MORE »
Sickle Cell Disease Ministry
2023-06-02 — The SsAM team of fo0d coaches has been trained and will begin working with their families next week. Providing Healthy Food for Patients and families Managing Sickle Cell Disease is a collaboration between SsAM, the Food Farmacy at Lutheran Community Services, and the Congregational Health Network at Nemours Children’s Health. Interested? Please click READ MORE »
Get Fired Up!
A reflection for Pentecost by Christina Brennan Lee, May 26, 2023. Today we are blasé. Too many in our own SsAM real or virtual pews aren’t reading this E-Blast or Weekly Vision at all. We show up at our preferred appointed hour and go home, or watch online and don’t read what arrives in hand, READ MORE »
Peggy Shane Memorial Library
The Peggy Shane Memorial Library was dedicated on May 7, 2023. This is a curated selection of books that Peggy Shane read as part of a book group that continues to update the collection. If you have a book that you believe should be part of this collection, please click here to contact the church administrator. READ MORE »
Advancing Environmental Justice Through Community Advocacy
Please join us for a luncheon with Michele Roberts, Co-Coordinator of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance, to discuss her career and current work as a member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. When addressing climate change and creating environmental policies, it is crucial to advocate for the communities and individuals that have been READ MORE »
Charisse Rodgers is New Co-Chair of Racial Justice and Reconciliation Commission
Charisse L. Rodgers has served the church in numerous capacities, to include, vestry person, church treasurer, ECW board, diocesan nominating committee, program committees, Diocesan Council, and alternate deputy to General Convention. Currently she is a member of the finance committee at SsAM. Charisse L. Rodgers is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at READ MORE »
Depending On Faith Alone
A reflection by Christina Brennan Lee for March 5, 2023. For the Sunday and also the Daily Lectionary (appointed readings), we are given an Old Testament passage, a Psalm, an Epistle (a New Testament Letter which can be left out), and, of course, a reading from the Gospel. They are generally arranged with a common READ MORE »
Choosing What To Do
A reflection by Mary Lou Edgar for the First Week of Lent 2023. It seems impossible that it is already Lent. The year is going by quickly or possibly I am just getting older. I have been reading a great deal by Richard Rohr and although I am struggling a bit as it is new READ MORE »
The Extraordinary Life of Rosetta Henderson
An interview with Rosetta Henderson and a digital exhibit exploring her life and accomplishments is now at the Hagley Museum and Library. This January 2023 addition to the museum’s archives is part of the its oral history project recognizing Black STEM Pioneers in Delaware. With advanced degrees in chemistry, Henderson pursued a career in research READ MORE »