Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday (Charles Chapman Grafton)

  • Clergy of the diocese are distinguishing themselves in cyberspace of late (guest article on Covenant from Fr Caleb Roberts this morning, and Fr Dave Halt is writing this weeks devotional for The Living Church), so I took some time at home to read and appropriately share. I'm proud of our profile! Plus ... usual task planning.
  • Devotions and Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
  • Prepared to preside and preach at the midday cathedral Mass. It was a little more effort than usual to dig up the propers for the lesser feast of Bishop Charles Chapman Grafton. When he was consecrated Bishop of Fond du Lac in 1888, his chief consecrator was Bishop MacLaren, who was Bishop of Chicago at the time but had been Bishop of Illinois when it covered the whole state. One of the co-consecrators was Bishop Seymour, first Bishop of Springfield.
  • Took the developed outline of my sermon for Proper 18 (September 10) to the "rough draft" stage.
  • Attended to a small bit of administrative work pertaining to both major pools of investments that I have a share of stewardship in.
  • Reported for duty at the cathedral chapel at 12:15, but nobody showed. That happens sometimes. Fortunately, not very often.
  • Lunch at home. Leftovers.
  • Roughed out my 2018 visitation schedule and asked Sue to look it over and see if I forgot anyone!
  • Scanned and otherwise processed accumulated hardcopy in my physical inbox.
  • Did some routine self-organization maintenance (cleaning out my Evernote inbox).
  • Early (3:45) Evening Prayer in the cathedral.
  • Knocked off early to go home and get a good, long walk in before dinner.

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