• Customary Thursday morning weight and treadmill workout.
  • Task planning for my shortened office work week at home.
  • Morning Prayer in the car en route to the office.
  • Unpacked the new scanner that arrived on my desk while I was gone. Unpacked it, installed the software, and gave it a trial run. It’s much faster than the old one, and will make my life much easier.
  • Took a phone call from a lay Episcopalian from outside the diocese who was requesting use of the cathedral as a gathering place for prayer and then a launchpad for a procession to and demonstration in the state capitol in support of a particular political issue. I commended her for her strong and Christian faith-based dedication to her cause, but explained that I cannot lend the actual or apparent blessing of the diocese to a particular political cause, no matter how I might feel about it personally. She was quite understanding, and said they still might attend the midday Mass at the cathedral next Wednesday.
  • Attended to a couple of small (but not unimportant) administrative issues.
  • Met with Fr Mark Evans, Chair of the Department of Finance, to begin to chart a course toward the reorganization of diocesan financial administration as we approach the announced impending retirement of the Treasurer.
  • Lunch at home–leftovers.
  • Visited my dentist for about 90 minutes, during which time he removed an old filling and installed a temporary crown for use while the permanent one is being made.  Not my favorite thing to do, but it was survivable
  • In the interest of hitting my 10,000 step goal for the day, walked a personal bank deposit up to INB on Capitol Street. It was a brisk day, which necessitated a brisk walk.
  • Amplified, refined, and printed a homily for Proper 28, to be delivered this Sunday at Trinity, Mattoon.
  • Took the outline of a homily for Proper 29 (Holy Trinity, Danville) to the status of rough draft.
  • Devotions in the cathedral (where it was exceedingly cold); Evening Prayer in my (much warmer) office.
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