Spoke by phone while still at home with my colleague, the Vice-Chair of the Nashotah House board of trustees, about an emergent matter that affects the House.
In the interest of efficiency, when I got to the office, I first identified and printed out readings for today’s Mass, and prepared Prayers of the People.
Took a call from another member of the Nashotah board concerning the same matter.
Then I went over to the cathedral for Morning Prayer, and set up the chapel for the 12:15 liturgy.
Spoke by phone with a third member of the Nashotah board, and left a voice mail with a fourth.
Reviewed and tweaked the service program for my visit to St John’s, Decatur the Sunday after next.
Drafted a wordsmithed a longish email to the full Nashotah board, but did not send it yet.
Processed a small batch of emails.
Presided and preached at the Mass for ferial Wednesday in the week of Epiphany VI.
Lunch from Chitown’s Finest (Italian beef), eaten at home.
Spent the next 3.5 hours crafting a sermon for this Sunday. I didn’t have the luxury of my customary segmented several-week incubation period. I just had to bang it out from start to finish without much finesse. I trust the Holy Spirit to still be faithful, even under such unusual circumstances.
Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
Tweaked and sent the email to the Nashotah board that I had drafted earlier.