Consulted with the Archdeacon on a variety of pastoral and administrative matters.
Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
Looked over a draft Letter of Agreement between a vestry and a priest.
Conceived, hatched, and erected the infrastructure of a homily for this Sunday (behind the curve on this one) at All Saints, Morton (yes, on their feast of title).
Attended the midday Mass in the cathedral chapel, celebrating the major feast of Ss Simon & Jude.
Lunch at home–leftover Chinese.
Reviewed and processed documents and otherwise debriefed from last week’s Nashotah House board of trustees meeting.
Hand wrote notes of greeting to clergy and spouses with nodal events in November.
Took a 15 minute walk around the neighborhood.
Evaluated the details pertaining to a Class of 2011 bishops continuing education gathering this April … in Cuba. (The Bishop of Cuba, while not technically part of the Episcopal Church, is an honorary member of our class, having shared the College for Bishops program with us.) It’s a little on the spendy side, but, since I didn’t go to Taiwan last month, I made the decision to attend this one (solo, no Brenda, even though spouses are invited).
Responded to an email from a priest regarding an individual in the ordination discernment process.
Filled out a post-meeting evaluation for the annual assembly of the Illinois Conference of Churches that took place about three weeks ago. I had a few opinions.