Tuesday (St Cornelius)
by Bishop Daniel
on February 4, 2014
- Organized tasks for the week at home.
- Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
- Debriefed with the Archdeacon over an ongoing administrative quagmire we’re in with the Church Pension Fund.
- Took care of some administrivia related to the Putnam Trust.
- Attended to a small chore related to my service on the Living Church Foundation board.
- Responded to an invitation to attend a small informal conference next month related to the ongoing evolution (devolution?) of the Anglican Communion.
- Worked on refining travel arrangements for a visitor from Pakistan–priest and seminary professor–who is spending time in the diocese this weekend.
- Touched base by phone with Fr Mark Evans regarding my visit to his parish this Sunday.
- Met with a banker from Illinois National Bank and signed refi documents for the loan against the property at St Michael’s, O’Fallon.
- Lunch with Fr Dave Halt at Dynasty–Asian place next to Taco Gringo.
- Spoke by phone with a representative of a company that offers database management service to church organizations, including several Episcopal dioceses. We need to bring our database management into the 21st century.
- Refined and printed my working copy of this Sunday’s homily.
- Since it was snowing steadily, with more predicted, the Archdeacon and I left the building, the last to do so, just before 3:30.
- I have designs on continuing my productivity at home, but I had to focus my attention on getting Brenda’s car, which was stranded streetside, up the driveway and into the garage. This required a trip to Ace Hardware to purchase more sand and salt. The job got done, but it consumed me until about 6. I was ready for a cocktail.