This was a rare Sunday with no scheduled visitation. So Brenda and I got out of the house in time to sit in the pews for the 9:15am Eucharist at the Church of St Michael & St George in the inner ring St Louis suburb of Clayton. Wonderful music, solid preaching. It was a joy to be there. We were delighted to run into our friend Bishop Ed Salmon (who was rector there for 12 years before he became Bishop of South Carolina), and he graciously invited us to lunch at the St Louis Country Club. As outside temperatures steadily plummeted, we complete phase two of our mission for the day by finding the one Trader Joe’s in the area and doing a bit of shopping. Home around 3:45.