The online diary of the Right Reverend Daniel Martins, Bishop of Springfield (Episcopal Church)
Friday, October 31, 2014
Daily organization at home; Morning Prayer in the office.
Took another stab at nailing down dates for the winter meeting of the Nashotah trustees, this time with some success, I think.
Sent out yet another feeler (my fifth) to yet another potential conductor for the clergy pre-Lenten retreat in February. I may end up yet having to do it myself, which would not be completely a bad thing. But I'm going to keep trying.
Made some concrete plans to encourage clergy who have not been on a Cursillo weekend to consider attending the next one, coming up in June.
Reviewed the canonical requirements and General Convention resolutions on anti-racism training, alongside our own practices. Made some mental notes.
Got to work seriously on my 2015 visitation calendar.
Visited for a while with Fr Mark Evans, who was in the area on other business, but stopped in.
Lunch at home. Leftover Indian food.
Continued working on my calendar, and brought to project to tentative completion.
Took a photo enlargement of a group gathered on the steps of Tabora cathedral nearly a year ago to arrange for its framing. I deemed it suitable for such.
Reviewed notes for a session of last spring's Lenten teaching series that didn't get recorded when I actually delivered it at St John's, Decatur, so I need to re-record it. Hope it happens next week.
Left the office early to go by the grocery store and pick up some items Brenda needed for the dinner she was fixing at our home for a group of clergy spouses and their retreat conductor.
Play host and kitchen helper for the dinner, between rounds of answering the door for Hallowe'en revelers.