Wednesday (James O.S. Hungtington)

  • Attended to some administrative (with a pastoral accent) chores pertaining to the ordination process.
  • Spent the rest of the morning drafting a sermon text (using the developed notes I made last week) for Advent II, scheduled to be delivered a week from Sunday at St Christopher’s, Rantoul.
  • Thereafter, declared myself “off the clock” (with the exception of processing some emails as they arrived) in preparation for the holiday weekend. In deference to the pandemic, the customary gathering of around forty people at my sister’s home out in suburban Palatine isn’t happening, so we’re celebrating tomorrow with those already in our bubble: daughter, son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. For the first Thanksgiving in … basically ever … I’m doing a significant share of the cooking.
  • Kept a podiatry appointment, then went to two Whole Foods locations (first the wrong one, then the one from which I *did* order a turkey) and picked up tomorrow’s main course.
  • Evening Prayer with Brenda, dinner, and then on to pre-preparations for tomorrow’s cuisine. While I turns out I may have a late-developing supply gig for Sunday, there’s no visitation scheduled, so, between the holiday weekend and my usual Monday sabbath, I’m going to go dark in this venue until late Tuesday. Have a great, and safe, celebration.
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