Worship this Week
This week we celebrate the Fourth Week of Easter.
Come and worship:
  • Saturday at 5:30 pm
  • Sunday at 8:30 am Adult, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8 Choirs
  • Sunday at 10:00 am - Grades K-2 Choir and Scott Smith on guitar
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Food Pantry Coordinator
We are in need of a Volunteer HTLC Food Pantry Coordinator. Click here to read the job description. Please contact Pastor Pam by May 31 if you are interested. 

Property Work Day - May 11
A Property Work Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, from 8:00 am – noon. There will be a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks to complete. Please come help as you are able! Bring along a rake, broom, shovel and other tools.
USPS Food Drive - May 11
On Saturday, May 11, the HTLC Food Pantry will receive food from the USPS Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. We need many volunteers to help sort the food - last year we received 12,000 pounds! All ages are welcome. The food will arrive sometime after 3:00 pm; we will sort until 6:00 pm. We will continue sorting on Sunday, May 12, at 9:30 am and work until we are finished. Additional food will need to be picked up from the Post Office and sorted on Monday around 10:00 am. Come help as you are able. 
5th Grade Confirmation Orientation - May 15
All 5 th graders and their parents are invited to attend a Confirmation Orientation meeting on Wednesday, May 15, at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. This is an opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions before classes start in the fall. Contact Anne Williams with any questions.  
Annual Meeting - May 19
Annual Meeting & Lunch
Sunday, May 19
after the 10:00 AM worship service in the Sanctuary
Our Annual Meeting is crucial for the on-going life of the congregation. We will adopt a Mission Investment Plan (budget) and elect leaders. A quorum is required to conduct our business, so we need all confirmed and voting members to attend. Click here for a copy of the report.

Following the meeting, everyone is invited to a soup, salad and sandwich fundraiser lunch to benefit the middle school mission trip.
VBS and Hands & Feet
VBS and Hands & Feet will take place June 24-28. We'll explore where God's love can take us as we focus on special power sources of faith, boldness, kindness, thankfulness, and hope! VBS is for 3-year-old preschoolers up to 5th graders and will be 9:00-11:30 am each day.
Hands & Feet is a service learning day camp for 3rd thru 8th grade students and takes place daily 11:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Click here to register and volunteer. Contact Jen Schafer or Kelly Heuton in the office with any questions.
HTLC Flowers Containers
We're looking for folks to help plant, water and weed the flower containers located on the north and south entrances to the church. If you are interested in helping, please contact Nancy Nelson at 507-261-5923.
Love Lunches - Sign up to Help this Summer
Love Lunches provide a hot or sack lunch to kids and families at Sunset Park on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the summer. We need volunteers to help prepare and serve the food and provide activities for the kids. If you are willing to help, sign up online at http://bit.ly/lovelunchsignup or contact Karen Bush at 515- 979-4333. 
GraceNotes: Thoughts from our Pastors
Each week we print in the bulletin: "Holy Communion is open to all who are baptized and trust that Christ is present in the meal, regardless of your tradition or affiliation. Pastors are available to talk about Holy Baptism if you desire to join in the Lord's Supper." Why do we say that the baptized are welcome to commune and not everyone? What do baptism and Holy Communion have to do with each other?

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