It's not just potluck anymore…

Menu for 9-18-19

Join us this week for Sloppy Joes, French Fries, Salad Bar, Rice Krispie Treats

Dinner service is from 4:45 to 6:15 pm, followed by a contemporary worship service lead by the praise band in the sanctuary. All members and visitors are welcome to join us for dinner. Please donate what you can to help cover the cost of the meal. We suggest $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Last week we kicked off the fall session of Wednesday school on September 11th, honoring the day of remembrance with a red, white and blue themed dinner. Here are a few photos of the meal:

This week things will be gearing up for Wednesday worship and meals at Calvary Lutheran Church, Rapid City. Teacher training class will be held this Wednesday at 5:30.

Teacher Training Night – Wednesday Sept 4th at 5:30 pm 

Preschool – 5th Grade Room 210 (upstairs) 

6th, 7th, 8th Grade Room 102-103 (downstairs) 

Supper provided for Pre-Confirmation Teachers/ Confirmation Guides. 2 more Confirmation Guides are still needed! Please contact Hannah Fleming, Confirmation Coordinator. 


Preschool (3-years-old as of 9/1/19) through 8th Grades must have a completed online registration form.  Sign up through the church website at

The class schedule for all Wednesdays, starting September 11th:

Preschool – 5th Grade 

Session 1 5:00 – 5:45 pm 

Session 2 5:45 – 6:30 pm 

6th Grade Pre-Confirmation 5:15 – 6:00 pm 

7th – 8th Grade Confirmation 6:30 – 8:15 pm 

9th-12th Grade High School 7:15 – 8:30 pm 

All Preschool (3-years-old as of 9/1/19) through 8th Grades must have a completed online registration form. 

The education department needs your help with some supplies. Pick up a few things and bring them with you to teacher training or on the first night of classes.

Everyone is invited to join us in the fellowship hall on Wednesdays for a meal with your family and friends. Dinner will be served from 4:45 to 6:15 pm starting September 11th. We welcome all members and visitors of all ages to come for food and fellowship, followed by a worship service in the sanctuary from 6:30-7:10. In order to help cover the cost of meals, we ask for donations of $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12, but any amount is appreciated. Thank you.

The menu for the first meal on September 11th will be Chicken Kebabs, Salad Bar, a Red, White and Blue Salad (Strawberries, Bananas and Blueberries), and Cupcakes for dessert.

A message from Karla, our kitchen and hospitality coordinator:

WELCOME BACK! Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed our summer meals. It was a fun experience. We will be starting up again in full force on September 11th. Come check us out to see if there is a place you can fit in to help. We do prep work on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 -11:00 am. On Wednesdays our prep time is from 1:00- 4:00 pm, serving the meal from 4:45-6:15 pm and clean-up is from 6:30-7:30 pm. We also need a dishwasher from 6:00– 8:00 pm. Contact Karla at 391-3850 or 

We are looking forward to another successful year! 

MILESTONE MINISTRY… Calvary’s Milestone Ministry is a way of helping families pass on the Christian faith. It is a way to celebrate events in our everyday lives that shape our identity and give us a sense of belonging to the family of Jesus Christ.

In September we will focus on the following groups: 

Kindergarten: September 11 – Blessing of the Backpacks: The focus of this Milestone will be on Blessing our Children in their newest journey of Kindergarten. (Please have the children bring their backpacks to the 6:30 pm worship service.) We invite Kindergarten parents to come to their child’s Wednesday School classroom for a time with the pastor to talk about this milestone. 

9th Grade: September 18 – Starting High School: The focus of this milestone will be how Faith is Greater than Fear in this new transition in school. 

7th Grade: September 25 – Beginning Confirmation: The focus of this milestone is to celebrate the confirmation students as they start their journey, boldly and confidently making promises affirming their baptism and living out their faith at church. 

