Worship

Hennepin has relevant and varied worship services that gather a diverse community into the intimate Border Chapel, our remarkable Art Gallery and majestic Sanctuary. You are welcome every Sunday morning for one of our distinctly different worship services:

  • 8:30 AM – Sabbath Beginning in the Border Chapel
  • 9:00 AM – Sacred Journey in the Art Gallery
  • 9:30 AM – Festival Service in the Sanctuary
  • 11:00 AM – Many Voices in the Border Chapel

Feel your spirits lifted and your soul enriched each week through prayer, music, fellowship and conversation. There is a place for you at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome!

The sermons are recorded at our 9:30 AM Sanctuary service and recordings are periodically made of our 9:00 AM Sacred Journey service and other events. These Podcasts available to stream or download.

Listen to Sermons and Podcasts

8:30 AM – Sabbath Beginnings

ChapelThe morning begins in an intimate, informal gathering around the table of welcome. Surrounding this meal with scripture and reflection, the community gathers weekly for celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

In the quiet of the Border chapel, with the morning sun streaming through stained glass windows telling the stories of the disciples and the parables, we recommit our lives to walking in the Way of Jesus.

You are welcome at 8:30 AM in the Border Chapel.

 

9:00 AM – Sacred Journey

Sacred JourneyYour life is a Sacred Journey…this is declared each week as we gather for worship in the Hennepin Art Gallery at 9:00 AM. Circled by the work of artists throughout time, the worship is created and guided by the community to reflect the sacred texts of the week. All are welcome to speak their questions, sing their joy, to dance and laugh, and to create prayer that grounds all in the goodness of Creation.

Jazz locals Steve Blons, Daryl Boudreaux, and Steven Hobert form a core group of musicians that lead those gathered in sacred music of the world. Everyone around the circle is a welcomed participant and each worship service is unique.

 

9:30 AM – Sanctuary Service

SONY DSCUpon entering the Hennepin Sanctuary, you are struck with its beauty. The stained glass windows, the shining wood and sturdy stone provide the sacred space in which people gather to declare praise to God and create community.

A community that sings hymns old and new and is blessed by the glorious Sanctuary Choir. A community that is challenged by sermons which connect scripture to daily life. A community that affirms its place of justice and peace making in the world. All are welcome at 9:30 AM to offer worship in this magnificent space.

 

11:00 AM – Many Voices

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAWe come to tell our story…of the ways in which God moves among us and through us. Gathering for worship at 11:00 AM in the Border Chapel, the community connects its prayer and singing with the tradition of the Iona Community in Scotland.

Using weekly themes of welcome, justice, healing, care of creation, living faithfully and being committed to the Way of Jesus, the community sings favorite hymns and learns new ones. Exploring the scripture together through conversation and experience, we come to know God’s call in our lives. You are welcome to be a part of this growing community.