• Weekly task planning at home; Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
  • Conferred with the Interim Provost on a range of emerging concerns.
  • Conferred with the Archdeacon on a different range of emerging concerns.
  • Reviewed and commented on a draft program for the ordination of Cameron Nations to the transitional diaconate on January 2.
  • Spoke by phone at some length with the rector of Emmanuel, Champaign regarding some potential candidates for discernment toward ordination.
  • Composed and printed a letter to C,M. Almy & Company explaining some ongoing issues with the crozier we bought from them less than three years ago for no small amount of money, the one I use every Sunday.
  • Lunch at home.
  • Thought about and then articulated in writing to the vicar of St Michael’s, O’Fallon a proposed topic for the five-Wednesday teaching series I will be giving there this coming Lent.
  • Responded by email to an issue raised by the Bishop of Tabora regarding his visit to the diocese next October.
  • Attended to a bit of Nashotah-related administrivia.
  • Beefed up, refined, and printed my homily for this Sunday (St Barnabas’, Havana).
  • Since I’m going to be preaching and celebrating at the cathedral two Sundays within the next month, and since Brenda will be filling in on the organ those Sundays, it somehow fell to me to choose hymns for those occasions. It was actually kind of fun reconnecting with what was a routine chore when I was a parish priest.
  • Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
  • Took my crozier to FedEx, where they packed it up and shipped it off to the Almy workroom in Pittsfield, Maine. Until it returns, I’ll be exploiting the fact that Bishops Chambers and Clough left their croziers lying around when they moved on to the nearer presence of God.
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