There will also be reserved seating in the Sanctuary for the 6:30 pm worship service (presentation will happen during this time.) Call Kellie Meissner, Family Ministries Coordinator, for more information, 430-9684. 

The regular Wednesday school season at Calvary Lutheran Church comes to a close on April 10th. Dinner will be served at the regular time of 4:45 to 6:15 pm. Everyone is invited to participate in the “Journey to the Cross” Easter stations upstairs in the education wing between 5 and 6:30, either before or after you have dinner. The stations will take approximately 25 minutes. The last time available to start the stations is 6:05 pm. Following dinner and the stations, please join us for worship in the sanctuary from 6:30 to 7:10 pm. For more info,

The Holy Week worship schedule can be found here:

Calvary will be trying out year round Wednesday meals and worship services this year. Here’s what that schedule will look like from May through August:

Summer Schedule:
Supper will be provided from 5:30-6:15 pm
May 1, 8, 15 & 22
June 5, 12, 19 & 26
July 10, 17, 24 & 31
August 7

No Wednesday Nights on: 
April 17 (Spring Break)
April 24 (Confirmation Banquet)
May 29 (Memorial Day week)
July 3 (4th of July week)
August 14, 21, 28, & Sept 11 (Fall Break)

We hope you can join us for any or all of these Wednesday nights. Planning for the meals is underway, and things might be done a little differently than for the regular school year. More info will be posted here on the blog when it becomes available. Stay tuned…

Menu for April 10th

Sloppy Joes, Salad Bar, French Fries and Frozen Treats

Some scenes from dinner and worship last night:

Calvary Lutheran Church Wednesday Evening Meal

Dinner is served from 4:45 to 6:15 pm. All members and visitors are welcome to join us for the meal and fellowship, followed by a worship service from 6:30 to 7:10 in the sanctuary.

Ground Beef and Steak Tacos with Crunchy Hard Shell or Soft Tortillas


Salad Bar

Fresh Apple Slices and Caramel Dip

Calvary Lutheran Church

Wednesday Evening Meal

Dinner is served from 4:45 to 6:15 pm and all are welcome. We are grateful for contributions of $5 per adult and $3 per child to help cover the cost of the meal, however, you are invited to dine with us regardless of ability to pay. The Wednesday worship service begins after dinner at 6:30 for a 40 minute casual and contemporary service.

Menu for 3-27-19

Reuben (Corned Beef) and Rachel (Turkey) Casseroles, Salad Bar, and Rhubarb Dessert

Here are a few photos from the chicken dinner we had last week.

Reuben (Corned Beef) and Rachel (Turkey) Casseroles, Salad Bar, Rhubarb Dessert

Calvary Lutheran Church

Wednesday Meal Menu for 3-19-19

Pizza Ranch Chicken

Broccoli Salad and Salad Bar

Baked Beans


Last week we had no Wednesday church or supper due to winter storm Ulmer. The week before we made strawberry parfaits that seemed to be a big hit. Here’s our recipe for them:

Strawberry Parfaits

Make 5x recipe for 600 servings (total for 600 servings is in parentheses)

5 boxes strawberry cake mix  (25)

10 eggs  (50)

2 ½ cups butter or margarine, softened  (12.5)

5 cups white chocolate chips  (25 cups)

40 oz instant vanilla pudding  (Make 3 4.5# packages instant vanilla pudding according to directions)

20 cups milk   (6 ¼ gallons milk)

60 oz coolwhip  (300 oz:  make instant whipped topping mix)

Strawberries  (fresh or frozen)

Preheat oven to 325* convection.

Mix together cake mix, eggs and butter.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Press dough into 5 9×13 pans (or 2 ½ 12x20x2 pans)

Bake for 14-18 minutes, or until light golden brown around edges; let cool uncovered for 1-2 hours and then crumble.

In separate bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk as directed.  Chill at least a half an hour to set.

Mix up whipped topping mix as directed.

In dessert cups, layer cake crumbs, pudding, whipped topping and strawberries. Repeat.

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