The online diary of the Right Reverend Daniel Martins, Bishop of Springfield (Episcopal Church)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Usual morning routine. MP in the cathedral.
Talked with the Archdeacon at some length about an emerging pastoral situation.
Took care of some administrative minutia (Commission on Ministry business and email correspondence regarding my trip to England in January).
Spoke on the phone with Betsy Rogers of St George's, Belleville. We both serve on the board of Forward Movement, and that was the primary subject of our conversation.
Spoke on the phone with a rector regarding a pastoral situation (not the one mentioned above).
Refined my sermon for this Sunday, to be delivered at St Andrew's, Edwardsville.
Lunch from you know where, eaten at home.
Performed my usual Tuesday hard copy scanning chores.
Answered an email regarding the liturgical details of an upcoming visitation.
Wrote a note of condolence to a colleague bishop who has suffered a death in his family.
Talked with Sue about getting the incoming rector of Trinity, Lincoln up to speed on unique-to-Springfield stuff.
Emailed a rector about setting up a meeting with his vestry on a vision-implementation matter.
Conceived and hatched a homily for the Second Sunday of Advent, to be delivered at St Andrew's, Carbondale.
Fleshed out the draft of a homily for the First Sunday of Advent--St Christopher's, Rantoul.
Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
Bishop Daniel Martins
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