All are Invited to Worship
This weekend we celebrate the First Weekend of Advent. The Adult Choir will sing at the 8:30 am worship service. The Grades K-2 choir will sing at 10:00 am. All worship services will include Holy Communion.

This weekend we welcome Pastor Cindy Breed to the pulpit. Pastor Breed serves as the ELCA Chaplain at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Her primary focus is on providing pastoral care to patients and their family members who identify as being Lutheran. 

Come and worship:
  • Saturday at 5:30 pm
  • Sunday at 8:30 and 10:00 am
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm
First Sundays Forum: Dec. 3
On Sunday, December 3, at 8:30 am, join Holly Randell, our Preschool Director, for a conversation about how parents can help their toddlers and preschoolers be ready for preschool and kindergarten. Holly brings years of experience to this important conversation. Invite your friends!
Keepsake Christmas Family Event: Dec. 3
Sunday, December 3 rd 3:30 to 5:00 we will be hosting a Keepsake Christmas event for families. There will be a skit, music, cookies and everyone will make their own small nativity set to take home. The event is geared toward families with children preschool through 5 th grade though all ages are welcome. RSVP is not required but would be appreciated so we have enough seating and supplies. Please contact Kelly Heuton with questions or click here to RSVP.
Lessons & Carols: Dec. 10
Lessons & Carols will be held on Sunday, December 10, during worship at 8:30 and 10:00 am. Invite a friend to join you for an uplifting morning of word and song!
God's Work. Our Hands. Advent Giving Projects
Hope Ministries, Mosaic, CFI, Holy Trinity Food Pantry, and more.
Our theme for giving this advent season is God's Work. Our Hands. Share God's love with our local neighbors and families across the globe. Click here to learn more about how you can help.
Family Promise: January 7-14
Volunteers are needed for Family Promise for our next host week, January 7 - 14. We need people to cook, drive the van, and serve as evening and overnight hosts. Sign up online. See Cyndi Olson or call the office with questions.
Advent Devotionals
There are many devotional books out there which sometimes makes it difficult to determine which is just the right one.  Click here for some suggestions from noted authors who reflect our understanding of the faith. These can be purchased on Amazon or wherever you choose to shop. If you do use Amazon, remember to include Holy Trinity as your Amazon Smile partner.
Helping Hands Food Boxes
The “Helping Hands” food boxes are now operational! Find them at the Elm and Des Moines Street entrances to the south parking lot. Please fill the boxes with items as you are able - avoid items that might freeze during the winter. Demand has been high during the first couple weeks - please help us keep the boxes stocked! 
We are also asking for volunteers to fill the boxes with food from the Food Pantry on Sundays throughout the year. If you would like to help, please sign up online .
Cookies for Christmas Eve
We will serve cookies for fellowship on Christmas Eve. If you’re willing to bake an extra dozen (or two) to donate, sign up online.
We are also looking for people to help serve fellowship on Christmas Eve. Please sign up online to help.
Poinsettias
Help fill the Sanctuary with Poinsettias this Christmas season! Your $15 gift will purchase a plant and greenery that will decorate the church through January. Donate by check (write “Poinsettias” on the memo line), at the giving station in the Narthex (select “Worship & Music Offering”), or click here to donate online
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
515-964-4348

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