I was on the ball this time. Matt, our very reliable drummer, goes out of town about 4 times a year…the nerve. But he always gives me plenty of heads up. So instead of a last minute panicked search for a drummer, which are increasingly hard to come by, I had one lined up 2 weeks in advance – GO ME!
Yesterday I got a phone call from our backup….he’s canceling, one day before practice. So I found myself again in a last minute scurry. But God provided – as he always does. This will be the 2nd time this guy has filled in for us. He’ll be the one I call first from now on.
I learned very early to make a list of musicians I can call up and hire out for a Sunday. Being a small church, losing 1 musician can be killer.