Worship this Week
This is the Twenty First Week after Pentecost.

Come and worship:
  • Saturday at 5:30 pm
  • Sunday at 8:30 am: K-Grade 2 Choir and Scott Smith, guitar
  • Sunday at 10:00 am: Adult Choir
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Fair Trade Fair - This Weekend
Stop by the Fair Trade table in the Narthex this weekend to see a selection of fairly traded coffee, chocolate, tea, and gift items for you to purchase or order.  When you purchase fair trade items, more of the money you spend reaches the farmers and families who grew or crafted them. 
Mission Trip Puerto Rico Meeting - Oct. 14
Our first meeting for our summer mission trip to Puerto Rico will take place on October 14 at 11:00 am in Room 200. Come and learn where we’ll be, why we’re going and get a sense of how much it will cost.

FreeStore Donation Drive - Oct. 20/21
Help victims of domestic violence start a new life! Holy Trinity is again organizing a drive to assist families who've been identified by local agencies as needing help. There is a special need for pots and pans.  Click here to learn more. Please bring all items to the blue bin by the Red Wall on or before Saturday, Oct. 20, or Sunday, Oct. 21. We will have the FreeStore truck in the parking lot to accept donations on Oct. 20-21.
Rachel Kurtz Concert & Wing Ding - Oct. 21
We welcome the congregation and the community to join us on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4:00 pm for a concert by Rachel Kurtz . Rachel is a singer/songwriter who grew up Lutheran and loves to share her gifts with the Church. There will be a free will offering during the concert.
Following the concert, we will host our annual Wing Ding dinner. Those who went on the past summer's mission trip or youth gathering, or those who supported someone who did, are encouraged to attend. We'll end the evening with dinner from Buffalo Wild Wings!
Fall Choral Masterworks - Oct. 28
Fall Choral Masterwork Celebrates the Reformation. Invite a friend or neighbor to our fall choir masterwork. It will feature the Adult Choir, organ, and chamber orchestra on Sunday, October 28, at the 8:30 and 10:00 am worship services.
All Saints Day - Loved Ones Names are Due Oct. 28
During All Saints Day worship on November 4, we will remember those who have died since last November. To include a loved one who has died during this time, write their name on the back of your Welcome Card with a note that they are to be remembered on All Saints Day, or email their name to Lisa Strnad by October 28.
SHIIP Appointments - Oct. 28
Over 65 and on Medicare? This is the time to review Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Counselors from SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) will present information in the Fellowship Hall about program changes at 9:45 am on October 28, and will offer free and unbiased reviews from 10:00 am - noon. Call the church office to make your appointment. Contact Marty Rathje (964-2726) if you have any questions. 
The Death & Resurrection of the Church
A new adult learning series has begun. Pastor Tim is sharing topics he explored on his sabbatical and looking at how the church and our congregation will be changed and challenged by the changing world and culture around us. The discussion will help to begin to formulate some next steps in our life together, so come and be part of the group that meets Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in Room 200!
Holy Trinity Food Pantry
The Holy Trinity Food Pantry is in need of the following items:
  • Canned soup (any variety except chicken noodle and tomato)
  • 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