The congregation of Trinity United Presbyterian Church is committed to serving our Lord Jesus Christ through worship, education, fellowship, stewardship and mission, being Christ-centered in all we do.

Our Church Life

The next newsletter deadline is Wednesday, September 17. Articles must be turned into the church office by 10:00 am on this date. Please e-mail submissions to

Third Thursday at Ten is open to any woman who is retired and would like to spend time with others. This week, bring a favorite poem of yours to read to others. Sandy Newell will provide a light refreshment. All this fun takes place in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity.
The evening PW (Ana's Circle) is hosting the annual Wonder Woman Dinner and we are in need of door prizes. If anyone has something they would like to donate as a door prize (anything from a craft you make, to fresh food or a business you have products for) we will be sure to acknowledge each donor! Please contact Stacia at about any door prize donations.

The High School Youth Group would like to invite the congregation to join us on Sunday, September 28 at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall for a special guest speaker! Steven Laman, a youth minister in Norwalk, will share "My Journey" his life as a Christian and a disabled person. Nursery will be provided. Questions, call or text Becca VanDam at 515-689-2797.
Please join us in the Fellowship Hall for a dinner on Thursday, October 2, at 6:30 pm; hosted by the South Central Regional Partnership of churches of the Des Moines Presbytery.  Our speaker for the evening will be our mission co-worker from El Salvador, Rev. Katherine Pater. For reservations, please call Betty dyer at 515-961-8406 or email
The Mission Team invites you to join us on Saturday, October 4 in serving others and making our community a better place in one of these service projects:
Work on the new Indianola Habitat for Humanity house – work starts at 9:00 am (workers must be 14 or older). Sort clothing at Helping Hand - work begins at 1:00 pm.  To volunteer, contact the church office or

What's New in the Old Testament? Is a six-week adult class that will begin on October 7 in the Fellowship Hall. Sign up in the atrium by writing your name next to the time you prefer to attend, 2:30 or 6:30 pm; Rev. Dave Endriss will be teaching. You may also sign up on the same sheet for a card making class that same day from 9:30-11:30 am; led by Sue Kimball in the SW room of PATH.

Take a Des Moines Architecture tour (historical and contemporary) with the MacDuff Clan on September 18. You may choose from four different tours at 5:30 pm, costing $10 per person. There will be a carpool from the Trinity parking lot. Please call Sue or Tom Kimball at 961-2493 to make your reservation or via email at We will eat somewhere downtown following the tour.


Photo by Owen Duncan
Follow this link to read the current Trinity News. Click below to read past issues.
Church Location:

200 South Howard
Indianola, IA 50125

Phone: 515-961-6231
Fax: 515-961-6232

Rev. David Endriss, Pastor
Wendy Dowell, Office Administrator

Office Location:

106 E. 2nd Avenue
Just to the southeast of the church across the parking lot, north door.
Sunday Worship Schedule
8:30 am Celebration Service
9:40 am Sunday School
10:45 am Traditional Service

Nursery for kindergarten and under
All are welcome!
MacDonald Clan will meet on Sunday, September 21 at 5:00 pm for a snow crab feast at Joel & Deanne Herr’s. If you are eating crab, the cost per person is $12 (that covers 1 lb. of crab legs); otherwise, there is no charge. Please RSVP to Deanne at by Wednesday, September 10. Call Deanne with any questions at 641-521-3674.

MacAlister Clan will meet on Sunday, September 21, at 4:00 pm at the National Balloon Museum for a tour, followed by dinner at Pizza Ranch. Cost is $5 per person. Please call Dru McLuen at 961-3467 if interested in attending.
MacDuff Clan will take a fall foliage trip on the steam powered Boone Scenic Valley Railroad on Saturday, October 11. We will leave the church parking lot at 10:00 am, have lunch in Boone and begin the train ride at 1:30 pm. The ride lasts 1 hr. 45 min. Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for children. Everyone is welcome. Call Blair or Marilyn Lawson at 961-2284 for reservations.