A rainy morning. Had breakfast with Nick and Karen Knisely. It was good to catch up with them. Then onto morning Eucharist. At the morning session we had a very interesting presentation by Bishop Tom Breidental of S. Ohio about the theology of mission in the church. He gave me some good sermon ideas--on the top of this would be that deacons were the first ordained order in the church and that their engagement with the community should set the tone for the rest of the church. Our "sabbath" time began after lunch, and I used the afternoon to catch up with some reading. It was quite pleasant sitting out by the pool enjoying the early fall weather--too cold to go swimming! The evening was given over our class dinner (those bishops consecrated in 2003/2004. Bishop Mark Hollingsworth of Ohio found a great spot for us in an elegant place with a private dining room. Including spouses, there were twenty of us. As always, a good time was had by all. Here we all are in our "regulation" blue blazers and khaki pants. (Not the best backdrop!) We have all been ordained for 10 years.