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 Education (Sunday School & Adult Education)
begins at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday Worship Service
begins at 10:15 a.m.  All are welcome!

What's New at Calvary

“Pre-Post Racial America” by Rev Sandhya Rani Jha. These are scheduled for 6:30-8:00 pm, on Thursdays through August 13.

July 30 - Chapter 9 -12
August 6 - Conclusion of book discussion &  Next Steps
August 13 - Next Steps

If you have not been able to attend the book study sessions or the movie(s) but would like to know what the conversations have been about, there will be 3 Sundays when you can hear from Jerrett and/or Laura about what has transpired around those experiences.

Sundays July 26 and August 9th from 9:30am to 10am in the lounge.

You're invited to Movie Night!

While Pastors Laura and Jerrett are here, they will be hosting three Movie Nights which will involve a movie showing and discussion. The movie nights are scheduled on Sunday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on these dates:

¨ August 2

The movie for August 2 is “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” rated PG. Cartoon characters are not drawings, but are living entities who work in the film industry, and when Maroon Cartoon star Roger Rabbit is accused of murdering Marvin Acme, he turns to private detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) for help. Trouble is, Eddie hates “Toons.” Set in 1947 Los Angeles, the film uses classic “noir” elements: it also makes considerable sly social commentary on racism, with the “Toon” performing in a Cotton Club-like nightclub, literally working for peanuts at the studios, and more or less confined to living in “Toontown”, which might easily be read as social ghettoization.

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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.