Worship this Week
This weekend we celebrate the second weekend of Advent.

Come and worship:
  • Saturday at 5:30 pm
  • Sunday at 8:30 am - Lessons & Carols
  • Sunday at 10:00 am - Lessons & Carols
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm
God's work. Our hands. Advent Giving Projects
Hope Ministries, Mosaic, CFI, Holy Trinity Food Pantry, and more. Our theme for giving this advent season is  God's work. Our hands.  Share God's love with our local neighbors and families across the globe. 

This year we have partnered with local agencies to adopt families. Stop by the church office to receive family profiles, information and instructions for gift giving.
Family Promise - Volunteer Now
Every day families of all shapes and sizes live without something we all likely take for granted: A home. Family Promise of Greater Des Moines is part of a nationwide network of ministries dedicated to not just providing shelter, but solutions to the problem of homelessness, one family at a time. 
Volunteers are needed for Family Promise for our next host week, December 23-30. We need people to cook, drive the van, and serve as evening and overnight hosts. Please consider helping.  Sign up online or visit the Red Wall.
Deliver Christmas Cards to Homebound Members
Help is needed to deliver Christmas Cards to our homebound members. You can pick up the cards from the church office between 8:30-4:30 on or after December 20. Your delivery will be to 3-5 people and needs to be completed by Christmas Day. If you can help, please sign up by the mailbox at the Red Wall.
Advent Devotions
There are many devotional books out there which sometimes makes it difficult to determine which is just the right one.  Click here for suggestions from noted authors who reflect our understanding of the faith.  These can be purchased on Amazon or wherever you choose to shop. If you do use Amazon, remember to include Holy Trinity as your Amazon Smile partner.
Looking Ahead: Advent
Sunday, Dec. 9: Lessons & Carols during worship at 8:30 and 10:00 am

Sunday, Dec 16: Church School Christmas Program 4:00 pm (Sunday students) and 6:00 pm (Wednesday students). Click here to learn more.

Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve worship services at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 and 9:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 26: No Wednesday worship

Sunday, Dec 30: One worship service at 10:00 am with brunch afterwards
Preschool Ribbon Cutting - Dec. 19
Join the preschool in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its membership into the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce & 50 years of faithful teaching at noon on Wednesday, December 19.  A light snack will be served in the preschool room following the ceremony.  

Blood Drive Next Month - Jan. 3
Our next blood drive is Thursday, January 3, from 2:30 - 6:00 pm. To make your appointment, call LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa or contact Susan Orth at 515-491-6677.

Small Discoveries Preschool Enrollment - Jan. 6
Before and after worship on Sunday, January 6, Small Discoveries Preschool will offer early registration to HTLC members for the 2019-2020 academic year. Click here to learn more about our preschool. Contact preschool director Holly Randell (515-964-4348 ext. 219) with any questions or to schedule a tour.

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