What’s Happening at Minnewashta Church

What’s Happening

Minnewashta Church offers a range of activities and opportunities for you to get involved. From lending your voice to the Choir, weekly Bible study, and service groups such as the Prayer Shawl Ministry – we are always looking for more of our community to participate and welcome new ideas!

Scroll down to view the “Photo Board” – pictures of things happening around church – starting with the most recent.


Minnewashta Church Sunday Bible Study 9AM * 10 AM Service – As of 7/13/21

  • Masks are OPTIONAL for FULLY VACCINATED people.
  • Social Distancing is encouraged.

Hand sanitizer & masks are available.


If you choose to stay at home, the sermon will be recorded & uploaded within a couple of days to view. The link to watch the sermons on YouTube is Sunday Sermon Videos – When the upload is ready, sermons will be posted on Facebook and our website under the ministry tab.

May the light of the Lord surround you
May the love of the Lord enfold you
May the power of the Lord protect you


Memory Verse ~ John 8:12 – “When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, ‘I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but have the light of life.'”

We are currently collecting laundry & cleaning supplies for Bountiful Baskets. Please leave items near the office.

GARDEN CLUB meets on Wednesdays from 9-11AM – bring your gloves & tools.

Special Prayer Requests ~

  • Susan Hickey- daughter Anna is being induced 9.20.21 pray for a safe delivery.
  • Donna Betker- praising God for the love and support of Minnewashta church.
  • Carter – praising for all the wonderful blessings from God.
  • Betty- praising God Earl had successful heart surgery last week, and in church on Sunday!
  • God would continue to bless Minnewashta church and bring in many new young families.

September Prayer Calendar please pray daily:

Sun, Sept 19 – John & Lori Steinhibel / Mon – Daniel Stensgaard / Tue -Roy Swenson; Nick & Becky Folwick / Wed – Louie Zakaraisen; Kent & Julie Forss / Thu – Angela & Megan Zembrycki / Fri – Shawn, Michelle, Nicole & Ryan Hempel / Sat – Karen Bosshart; Robin Fancher

Sun, Sept 26 – Carter & Carolyn Glendenning / Mon – Deb Krogman / Tue – Minnewashta Church / Wed – The Church’s New Pastor, Grant Hill / Thu – Our Church Leaders / Fri – Paula & Bob Kvam; Chip Atkinson / Sat – Lina Krause & David Boyd; Tom & Gloria Huffman

MISSION OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER ~ The 2nd offering goes to Alliance Defending Freedom- which defends religious freedom, sanctity of life marriage and family. The founders knew it would take an alliance to keep the doors open for the Gospel in the United States. Like the Body of Christ, the alliance is one body made up of many parts. Attorneys play different roles than pastors. Business leaders play different roles than legislators. Each person must play his or her particular role, under one shared vision, to ensure that religious freedom thrives. Please give whatever you can.


SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS ~  17 – Megan Zembrycki / 19 – Randy Clay / 24- Kim Reinhart












NOTE: WE ARE TEMPORARILY UNABLE TO RECORD & UPLOAD THE SERMONS. You can view Pastor Grant Hill’s sermon on 9/12/21 here: MinnewashtaChurchShorewood

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT … you can watch Sermon videos by going to MinnewashtaChurchShorewood – then select the video you want, or go to “Weekly Sermons” for the most current Video Sermon. Videos are also uploaded on our facebook page.

*Videos of the sermons began during Lent on March 20, 2019 – you can find all of those sermons (3/20/2019-8/15/2021) on Youtube – Minnewashta Church Minnesota

Some areas where you can “Get Involved” at Minnewashta:

  • Teaching
  • Ushering
  • Outreach
  • Youth
  • Helping Seniors
  • Special Events
  • Funerals
  • Kitchen/Coffee
  • Greeter
  • Drama
  • Newsletter/Website
  • Evangelism
  • Choir

Just let Pastor Hill know where your interests & talents lie, or even move out of your “comfort zone” and try something new!


(requested recipes)

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1 onion – chopped
1 can chili pinto beans
1 can black beans – rinsed
1 can corn – drained
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 can beer
2 cans diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 pkg taco seasoning
3 boneless chicken breasts
Shred cheddar
Sour cream
Tortilla strips

Place onion, beans, corn, tomato sauce, beer & diced tomatoes in a slow cooker.
Stir in the taco seasoning, until blended
Lay chicken breasts on top & press down until covered with other ingredients
SET Slow Cooker on low & cook for 5 hours
REMOVE the chicken breasts & allow to cool enough to handle.
SHRED the meat & stir back into the soup
Continue to cook for an additional two hours
Serve with shredded cheddar, sour cream & tortilla strips

This makes about 6 large bowls.
1 package Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice, prepared as directed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 each Boneless Chicken Breast (you can use precooked chicken/roast chicken from the deli- handy, but more expensive)
(and diced ham pieces – optional), thinly sliced & chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 each onion, diced
1/4 package matchstick carrots, coarsely chopped
1/2 package Baby Bella Mushrooms (optional), sliced
2 cups boxed Swanson (or other) chicken stock
1/4 cup vermouth
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups half and half
1/4 cup slivered almonds
OPTIONAL: 1 handful sliced almonds for garnish on top
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Prepare wild rice mix (day ahead to save time)

2. Saute chicken in olive oil (add ham, if using) – IF you are using pre-cooked chicken, add this when you add the pre-cooked rice.

Add onion, celery & carrots til slightly softened (mushrooms)
Add slivered almonds
Add Vermouth & scrape the bottom of the pan

3. Add prepared rice mixture &
Chicken stock – simmer for about 10 minutes
Add Milk/Half and half – heat through
Serve garnished w/sliced almonds

Brown 2 pkg Jimmy Dean bulk sausage (I use 1 regular and 1 TURKEY breakfast sausage)

Place 1 pkg SEASONED croutons in a 9 x 12 baking dish
Layer with the browned, crumbled sausage;
1 – 2 cup pkg Shredded Cheddar

Beat 4 or 5 large eggs with
2 1/2 cups milk
3/4 tsp dry mustard

Pour over cheese, sausage & croutons
Cover & refrigerate overnight

In the morning mix 1/2 cup milk with 1 can Cream of Celery soup & spread on the egg mixture

BAKE at 300 for 1 1/2 hours

Weekly Service

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Sundays 10AM

During the Lenten Season:

Each Wednesday during Lent, "Soup Suppers" are served at 6 PM in our Fellowship Hall. A weekly sermon follows at 6:45 pm in the Sanctuary. An offering is taken with proceeds going to a special mission determined by the Diaconate Board.