Wednesday (Therese of Lisieux)
by Bishop Daniel
on October 3, 2018
- Morning Prayer in my living room chair.
- Spent quality time with an old sermon text for Proper 23 (from 2000). Performed the appropriate surgery to rescue it from its original context and make it appropriate for use a week from this Sunday at St Mark’s, West Frankfort.
- Laid out the broad strokes of my state-of-the-diocese address at the annual diocesan synod on the 19th.
- Took care of a couple of small administrative issues via email.
- Worked a while on the ongoing project of assembling my Ikea wardrobe (awful closet space in this old apartment).
- Walked a couple of blocks to get a Sandwich from Subway for lunch.
- Took care of a couple of administrative chores pertaining to my transit card, which is now an important part of my life, living in Chicago.
- Followed up with an issue brought to my attention by a lay member of the cathedral, I am inclined to support the idea of the Springfield city council adoption a “Welcoming City” resolution, which seeks to abet a culture of respect for the human dignity of immigrants.
- Wrote an email to the Bishop of Tabora asking for a word of greeting that we might put on our website.
- Cleaned up my computer desktop (a routine maintenance chore).
- Kept a phone appointment with a cleric of the diocese over a personal pastoral issue.
- Moved the ball a few yards downfield with respect to a nagging pastoral-administrative issue … by Facebook Messenger, no less.
- Composed a letter (to be sent by snail mail) in response to one I had received before General Convention from the primate of another Anglican province, closing the loop on some concerns he raised then in light of what convention actually did.
- Evening Prayer in the room that I hope may yet become an oratory/chapel in this apartment.