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: February 22, 2015

FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT, YEAR B; Rev. Theo Park   Last Tuesday we left behind the season of Epiphany. A season of light, a season celebrating God’s manifestation to the world in the person of Jesus, a season that shows him to us that he might show us to ourselves, our true nature, a season that calls…

Homily: Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ASH WEDNESDAY, YEAR B; Rev. Theo Park   I invite you, therefore to a holy Lent…   Ash Wednesday and these forty days of Lenten preparation often bring with them a lot of bad childhood baggage as well as a true invitation to wholeness and renewal. Contrary to the message many of us received as children, Lent…

Homily: February 15, 2015

LAST EPIPHANY, YEAR B; Rev. Theo Park   Jesus said, “Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”   Or at least the editors of the gospel of John have him say this. And of course this is one of Christianity’s major metaphors for Jesus. For six weeks now we’ve…

Shelf of Hope: January 2015

January Shelf of Hope Report       The Shelf served 587 individuals in January (176 children, 391 adults and 20 seniors). 9227 pounds of food were distributed.   We have made an effort to move clients through the Shelf as fast as possible so they are not waiting so long in the cold. Serving…

Homily: February 8, 2015

5 EPIPHANY, YEAR B; Rev. Vant Washington   Almost every Tuesday from 1958 up to 1963, I, along with other members of my family, would jockey for a position in the living room, behind our individual “T.V. Trays” to watch another episode of the “Naked City”   At 8 years old I wasn’t all that able…