Worship this Week
This weeken d is the Twenty-Second Weekend after Pentecost.
Come and worship:
  • Saturday at 5:30 pm
  • Sunday at 8:30 am - Piano Duet
  • Sunday at 10:00 am - Grades K-2 & 3-5 Choirs
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Ordination of Travis Segar - This Sunday
Grace Notes - Thoughts from the Pastors
All Saints Day is different. On All Saints Day, we remember our loved ones in a special and unique way. We remember that, even though they have died and are no longer with us, they have not left us completely and they have not left us forever. This is particularly poignant in the imagery of the hymns typically sung on All Saints Day, which paint a wonderful image of Christian believers from all of time and history (the saints who have died in faith) united with the church on earth (us, the saints gathered in worship in 2019) together singing the praises of the God who is always all about bringing new life out of death. .. READ MORE

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Celebration Sunday Brunch - Nov. 17
You are invited for brunch 
to celebrate our life and mission together.

Sunday, Nov. 17
After the 10:00 am service 
Fellowship Hall

 Please RSVP by Nov. 11 through Realm 
or call the office at 515-964-4348.
There is no need to bring anything for the meal.
Statement of Inclusion & Welcome
The congregation of Holy Trinity voted to accept our Statement of Inclusion and Welcome. The following is our abbreviated statement. Click here to read the full statement.

Together, we strive to share God’s love by loving our neighbors and loving creation. Even though we don’t know you yet, we already love you. Your race, gender identity, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, marital status, financial situation, social standing, education, cultural background, immigration status, or any other category or label cannot separate you from the love of God, nor keep you from being what God called you to be. 
Advent Giving Projects
Share God’s love with our local neighbors and families across the globe through our Advent giving projects.
Sign up to help! You can learn more at the Red Wall at church.
  • Operation Turkey Sandwich
  • Fruit Baskets
  • Bring-A-Pie. Share-A-Pie
Thanksgiving Dinner at HTLC
Celebrate Thanksgiving with dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 28! A minimum of 24 people are needed to hold this dinner. Sign up by Friday, November 15. In addition to coming for the meal, please help as you are able. We are asking for people to help cook, set up, clean up, and provide side dishes.  Click here to sign up. Contact Pastor Pam or call the office at 964-4348 with questions.
Advent Book Study - Begins Dec. 3
Advent Book Study will begin on Tuesday, December 3, and meet for three consecutive Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.  We will be reading “ Dear Church – A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S. ” by Lenny Duncan. Join this group and you will be challenged, convicted, upset, moved and blessed.  Books can be ordered through Amazon. Please click here to sign up.
Nursery Volunteers Needed
Would you be willing to help out occasionally in the church nursery? Once in a while our regular Nursery Care Provider is gone, and we are looking for a group of subs we can call on to fill in so we can continue to provide this valuable ministry. Volunteers should be 16 or older and will need to pass a background check. Volunteers will only be called on a few times a year. Please contact Kelly Heuton to ask questions or to sign up. 
Holy Trinity Food Pantry
The Holy Trinity Food Pantry has moved! It is now located in the south hallway by Entry Door S4.
The 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 new Food Pantry. Enter the door marked "Food Pantry Donation Drop Off."
  • Laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, and personal care items (toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc)
  • Canned meat
  • Children's books
  • 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