When we booked the church, we booked the pastor as well. However, she recently announced that she's leaving the church. Her last day is August 3. August 9 is the day we are supposed to call her to start arranging our premarital counseling. (Which brings me to another freakout...can you FAIL your premarital counseling? I can't imagine that we will because Simon and I are pretty in sync about the big things. But, is it a possibility to fail?)
Their interim pastor is supposed to be in place September 1, so I'm assuming he'll do the wedding. But, what if he doesn't? A new co-worker was shocked that I was concerned about this. "Don't you have any minister friends?" OK - Simon and I don't belong to a church because we're heathens. I do have friends who are ministers, but I don't think they'd marry Simon and me precisely because we're heathens.
Hopefully, it will all work out.
I'm looking ahead at my August checklist. It says: