You are Invited to Worship
This weekend we celebrate the Sixth Weekend after Pentecost.  All worship services will include Holy Communion.

Come and worship:
  • Saturday at 5:30 pm
  • Sunday at 8:30 and 10:00 am

There will be no worship on Wednesday, July 4.
High Schoolers at ELCA Youth Gathering
Follow the 34-member team HTLC sent to Houston for the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering, June 27-July 1. Click here to check the HTLC High School Youth page on Facebook where we are posting photos on a regular basis. You’ll also want to check here for the livestream of the events each evening!
VBS Prep & Thanks
We are asking for help to decorate the church for Vacation Bible School on Saturday, July 7, at 9:00 am.
If you volunteered to help at VBS, there will be a training meeting on Thursday, July 5, at 7:00 pm and on Sunday, July 8, at 11:00 am in the fellowship hall. Volunteers should plan to attend one.
Questions? Contact Jen Schafer.

Thank you! Kelly and Jen want to say a huge thanks to all who have donated items for this summer’s VBS session! Plans are rolling along and we’re getting excited for a week of fun with the youth! Hands and Feet is full but there is still room for kids to register for VBS.
Family Promise Volunteers Needed
Every day families of all shapes and sizes live without something we all likely take for granted: A home. Family Promise of Greater Des Moines is part of a nationwide network of ministries dedicated to not just providing shelter, but solutions to the problem of homelessness, one family at a time. 
Volunteers are needed for Family Promise for our next host week, July 15-22. We need people to cook, drive the van, and serve as evening and overnight hosts. Please consider helping.  Sign up online or visit the Red Wall.
Blood Drive - July 5
Our next blood drive will be Thursday, July 5, 2:30-6:00 pm. To make your appointment, go online to LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa or contact Susan Orth at 515-491-6677.
A Helping Hand Needs Help
"A Helping Hand" is a local initiative to fill special boxes with non-perishable food and personal hygiene items so that people in need can access them easily and anytime. Two “Helping Hand” boxes are located at each end of our south parking lot.
If you want to help feed and supply people who are in need,  you can sign-up to sponsor a box  for a week anytime it fits your schedule.   Click here for a shopping list.  Simply pick up those items when you next go to the store, and then stop by and fill the box. Contact Amy Stoermer with questions.
Love Lunch Thank You!
Love Lunch is in need of juice boxes, 9-oz paper cups and 9"-10" plastic-coated paper plates. Please bring donations to the church office. Love Lunch meals for kids and families who could use a hot lunch are served at Holy Trinity on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the summer. 
Holy Trinity Food Pantry
The Holy Trinity Food Pantry is in need of the following items:
  • Gently-used children's books
  • Baby products
  • Personal care items, including shampoo, deodorant, etc.
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • 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