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News from Holy Trinity
WORSHIP
Weekend Worship
This weekend we will celebrate the Second Sabbath of Easter. For the time being, we will gather virtually to worship together. Worship Videos will be posted on our website, HTLC app and YouTube at 5:00 pm on Saturdays so you can worship at a time that is most convenient for you.

The bulletin, readings and prayers, children's bulletin, and worship notes are available on our website. Prayer requests may be submitted online. Please complete a Welcome Card when you worship.
Parking Lot Worship - April 18
We will offer a communion worship service in the church parking lot on Sunday, April 18, at 10:00 am.
Sign up online or email Krista Gerth so we can plan accordingly. Please indicate the number of passengers you expect to receive communion in your vehicle. Contact Pastor Tim with questions.
STUDY, SERVE, SUPPORT
Easter Hunger Project: ​Give so the Village Grows
This year Holy Trinity's Hunger Project will provide funding to help a village secure clean drinking water, healthy food for children, vaccinations, farm animals and a community garden. Our goal is to raise $7,000 by May 16. Click here to make a gift and learn more about our Easter Hunger Project.
​Bread for the World Letter-Writing Campaign
Join members of Holy Trinity as we write letters to our elected officials regarding hunger in our communities. We can advocate for vulnerable populations dealing with hunger and poverty. Click here for a sample letter and links to contact your representatives.
Property Clean-up Day - April 24
Property Clean-up Day will be held Saturday, April 24, from 8:00 am - noon. We will clean the parking lot, trim bushes, rake leaves, mulch landscaping, and complete a variety of other tasks. Please come as you are able; bring a broom, rake, hedge trimmer, and gloves.
Habitat for Humanity Panel Build at Holy Trinity – June 12
Save the date! Holy Trinity is hosting the Ankeny Panel Build this year! Join Holy Trinity and other Ankeny churches for Rock the Block and the annual Panel Build!
Do you, or someone you know, have a home in need of repair? Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications to provide assistance with affordable maintenance projects. Click here to learn about the assistance program.
Family Promise - Sign Up Early to Help!
Our next hosting week is June 20-27. Our hope is that it will be safe to host families at Holy Trinity. We will need additional volunteers to serve in various ways. Click here to learn more and sign up.
THOUGHTS FROM PASTORS & STAFF
Jesus & Vaccination
At a recent staff meeting we were discussing the progression of vaccination across the country. A number of staff members shared conversations with people who had said, in effect, “I’m not getting the vaccine. Jesus will protect me.” I was reminded of an old story. Read this week's Grace Notes
HOLY TRINITY FOOD PANTRY
Donate to Holy Trinity Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is in need of the following items:
  • Plastic grocery sacks
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned beans
  • Peanut butter
  • If you have perishable foods to donate, please contact Lisa in the church office to find out if we have the capacity to store these items before bringing them to the pantry.
Due to space constraints, our food pantry does not accept clothing or other household items.
Your monetary, food and personal care gifts are an outreach of God's love to the Ankeny community. Thank you for giving generously!
Phase 2 of Regathering has Begun!
The church is now open for small groups of 25 or less members. If you would like to reserve a room for your small group, please contact Lisa Strnad by email or call the church office at 515-964-4348 ext. 201.
The church office is open Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, and by appointment on Fridays.