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: 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….

Homily: April 12, 2015

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR B; Rev. Vant Washington, Deacon   The scripture I just read, like all other Gospel readings, has all the elements we were taught in our English classes when we studied sentences. In my day, they taught us to diagram sentences with dotted lines, slanting lines and all manner of graphics. They don’t…

Homily: Easter Day, April 5, 2015

EASTER DAY, YEAR B; Rev. Phil Boelter   Mary Magdalene is having her 15 minutes of fame, Again.   I say again Because way back in John’s gospel she is the first Apostle, Or one who is sent to proclaim the good news of Christ’s rising.   Before there were male apostles or a church hierarchy,…

Homily: Easter Vigil, April 4, 2015

EASTER VIGIL, YEAR B; Rev. Phil Boelter   Fire and water. These two elements of tonight’s service stand in uneasy coexistence.   Fire warms us and cooks our food but fire can also burn us.   Water: we can only live a few days or weeks without it but we can also drown in it.  …

Homily: Good Friday, April 3, 2015

GOOD FRIDAY, YEAR B; Rev. Phil Boelter   There’s a story behind this Gethsemane picture.   Confession time: I tend to rummage around in antique malls and flea markets a lot.   On my way to see my father in Missouri in mid December I stopped for a driving break And found this picture.   Little…