Welcome to Calvary!

Calvary Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), located at 39th Street & Chicago Avenue in south Minneapolis, at the crossroads of four neighborhoods: Central, Powderhorn, Bryant and Bancroft.(Directions to church)

We are known as:

  • A smaller, more intimate Christian community with a strong commitment to living out God’s grace in our neighborhood.
  • A diverse, open and hospitable group from young to old, who welcome visitors, whether life-long Christians or those newly seeking a spiritual home.
  • A worshipping community with rich, lively, and historic liturgy that includes strong singing, eclectic music, quality preaching, and prayers for those both near and far.
  • A place of beauty, gathering in a sanctuary with majestic pipe organ and stained glass windows, a newly remodeled space with flexible seating and ritual centers crafted to befit a worshipping community of the 21st century.
  • A community of faith that welcomes people who may have felt excluded by the church because of cultural or ethnic background, race, physical or mental abilities, socioeconomic or family status, gender, age, or sexual orientation. Read our Welcome Statement, and learn more about our core values.

Join Us on Sunday

SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE:

Worship at 10:00 a.m.
Education at 11:15 a.m.
Coffee Hour follows the worship service

What's New at Calvary

We are very excited that Joseph Michael Davis is going to preach at Calvary on December 15th! Joe is a gifted artist and the embodiment of Grace and love. Plan to join us at 10:00 on 12/15 at 3901 Chicago Ave S.

Joe Davis is a nationally touring writer, speaker, and performer based in Minneapolis. He is the CEO of multi-media production company, The New Renaissance, LLC, frontman of emerging funk and soul band, The Poetic Diaspora, and co-founder / Artistic Director of H-Cubed: Hope, Healing, Harmony, a grassroots community movement centered on healing through the arts. As a student and educator, he has served as teaching artist at dozens of high schools and universities and most recently as the Artist-in-Residence at Luther Seminary, receiving a masters in Theology of the Arts.
To connect or learn more, please visit JoeDavisPoetry.com


Calvary members were mailed 2020 Gift Intention packets. Those forms are availble to print here:

2020 Gift Intention Form

Electronic Giving Authorization Form


The Calvary Emergency Food Shelf is available for area residents each Saturday from 9:00 - noon. There are eligibility requirements. Click on the "Food Shelf" link in the "Outreach" tab above, or call the church office at 612-827-2504 for more information.