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 160 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: Feb. 12, 2107 – Heroes. Rev. Cindi Brickson

I preached on this same gospel text at Good Samaritan this week, and as so often the case there, it did not go exactly as I planned. One resident just did not like the gospel. “It is dull and boring” he complained, “a long list of stuff that is so much blah blah blah.” I…

Homily: Feb. 5, 2017 – Salt. Rev. Vant Washington III.

The last Thursday of every month, I prepare a meal at St. Christopher’s. Now I’ve done enough cooking to know that folks aren’t always shy about giving a little feedback after they finish their meal. Last week I prepared a Mexican chicken soup with sausage, bits of tomato, cabbage, onions, pasta and zucchini. I liked…

Stewardship News

Our Stewardship – November 2016 (ytd) Gifts & other Revenue $134,449 Actual Expenses $138,661 Variance $(4,212) Funds Balances – November 2016 (ytd) Cash on Hand $70,855 Less Restricted Funds: – Shelf of Hope $29,262 – Capital Improvements $17,752 – Other $5,836 Operating cash available $18,005

FoodShelf Volunteer needed.

The Shelf of Hope is looking for someone who can head over once a week to Second Harvest in Maplewood on Fridays or Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. to harvest what extra goods are available and bring them to Gethsemane. If you are interested, please see Kathy McCarty, Deacon Vant Washington or Vicar Phil at phil@amindtowork.org.

Homily: Jan. 29 – what does God require? Rev. Phil Boelter

“What does the LORD require of you   but to do justice,  and to love kindness,  and to walk humbly with your God?”    Good question.  Exactly what DOES God want from you and me? That question has been asked by many folk from ancient times, In this morning’s reading we hear people questioning- “Look God- …