Thursday (Oxford Martyrs)
by Bishop Daniel
on October 16, 2014
- Customary Thursday workout: weights and treadmill.
- Morning Prayer at home.
- Got back to work on master sermon planning from Advent until Lent. This is time-consuming because it involves rifling through old material (the advantage of preaching as long as I have is that I have lots of old material for most any liturgical occasion) and discerning whether it can be taken out of storage and refitted, or whether I need to start from scratch. The task took me almost until noon.
- Attended to some irksome and petty requests from the company with whom I am attempt to refinance some real estate.
- Lunch at home–Brenda’s homemade “Cincinnati-style” (inspired thereby, at least) chili.
- Walked down to Illinois National Bank to arrange for a wire transfer from my discretionary fund to the Diocese of Tabora to help with some of the clergy availing themselves of a continuing education opportunity in neighboring Kenya.
- Refind and printed a working text for my homily this Sunday at Emmanuel, Champaign.
- Placed an online order for a couple of books from Forward Movement.
- Composed and sent an email to Bishop Godfrey of Peru, our other companion diocese.
- Attempted to download and install some firmware (whatever that is) for the diocesan video camera. Not sure whether I succeeded.
- Closed the loop via email with three pending matters of administrivia.
- Evening Prayer in the car on the way to pick up a repaired pair of glasses from the optician before heading home.