All are Invited to Worship
This weekend we celebrate the Transfiguration of Our Lord.  All worship services will include Holy Communion. The All-Church Orchestra will play at both 8:30 and 10:00 am; the Grades K-2 Choir will sing at 10:00 am on Sunday. Come and worship:
  • Saturday at 5:30 pm
  • Sunday at 8:30 & 10:00 am
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Ash Wednesday - Feb. 14
Ash Wednesday worship will be at Noon, 6:00 and 7:30 pm. The Adult Choir will sing at both the 6:00 and 7:30 pm worship.
A soup supper will be served 5:00-6:00 pm.
There is no church school, adult learning, youth choirs or confirmation. Children are encouraged to worship with their families.
M&M's for World Hunger
Visit the Red Wall to grab a tube of M&M’s or pick up a tube from an usher after worship this weekend. These tubes will quickly move from feeding our sweet tooth to feeding the hungry; from celebration to Lenten giving. Each tube holds $14 of quarters (cash and checks fit too). Our goal is to raise $7,000 for ELCA World Hunger. Please return M&M tubes on or before Maundy Thursday.
Global Hunger
2017 Contribution Statements
2017 Contribution Statements have been uploaded onto your My Holy Trinity Account. Statements can be accessed online through your ‘MyHolyTrinity’ login under the Giving History tab, click on the Blue PDF Button. For help accessing your online statement, contact Tammy or call the office.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Our annual Easter egg hunt will be March 24. We are collecting plastic eggs and items to fill the eggs. Nut-free candy or non-candy items should be small enough to fit in a plastic egg and be appropriate for children under the age of 5. Place donations in the blue bin opposite the Red Wall before March 7. Contact Kelly Heuton with questions.
Parents' Night Out - Feb. 9
Parents' Night Out: Valentine's Edition. Drop off your kids (12 and under) on February 9, 5:30-8:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall and enjoy a date night on your own. We will provide dinner, games and fun! Your freewill donation will go towards helping the high school kids get to Houston this summer for the ELCA National Youth Gathering. Please register here. Contact Anne Williams with any questions.
Retiree's Lenten Noon Gathering - Register by Feb. 11
If you have been retired one month or twenty-five years or more, you are invited to join this group for a light lunch and fellowship followed by a discussion about portions of the book Marry a Pregnant Virgin by retired pastor Frank G Honeycutt. We will have small group discussion about selected readings in the book. A short reading assignment of about five pages is suggested each week but not required. A freewill offering will be received for the lunch. The group will meet for five weeks starting on Wednesday, February 21, 12:00-1:30 pm. Sign up in the Narthex, or contact the church office by February 11 . You can also register on the church website.
Lent Book Study Group - Register by Feb. 11
You are invited to join a group during the season of Lent that will read together and discuss the book Holy Living by Rowan Williams. We will meet for five Tuesdays, February 20-March 20, 5:30-6:30 pm. A day time option is available on Thursday mornings, 10:30-11:30 am, beginning February 22. Sign up by February 11 on the church website or contact Lisa in the church office.
Chad Brown's Ordination - Feb. 18
Chad Brown will be ordained at Holy Trinity on Sunday, February 18, at 1:30 pm. All are invited to attend. Invitations are available at the Welcome Center.
Peace After Divorce - Register by Feb. 27
This education and support group is open to all who are divorced, separated or in the process of divorce. Two facilitators lead the group who have both experienced divorce. The group will meet on Tuesdays at Holy Trinity, February 27 through April 17, 6:30-8:30 pm, in room 100. A registration fee of $10 will offset the cost of materials . Register online or contact Lisa in the church office.
Peace after Divorce book
Radical Spirit: Wednesday Adult Learning
If you feel a little overwhelmed by the turbulence and darkness of spirit all around us; if you are looking for a way to re-orient yourself in a changing world; if you want to make Lent 2018 a time of spiritual renewal, you are invited to participate in a study called Radical Spirit. For five Wednesday evenings, beginning on February 21, we will gather to study freedom and authenticity in the Christian Life. The sessions will begin at 7:15 pm led by Pastor Tim Olson. The study is based on a book by one of the most well-known and artful spiritual teachers of our age, Joan Chittister. Her book, Radical Spirit will be our guide. You can purchase the book and read along or you can just follow along with the discussion. We will have some of the books available for purchase. Do something for your soul this season of Lent. Come and join us.
StoryPath - Small Group for Parents of Young Children
We have a new small group for parents with young children. The group will meet Wednesday evenings at 5:30. Each week we will read a Bible passage and children’s book and discuss how the stories apply to our family lives. There is no outside prep or reading required, just come and enjoy some time with fellow parents. Come as often as you are able. The nursery will be open or your children are welcome to stay with you. The first meeting will be Wednesday, February 28, in room 100. Contact Kelly Heuton with any questions.
Holy Trinity Food Pantry
The Holy Trinity Food Pantry is in need of the following items:
  • Baking supplies
  • Personal care items, including feminine hygeine products and disposable diapers
  • Recently purchased ground beef, chicken or other mainstay meats that are in 1-2 pound packages and have an easy-to-read date on them. Take them directly to the freezer in the Fellowship Hall, next to the Hearty Blessings freezer. 
Please continue your generous support.  Credit/debit card donations can be placed at the Giving Station located in the Narthex.  Your monetary, food and personal care gifts are an outreach of God's love to the Ankeny community.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
517 SW Des Moines St
Ankeny, IA 50023

Worship Schedule
Saturdays: 5:30 pm
Sundays: 8:30 and 10:00 am
Wednesdays: 6:00 pm