You are invited to worship God with us in person on Sunday at 8:00 or 10:30 a.m. in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.
Our 10:30 a.m. service is broadcast live and afterwards is available on-demand.
For those who cannot or choose not to worship in person, our worship services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. are broadcast live on the SsAM YouTube channel and via Facebook. They are available afterwards on-demand. We also live-stream three prayer services every weekday, Monday through Friday, at 8am, 5pm, and 8pm.
Advent and Christmas Services
We begin the Church Year with Advent, from the Latin adventus, meaning “coming.” Advent, a quiet time of watching and waiting, consists of the four Sundays before Christmas when we anticipate Christ’s coming into the world. It is a time of preparation. We then celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas. Click here to see our schedule of Advent and Christmas services.
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 who have tried to follow and you who have failed. Come to the table, for Christ invites us all to be known, fed, and loved here.
We usually have two worship services on Sunday.
Sundays at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. is when we usually gather to sing hymns, hear scripture readings, listen to a sermon and celebrate Eucharist (communion). There is room in the pews for you and yours.
813 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, Delaware is the address of our parking lot. More parking is free across Orange Street in the Colonial Parking lot. Click here to learn more about our location and parking.
Sunday Service Leaflet Bulletin
On the day of the Sunday service, click here to see the leaflet bulletin of scripture readings, prayers, and the words to the hymns. The video broadcast does not display the words said and sung by the congregation, so click here to see the leaflet bulletin.
Wine At Communion, Gluten-Free Wafers
In addition to the bread, wine is also administered during Communion. Communion in one kind (receiving bread only) remains, as it always has been, a perfectly valid and holy way to participate in the Lord’s Supper. Gluten-free bread is always an option at SsAM in addition to regular bread.
Virus Precautions at SsAM
The wearing of masks is a personal decision and people are welcome to choose to mask at any time as well as decide on their level of contact with others. We continue to have masks available for anyone needing one.
Our air cleaning systems — iWave-C self-cleaning, bi-polar ionization generators — are state of the art, built to kill pathogens of all kinds, including viruses.
Anyone feeling ill, or who has had a recent positive test or exposure to a virus, should not attend worship or church activities until their situation is resolved.
Everyone eligible to be vaccinated is urged to do so and to remain up-to-date on any and all booster shots available.
The Passing of the Peace is, for the time being, from a distance and not our old habit of shaking hands and hugging one another.
Those taking communion may dip their wafers (but not their fingers) into the communion wine or sip from the cup or do without. Click here to watch Bishop Brown’s video about returning to the common cup.
Prayer at SsAM: The Daily Office via video on Facebook Live
We offer three prayer services every weekday, Monday through Friday, at 8am, 5pm, and 8pm.
Like other denominations, the Episcopal Church follows a schedule of daily readings from the Bible. By reading a bit from the Bible every day, we read most of it every three years. Click here to see the schedule of readings, also called “The Liturgical Calendar” or “The Lectionary”.