Took care of a couple of items of personal business via internet and phone.
Drove out to Decatur to meet Chris Gregory, a candidate for ordination to the diaconate, and Executive Director of Dove, a faith-based multi-church-sponsored social service agency. I got a tour of the their main facility and a lesser one, and to say I was “impressed” with the scope of what they do and the way they do it would be wholly inadequate.
Headed back to Springfield around 12:15, picking up some lunch from Hardee’s and eating it at home.
Spent quality time with commentaries on Matthew, getting insights on the gospel reading for Proper 18, in preparation for preaching on September 10 at Trinity, Yazoo City, MS (a parish I look after under DEPO).
Took care of a couple fairly substantive administrative chores via email.