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: May 10, 2015

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR B; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar “Everyone who believes in Christ receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”   Everyone? Peter, are you SURE about that?   After all, God had to send the Apostle Peter a vision before he’d  even darken the door of Cornelius the Roman centurion!   I can just hear Peter pleading…

Homily: May 3, 2015

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR B; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar God is love.   These three words from our second reading were penned by the Apostle John toward the end of his life when he was elderly, in his late 80s.   Jesus had been gone for years- and John was the last Apostle left standing. All the…

Shelf of Hope: April 2015

April Shelf of Hope Report   The Shelf of Hope had a very successful month of April. 868 individuals were served. (244 children, 580 adults and 44 seniors.) The Shelf distributed 13,606 pounds of food. That is a little over 6 tons!

Homily: April 26, 2015

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR B; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar The Lord is my Shepherd… I shall not want.   Famous words. But what’s behind them?   Calling Jesus the Good Shepherd is really about relationship: Who is Jesus to me?   And who am I to him?   Throughout the ancient world leaders in many cultures were called…

Homily: April 19, 2015

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR B; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar   Where is Christ’s body today?   As we stand with Jesus’ friends in the upper room on Easter evening… this is the question on Luke’s mind.   So, Luke the Evangelist takes care to show as soon as Jesus appears that Christ is REALLY there with them….