• Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
  • Made liturgical and homiletical preparations for the Diocesan Council Mass.
  • Met for a bit with one of our parish clergy over an ongoing concern in his community.
  • Presided and preached at a Mass, using propers for Friday in Week of VII Easter.
  • Presided at the regular May meeting of the Diocesan Council.
  • Participated in some substantive ad hoc after-meeting conversations.
  • Lunch from Hardee’s, eaten at home.
  • Consented to the consecration of the bishop-elect of Bethlehem.
  • Attended by phone to a personal matter.
  • Wrestled with my exegetical notes on the readings for Proper 5 and emerged with a homiletical message statement (St Michael’s, O’Fallon on June 10).
  • Planned the details of Morning and Evening Prayer for the St Michael’s Conference. Time-consuming.
  • Took a first prayerful pass at the readings for Proper 18, in preparation for preaching at my DEPO parish, Trinity Church in Yazoo City, MS on September 9.
  • Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
  • After dinner at home: Wrote my third (of 30) Forward Day by Day meditation for November 2019.
  • Took my sermon for Proper 6 from “message statement” to “developed outline” (St John the Baptist, Mt Carmel on June 17.)
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