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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Homily: April 10, 2016

April 10, 2016, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar The last chapter of John’s gospel- which we just heard appears be a mish mash of stories about the crucified and risen Jesus.   First, Jesus acts as a fishing guide to some down on their luck fishermen.   Then he becomes the short order cook, preparing breakfast…

Homily: April 3, 2016

April 3, 2016, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar The doors of the house where the disciples met were locked.   They were afraid, very afraid,   that the same leaders who had crucified Jesus would soon be pounding on their door, and doing the same to them.   That fear is totally understandable. A few days…

Homily: March 27, 2016

March 27, 2016 – Easter Morning, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar In the latter part of our gospel reading this morning, we encounter the first meeting between the recently risen Jesus and his good friend Mary Magdalene.   One thing strikes me as very odd about this passage.   In spite of the earlier announcement of…

Homily: March 26, 2016

March 26, 2016 – Easter Vigil, YEAR C; Rev. Phil Boelter, Vicar Tonight is the holiest night of our year, in some ways more important than even Christmas, with all its lights and unwrapped presents and festive joy.   For on this night is kindled a fresh light shining toward a new day of resurrection, a day…