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

SUMMER SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE:

Worship at 10:00 a.m.
Coffee Hour at 11:00 a.m.

What's New at Calvary

Calvary - through its Race & Equity Steering Committee - is coordinating film gatherings this summer. The events combine fun, food, and post-film discussions (especially from a race and equity perspective).Suggested donation of $5 per person, $8 per family. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay!

Calvary invites and would enjoy having individuals and families connected to UAA and Masons/Eastern Stars join us:

  • Saturday, July 21, 5:30PM - Black Panther: In July, we plan on showing this winter’s recent blockbuster (parental advisory – rated PG-13). Again, all ages are welcome, with our hope that adolescents and young adults will particularly enjoy this one. The film has already received numerous accolades, including due to its willingness to focus on themes of race and identity. How do you see these themes in the film? Are they done well? What—if anything—more or different would you suggest?


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.