What’s Happening at Minnewashta

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.


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  • Saliva PCR test – They submit to your insurance.
  • Address: 7400 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    Phone: (855) 672-5362


  • 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.  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 ~ Psalm 145:9 ~ The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 4PM – join us for traditional Christmas carols and message from Pastor Grant Hill.

High quality hearing devices are available at the sound booth. Bring your own headphones, or use the earbuds provided.

Sign up to provide coffee & treats and/or usher on Sundays. The sheet is posted on the board near the nursery.

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

If you are reading this, you must be checking out the website. We are looking for suggestions to make the site better as we will make revisions in 2022. See Carol Parker if you have ideas.

Do you have a favorite Bible verse? Give it to Carol Parker, along with your birthday (or other special day) in 2022 and she will schedule it for the Scripture of the Day on our facebook page.

Thanks to all who came to help decorate the church in time for the First Sunday in Advent. It looks beautiful!

PRAYER GROUP meets each MONDAY at Noon.

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

The Next CHOIR PRACTICE on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30PM – new members welcome!

MEN’S GROUP lunch at Noon on Thursdays – meet in the Fellowship Hall. 

Please pray daily for our church members & friends –

Sun, Nov 28 -Carter & Carolyn Glendenning / Mon – Paula & Bob Kvam; Chip Atkinson / Tue – Debbie Krogman; Linda Hebrink & Jim Corbo / Wed, Dec 1 – Tom & Betsy Kiefer; Donna Betker / Thu – Susan & Bill Hickey; Earl & Betty Hetherington  / Fri – Chuck Lund; Carter & Carolyn Glendenning / Sat – Steve & Patty Miller; Karen Bosshart

Sun, Dec 5 -Dana & Diane George / Mon – Colleen Moore; Leon & Mavis Boyd / Tue – Sandy & Tom Neudahl; Scott & Sheryl Moats / Wed – Dave & Jill Hempel; Jerry & Dianne Schottler / Thu – Mary Paulson; Bob & Cindy Castellano  / Fri – Jan Reed; Randy & Tari Clay / Sat – Kim, Laurie, Morgan & Riley Reinhart

Special Prayer Requests ~

  • Carter’s brother’s wife suffering from Alzheimer’s
  • Karen: treatment for Paul post-surgery
  • Karen’s nephew needs prayers for proper treatment following a misdiagnosis
  • Heather is suffering from bronchitis
  • Barb fell and fractured her neck and back
  • Peter, pastor’s son, courage during recovery

MISSION OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER ~ The 2nd offering goes to MN ADULT & TEEN CHALLENGE – Their mission is to assist men, women and teens in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Please consider placing a generous donation in the Offering Box for this worthy cause. First Sunday, Second Offering goes to the church Benevolence Fund – please give generously.

NOTE:  OFFERING ON CHRISTMAS EVE will go to Meals on Wheels.

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE AT MINNEWASHTA CHURCH ~  Board members are needed on the Trustees & Diaconate for 2022. Please contact Paula in the church office, or see Dana George for more information.

DECEMBER BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS ~  12/8 – Chuck Lund / 12/13 – Betsy Kiefer / 12/14 – Nick Folwick / 12/16 – Cassie Solberg / 12/19 – Pastor Grant Hill & Carol Parker / 12/20 – Shawn Hempel / 12/30 – Cindy Castellano











WE’RE BACK TO RECORDING & UPLOADING THE SERMONS. Please “SUBSCRIBE” once you’re there: 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
  • Board Members
  • 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)


2021 Photo Board

2020 Photo Board


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.