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 160 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.



Click here to view a 360 degree video of our worship space, Courtesy of the Houses of Worship Project, University of Minnesota


Bishop’s Committee: Oct. 2016

Date: October 16, 2016 Subject: BC Meeting notes October Notes Follow-up to October 16 presentation on hospitality and security UnLock the alley doors for musicians from 8:40 – 9:00 and then lock again. Onus is on music leaders to communicate. Need a written procedure, to include no pan handling. Make sure we have brochures to…

Bishop’s Committee: Nov. 2016

Subject: November BC Notes Date: November 20, 2016 Follow up on last month’s notes -Youth involvement in liturgy. Training happening soon. -Looking for additional people to teach sowing seeds. -Sowing Seeds leaders discussed kids’ involvement. Circle of Beloved -Phil talked with Craig about us being a site for August, 2017. -Americorps and Episcopal Servicecorps funds…

Homily: Jan. 8, 2017 – Wilderness. Rev. Phil Boelter

There’s a lot going on in Jesus’ baptism in Matthew – personal confirmation of who Jesus is, public acknowledgement of his identity, the role of the Spirit – but this time around I am drawn to the wilderness. Jesus is baptized and then is led into the wilderness. The wilderness! It is a place that…

Homily: Dec. 25, 2016 – Incarnation. Rev. Phil Boelter

Incarnation- what does it mean? Sometimes it seems like a rather baffling and bewildering doctrine in which we might profess our belief, but which really don’t understand. What does the incarnation really mean? Yes, of course, always, it means that God chose to enter into our humanity, in all of its fullness and foibles, its…

Homily: Dec. 11, 2016 – Listen. Rev. Phil Boelter

This week in our gospel reading We get John the Baptist, Part 2. And in our psalm we get very briefly -Mary Part One. More….. much more about Mary next week. First- John. Do you ever wonder if John the Baptist made the first Christians as uncomfortable as he does us? Strange clothes, weird diet…