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 for Advent 1; The Time Is Now

Today we being the Season of Advent, the beginning of our Church Year. We begin now, not in January, to say ‘Happy New Year!’ This is the time when we start agin the spiral walk that marks time on our spiritual paths. This is when we begin to experience again with those around us the…

Homily: November 13, 2016

November 13, 2016, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter   Shortly after 9/11 well known preachers Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson suggested in a newspaper article that homosexuals, abortion-rights supporters and liberal civil-rights activists were at least partly to blame for the terrorist attacks that had toppled the World Trade Center and destroyed part of the Pentagon,…

Homily: October 30, 2016

October 30, 2016, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter How should we read this familiar story about Jesus and Zacchaeus? Jesus, near the end of his journey to Jerusalem, is passing through the border town of Jericho. In that town is a man named Zacchaeus who is not just a tax collector but a CHIEF tax collector….

Homily: October 23, 2016

October 23, 2016, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter “In our first reading this morning Sirach says: Give to the Most High as he has given to you, and as generously as you can afford. For the Lord is the one who repays, and he will repay you sevenfold.” Who the heck IS Sirach anyway? We know…

Homily: October 9, 2016

October 9, 2016, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter   In our gospel reading today ten men with leprosy are healed but only one returns and gives thanks. Jesus question: “Where are the other nine?” sounds like a lesson from almost every parent of a two year-old. “Don’t forget to say thank you, sweetheart.” To be sure,…