It's not just potluck anymore…


We had a great crowd of 600 for dinner at Calvary Lutheran last night, our biggest turnout ever for the opening night of Wednesday Evening Education and Worship!  It’s quite a challenge to get dinner served to 600 in just an hour and a half, but with a great team of worker bees in the kitchen and dining room we got it done.  A special thanks to Tony Balay of LoneStar Smoke Rangers for bringing his BBQ expertise, equipment, and donating his time to smoke those delicious briskets and pulled pork for us.  His made from scratch secret recipe BBQ sauce on top of that meat was excellent.  Don’t bother asking for the recipe, his lips are sealed.  We’ll be seeing Tony again on October 10th for an Octoberfest Brats and Hotdog Feast.  He’s promised to help us out with a main dish once a month this year, and we are so grateful.

Are you curious about what goes into a dinner like that?  Here’s a few items to give you an idea:

300 pounds of beef brisket

230 pounds of pork butts

120 pounds of hashbrown potatoes

600 dinner rolls

64 pounds green beans

16 gallons of milk to make pudding

5 pounds of vanilla wafers

10 volunteers Tuesday morning for 2 1/2 hours

12 volunteers in the kitchen on Wednesday from 1:00 to 8:30pm

Countless volunteers to set up and take down tables, scrape dirty dishes, and vacuum

Thanks to all the volunteers and a special thanks to our guest griller, Tony, and Lori Litzen who helped him get the meat on the grill at 3 am Wednesday morning!

This is what it’s all about.  Our church family is truly a blessing from God.

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