Friday (Ss Cyril & Methodius)

  • As is now my wont on most Fridays, I was out of my garage at 0520, headed south. Arrived at the office right at 0845.
  • Got myself organized for the day. Responded to a couple of urgent emails.
  • Signed and sealed the certificate for Fr Hankinson’s institution tomorrow at St Andrew’s, Edwardsville.
  • Took a phone call from a consultant who is working one of our parishes.
  • Spent the rest of the morning with Canon Evans covering a variety of issues, mostly thinking through (and plotting on newsprint) the clergy ordination and deployment mill for the next couple of years, taking into account the needs for supply and interim work in the meantime. It seems we have a good crop in the pipeline (to mix metaphors), but the payoff sweet spot doesn’t arrive until about 15-20 months from now. In the meantime …. workarounds.
  • Lunch with John Roth, my ELCA counterpart bishop. We always have a good time of pretty rich conversation.
  • Did the finish work on my homily for this Sunday (St Thomas’, Glen Carbon).
  • Took a document down to INB to sign it in the presence of a notary. This will allow St Mary’s, Robinson to give an easement to the local water company.
  • Did some followup work on the morning’s near-term deployment conversation–involving a spreadsheet and multiple emails.
  • Printed and folded the six service leaflets for worship at next week’s clergy retreat.
  • Prayed the Luminous Mysteries of the rosary in the cathedral, followed by Evening Prayer.
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