Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday (St Brigid)

  • Consulted with the Administrator and Archdeacon on sundry matters of minutia.
  • Wrote a Letter to the Editor of the State Journal-Register correcting an inaccurate impression left by a guest editorialist in Wednesday's edition regarding the Episcopal Church and same-sex marriage.
  • Kept a phone appointment with a national church staffer who is trying to gather information and build networks for greater cooperation and synergy between dioceses in the pursuit of the first of the Five Marks of Mission.
  • Reviewed and revised drafts of bulletins for Ash Wednesday and Lent I at the cathedral, where I will be preaching and celebrating in the short interim between the retirement of Dean Brodie and the arrival of Fr Keith Roderick to become Provost.
  • Lunch at home.
  • Shopped for and purchased a video camera and accoutrements that I anticipate being deployed to record teaching events that unofficial diocesan videographer cannot attend. The Lenten series at St Matthew's, Bloomington will be the trial run for this equipment.
  • In my ongoing quest for a successful submission of a UTO grant application on behalf of our companion diocese of Tabora, I called the person listed on their website. All she could do was take down my contact information and pass it on to someone in tech support. I'm still waiting.
  • Spoke by phone with a staff member in another diocese regarding a deployment issue.
  • Focused on the first of five retreat addresses that I will deliver to the priests of the Diocese of Albany in April, emerging with a satisfyingly roughed-in sketch,
  • Assaulted the learning curve of the newly-acquired video equipment. Made good progress.
  • Prayed the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary.
  • Spoke with a priest of the diocese over a pastoral issue.
  • Evening Prayer for the Eve of the Presentation, in the office.

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