Tuesday (Philander Chase)

  • Usual Tuesday AM routine: weekly task planning at home, MP and devotions in the cathedral.
  • Debriefed with both the Treasurer and the Archdeacon on various concerns.
  • Revised and repurposed the text of a sermon for Proper 22 for use at All Saints’, Morton on October 4.
  • Spoke by phone with Fr Wetmore at St Michael’s, O’Fallon regarding some of the details of my visit there this Sunday.
  • Took care of an administrative chore pertaining to the Putnam Trust, of which I am the principal trustee, and which benefits two of our parishes.
  • Worked on the agenda for the upcoming clergy conference (November 3-4).
  • Attended to some chores pertaining to the upcoming meeting of the Nashotah House Board of Trustees.
  • Dealt with a small matter related to next months annual Synod.
  • Lunch from McD’s, eaten at home. Yes, hot mustard sauce is back.
  • Composed and sent a substantive email to my Communion Partner bishop colleagues.
  • Made lodging reservations for the late-October meeting of the Living Church Foundation in Houston.
  • Spoke by phone with a priest (an old acquaintance) who does freelance clergy deployment consulting work. Had a couple of specific things to run by him.
  • Wrestled with my notes on the readings for Proper 27 and emerged with a message statement for the sermon I expect to deliver at St Paul’s, Carlinville on November 8.
  • Reviewed and commented on the draft minutes of the August Diocesan Council meeting.
  • Planned the hymns and service music for the Synod Mass.
  • Read and replied to an Ember Day letter from one of our ordinands.
  • Dashed off an email to the Chancellor seeking his counsel on an administrative matter with pastoral and canonical implications.
  • Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
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