Wrapped up the 142nd annual synod of the diocese around 1030, which is about what I had expected, but not without a little election drama, with discrepancies between the number of delegates registered and the number attempting to cast ballots. We eventually got it straightened out. I gave my address announcing my retirement, we did the usual housekeeping stuff, and adjourned. I met with the Standing Committee for a few minutes, then proceeded with Brenda to Fairview Heights, where we had lunch, did some apparel shopping, and saw a movie. Then up to Litchfield for the night, ahead of tomorrow’s visitation to St Paul’s, Carlinville.