Worship this Week
This week we celebrate the Seventh Week of Easter.
Come and worship:
  • Saturday at 5:30 pm - Women's Vocal Trio
  • Sunday at 8:30 am -Women's Vocal Trio
  • Sunday at 10:00 am - Women's Vocal Trio
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Bread for the World - June 1 & 2
On June 1 & 2 before and after worship, we will participate in Bread for the World’s 2019 Offering of Letters: Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow. Join with others in our church gathering space to write a letter urging Congress to protect and increase funding for global nutrition. Sample letters will be available to give you ideas.
Habitat for Humanity Panel Build - June 1
Habitat for Humanity Ankeny Circle of Faith Panel Build will be held on Saturday, June 1, at The Ridge church parking lot.  Click here to register for a shift and the type of work you would like to do. All shifts are in the morning except for cleanup, which is 12:00-1:00 pm. If you don’t have much time, consider an early morning shift of 45 minutes. Volunteers must be 16 or older. Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please also let Pastor Pam know if you will be attending. Enjoy a fun morning and help a family own a home!
Pop-Up Choir - June 9
Join a Pop-Up Choir to sing for worship on June 9! Anyone who likes to sing is welcome to attend a rehearsal at 7:45 am and sing for worship at 8:30 & 10:00 am. This is a great opportunity for anyone who isn’t able to regularly sing with the Adult Choir. Visitors and out-of-town guests are welcome! No need to RSVP; just show up and sing. Contact David Fandrich with questions.
Peace After Divorce - Starts in June
This group is for those who are divorced or divorcing. It is an eight week series which will meet every Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm starting June 18-August 6 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.  You will discover a unique blend of real-life strategies and Christian faith aimed at helping you find peace after divorce.  Click here to register.
Peace after Divorce book
New! Brew for You (Coffee or Beer) Social Group
There are two new Brew for You groups forming--one for coffee, the other for beer! You will be assigned a group of 8 people to meet at a coffee shop or a microbrewery once a month for four months, starting in July. Click here for more information or to register by June 30.
Dinner for Eight & Dessert for Eight
Dinner for Eight and Dessert for Eight provide opportunities to meet people in the congregation and get to know them better. The emphasis is on fun and fellowship. You will be assigned to a group of eight people, and you will enjoy dinner or dessert with them once a month for four months, starting in July. Click here to get more information or register by June 30.
Register or Volunteer for VBS
Register now to attend or volunteer for Vacation Bible School! It will be held June 24-28. Click here for information or to register online. Contact Jen Schafer or Kelly Heuton in the office with any questions.
A VBS Wish List is on display at the Red Wall. Please pick a tag or two and return donations to the Red Wall by June 10.
Help with VBS Prep! We will have a workshop to prep supplies and decorations for VBS on Monday, June 10, at 9:00 am in the Café. Anyone is welcome to come join us!
Holylands Tour 2020
Join Pastor Pam and her husband Brad on a tour of the Holy Lands, May 12-23, 2020.  Click here for a copy of the proposed itinerary.  Contact Pastor Pam with questions or if you are interested in being a part of the tour.
Caring for God's Creation Tips
The Advocacy Team's theme is "Caring for God's Creation." Based on the input from your suggestions at the Red Wall, the team will share a weekly tip:
Bring your own water bottle or coffee cup/thermos when you visit a cafe.
GraceNotes: Thoughts from Our Pastors
The scriptures teach that we are people made for worship. What happens when worship of God is hard to fit into life’s schedule. What happens when life gets in the way? What if what we worship, what is the object of our devotion and sacrifice, actually does something to us? Check out Pastor Tim’s thoughts in GraceNotes.

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:
  • Laundry detergent & feminine hygiene products
  • Recently purchased ground beef, chicken or other mainstay meats that are in 1-2 pound packages.
  • Credit/debit card donations at the Giving Station located in the Narthex. 
We do not need plastic bags right now; they can be recycled at grocery stores.
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