Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pentecost IX (Proper 15)

  • The morning had a gentle beginning--a welcome development, since my first obligation at St James' in Marion was a 10am meeting with the Bishop's Committee. So we took our time getting ready and checking out of the hotel, with a stop by Starbuck's on the way to church so Brenda could get her green tea.
  • Discussed a range of concerns with the lay leadership of St James'. There are some very dedicated and faithful people there.
  • Presided and preached at an 11am Mass, followed by a delicious potluck in the parish house. Had a couple of different "small world" conversations with people whose life paths have put them in places we are also familiar with.
  • On the road home around 1:20, taking just over three hours to cover the 180 or so miles between Marion and Springfield. Blessedly, the stretches of I-57 and I-64 that we interacted with were free of construction zones. I-55 ... not so much.

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