News Items at SsAM
News items, recent accomplishments, and praise.
“Why isn’t peace news? Where are the cameras when peace breaks out? Where are the reporters when peace is sustained?” So asked Gloria Hampton on Sunday, October 30, when members of the 10:30 a.m. congregation were asked to talk about making peace and being peaceful often in spite of our anxieties and temperaments, our situations READ MORE »
After volunteering to be a Sunday morning lay reader and an acolyte at our church, it was easy for Barbara Henry to agree to serve as a lay eucharistic minister as well. Some Sundays she does all three tasks. Her husband, Danny Schweers, has maintained this website since 2004, and has worked with the bishop’s READ MORE »
The 25th anniversary of the ordination of the Rev. David T. Andrews, Jr., was celebrated on September 10, 2016 with a service of choral evensong. The SsAM Choir turned out in force, with Kimberly Doucette, Cantor; David Christopher, Organist and Director of Music; and Jacqueline Roberts, Pianist. Here is a recording of the homily by READ MORE »
Here is a photo of Bob Richmond standing on the roof. In the background, circled in red, is the new loft for the organ pipes. When Bob was on the Organ Renovation Committee, the plan was to put most of the new pipes in the back of the church, above the balcony. The better, more READ MORE »
The Roberts Family — Les, Jacqueline, and Les, Jr. — are worshiping together regularly for the first time. Until recently, they were serving at different churches. Jacqueline had been working at Bethel A.M.E. Church since 1954, most recently as the director of church music. At the same time, Les served as an acolyte in the READ MORE »
On Sunday morning, August 14, 2016, I took this photo of Sandy Holt with morning light coming from behind her left shoulder. Sandy is an usher at SsAM’s 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Someone asked her to do this task for a few weeks. That was years ago! Ushers do not serve every Sunday, but READ MORE »
“Lovely” is not often a word used to describe music performed on the trumpet, but that’s our word for Catherine Soukup’s playing at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Other words we could use are “inspiring” and “stirring”. Katie played with organist David Christopher throughout the service and, when it came time READ MORE »
Here are a photos of recent baptisms at SsAM. To get a high-resolution image, suitable for printing, please contact Danny Schweers. Click on any thumbnail image below to see it larger in a slide show. To return here, click on the “x” in the upper right of the slide show, or press the ESC key READ MORE »
Our church was nearly full on Sunday morning, June 5, 2016 when Bishop Wayne Wright visited. Two people were baptized, fourteen were confirmed in their baptism, one was received from a fellow denomination, and one person reaffirmed their baptismal vows. Click here to learn more about these theological distinctions. Click any image below to see READ MORE »
Click here for a brief biography of each of our candidates for the Vestry. The election is June 12, 2016 at the 9:30 a.m. service. Vestry candidates 2016
Above, Youth and Youth Families celebrate their recent bake sale, which raised enough money to purchase a new 16 foot pipe for the Katherine Esterly Organ, which is now being installed.
God of the nations
POSTPONED! Fr. David encourages you to follow in the steps of St. Paul. In the span of eleven days, our tour group will travel to Athens, Kusadasi, Patmos, Heraklion, Santorini, Piraeus, Meteores, Thessaloniki, Philippi, Veria, and Delphi via cruise ship and deluxe motor coaches. THIS TOUR HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2018. For details of the READ MORE »
We start our 20th year discussing the goals set by St. Andrew’s and St. Matthew’s when they consolidated in 1996. This ten week series moves through Epiphany and concludes on Palm Sunday. What an empowering image that is for me, that we would conclude these conversations on the threshold of the holiest weeks of the READ MORE »
VIDEO: We are the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. We say that Jesus is to be found in the world, in the streets, in hospitals and office buildings, wherever people are found. That is where the Episcopal church can be found, seeking Jesus in the world, saying and showing that this place, this life, READ MORE »
The Katherine Esterly Organ was installed in the fall of 2016. We thank all of you who have helped to make this dream become a reality at that time. Photos: The Dedication of the Katherine Esterly Organ was Sunday, February 19, 2017. Our kitchen renovations are complete! Volunteers use the James Thomas kitchen to feed READ MORE »
Three of the many who attended SsAM’s Annual Picnic on Sunday, July 19, 2015. The food was delicious. The humidity and heat was endured. In the photo is Danny Schweers, this site’s webmaster (left); the Rev. Canon Lloyd S. Casson, Rector Emeritus; and Michelle Smith, who was recently elected to the Vestry, SsAM’s governing board.
Debbie Layton (left) and Joyce Bembry, both members of SsAM, were delegates to the Episcopal Church’s General Convention, June 25 to July 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City Utah. Click the image to see it larger. Click here to learn more about General Convention, including the news that, for the first time, a person of READ MORE »
Fr. David was presented with a colorful dreadlock hat by Youth & Young Families after they returned from their mission trip to Jamaica in June, 2015. Click the image to see it larger in a new window.