Tuesday, September 6, 2011


  • Usual routine at home, Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
  • Processed a handful of emails.
  • Took a phone call apprising me of an unexpected pastoral situation. Made a couple of phone calls in response to it.
  • Met with the Archdeacon and the Treasurer over a couple of significant items of diocesan financial business. Then met with those two plus the Administrator to take common counsel regarding the 2012 health insurance program for the clergy. (The amount of premium increase is the lowest I can remember.)
  • Lunch at home.
  • Usual Tuesday chore: Scan accumulated snail mail and other hard copy documents.
  • Refined my sermon for this coming Sunday at St Stephen's, Harrisburg.
  • Wrote a substantive email message to the Bishop's Warden of one of our missions regarding some issues that congregation is facing.
  • In preparation for my homily at next month's Synod Mass, I took a good long look at the appointed readings (Votive Mass: For a Church Convention) and made some preliminary notes.
  • Selected service music for the above-referenced liturgy.
  • Took a phone call from my opposite number in the Central and Southern Illinois Synod of the ELCA. This was only his third day on the job, but it was more than just a courtesy call. Since the ELCA is a full-communion partner of the Episcopal Church, we had some material issues to discuss.
  • Evening Prayer in the cathedral.

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