Up and out of our Litchfield hotel room in plenty of time to get to St Pauls’, Carlinville for their regular 0915 liturgy. Today there was a confirmation and three receptions to add to the joy of celebrating the Eucharist. The coffee hour included an interesting exchange with one of the confirmands, an eighth grader at a Missouri Synod Lutheran school, where they tend to take religious instruction quite seriously. So her was full of incisive questions for me. On the way home, we stopped in Springfield to do some shopping, and ended our journey around 5:00pm.