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.


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


Homily: April 30, 2017 – Golden Souls – Rev. Phil Boelter

What’s for supper? It’s a question we ask nearly every day in my family. For the two disciples and their fellow traveler on the road to Emmaus, It was a good question too. Tired, Dusty, discouraged,  two weary souls were wandering on their way from Jerusalem to Emmaus. They were discouraged because of Jesus’ death,…

Holy Week 2017

April 7, 2017 Palm Sunday – the Beginning of Holy Week, a time of intensified reflection on all that God has done for us in Christ. Rite 1 Service 8 a.m.  Procession of Palms and Sunday Service at 10 a.m.   April 13, 2017 Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m.  Contemporary Eucharist with sung Table Prayer   April 14,2017…

Homily: April 1, 2017 – Breathe – Rev. Phil Boelter

What is the  first gift you were given? Our Hebrew and Christian traditions remembers a gift we receive even before our memories begin: breath. We celebrate that gift whenever we lean over a cake on our birthday And whoosh- blow out the candles on it. But it is also a very ancient gift. In Genesis…

Homily: March 26, 2017 – Now I See – Rev. Phil Boelter

This gospel reading is full of questions- Where is Jesus? How did the blind man get healed? Who is Jesus? Why did he heal on the Sabbath? And then there’s that very first question- It’s a doozy. Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Who sinned? For some people-  There…

Homily: March 12, 2017 – Life is a Journey – Rev. Phil Boelter

Life is a journey. No one knew this better than Abraham. Abraham was on a journey. Before God appeared to him, Before he became the founder of three world religions- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Before God brought forth from his loins  the very long line of descendants which culminated in Messiah Jesus, Abraham was on…