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November 7, 2018 Menu

Calvary Lutheran Church

Rapid City, South Dakota

Wednesday Evening Meal

November 7, 2018

Dinner is served from 4:45 to 6:15 pm. All are welcome!


Roast Beef

Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes

Green Beans

Salad Bar

Pumpkin Bars

To help cover the cost of food purchased, we request a donation of $5 per adult and $3 for children under 12, but please pay what you can.

Meals Resume Nov 7th

downloadWe are taking off Halloween night from church activities so you can enjoy Trick or Treating with your family.


See you next Wednesday night for roast beef dinner!


A few photos of our pasta meal on October 17th:

Need a big batch brownie recipe?  We made this one 3 times, for 480 brownies.  Only 1 pan leftover after serving 400 people.

Hershey Syrup Brownies

160 brownies

Makes 4 cake pans 20x12x2, cut 5×8 for 40 servings per pan


2 pounds softened butter

8 cups sugar

32 eggs

1 #10 can (8 pounds)  Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

8 cups flour

3 tablespoons vanilla


Cream butter and sugar together in mixer until well blended.  Beat in eggs, the the chocolate syrup and vanilla. Add flour and combine just until well mixed.  Divide batter into 4 greased cake pans.  Bake at 325* convection for 30 minutes.  Top cake with warm frosting.


Frosting for 4 pans:

1 ¼  cup sugar

¾  pound butter

1 ½ cups milk

4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Boil the sugar, milk and butter.  Remove from heat.  Add the chocolate chips, stir until melted.  Spread frosting on brownies.



Menu 10-17-18


October 10, 2018 Menu

Wednesday Night Meal

Calvary Lutheran Church

 4:45 to 6:15 pm


The menu this week:


Salad Bar, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn

Apple Crisp


Last week we served up bratwurst and hot dogs, coleslaw, scalloped potatoes, garden salad, and kuchen (from Pietz’s Kuchen Kitchen in Scotland, South Dakota) for our Oktoberfest meal.  The brats and hot dogs were so tasty, I thought I’d share the brands that we used (ordered from Cashway).

A special thanks to Bill and several others he recruited, for volunteering to man the griddles in the kitchen this week. Due to the windy day, we couldn’t use the grills outside.


The 5 flavors of kuchen we served left many in a quandary of indecision…peach, strawberry rhubarb, cottage cheese, blueberry or cherry?  We ordered 50 kuchen and only had 4 leftover after serving 350 people for dinner.  It was a nice German treat to finish off the meal. If you want more info from Pietz’s Kuchen Kitchen, check out their website HERE


October 3, 2018 Brats & Dogs


Calvary Lutheran Church

Wednesday Evening Meal

October 3, 2018 from 4:45 to 6:15 pm

Join us for an Oktoberfest Menu!


Bratwurst and Hotdogs

Scalloped Potatoes

Coleslaw and Salad Bar



Did you happen to get a chance to visit with Peg or Karla last week at the Ministry Fair? If you didn’t get to sign up to volunteer in the kitchen, it’s not too late! Stop by any Wednesday night to talk to us about it, or call the church office and ask for Karla.


BBQ Night, 9-26-18

Calvary Lutheran Church

Rapid City, South Dakota

Wednesday Meal Ministry

We provide dinner from 4:45 to 6:15 pm on Wednesdays during the school year for all members of our congregation.  Visitors are always encouraged to join us for dinner, and welcomed to our 40 minute contemporary worship service after dinner starting at 6:30 pm.  Some weeks there will be no Wednesday meals, education or worship service due to holidays.  The first break will be October 24th, when Family Ministries will be hosting the annual “Trunk or Treat” event.  Since the next Wednesday after that is October 31st, it was decided to take a Wednesday school and meal break to accommodate families trick or treating together.  If the schools are canceled for inclement weather, the church will also be closed and no meal will be served.  To keep up to date on the calendar, please visit the church website


Whenever you see a rainbow, remember God is Love. May your days be filled with fruit loop rainbows and cotton ball clouds.

On the menu for September 26, 2018

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches


Corn on the Cob

Baked Beans

Salad Bar

Assorted Homemade Cookies


Please join us for a Ministry Fair on Wednesday, September 26th in the Narthex from 4:30 to 6:30.  Representatives from all the various ministries of the church will be there to share information on how you can get involved in church activities.  The Wednesday Meal Ministry will have a table set up and will answer all your questions about volunteering in the kitchen or dining room.  We need lots more volunteers to help us bake, chop vegetables, fill condiment containers, wash dishes, etc.  On the job training is provided! Come and see how we make a meal for 400+ people.  Our hours are flexible and the rewards are great. 

 “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve…You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”— Martin Luther King, Jr.





TACO Wednesday! 9-19-18


Last Wednesday, we had a good crowd of 400 for our hamburger cookout.  Here’s a look at the dining room scene.  We hope to see you again next week. Bring your friends!

The S’mores Bars were a pretty big hit.  They are really gooey and rich (and a pain to cut), but worth the trouble I think.  Here’s the recipe for 1 pan.  We made 12!


S’mores Bars  Servings: 576

12 pans/ 48 bars per pan: Make in 12x18x2 inch pans. Cut 6×8

To make 1 pan at a time:

Crust layer:

4 cup graham cracker crumbs

6 TBSP sugar

1/2 tsp salt

12 TBSP butter, melted

Combine ingredients and press into bottom of pan and along sides.  Refrigerate until chilled and set.

Brownie layer:

12 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped (or bittersweet chocolate chips, may use semi-sweet)

1 1/2 cup butter (12 oz)

6 eggs

2 1/2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

2 tsp salt

1 TBSP vanilla

Melt chocolate and butter in microwave about 1 minute, until melted.  With hand mixer, beat sugar and eggs, then add melted chocolate and beat until smooth.  Stir flour, salt and then vanilla into mixture.  Spread brownie layer over graham cracker crust. Bake at 350* convection for 30 minutes, or until center is set when pressed with fingertip.


7 oz marshmallow fluff (marshmallow cream)

2 TBSP milk

Whisk marshmallow cream and milk together, then spread over brownie layer.

8 oz miniature marshmallows

2 cup mini chocolate kisses

4 whole graham cracker boards, broken up

Sprinkle kisses and marshmallows over marshmallow topping, then scatter crumbled graham crackers over the top.  Bake at 350* convection for 5 minutes, or until kisses are glossy and the marshmallow topping is set.  Let cool in the pan, then cut into bars.



Total ingredients for 12 x recipe:

48 cups graham cracker crumbs  (about 12# graham crackers)

72 TBSP (4.5 cups) sugar

6 tsp salt

4.5 # butter

144 oz  (9 #) bittersweet chocolate

18 cups (9 #) butter

72 eggs (6 doz)

30 cups sugar

24 cups flour

24 tsp (8 TBSP) salt

12 TBSP vanilla

12 7 oz marshmallow cream jars

1 ½  cups milk

24 cups mini chocolate kisses

48 graham crackers


The worship service last week included a “Blessing of the Backpacks” for our kindergarteners.  Here’s a look at those energetic and adorable Calvary kids:

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