by Bishop Daniel
on November 13, 2014
- 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.