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


12th Night: Reflections on Diversity. By Lou Schoen

As we entered the Christmas season a few weeks ago, I responded to an invitation announced to us by Lynette Simpson to visit her art exhibit at the Center for Change on 24th & Park Avenue. It was a very moving display that portrayed the challenges she had faced growing up African American in a…

Sowing Seeds

Sowing Seeds! Gethsemane’s youth (grade school and middle school) meets from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the southeast corner of the second floor of Gethsemane Center/ Parish house. Barring holidays, Sowing Seeds will meet on all 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month. The curriculum called “A Joyful Path” emphasizes that everyone…

Bishop’s Committee: Oct. 2016 update

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 hand to people. Phil to communicate. Precinct 1…

Homily: Jan. 22 – Light for All People. Rev. Phil Boelter

God calls us today to move Into the light, God’s light. The light- which shines on all people and all things without exception. The light- which never goes out because its source is God. The light- which God asks us to share with each other and all people. Matthew tells us that Jesus “withdrew” into…

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…