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.

Homily: August 23, 2015

Pentacost 13, YEAR B; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar In our first reading today We hear General Joshua throw down a challenge.   It’s the end of a very long military campaign – The home town Canaanites versus the invading Hebrews. The battle is over- the Hebrews have won!   But the Hebrew peoples’ need to choose God…

Homily: August 16, 2015

Pentacost 12, YEAR B; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar Yesterday, August 15th– was the Feast of St Mary the Virgin in the Episcopal Church calendar – Because this feast only falls on Sunday every seven years or so We seldom get a chance to talk about Mother Mary.   So, I saw yesterday’s calendar- and said- here’s my…

Homily: August 9, 2015

Pentacost 11, YEAR B; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar Do not let the sun go down on your anger, Paul writes in our second reading this morning.   How do YOU handle anger, your own as well as others?   Some of us blow up when we get angry…. Running like a Sherman tank roughly over other peoples’…

Homily: August 2, 2015

Pentacost 10, YEAR B; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar What was up for the Israelites, wandering in the wilderness? They had been miraculously liberated from Egyptian slavery.   Most of us know the drill. Ten miracles in Egypt- Then Liberation- crossing the Red Sea. Pretty dramatic “movie type” stuff.   But by the time we reach our reading…

Homily: July 26, 2015

Pentacost 9, YEAR B; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar Nuff for all.   This was the theme of summer camp at Good Earth camp in southern Minnesota When I attended there with my ELCA youth group in the 1990’s.   All week long we studied and lived and breathed Recycling Zero waste Care for the earth Sustainable agriculture.  …