Whither thou goest I will go and where thou logest I will lodge thy people be my people and thy God my God Ruth 1 16
Whither thou goest, I will go  and where thou logest, I will lodge  thy people be my people, and thy God my God Ruth 1 16 ...
The Marriage Service
The Marriage Service
The Order for Marriage The Minister shall say Prayer In the Name of Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Amen Then addressing the company he shall say Dearly beloved we are gathered here in the sight of God and in the face of the company to join together this man and this woman in holy Matrimony which is an honourable estate instituted of God signifying unto us the mystical union that is betwixt Christ and his Church which holy estate Christ adorned and beautified with his presence and first miracle that he wrought in Cana of Galilee and is commended of St Paul to be hounorable among all men and therefore is not by any to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly but reverently discreetly advisedly soberly and in the fear of God Into this holy estate these two persons present come now to be joined If any man can show just cause why they may not lawfully be joined togetherm let him speak now or else hereafter forever hold his peace Song
The Order for Marriage The Minister shall say, Prayer.... In the Name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Am...
Then addressing the persons to be marries he shall say I require and charge you both as ye will answer at the dreadful day of judgment when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed that if either of you know any impediment why ye may not be lawfully joined together in Matrimony ye do not confess it For be ye well assured that if any persons are joined together otherwise than as God s Word doth allow their marriage is not lawful If no sufficent inpediment be alleged the Minister shallsay unto the man G______________________________ Wilt thou have this woman to thy wedded wife to live together after God s ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony Wilt thou love her comfort her honour and keep her in sickness and in health and forsake all others keep thee only unto her so long as ye both shall live The the man shall answer I will Then the minister shall say unto the woman B________________________________ Wilt thou have this man to thy wedded husband to live together after God s ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony Wilt thou love him comfort him honour and keep him in sickness and in health and forsake all others keep thee only unto him so long as ye both shall live The woman shall answer I will The the Minister shall say
Then, addressing the persons to be marries, he shall say, I require and charge you both, as ye will answer at the dreadful...
Who giveth this woman to be married to this man The Exhortation of the Bride and Groom If the wedding couple and their attendants are to move to the platform they do so at this point The ceremony of marriage in which you come to be united is the first and oldest ceremony in all of the world celebrated in the beginning in the presence of God himself Marriage is a Gift of God given to comfort the sorrows of life and magnify it s joys Marriage is the clasping of hands the blending of hearts the union of two lives as one Your marriage must stand not by the authority of the State nor by the seal on your wedding certificate but by the strength of your love and by the pwer of your faith in each other and in God You can have this kindness of home if you continue to recognize God as the source of romance and love and affection the these are His gifts Build your home on spiritual foundations With God you will have everything without Him you will have nothing Now will you please join hands and to each other to express your vows of love and devotion Song
Who giveth this woman to be married to this man   The Exhortation of the Bride and Groom If the wedding couple and their a...
The marriage vows The couple holds hands and faces each other To Groom G________________ will you repeat this vow to B________________ saying after me I G________________ take you B_______________ to be my wife to have and to hold from this day forward for better for worse for richer for poorer in sickness and in health to love and to charish until we seperate by death as God is my witness I give you my promise To Bride B______________ will you repeat this vow to G______________ saying after me I B_______________ take you G_______________ to be my husband to have and to hold from this day forward for better for worse for richer for poorer in sickness and in health to love and to obey until we seperate by death as God is my witness I give you my promise Song Reading of Scriptures The word of God tells us what love is like and what love does Charity suffereth long and is kind charity envieth not charity vaunteth not itself is not puffed up Doth not behave itself unseemly seeketh not her own is not easily provoked thinketh no evil Rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth Beareth all things believeth all things hopeth all things endureth all things Charity never faileth but whether there be prophecies they shall fail whether there be tongues they shall cease whether there be knowledge it shall vanish away 1 Corinthians 13 4 8
The marriage vows The couple holds hands and faces each other  To Groom  G________________, will you repeat this vow to B_...
The Exchange of the Bibles Whiel holding the Bibles the minister shall say Though small in size these Bibles are very large in significance the remind us the love is not cheap nor common indeed love may cost us dearly The Bible tells us that love must never come to an end we must keep it countinuous To Groom Will you take this Bible and place it in B___________ s hand and repeat after me With this Bible I seal my promise to be your faithful and loving husband as God is my witness To Bride Will you take this Bible and place it in G___________ s hand and repeat after me With this Bible I seal my promise to be your faithful and loving wife as God is my witness The Lighting of the Unity candle The minister shall say The two outside candles have been lighted to represent your lives to this moment They are two distinct lights each capable of going it s seperate way To bring joy and radiance into your home there must be the merging of these two flames into one From this time onward may your thoughts be for each other rather than for your individual selves may your plans be mutual your joys and sorrows shared As you each take a candle and together light the center one
The Exchange of the Bibles Whiel holding the Bibles, the minister shall say     Though small in size, these Bibles are ver...
you will extinguish your own candles thus having the center one represent the union of your two lives into one flesh As this center light cannot be divided let not your lives be divided but instead be the united testimony of a Christian home as Christ gives you light Three candles have been arranged on a table nearby center candle unlit two outer candles burning When the minister says As you each take a candle and together light the center one you will extinguish your own candles thus having the center one represent the union of your two lives into one flesh As this center light cannot be divided let not your lives be divided but instead be the united testimony of a Christian home as Christ gives you light The couple comes forward each taking one of the outer candles and together lighting the center candle They extinguish their individual flames Please caustion the bride to keep her veil from the flames Last song Prayer for the Bride and Groom Prayer Pronouncement of Marriage You have come before us and before God and have expressed your desire to be husband and wife You have shown your love and affection by joining hands have made promises of faith and devotion to the other and have sealed these promises Before God and Man I therefor pronounce you husband and wife May God bless you and keep you and give you His peace Amen Taking their joined hands in his the Minister shall say
you will extinguish your own candles, thus having the center one represent the union of your two lives into one flesh. As ...
What God has joined together let men not seperate The Kiss To Groom You may kiss your bride Recognition of Parents The Minister shall say to the audience As G______________ and B______________ begin their lives together and establish their own home they wish to offer tokens of appreciation and recognition to the homes from which they came The wedding party stays in place as the couple takes the roses to the mothers of both joining families Bendiction The Lord bless Thee and keep thee The Lord make His face shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee and give thee peace Numbers 6 24 26
What God has joined together, let men not seperate.  The Kiss To Groom  You may kiss your bride.  Recognition of Parents T...
Presentation of Newlyweds the couple turns and faces the audience and the minister shall say Dear friends may I present to you Mr and Mrs G__________________
Presentation of Newlyweds the couple turns and faces the audience, and the minister shall say   Dear friends, may I presen...
This Certifies that and were united by me in Holy Matrimony on the _________________ day of ____________________ in the year of our Lord two thousand and_________________ at_____________________________________________________ in_____________________________________________________ According to the Ordinance of God and the Laws of _______________________________________ Witnesses ____________________ ____________________ _____________________________ Minister
This Certifies that and  were united by me in  Holy Matrimony on the _________________ day of ____________________, in the...