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: January 10, 2016

January 10, 2016, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar During his graduate studies, Dr. Carl Jung, renowned psychologist, was rummaging around through collections of Latin proverbs, and came across this phrase:   “Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit.”   Jung had this quotation carved in stone over the door of his home in Zurich Switzerland. It is…

Homily: January 3, 2016

January 3, 2016, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar On this second Sunday of Christmas, we hear a story about a serious warning of coming peril and a dangerous journey.   The holy family is told, by an Angel’s visit to Joseph in the dream, “clear out of Bethlehem, get away as fast as you can!”  …

Homily: December 27, 2015

December 27, 2015, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar From the Christmas story we learn that Christ appeared on earth much as we do- A tiny bundle of joy,     And fear,  And mess, And much loved by doting parents.   There is something very comforting in being able to think that God is somewhat at least like…

Homily: December 24 and 25, 2015 – Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Christmas, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar The holidays are here.   And we are all preparing for and expecting visitors   Or perhaps in a few short hours   we will be Christmas visitors ourselves.     The cookies are baked.   The snack tray is full,   The mulled wine is fully spiced, warm and…

Homily: December 13, 2015

Advent 3, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar Today is the third Sunday in Advent, the Sunday of the Joy Candle. one pink or rose colored candle surrounded by three purple or blue ones.   This third Sunday often serves as a seventh inning stretch between Black Friday and Christmas Eve…. A small sign of happiness, contentment,…