mission for GA Church:
to build community where God is at the center
Church Core Values: Love, Joy, Hope, Acceptance, Respect,
Compassion, Spirituality, Forgiveness
Adolphus Lutheran Church
in Northeast Minneapolis
is an ELCA
(Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)
are a Reconciling in Christ congregation.
Are Welcome Here!
Adolphus Lutheran Church proclaims that the Gospel is
God’s gift to all people, to be shared unconditionally.
We rejoice in the manner in which diversity has enriched,
nurtured and challenged the life and ministry we share
in Christ. We know that the world is often an unloving
place and that the experience of alienation is all too
common. Because Christ reconciles us, we welcome people
of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations,
gender identities, physical and mental abilities, educational
levels, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We strive to
be an evermore welcoming community. Following the example
of Christ, we extend a most heartfelt welcome to all.
Lutheran Church was started by Swedish Lutherans during
1914 at the church's current location in northeast Minneapolis.
Parents wanted to have a Sunday School that was closer
than the church they were attending. The two mile walk
was difficult in the winter and this section of Minneapolis
had more people moving into it. A new church, Gustavus
Adolphus, was started in a small wooden building at
the corner of 27th and Lincoln Street.During the following
years, the congregation grew with the community. The
original building became too small and the current building
was constructed in 1937. Several expansions were made
with the latest in 1992, adding a new front entry and
elevator. Throughout this time, Gustavus Adolphus Minneapolis
established itself by serving the needs of its community
and families. Ninety-eight years later, we're still
commited to serving the needs of our community and its
residents while looking to the future. We thank God
for many, many blessings and the people that make up
our congregation and neighborhood. We welcome you to
come and worship with us.