As a matter of policy, I try to schedule my close-to-home parish visitations in the dead of winter, and today was an illustration of why. We got only about a half an inch of slush in Springfield, but it was much worse elsewhere in the diocese. So I was glad my trip to Christ Church was only about three miles. Preached and celebration 8 and 10:15. Attendance was affected somewhat by the weather, but the word of God was proclaimed and the sacrament celebrated.