Here is the photo of Cynthia Oates that will go on the Howard High School’s Wall of Fame. Cynthia is being honored for many accomplishments. For 30 years she taught elementary school children, first in Wilmington and then, after desegregation in 1975, in the Red Clay School District, where she also served as a Student READ MORE »
News Items at SsAM
News items, recent accomplishments, and praise.
These three new acolytes represent a very big change at our church. For decades, the acolytes were men, men who had been acolytes since they were very young, back before the churches of Saint Andrew’s and Saint Matthew’s consolidated into the church we now call the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew. Those gentlemen READ MORE »
There was a Kwanzaa celebration at our church on Thursday, December 29, 2016 and Sharon Bryant wants you to see the photos and videos she took of the event. Click here or the photo above to see all her Kwanzaa photos and videos. The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew, Wilmington, Delaware.
PHOTO: Dr. Emmanuel Babatunde (front center) is Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Lincoln University. He celebrated his birthday at SsAM on January 1, 2017. He is thankful for his three children with him that day at SsAM, and for the friends who gathered around him. Click here to see other READ MORE »
VIDEO: The first notes in public from the Kitty Esterly Organ at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in downtown Wilmington, Delaware were accompanied by the Adult Choir and by members from the congregation familiar with this anthem, Felix Mendelssohn’s “There Shall A Star Come Out of Jacob.” David Christopher was the organist READ MORE »
“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 »
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 »
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.
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.
SsAM YYF took a mission trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica in the summer of 2015. We visited the Blossom Gardens Orphanage, St. James Parish, and a Senior Home. Youth and Young Families was blessed on Sunday, June 7, before many went off for a mission trip to Jamaica. Click here or the panorama photo above READ MORE »
A group of members from SsAM are coming together to respond to the crisis faced by the unaccompanied children on our border. If you are interested, please contact the church office. Click the link below to learn more. THE VULNERABLE UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN NEED YOU.
Jesus Christ is risen today; Alleluia. These stirring words will fill the sanctuary on this most glorious day in the Christian calendar. The organ will play and the choir and congregation will sing. It will be memorable, but it will be even more glorious when we have the Katherine Esterly Organ in place. That day READ MORE »
On Sunday, January 12, 2014, four children were baptized at the 10:30 a.m. service. Click on the photo above to see it larger. After it appears, you can right click the larger photo to download it to your computer. Click here to listen to Fr. Andrews’ sermon.