Calvary Lutheran was a busy, happy place last night, with lots of familiar faces and some new ones joining us for dinner. Our total count of those signed in for dinner was 445, with 160 of those being kids under 12, and confirmation and high school kids in abundance. The high energy and activity in the dining room, in the classrooms and in worship make it fun to be a part of it all.
Pastor David announced last night that the worship services on Wednesday night will be entirely different in content from the weekend services. The sermons and puppet ministry will be focused on the curriculum used in the classrooms on Wednesdays, starting with the creation story from Genesis last night. So for those of us who like to go to church more than once a week, this is great news. Also, our Praise Band only plays on Wednesday nights, and you don’t want to miss them.
New Kindergarten students and their parents received the Milestone “Blessing of the Backpacks” from Pastor Becky during worship last night.
Here’s a look at dinner and what it takes to feed a crowd of this size.
Our faithful grillers cooked 160 2 oz sliders and 400 5 oz hamburgers. They’re still smiling through the smoke. The hamburgers required 5 pounds of sliced onions, 2 gallons of dill pickles and large quantities of ketchup and mustard.
The salad bar featured 10 large watermelons, 24 heads of romaine lettuce, 4 large bags of spring mix lettuce, 15 pounds of baby carrots, 12 pounds broccoli florets, and lots of fresh garden tomatoes and cucumbers that church members donated.
9 gallons of vanilla ice cream for root beer floats
and 2 dozen 2 liter bottles of rootbeer.
We also went through 500 ears of “petite” corn on the cob, 150 chocolate milk and 100 white milk half pints, 12 gallons of Crystal light lemonade, and 240 ice cream sandwiches. These guys didn’t want the ice cream to melt, so they had to sacrifice and have dessert first.
It’s gonna be a fun year at High School Youth Group! Come and join them in the youth room at 7:00 every Wednesday night.
Last, but not least, don’t forget to bus your dishes! And if you want to experience the joy of helping others, sign up to help scrape dishes or run the dishwasher (Larry will be happy to train you), or help wipe tables and vacuum after dinner. Thank you!