Worship this Week
This weekend we celebrate the Fourth 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.
Building Remains Closed Through August 16
The church building will continue to be closed through August 16. 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.
Online Prayer Gatherings
Join the pastors for prayer gatherings at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays, July 1 and July 15, using Zoom. Watch your email for links to join each meeting.
Thoughts from the Pastors & Staff
Juneteenth 2020: A Story of Renewal
This week’s Grace Notes is from Asta Twedt, a member of the congregation with deep roots in her faith and the cause of justice. She testifies that we can, no matter our age or experience, grow in our understanding of others in the midst of unrest and struggle. Resurrection happens when struggle is embraced. – Pastor Tim
Help Wanted: Minister of Operations
HTLC has a staff opening for a Minister of Operations. The position is part-time (25 hours per week) and reports to the Lead Pastor.
Click here to learn more and download the application.
Virtual Annual Meeting - July 19
Our Annual Meeting  to adopt a budget and elect leaders will be held on Sunday, July 19, at 11:00 am. The meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Copies of the annual report are available online; printed copies will be available in the north entrance on Monday, July 13, from 9-11 am. A mailing containing details about the meeting and voting will be sent to members of the congregation on July 8.
Join a Summer Reading Group
O ne way we strive to share God's love is through our commitment to equity and justice.  The world remains racially unjust. Learn what this author identifies as ways to help children learn to live in a diverse nation loving all of their brothers and sisters. This book will help us as parents, grandparents, church members, and community members do a part in bringing justice and peace. We will read,  "Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America" by Jennifer Harvey.
  • When: Monday, July 13 at 6:30 - August 17th (6 weeks)
  • Where: From the comfort of your own home via Zoom
  • Register: Click here. You will receive a Zoom invitation the week before we start.
  • Order your own copy of the book and read the Introduction and Chapter 1 before the first session. 
  • Direct questions to Pastor Pam or Anne Williams
Volunteer with Family Promise - July 12-19
During our host week of July 12-19,  Family Promise families are staying at Westminster Presbyterian Church , and host church volunteers are coming to them.  
We still need volunteers to help with meal preparation and overnight hosts.  If you can help or have questions, please  sign up here , email  Carlie Fitzgerald  or call Scott Hamilton at 964-8434.
Virtual VBS: Heroes of the Bible
VBS will be virtual this summer. There will be a video posted each Sunday in July to introduce the Bible story. A take-home package will be provided so families will have all the supplies on hand to do the activities at home.
Register your family and then pick up the packets in the north parking lot of HTLC on Sunday, June 28, between 1:00 and 3:00 pm or Tuesday, June 30, between 6:30 and 7:30 pm.
Registration is $5 per child. Contact Kelly Heuton with any questions. 
Spark Family Magazine: Pre-K Through 4th Grade
We have summer issues of Spark Family magazine available! Please email Kelly   to request the magazine. Spark Family is a quarterly magazine available for our church families. Each has colorful images from the  Spark Story Bible  and engaging activities for the whole family. It's filled with 48 pages of quick and easy activities.
Reusable Bag Program Supports Food Pantry
Hy-Vee Reusable Bag Program  is a new program where you can give back to your local community by purchasing a $2.50 reusable Red, My Heart Bag at the Hy-Vee located at 2510 SW State Street. 
The Holy Trinity Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation for every reusable bag sold during the month of June.  
When you purchase one, be sure to practice standard safety protocols. Just like you need to wash your hands regularly, always wash your reusable bags before and after use. If possible, bag your own groceries at check out when using a reusable bag. Thank you in advance for your support!
Face Masks Needed
There are two organizations looking for homemade masks: The United Way of Central Iowa and Lutheran World Relief.
The masks for United Way are for local people on the margins of society: refugees, homeless people, the hungry, etc.
LWR has put out a nationwide call for 75,000 face masks for global distribution. For information about the LWR 75,000 Face Mask Challenge,  visit LWR's website .
Masks can be dropped off at church on Mondays from 9:00-11:00 am.
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
  • Frozen meat, 1-2 pound packages
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned beans
  • Peanut butter
Donations of food have tapered off considerably as people stay home. We still need to keep the pantry going, so please consider extra monetary gifts to the food pantry as we need to buy more than expected groceries. Thank you! 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 - Online only right now
Saturdays: 5:30 pm
Sundays: 8:30 and 10:00 am