Began chipping away at my rather formidable to-do list for this week while still at home, over tea and breakfast.
In the office around 9am. Morning Prayer the cathedral.
Conferred with the Archdeacon over sundry administrative and pastoral matters.
Produced a working script of a sermon for this Sunday (Trinity, Mount Vernon).
Took care of some business related to my membership in the group of Communion Partner bishops.
Left at 12:15 for a 12:3o appointment with my local cardiologist, whom I did not actually see until 1:30, and it was well after 2 before I left the Prairie Heart Institute.
Collected my computer at the office and headed home (via McDonald’s).
Fleshed out an printed a working outline for tonight’s homily at St Andrew’s, Edwardsville.
Laid back in the recliner for about a 45 minute nap. This is by way of prudent personal resource management. I realize I can’t yet operate at the pace that was my wont prior to the cardiac incident in March.
Left the house around 5:10, headed for Edwardsville. I have to brag a bit on St Andrew’s. My surgery made me miss their scheduled visitation on April 7. So, tonight, over 60 people, including organist and choir (with a prepared anthem, no less) showed up for a midweek service at which we confirmed five beaming young people. This is a fine testimony to the superb pastoral leadership they have received from their about-to-retire rector of 17 years, Mother Virginia Bennett.