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.

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Easter Homily

There is something poignantly moving and also subtly hilarious in this story of the women coming to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body that first Easter morning. I once heard someone with a slightly twisted sense of humor—like mine— refer to these women as the original Spice Girls. You know, our Orthodox Christian friends have…

Holy Thursday Homily

Homily – Church of Gethsemane – Maundy Thursday – April 17, 2014 Rev. Sandy Obarski – Deacon Gospel – John 13: 1-17, 31b-35.   “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.  Just as I love you, you also should love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my…

Shelf Of Hope March 2014

The Shelf of Hope served 719 individuals in March (236 children, 462 adults and 21 seniors). The Shelf of Hopes wishes to thank all of the individuals that participated in our March Campaign of Minnesota Foodshare and our Feinstein Challenge.  None of this would be possible with out you!

Concert: Faure Requiem

Requiem by Gabriel Faure with Choir, Piano, and Organ featuring Andrew Fredel, organ presented by the Concert Choir of Champlin Park High School Laura Tempel, director of vocal music and member of Gethsemane Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM $5 suggested donation at the door Download the Concert Program

Day on the Hill

  Isaiah 1:17 
Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. On Thursday, March 13th six members of Gethsemane joined hundreds of friends from the Abrahamic faith traditions for the 2014 Joint Religious Legislative Coalition’s Day on the Hill. The day started…