Thursday (John Coleridge Patteson & Companions)

  • Up 20 minutes early for a treadmill workout.
  • Began processing emails at home.
  • Morning Prayer in the cathedral, then more email processing that, to my horror, took the entire morning. It’s not just the emails, of course, but their substance that takes up the time. One rabbit hole after another.
  • Lunch at home.
  • Attended to some details pertaining to upcoming ordinations.
  • Conceived and hatched the broad strokes of a homily for the Sunday after All Saints (at St Andrew’s, Carbondale).
  • Prepared an unrefined draft of the liturgy booklet for the Synod Eucharist. My recent leap from the Windows platform to Mac complicated and lengthened this endeavor, abetted by Church Publishing’s website, which has to be one of the clumsiest out there. I left two messages on their tech support line. One was less patient-sounding than the other.
  • Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
  • After dinner at home, more work on the Synod Mass. It took some time, but we cracked the nut and mastered the technology learning curve (in this case, music publishing software called Finale, which I used to work with regularly, but several updates ago).
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