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.

Click here to view a 360 degree video of our worship space, Courtesy of the Houses of Worship Project, University of Minnesota

Homily: June 26, 2016

June 26, 2016, YEAR C; Rev. Cindi Brickson     I thought perhaps I would preach this week primarily about the text from Galatians: By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things… If we live by the Spirit, let…

Homily: June 12, 2016

June 12, 2016, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar   In our gospel reading today, we are at a dinner thrown by a Pharisee, whose guests are likely as prominent in the community as he is.   At the center of this meal is Jesus, the young prophet about whom everyone is talking.   Expectations, no doubt,…

Homily: June 5, 2016

June 5, 2013, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar       Our hearts will hold more if our hands hold less. The nameless widow from Zarephath in our first reading today knew this first hand. She and her son were both about to die. Like their neighbors, they lived off of the land… But the land…

Homily: April 10, 2016

April 10, 2016, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar The last chapter of John’s gospel- which we just heard appears be a mish mash of stories about the crucified and risen Jesus.   First, Jesus acts as a fishing guide to some down on their luck fishermen.   Then he becomes the short order cook, preparing breakfast…

Homily: April 3, 2016

April 3, 2016, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar The doors of the house where the disciples met were locked.   They were afraid, very afraid,   that the same leaders who had crucified Jesus would soon be pounding on their door, and doing the same to them.   That fear is totally understandable. A few days…