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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Shelf of Hope: December 2014

Shelf of Hope Report December 2014   The Shelf of Hope served 223 children, 462 adults, and 36 seniors in the month of December. 12,178 pounds of food were distributed. The Shelf received 1000 pounds of food from the Kare 11 Food Fight drive. Our 2014 Open Your Hearts grant was received. Our distribution was…

Homily: January 11, 2015

BAPTISM OF OUR LORD, YEAR B; Rev. Theo Park   Well, the Christmas season may be over, but the arc of the story is not. Today we start the season of Epiphany-tide and as it does every year on the first Sunday after Epiphany. the gospel story tells of the baptism of Jesus. It does…

Homily: December 24, 2014 – Christmas Eve

CHRISTMAS EVE, YEAR B; Rev. Theo Park   Can we talk? Shall I be frank with you? It’s really hard to preach a Christmas sermon. Some of you only come here for the nostalgia, or out of a sense of tradition, others come for the singing, others to be with family and friends. Most of…

Homily: December 21, 2014

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR B; Rev. Theo Park It’s the week before we celebrate Christmas; why are we hearing this story now? I mean, often the lectionary cycle presents the life of Jesus in slightly rearranged ways, but his conception a week before his birth? Shouldn’t this reading have come back in March? Heck,…

Homily: December 14, 2014

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR B; Rev. Theo Park Do you think John the Baptizer was mentally ill? Do you think Jesus’ family maybe said on occasion, “Cousin John is a bit odd, bless him!” One in four people will experience a mental health problem in any year. Mental health problems like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder…