News from Holy Trinity


Weekend Worship

This weekend is the Third Sunday After Epiphany.

We will gather for worship:

  • Sunday at 8:30 am
  • Sunday at 10:00 am
  • Livestream Sunday at 10:00 am
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm

The Adult Choir will sing at 10:00 am on Sunday.

The links to the livestream and on-demand recordings are on our website. The bulletin, readings and prayers, and children's bulletin are available on our app and website. Please complete a Welcome Card when you worship.


Pastor Travis was installed as Pastor for Care and Community. We are thankful for Pastor Travis' work among us as we share God's love.


New Member Gathering

A New Member Gathering will be held on Tuesday, February 7, from 6:30-7:30 pm. This is a chance to meet other new members, visit with Pastor Tim & Pastor Travis, and ask questions. If you are interested in attending, contact Lisa Strnad in the office.


FreeStore Needs Dressers & Mattresses

The FreeStore is in need of gently-used dressers and twin/full size mattresses. If you would like to donate, contact the FreeStore at 515-282-3733 or Marty Rathje with questions.

Help with Worship

We are seeking readers and communion servers each Sunday. If you’re interested in helping, sign up online or at the white board in the Narthex.

If you’re interested in serving on an usher team, as a sound tech, or helping with communion set-up & clean-up, contact Krista Gerth in the office. 


College Care Packages

In February, we are planning to send care packages to our members in college. If you or your child would like to be included, please fill out this form.

Questions can be directed to Minister for Learning Ellen Rothweiler.


Giving Update

We have received 126 commitment cards from members and are able to project giving growth of about 4.7%. Our goal is to increase giving by 8% so we are halfway there! We are asking that you prayerfully offer a plan for giving that will help us attain our goals and grow in our generosity. We ask that you make a new financial commitment for the coming year by clicking here. Please prayerfully consider how you might give so we can do the work God has called us to do. 


Contribution Statements

Your 2022 contribution statement will be available via email or mail by the IRS deadline of January 31, 2023. You will receive an email when your statement is available in Realm. If you are set up to receive a paper copy, it will be mailed out in January. If your mailing address or email address needs changed, please log into Realm and update your account. If you need help, you may email Lisa Strnad in the office.



Happiness and joy are two different things. I know that there are smart, even brilliant, people who would argue that this is not the case, that happiness and joy are the same. Perhaps in a time gone by, the two words had more in common. Today? I don’t think so.  

Read Grace Notes.


Donate to Holy Trinity Food Pantry

The Food Pantry has an urgent need for clean grocery sacks! They are also in need of the following items:

  • saltine crackers and oyster crackers
  • frozen meat in one-pound packages, labeled (chicken pieces, ground beef, ground pork, ground turkey, ham)
  • canned soup
  • canned meats
  • canned fruit
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • peanut butter
  • feminine hygiene products
  • diapers
  • personal care items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, shaving products)

If you have perishable foods to donate, please contact Lisa in the church office to find out if we have the capacity to store these items before bringing them to the pantry.

Due to space constraints, our food pantry does not accept clothing or other household items.

Your monetary, food and personal care gifts are an outreach of God's love to the Ankeny community. Thank you for giving generously!

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

517 SW Des Moines Street

Ankeny, IA 50023




Sundays at 8:30 and 10:00 am

Livestream on Sundays at 10:00 am on YouTube

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm

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