The second of only four “normal” weekdays in the office during the month of February.

  • Task planning and substantive work on this Sunday’s sermon (Alton Parish) while still at home.
  • Brief devotions in the (extremely cold) cathedral; Morning Prayer in the office.
  • Made the decision to cancel tomorrow’s scheduled meeting of the Diocesan Council after examining the forecast for road conditions.
  • Consulted with the Archdeacon and the Administrator over a range of issues.
  • Finishing refining and printing Sunday’s homily.
  • Took a planned phone call from the (new) Dean of Nashotah House.
  • Fleshed out and fine-tuned my working notes for the first session of my Lenten teaching series (beginning next Wednesday evening) at St Michael’s, O’Fallon (“From Getting Wet to Getting Saved: Occupying Our Baptismal Vows”).
  • Lunch from McD’s (hot mustard is back!), eaten at home.
  • Fleshed out, refined, and submitted the next post of my to the Covenant blog, which should appear next week sometime (“Sabermetrics for the Church?”).
  • Took my homily for Lent II (St Bartholomew’s, Granite City) from “developed outline” to “rough draft” stage.
  • Belatedly, communicated via email to four individuals who were interviewed by the Commission on Ministry on January 30, letting them know the results of the exchange, and something of what the future holds for them.
  • Plotted further steps in the larger work of compiling a list of candidates for one of our vacant cures.
  • Friday prayer: Listening to some Lenten hymns and choral music via Pandora.
  • Evening Prayer in the office.
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