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: March 22, 2015

FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT, YEAR B; Rev. Theo Park (Fr. Theo’s Last Sermon at Gethsemane)   Three men are hiking and they unexpectedly come upon a large raging, violent river. They need to get to the other side, but have no idea of how to do so. So the first man prays to God and says, “Please God,…

Homily: March 8, 2015

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT, YEAR B; Rev. Theo Park   When most of us think of Jesus, usually a number of pictures come to mind. We might think of Jesus blessing little children, washing the feet of the disciples, or healing the sick. We might remember him walking on water, stilling the storm, or being led off to…

Homily: March 1, 2015

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT, YEAR B; Rev. Theo Park   I had a very interesting conversation at lunch the other day.   I was out with some Twin-Cities colleagues and we got to talking about new church start-up and mission planting. In the course of the discussion, one Methodist pastor shared that some of the 30-somethings who attend…

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…