Morning Prayer in the office (cathedral nave being worked on).
Debriefed with the Archdeacon over some ongoing issues.
Worked with Sue on some communication details about the November clergy conference.
Worked on some Nashotah House business ahead of next week’s meetings of the Corporation and the Board of Directors.
Traded emails with the senior warden of a vacant cure, which resulted in a later-morning phone conversation with another bishop. But it all ended happily, as we finished the day with a signed Letter of Agreement, with the call to be announced in that parish this Sunday.
Edited, refined, and printed a working text of my homily for Trinity Sunday, to be delivered at St James’, Marion and St Andrew’s, Carbondale.
Met with the Dean of St Paul’s over a short array of concerns.
Lunch at home. Leftovers.
Met with the Archdeacon and the Administrator for a ritual that usually takes place midsummer, but is moved up by my impending sabbatical–“elections and appointments.” On the elections side, it’s a pre-Synod move to make sure that we have a least one name on the ballot for every vacancy. In a diocese a small as Springfield, this is a necessity. The “appointments” are exactly that–looking at the whole list of offices that need to be filled, considering who’s available, and making a decision. Some reading this very blog may receive a phone call from the Archdeacon because their name came up in this meeting.
Worked on the liturgy program for an upcoming ordination to the diaconate.
Hand-wrote a note to some former parishioners who are getting married.