Gethsemane Episcopal Church began with a handful of people in 1856, seeking to establish a worshiping community in the soon to be burgeoning city of Minneapolis. For over 150 years, Gethsemane has been sowing seeds of worship, community, and justice. If you have further questions about the church, or would like to know more about our worship, mission, and ministry in the community, please stop by for a visit. The best way to get to know us is to join us for worship on a Sunday. All people, of every race, class, gender, sexual orientation, belief, and those seeking to learn more about their faith journeys, are welcome to experience and join our community. Our services are Sundays at 8 o'clock and 10 o'clock.

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Homily: Sept. 7, 2014

Proper 17, Year A: 7 September 2014 I lost my temper the other week. I don’t do this often because I grew up in an angry household and subsequently I try to restrain that impulse in myself. On this particular occasion, however, I felt (hold that thought) that an injustice had been done and I…

Sermon: 31 August 2014

Proper 17, Year A: 31 August 2014   Someone once accused the 18th Century Scottish philosopher David Hume, a noted agnostic, of being inconsistent because he regularly went to listen to a conservative Presbyterian preacher. Hume responded, “I don’t believe all that he says, but he does. And once a week I like to hear…

Homily: Aug. 24, 2014

Proper 16, Year A: 24 August 2014 There are three clergy—a Lutheran, a Roman Catholic, and an Episcopalian —who all end up at the Pearly Gates at the same time. It’s St. Peter’s day off, so Jesus is filling in and administering the entrance exam. “Don’t worry,” he says, “There’s only one question and it’s…

Homily: Aug. 17, 2014

Proper 15, Year A: 17 August 2014 “It is not fair to take food away from the children and throw it to the dogs.” “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
This is, for me, one of the most fascinating exchanges in all the scriptures.  I also find…

Shelf of Hope Update

With a few more checks in the mail, our final tally for the Open Your Hearts to the Hungry and Homeless Challenge turned out to be $5,543! Thank you Gethsemane and friends.