It's not just potluck anymore…


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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Summer just flew by and the kids are back to school already. The outside air feels a little cooler and the leaves are starting to turn. At Calvary Lutheran Church, Rapid City, SD, we are kicking off the return of Wednesday education classes for kids of all ages, meals to share with family and friends, and worship services for everyone.  To see the full schedule of classes and for more information, check out the church website at


Join us for dinner in the fellowship hall between 4:45 and 6:15 pm each Wednesday night. All members and visitors are always welcome. Menu for Sept 12th:

Hamburgers and Chips


Salad Bar and Watermelon


S’mores Bars


A contemporary worship service led by our praise band will begin after supper from 6:30 to 7:10pm.  The Wednesday services will follow the education calendar from September 12, 2018 through April 10, 2019.  Family Ministries will sponsor special Milestone events for different age groups throughout the year, with recognition of the children and their families during worship.  This week we’ll have “Blessing of the Backpacks” for Calvary’s kindergarteners.  Check the schedule for the year at  Family Ministries

It’s that time of year again when the school year begins to wind down, the snow begins to thaw (?) and the kids get busy with all the activities of track, soccer, baseball, prom,  concerts and so much more.  At Calvary Lutheran Church, Rapid City, we take 4 months off from Wednesday evening programming to let the volunteers, who do so much to make it all work, enjoy some time with their families at home and on summer vacations.

Thanks to all who cook, serve, clean, teach, and make music on Wednesday nights.


  Join us this week for the last Wednesday meal and worship service until September. Enjoy the end of school and all the joys of summer.



Back by popular demand, it’s Pizza Ranch Chicken Dinner night!

Calvary Lutheran Church

Wednesday Evening Meal

April 4th, 2018  4:45 to 6:15 pm


Pizza Ranch Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Salad Bar, Green Beans and Peach Cobbler


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Wednesday Evening Meal   3-21-18

Chicken Strips, Macaroni and Cheese, Salad Bar 

Pudding Dirt Cups


Dinner will be served from 4:45 to 6:15 pm.  We invite you to participate in the “Walk with Jesus” event in the education wing of the church, either before or after dinner. Details below:

EASTER EVENT: An opportunity on Wednesday evening to experience 5 stations that reflect the meaning of Easter.


March 21st from 5 pm – 6:00 pm (the last group starts), but stations will continue until 6:30.

Stations will start every 5 minutes with the last group starting at 6:00 pm to allow time to complete all 5 stations and get to worship.

March 25th (Palm Sunday) between the two worship services from 9:15 am – 9:45 am. Stations will start every 5 minutes with the last group starting at 9:45 am to allow time to complete all 5 stations and get to worship.

In groups, participants will visit five multi-sensory, engaging stations from Jesus’ triumphal entry on Palm Sunday to the joy of his resurrection on Easter. The stations are designed to permit reflection on the true meaning of the events leading to Easter. Everyone is welcome. Participants may visit the stations as a family, a small group or individually. Experience the Lenten season in a new and refreshing way.

There will be no education classes or dinner next Wednesday, March 28th.  Check the church calendar for scheduled Easter week services HERE


Calvary Lutheran Church 

Wednesday Evening Meal

March 14, 2018 from 4:45 pm to 6:15


Irish Stew and Biscuits

Salad Bar

Shamrock Cupcakes


All are welcome! Join us for dinner and stay for worship at 6:30pm.




Wednesday Evening Meal

March 7, 2018 from 4:45 to 6:15 pm

Bring your family, bring your friends! Share a meal, share the love.


French Dip Sandwiches

Italian Pasta Salad and the Salad Bar

Homemade Brownies and Raspberry Bars

For more information about Rapid City’s Calvary Lutheran Church visit our website HERE

Our youth groups who help serve and do the dishes on Wednesday nights are a vital part of our meal ministry’s success.  Thanks to all the kids and parents who volunteer.  If you haven’t been given the opportunity to serve yet, it’s not too late! Ask for Karla or Cassie and get signed up before the meals are done for the year.  We really appreciate your help.




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