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.

You can support the work of Calvary Lutheran Church. Click the button below and select the "General Fund" to support the overall mission & ministry of Calvary,

or "Community Justice Fund," which supports social justice actions, community outreach, and race equity work by members of the Calvary congregation, our neighbors, and other local allies,

or "Food Shelf" to make a donation specifically for the Calvary Food Shelf.

TEXT-TO-GIVE has also been set up. Text your donation using these steps: CLICK HERE

Join Us on Sunday


Calvary has suspended all congregational gatherings, including Sunday and mid-week worship services. The timeline for restarting these events is based on developing factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. See information related to onine worship and study groups in the "What's New" section.

What's New at Calvary

Calvary is currently partnering with Acupuncturists Without Borders who provide group healing circle treatments:

Sundays at 1PM or 2PM.

The Church continues to worship and celebrate the gifts of word & sacrament. Join the Calvary community online for these worship opportunities:

Visit our community table located on the corner of 39th St & Chicago Ave South!

Friday: 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Food Shelf is open on Saturdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm, and will hand out pre-packaged bags of food at a walk-up table on the Elliot Ave side of the church, or with a Drive-Thru system in the church parking lot.  Please stay in your car, and we'll bring the food to you!  Volunteers will be available outside to help you. 
Our Emergency Food Shelf is open on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Calvary Lutheran Church is working to fill the needs of our community in this difficult time. The situation changes daily - even hourly.

Financial donations to Calvary Lutheran Church can be made on the website (look for the red "Donate Now" buttons). We ask that if you have material donations, please bring them to the Cub Foods parking lot in North Minneapolis (701 W Broadway), as we are overwhelmed with material donations. Thank you!

To volunteer at the Food Shelf, click here!

To volunteer at the Community Table, click here!