Worship this Week
This weekend is the Tenth Sunday of Pentecost.
Come and worship:
  • Saturday at 5:30 pm
  • Sunday at 8:30 am - Vocal Quartet
  • Sunday at 10:00 am - Vocal Quartet
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm

Worship this weekend will include a Back to School Blessing. No need to bring anything; just show up to receive a blessing as students and teachers return to classes.
New! Neighborhood Group Facilitators
Would you like to get to know your neighbors who attend Holy Trinity? Neighborhood groups are forming now and will be comprised of 8-12 adults (and their children) who live near each other. The goal of each group is to connect with each other at least quarterly, possibly by gathering for a meal, or ice cream, or even by checking in by email to see how the others are doing. You will be building relationships and caring for each other. Click here to sign up if you are willing to be a group facilitator. Pastor Pam will assist facilitators in creating their groups.
Register for Church School, Choir & Confirmation
Registration is now open for church school, Affirmation of Baptism, and youth choirs. Go directly to Realm to register. Or, visit our web site for more information and to register. Activities begin the week of September 8. The schedule is as follows:
  • Sunday church school meets 8:30-9:30 am
  • Wednesday church school meets 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Affirmation of Baptism classes meet Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Youth choirs rehearse on Wednesdays, 5:15-6:00 pm
Holy Lands 2020 - Aug. 22 Meeting
Travel to the Holy Lands with Pastor Pam and her husband Brad in May of 2020.  An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, August 22 at 6:00 in the Café. We will have a projection of final costs with airfare, share more details, and answer questions.  Pastor Pam needs to know those who are committing to the trip by August 31.
Journey Through Grief - Begins Aug. 27
The Journey Through Grief: A Six Session Educational Grief Group will meet at HTLC the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 5:30 pm, August 27 – November 12. Led by a Unity Point Hospice Chaplain, this group will learn about grief, discover tools for dealing with loss, and develop a new support network. Contact Ruby (Jessica) Eason at 515-802-1125   to register. Click here to learn more.
Blood Drive - Sept. 5
Blood Drive next month! Our next blood drive is Thursday, September 5, from 2:30 - 6:00 pm. To make your appointment, call LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa at 800-287-4903 or contact Susan Orth : 515-491-6677.
Food & Kitchen Ministry Associate Needed
HTLC is looking for a person with a passion for people, experience working with food, and a desire to be part of a great team to become our Food & Kitchen Ministry Associate. This is a part-time position, working 1-2 days each week. The person hired will manage Wednesday evening meals, keep the kitchen supplied and healthy, and work with various teams to coordinate food for various ministries. Applications will be accepted through August 16. Click here for the job description and employment application.
GraceNotes: Thoughts from Our Pastors
Have you ever walked through your neighborhood and met someone from church who you didn’t even know lived nearby? Perhaps you recognize them but don’t know their name. You share a casual greeting and then go on… You are invited to get to know your neighbors from Holy Trinity by joining a neighborhood small group.

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, and personal care items (toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc)
  • Canned meat
  • 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