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Archive for February, 2013

High Fives

News from the kitchen for the Wednesday Evening Meal program:

  • 20 dinners prepared so far this year (September 2012 to February 2013)
  • 10,400  Total meals served
  • 520  Average # served each week
  • 640  Largest # served on December 19th
  • 270  Smallest # served on Ash Wednesday
  • $40,000 spent on groceries and kitchen supplies so far this year
  • $42,000 in donations received (Thank you!)
  • $2,800 spent from extra donations to purchase a new 2 door refrigerator (check it out in the large storage room) because we’ve been short on cold storage space
  • 145  Average # of children under 12 who attend church dinners every Wednesday

I think high fives are in order…


The Wednesday Meal team, along with the education staff, worship team, and the Praise Band, strives to make the Wednesday “From the Heart” program a vital part of our congregational life.  The mealtimes we share on Wednesdays are a part of the ministry, mission, and vision of the church.  Thanks for sharing it with us.  After dinner, join us for worship every week from 6:30 to 7:00pm.


Our Ministry

Calvary Lutheran Church, in 1994, through a process of prayer and decision by the members decided to be a shared decision/vision making, congregationally-based ministry.

Our Mission

On February 13, 1995, members of Calvary recommitted themselves to the mission and ministry of Christ that began nearly 50 years ago by adopting the following new mission statement, that remains as the mission of Calvary today:

Mindful of a need to worship and better serve Jesus Christ, the Vision for Mission of Calvary Lutheran Church commits this congregation to develop a dynamic, corporate worship; train laity to enhance small group ministry; energize mission and outreach programs; and strengthen youth and family ministry.

Our Vision

In March of 1998 the people of Calvary voted unanimously in favor of the following vision:

Maintain a strong Word and Sacrament ministry while becoming a center for youth and family enrichment.


For more information visit our website Calvary Lutheran Church and Calvary on Facebook.


Sloppy Joe Menu for 2-27-13

Calvary Lutheran Church


February 27, 2013

4:45 – 6:15 pm

Please join us for worship from 6:30-7:00 after dinner.

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Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Edamame, Corn and Black Bean Salad

French Fries

Apple Slab Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

All members and visitors are welcome to join us for dinner.

Suggested Donation $4 per person

Sunday Lunch and Bluegrass!

Jerusalem Road, a bluegrass band from Colorado, will be our special guest at worship services at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid City, SD on March 2nd at 5:30pm and March 3rd at 8:15am and 10:15am.  They’ll be playing a Bluegrass Liturgy that will inspire you and make your toes tap throughout the service.  Jerusalem Road has also graciously offered to play a concert at 1:00pm on Sunday to benefit Calvary’s Wednesday School fundraising project of the year, the Feeding South Dakota Backpack program.  Lunch will be served from 11:30 to 12:45, prepared for you by your Wednesday Night Meal Team.  Cost will still be a requested donation of $4 per person for lunch, and a special offering will be taken for Feeding South Dakota.  Did you know that $4 can fill a backpack for a hungry child for a weekend?  The Rapid City BackPack Program currently provides 1,765 weekend packages of food to at-risk, chronically hungry school children.  Your donation will stay in Rapid City to support this program.   Please call the church office at 342-9043 or email   to RSVP for lunch so we know how much food to make!

For more information visit the  Feeding South Dakota website.

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Sunday Lunch Menu

March 3, 2013





Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Garden Salad Bar

Dinner Rolls

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Here’s a little preview of Jerusalem Road:

Visit their facebook page at Jerusalem Road Music

Ham Dinner Menu for 2-20-13

Calvary Lutheran Church


February 20, 2013

4:45 – 6:15 pm

Gathering music in the sanctuary begins at 6:20.  Worship service is 6:30-7:00. Please join us!


Honey-Glazed Smoked Ham

(Tony Balay of Lone Star Smoke Rangers will be smoking the hams on his BBQ pit at the church, starting on Wednesday morning)

 Scalloped Potatoes

Garden Salad Bar

Assorted Dinner Rolls

Blueberry Butter Cake

All members and visitors are welcome to join us for dinner.

 Suggested donation is $4 per person.

Ash Wednesday Menu, 2-13-13

Ash Wednesday Soup Supper

(Please Note the Time Change Due to the Ash Wednesday Worship Service)

February 13, 2013

Supper will be served from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Ash Wednesday Worship Service begins at 7:00 pm

No Youth Education Classes before or after worship



Tomato Bisque

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Assorted Breads

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lemon Bars

Menu for February 6, 2013

Calvary Lutheran Church


February 6, 2013

4:45 – 6:15 pm


Honey-Bourbon Glazed Pork Loin Roast

Steamed Broccoli

Sweet Potatoes

Corn Souffle

Peaches and Cream Dessert

All members and visitors are welcome to join us for dinner.

  Suggested Donation $4 per person

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