Worship this Week
This week we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Pentecost.
Come and worship:
  • Saturday at 5:30 pm
  • Sunday at 8:30 am - Vocal Soloist and Flute Duet
  • Sunday at 10:00 am - Vocal Soloist and Flute Duet
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Volunteer for Family Promise
Volunteers are needed for Family Promise for our next host week, July 21-28. We need people to drive the van, and serve as evening and overnight hosts. Please consider helping.  Sign up online or visit the Red Wall.
Council & All-SMA Meeting - July 18
The Council will meet with all SMA members and teams at 6:30 PM on Thursday, July 18. Who is part of the SMAs? If you are a member of a team, like the Children’s Ministry Team or the Advocacy Team; if you lead the efforts of a group like ushers, Family Promise or Freestore, you are part of an SMA.
Farewell Luncheon for Pastoral Intern Travis - July 21
Farewell Luncheon
for Pastoral Intern Travis Segar

Sunday, July 21
Lunch at 11:00 am in the fellowship hall
Pulled pork sandwiches will be provided.
Last names A-L, please bring a dessert.
Last names M-Z, please bring a side dish.

RSVP by July 19
Monetary gifts may be given to the church office. 
Write “farewell luncheon” in memo. 
Food Pantry Leadership Changes
In 2014, Holy Trinity took a leap of faith to help meet the needs of the community by opening a food pantry. Marie Witt, who had years of experience at another food pantry, accepted the call to organize the effort and has been a faithful servant and volunteer food pantry coordinator since that time. This month, Marie leaves Ankeny to move to Ohio to be closer to her family. We are grateful to Marie for the countless hours she has given to feed the hungry. Under her direction, the service of 34 volunteers and the generous donations from this congregation and community, our food pantry has grown to serve 35-40 families per week.

We are excited to introduce Pamm Cox, who has answered God’s call to become our new volunteer food pantry coordinator. Pamm has a background in social work and family services, and has volunteered in the HTLC Food Pantry for four years. We are thankful for Pamm’s willingness to serve in this new capacity and look forward to seeing God’s ongoing work to work for the “least of these.”
Lighthouse Renovation Project
There's a flurry of activity at the Lighthouse! The new flooring was installed last week, appliances are being delivered today, and work on the renovated bathroom will begin shortly. It's now time to furnish the Lighthouse for our next pastoral intern who will move into the home at the beginning of August.
Habitat for Humanity - Aug. 13
Be a part of a Holy Trinity Habitat for Humanity team on Tuesday, August 13, from 8 am – 4 pm. In June the Ankeny churches built walls for homes being constructed in Des Moines. Now we are invited to follow those walls back to the Mondamin Presidential neighborhood of Des Moines and help with construction needs on site.  Please register online by Aug. 7.  HTLC can continue to make a difference in the lives of families.
Love Lunches Thanks
Love Lunches now has enough paper products, juice and snacks to last for quite a while; thank you for your generous donations! If would like to continue to support this ministry, they are requesting monetary donations for meat, fresh fruits & vegetables. Checks can be made payable to “Love Lunches” and left in the church office.
GraceNotes: Thoughts from Our Pastors
Jesus invites us to live life in the ordinary days; to observe life, listen, see, feel the beauty of this world. Jesus invites us to live life in the ordinary days; to love those with whom we share this beautiful planet, to have care and concern for those who are cast off by our country or the world. 

T hat’s the subject of GraceNotes this week… Read this blog and subscribe to new posts on the Grace Notes blog page here!
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
  • 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

Worship Schedule
Saturdays: 5:30 pm
Sundays: 8:30 and 10:00 am
Wednesdays: 6:00 pm