Customary Thursday morning appointment with my basement treadmill.
Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
Dealt with a couple of issues related to my May 1 visitation to Redeemer, Cairo.
Faithfully read a resolution of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Committee that the Secretary of General Convention was required to transmit to all diocesan bishops.
Sat with my exegetical notes on the propers for Easter VI until they yielded a message statement from which I can now construct a sermon.
Processed a stack of emails–some in the queue as tasks from prior days, some fresh today (the stream is ever-flowing).
Prepared for a brief presentation I’m set to give at Emmanuel, Champaign this Saturday evening.
Lunch from McD’s, eaten at home.
Attended to a couple of tasks related to my membership on the board of Forward Movement.
Responded substantively to an email from a lay communicant of the diocese.
Read and responded to an unsolicited, non-mandatory, but greatly appreciated annual report from a priest of the diocese on how things are going in his parish ministry. Dare I say that I would be well-pleased should more of his colleagues would follow his example?
Cleared a mountain of hard-copy materials that have accumulated on my desk over the past several weeks (mostly newsletters/magazines from other dioceses and church-related institutions), then scanned and disposed of smaller and looser hard-copy materials from my physical inbox.