Mercy Seat Lutheran Church

Good words and original liturgies. Minneapolis, MN
Mercy Seat Lutheran Church

Who We Are

Mercy Seat is a little church in NE Minneapolis, helmed by co-pastors Kae Evenson and Mark Stenberg. Kae and Mark are both writers, teachers, and theologians outside of Mercy Seat.

For more than 5 years, Mercy Seat has commissioned original settings of the Lutheran Ordo (the order of service, or liturgy) from local musicians. We have had over a dozen liturgists, many of whom have composed multiple settings. Each month (or so) will feature a different liturgist, so the congregation has a chance to get immersed in each setting.

Mercy Seat meets Sundays at 5:00 in a beautiful sanctuary that was once and elementary school library.

Mercy Seat's mission is to be an urban church that responds to God’s grace by always seeking to point, not to us, but to the radical, subversive grace of God in Christ; offering up our “third option” for music and worship: setting the ancient liturgy of the church to original compositions of all genres; cultivating a spirit of play, in children and grownups alike; thinking critically about church and culture and working for peace and justice; incubating artistic expression, be it self-consciously Christian or not; and treating each other with respect, kindness, and care; behaving as if God’s grace is already sweeping us away.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Creative, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational, Young families, Lively

Programs
Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Food Pantry

Music
Indie, Contemporary, Bluegrass, Organ, Jazz, Rock-n-roll, Singer-Songwriter

Denomination
Lutheran (ELCA)

Networks

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
0

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
1500 6th St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone
(612) 567-7750

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
Casual.

What is the community like?
Friendly.

What if I'm not a Christian?
No worries. Neither are some of us.

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