Worship this Week
This weekend is the Ninth Sabbath after Pentecost.

For the time being, we will gather virtually to worship together. Worship Videos will be posted on our website and HTLC app at 5:00 pm on Saturdays so you can worship at a time that is most convenient for you. You may join us on Sundays at 9:00 am on our Facebook page to share "virtual worship" together.

The bulletin, readings and prayers are available on our website . Prayer requests may be submitted online . Please complete a Welcome Card when you worship.
Thoughts from the Pastors & Staff
All Shall be Well...Really
Practically speaking, the fairly settled routines of beginning a new school year have been put in a blender. Everything has changed. The return to school is just one more way in which adapting to the changing landscape of life wrought by Covid-19 brings disruption, anxiety, frustration, and fear.
Register for Confirmation & Church School - Aug. 3
Registration opens August 3 for Church School and Affirmation of Baptism. Activities begin Wednesday, September 9. Because the church building is closed at this time, classes will be held in an online format until further notice.
Children & Youth Back to School Parade - Aug. 9
Missing Church? Have donations to bring to church? Did a VBS Mission project? Like to eat popsicles? 
Drive through the north parking lot on Sunday, August 9, between 3:30 and 5:00, and bring your donations for the food pantry, get a back to school treat, and have something to snack on! We can’t wait to see you!

We Celebrate...
Congratulations to Gary and Melva Schmidt on their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 1.

Happy belated 70th birthday to Bill Cox on July 20!

Happy belated 92nd birthday to Ivy Hockinson on July 28!

Members who wish to mail greetings may refer to the member directory in the Realm app to get addresses.

"Let's Celebrate" our worship community by lifting up your milestone wedding anniversary, birthday or acknowledging a new birth. "Let's Celebrate" will be a regular feature in the Epistle. Submit your milestone on our website.
Support Holy Trinity Food Pantry
The north entry doors will be open  each Monday from 9:00-11:00 am to drop off donated items . If you prefer to give at other times, you can stock the Helping Hands boxes located in the south parking lot. You can also  make a monetary contribution to the food pantry .
The Food Pantry is in need of the following items:
  • Toilet paper
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned beans
  • Peanut butter
Your monetary, food and personal care gifts are an outreach of God's love to the Ankeny community. Thank you for giving generously!
Building Remains Closed Through Sept. 20
The church building will continue to be closed through September 20. All in-person activities and events are cancelled during this time.
Please click here to learn more  and read how we are continuing God's work despite the building closure.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
517 SW Des Moines St
Ankeny, IA 50023

Worship Schedule - Online only right now