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

Decorate your car trunk, add some treats, put on your favorite Halloween costume and join the fun! All ages welcome!

3:30 to 5:30 pm Saturday, October 27

Hot dogs and lemonade will be served in the Lounge. The trunk or treat event will take place in the Parking lot behind Calvary Lutheran Church, 3901 Chicago Avenue South.
Co-sponsored by Calvary Lutheran Church and Urban Arts Academy. Grant support from Thrivent Financial.


Calvary Lutheran Church is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time music director/choir director/accompanist position. CLICK HERE for the job description and application process information.


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.