The mission of the task force is to actualize Resolution 001 of the 233rd Annual Convention, to support producers of locally-grown food. SsAM member Steven Jones has been appointed chairperson. Jones will be putting together a diocesan-wide, five-person task force with the goal of implementing a plan for Camp Arrowhead and Memorial House that meets READ MORE »
News Items at SsAM
News items, recent accomplishments, and praise.
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 »
Here are links to only the most recent recordings of sermons at SsAM, one sermon from each preacher, all recorded before the pandemic hit in 2020. Since the pandemic, we have been making video recordings, which include sermons. They can be found on our YouTube page. Click here! DOWNLOAD: You can download these sermons to 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 »
At its productive meeting on February 12, 2020, the SsAM Vestry heard from four guests; went over reports from our rector, music director, and finance and property committees; moved forward on strategic initiatives, formed a nominating committee, planned the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, assigned vestry liaisons to various ministries, and set a June 14 date 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 »
[Worship services at Regal Heights were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.] FATHER DAVID’S BLOG OF 2/14/2020 — We need new SsAM volunteers to visit Regal Heights on the fourth Sunday of the month to offer brief worship services that includes the celebration of Holy Communion. This ministry takes about two hours a month including travel READ MORE »
In these early months of 2020, I am offering many ways for you and I to support each other in our personal faith development. It is vitally important that each of us find what works for us if we are to be active disciples of Jesus Christ in the world today. Part of my role 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 »
FATHER DAVID’S BLOG of 1/3/2020: A blessed New Year to everyone. This week I am sharing Richard Rohr’s daily meditation from New Year’s Eve. An Evolving Faith: The Work of Healing. Up to now, top-down religion has pretty much spoiled the show. We need trained experts, scholars, leaders, and teachers, but the truths of Christianity 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 »
Here is a trenchant video about the truth behind the “perfect family” as they arrive at church. Our advice? Dress up or come in your pajamas but get here!
FATHER DAVID’S BLOG of 12/22/2019: While on retreat a couple of weeks ago I began the program, The Artist’s Way. This innovative and creative program has been around for over twenty five years and was created by Julie Cameron. Its primary purpose is to help individuals unlock the creative spirit that is in in each READ MORE »
Inviting people to church can be awkward. Here is a humorous video about someone taking it to a new level.
Here is a video that debunks many of the lame reasons people give for not coming to church. Needless to say, this video was produced before the COVID-19 pandemic!
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 »
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 »