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: November 16, 2014

PROPER 28, YEAR A, 16 NOVEMBER 2014, Rev. Vant Washington III “TO EACH ACCORDING TO HIS ABILITY” This phrase or statement brings back for me memories as a elementary grade school boy, lined up along the school playground chain fence, waiting to chosen for one of the sides to play either kickball or softball. Usually…

Homily: November 9, 2014

PROPER 27, Year A, 9 November 2014, Rev. Theo Park You can always tell when we’re heading into the home stretch of the Sundays after Pentecost, because the lectionary starts hinting at Advent. Meaning we start hearing stories that talk about the end times and the second coming and what it means to be found…

Homily: November 2, 2014 – All Saints’ Day

Anyone who comes into my office will see I have five large framed icons on my wall. The one in the center is Holy Wisdom, but she is surrounded by my chosen pantheon of Anglican saints: there’s Aelred of Rievaulx, a 12th Century abbott and theologian, who wrote movingly of the ability of two men…

Homily: October 26, 2014

According to ancient scribal tradition, Jewish Law contains not just 2 commandments, not just 10, but 613 separate commandments. Some teachers then divided the 613 into 365 prohibitions (one for each day of the year) and 248 positive commands (one for each bone of the body). In this vivid and charming fashion, they indicated that…

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…