July 21st Evangelism BBQ followed by Movie Under the Stars

     In an effort to reach out to our surrounding community, the Evangelism Committee is hosting a free BBQ at the picnic shelter behind the church at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21, prior to the City’s showing of Zootopia at the Wagner Park Band Shell.  The Evangelism Committee will make arrangements for smoked meats, table service, and a couple of kid-friendly sides to get things started.  Plan to bring your family, friends, lawn chairs and a salad, dessert or other side dish to share.  The movie begins at dusk, and attendees will be responsible for their own transportation to the Band Shell.

    Need more info, see Mike St. Clair mikestclair@mac.com


Night Out with the Cubs!

 Social Life is sponsoring a Night Out with the Cubs!! The game is

Saturday, July 22,

2017 at 7:00 p.m. Iowa Cubs vs Oklahoma City Dodgers. Be on the lookout for a signup sheet and make sure to put how many tickets you’ll need. We’d love to see you there!

Ankeny Love Lunches

There are several volunteer opportunities available for this summer’s Ankeny Love Lunches program.   Our church is one of the participating congregations in this year’s Ankeny Love Lunches program.  

We will be responsible for setting up the serving line, serving the lunch and cleaning up.  The time commitment is 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  We have been assigned five dates: June 7, 14 and 28 and July 19 & 26.   All five dates are Wednesdays.  Lunches will be served at Sunset Park, 1320 SW 3rd

St.  In case of inclement weather, lunches will be served at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 517 SW Des Moines Street.   We will need a group of six people (adults or youth of CHAOS age) to help with our responsibilities. On each of the five dates.  The food and the equipment will be delivered to Sunset Park for us.  The sign-up poster is located near the Welcome Center.   Please sign up for one or more dates to help be a part of this important community program. 


CHAOS in the summer

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, July 26, we will be headed to Cascade Falls (2350 SW Prairie Trail) for an afternoon of cooling off in the hot summer heat! The cost of the event will be $8 and we will meet at the church at 1:00 p.m. and will return to the church at 4:30 p.m. Parents, keep your eyes out for an email from me for a reminder as the event gets closer!  Can’t wait to splash around and have some fun in the sun!


Vacation Bible School Save the Date!

 Be sure to mark your calendars for some summer VBS fun

Sunday-Thursday, July 23-27!

This year’s VBS theme is “Hero Central”! We will be talking about the strength of God and how we are Heroes in our own lives and the lives of others with God by our side. Keep an eye out for ways that you can volunteer for VBS and to get your child registered.

    We hope you can join us for these five days of learning more about God and having fun with our friends from around the community!


Community Resource Hub at Neveln

 The Resource Center is seeking volunteers to help with the bread program every morning, this would be to pick up bread from local sources and deliver to the Neveln building and put out on tables.  Pick up is usually about 7:00 a.m. this would not be an everyday commitment but teaming up with other volunteers.  We are also looking for volunteer drivers in the near future to help individuals in need of transportation for health-related issues.  You may contact Becky M at 515-965-1976 or Kathy S at 515-249-4873.  The purpose of our group is to help provide services to those in need in Northern Polk Count.