Worship this Week
This weekend is the Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost.
Come and worship:
  • Saturday at 5:30 pm
  • Sunday at 8:30 am - Adult Choir & Brass Ensemble
  • Sunday at 10:00 am - Adult Choir & Brass Ensemble
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Ice Cream Social this Sunday
There will be an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, September 8, 3:00-5:00 pm in the lawn of the Lighthouse. This will be a fun time for fellowship. Come for the whole time or just stop by. Ice cream and toppings will be provided. Some seating is available; bring a lawn chair if you’d like. We'll move to the fellowship hall if there's rain. We hope to see you there!
You've Got the Rhythm!
Luke shares wisdom that is helpful to all of us as we set our priorities and select the rhythm for our lives by sharing Jesus’ frank words about discipleship. In Luke 14:25-33 Jesus urges us to count the cost of following Jesus. It’s a path that involves giving up what’s not important, it’s about sacrifice, and it’s about serving others. It’s the road less traveled when the norm is not to be involved in a faith community.  

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Blood Drive - Today
Blood Drive next month! Our next blood drive is Thursday, September 5, 2:30-6:00 pm. To make your appointment, call LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa at 800-287-4903 or contact Susan Orth : 515-491-6677.
Church Crawl for New Students - Sept. 7
Do you have a student who is new to church school? Come to the Church Crawl on Saturday, September 7, at 9:00 am. We will find students' classrooms, tour the church, learn about their Bibles, make something to take home, and answer questions. This is designed for preschoolers who are just starting church school, but all who are new to church school are welcome to join us! Contact Kelly Heuton with any questions.
LSI Refugee Services Luncheon - Sept. 12
Join Lutheran Services in Iowa’s Refugee Services at the EMPOWER Luncheon Thursday, September 12, noon-1:00 pm. For more details visit www.LSIowa.org/EMPOWER or call Nan Strutzenberg at 515-271-7464.
Connections Weekend - Sept. 21-22
Connections Weekend is upcoming on Saturday, September 21, 4:45-5:30 pm and Sunday, September 22, 9:15-10:15 am and 10:55-11:15 am in the Fellowship Hall. Check out the ministries available for serving, learning and building community.  Get Connected! You will be glad you did!
Family Promise Week - Oct. 13-20
Volunteers Needed for Family Promise for our next host week, October 13-20. We need people for the following positions: prepare a meal, meal serving & clean up, drive the van, evening hosts, overnight hosts, setup, tear down and laundry.
Click here for additional information and/or to sign up online. E-mail Carlie Fitzgerald or Scott Hamilton, or call Scott at 964-8434 for additional information or questions.
New! Neighborhood Group Facilitators
Would you like to get to know your neighbors who attend Holy Trinity? Neighborhood groups are forming now and will be comprised of 8-12 adults (and their children) who live near each other.  The goal of each group is to connect with each other at least quarterly, possibly by gathering for a meal, or ice cream, or even by checking in by email to see how the others are doing. You will be building relationships and caring for each other.  Click here to sign up  if you are willing to be a group facilitator.   Pastor Pam will assist facilitators in creating their groups.
Holy Trinity Food Pantry
The Holy Trinity Food Pantry is in need of the following items:
  • Recently purchased ground beef, chicken or other mainstay meats that are in 1-2 pound packages.Please place in the freezer located in the fellowship hall.
  • Laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, and personal care items (toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc)
  • Canned meat
  • Clean, empty plastic grocery bags
  • Credit/debit card donations at the Giving Station located in the Narthex. 
You may place items in the grocery carts located by the entrances to the church.
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