December was a busy month at Calvary Lutheran, with advent services filled with all kinds of music, a live nativity, a visit from St. Nick, Christmas Eve services, and meals on Wednesdays the first 3 weeks of December. We took a few weeks off for the holiday, and now are ready to resume Wednesday programming as usual on January 8th. Please join us! All Calvary members and visitors are welcome to come for dinner and stay for worship afterward.
Last week we served almost 400 a meal of roast beef, veggies in cheese sauce and Cranberry white chocolate bars. We had a confirmation group serving dinner and we always love to see those helping hands in the dining room.
Join us for dinner on Wednesday evening for Roast Beef with gravy, Veggie Bake, Dinner Rolls, and Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Bars
Dinner is served from 4:45 to 6:15 pm in the fellowship hall. We ask for a small donation to cover the cost of food and supplies. The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children, but we invite you to pay what you can. Our Wednesday meal ministry is a way to gather members and visitors together to share a meal and more easily attend our education classes without having to worry about finding dinner on a busy school night. The worship service that follows dinner at 6:30 pm is led by our praise band with lively and inspirational music. Several times a year the children from Wednesday school share songs with the congregation during worship, and most weeks we celebrate a Milestone group with special recognition in the service. Next week’s Milestone ministry is presentation of Bibles to the 3rd grade class. For the full Milestone schedule, visit the church’s website: https://www.calvaryrapidcity.org/getting-involved/ministries/family/
After a week off for Trunk or Treating, we’re back on track for the next 3 weeks until Thanksgiving Break. Please join us for supper tomorrow night for some good warm comfort food.
The Calvary Lutheran Church kitchen will be serving Chicken Pot Pie, a Winter Fruit Salad, Salad Bar and a Pumpkin Dessert. We invite everyone to join us between 4:45 and 6:15 pm and stay for worship after dinner.
Instead of the regular Wednesday programming, join us at Calvary Lutheran Church for a night of fun, games and food this Wednesday night. There will be trick or treating from the cars in the parking lot, games inside the church, and walking tacos for sale for supper.
Wednesday, October 30th, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Trunks will run from 6:00-7:15 pm – Costume Contest 7:20 pm for all the little critters. We will also announce the winners of the trunk competition at this time.
Admission is just $1 per person attending or 2 cans of food per person! All the proceeds and canned goods will go to Feeding SD.
Children and families trick-or-treat from car to car in the safety of the church property. Trunks are opened, decorated, and filled with treats from fellow Calvary members.
Need a good recipe for Pumpkin Spice season? We made some pretty good pumpkin bars a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the recipe:
Makes one half sheet pan: cut 2”x2” (8×5) makes 40 bars
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie
1 cup vegetable oil
15 ounce can pure pumpkin
(not pumpkin pie filling)
4 large eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
Heat oven to 325*F convection. Grease 17 x 11 x 1-inch pan and set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda,
salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
In electric mixer, combine and mix well on medium speed the oil,
pumpkin, eggs and sugar. Stir in flour
mixture, mixing on low speed until well combined. Pour
into prepared pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese,
½ cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
In electric mixer, beat until smooth the cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat until well mixed. Spread on cooled bars.