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 "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

ELCA World Hunger is matching up to $500 in donations to the Calvary Food Shelf received before April 19. To take advantage of this matching gift, donations must be given through this special website: https://bit.ly/clc_FoodShelf

The Church is entering Holy Week. Join the Calvary community online for these worship opportunities:

Calvary members are actively leading discussion and study groups during this time. Join with others from the Calvary community for these events:

The Food Shelf will be open on Saturday, but will distribute pre-packaged bags of food at the elevator entrance (on 39th Street, with the blue awning). Volunteers will be available to direct you to the correct door.

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 food shelf office at 612-827-2504, ext. 205 for more information.

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

2020 Gift Intention Form

Electronic Giving Authorization Form