Wednesday (St Macrina)
by Bishop Daniel
on July 19, 2017
- Task planning at home. Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
- Prepared to preside and preach at the midday Mass. The process, for various reasons, got a little longer and more convoluted than it usually does.
- Substantial phone conversation with one of our parish clergy over an ongoing pastoral matter.
- Dealt with some complications in a couple of my own health insurance claims.
- Took a first prayerful pass at the readings for Proper 23 (October 15 at St Matthew’s, Bloomington). Getting what appears to be an egregious head start because of a) my upcoming vacation, b) a House of Bishops meeting in Alaska in September, c) a board meeting in early October, and d) diocesan synod the following weekend. Life is busy. Planning required.
- Celebrated and preached the Mass for the lesser feast of St Macrina.
- Lunch from McD’s, eaten at home.
- Sat with the Administrator and Archdeacon for our annual ritual of “elections and appointments.” The countdown toward Synod means this is the time to ensure that we have at least one person running for each of the elective offices, and names in the queue for the appointed ones.
- Wrapped up the homiletical task I had begun the morning.
- Attended to a routine personal organization chore. It’s the sort of thing that will probably never become an emergency, but makes my life more efficient if I don’t let it go for too long.
- Spent more quality time with Gnosis, the database system. Not as productive as the time I spent with it yesterday.
- Evening Prayer in the cathedral.