God’s Bountiful Gifts with Open Hearts and Giving Spirits
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as
good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
1 Peter 4:10
God has blessed each of us with an abundance of gifts and talents. Our individual gifts are unique and precious. Some of us are talented leaders, good administrators, or effective teachers, while others are especially creative, welcoming and hospitable, or empathetic and merciful.
We are both the recipients and caretakers of these wonderful gifts from God. If we share these gifts in faith, we bring glory to God and the love of Jesus Christ to others.
At Our Lady of the Lake, there are many ways that we can reach out as individuals and as a community. We hope that all of you consider ways to use the time, talent and resources with which God has entrusted you. Consider your gifts prayerfully.
Stewardship is about faithfully developing our gifts and talents and giving back to others with open hearts and giving spirits. Thank you for all that you do for the glory of God.
Riley Jennings (RileyJennings@gmail.com) at 615-486-8083
This committee provides programs and materials for the education and encouragement of parishioners to practice faithful stewardship of time, talent, and treasures in service to the Church.
Grounds Maintenance Committee
Kenny Janson at 615-824-1202 / 615-474-6391 or Murray Wimmer at 615-945-4010.
Volunteers of all ages and talents are needed to keep the lawns mowed, shrubs trimmed and gardens manicured. This committee also handles landscaping and lighting of parish grounds.
Rae Collier at 615-305-0465
The parish council is a consultative group that assists the pastor in spiritual leadership and pastoral planning for the common good of the Church. Its purpose is to discern the mission of the parish, plan ways to carry out the mission and to involve parishioners in fulfilling that mission. The council is comprised of the pastor, eight elected parishioners, and ex-officio (non-voting) members. All meetings are held on the second Monday of every other month and are open to the parish.
Thursday Vacuuming Club
Jack Shade at 615-338-3905
A group of men (women are also welcome) who vacuum the main worship area, clean candle holders, make pew repairs, keep Mass Books current, and generally tidy the place up.