• Usual weekday AM routine. Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
  • Dealt by email with a bit of administrative detritus pertaining to the diocesan Camp Board.
  • Designed, printed, and sealed a certificate of appreciation for a parish musician in the diocese who has recently celebrated three decades in that ministry.
  • Spoke by phone at substantial length with one of our clergy over some pastoral concerns.
  • Made a visit to Illinois National Bank to (once again) get them to de-link the diocesan checking account from my personal online account access. Not only does is create the opportunity for misbehavior, should I undergo a sudden personality change, but it gives me heart palpitations when I see large checks than I know nothing about show up mixed in with all my trips to Taco Gringo and Schnucks.
  • Lunch at home. Leftovers.
  • Took care of a bit of administrivia pertaining to helping one of our Eucharistic Communities with its fall stewardship campaign.
  • Wrestled once again seriously and long with the readings for III Advent, and finally managed to wrangle out a homiletical message statement. This is in preparation for preaching at St Luke’s, Springfield on December 17.
  • Re-engaged with Gnosis, which I will yet fully master, and successfully launched an email blast to the geographically resident clergy of the diocese. Worked with Paige on some wrinkles getting this done.
  • Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
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