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We're getting there

Finalized most of the ceremony with the minister.  I was most excited that he Loved our readings.  so much that, originally he told us we needed a Psalm read by someone and then after reading the 2 non-secular readings we had picked he told us that he would work the readings in with his homily.  we were psyched.  

starting to look at the program design, need to finish my personalized dress hangers for the wedding party...I love these little projects.  

happy Friday

Re: We're getting there

  • edited December 2011
    What did you use for your readings? I didn't really want to go with the usual scriptures or anything. Congrations on the check btw! That's great!
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  • SoonToBeJRE11SoonToBeJRE11 member
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    edited December 2011
    we are doing "the union"  by robert fulghum and "a time to laugh" Sister Joan Chittister, originally published in her book, There is a Season
  • LizakellyLizakelly member
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    edited December 2011
    Just back from meeting with our Pastor.

    We have an outdoor fall ceremony in the mountains.. so far I like:
    Psalm 121
    On Marriage by Kahlil Gibran
    A quote from John Muir
  • edited December 2011
    Thanks, I'll keep all those in mind when I get a little closer. How many readers are you girls having?
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  • SoonToBeJRE11SoonToBeJRE11 member
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    edited December 2011
    we have 2 readers for actual readings.  then after there is a "prayers for the couple"  where we will have 2 different read this in an alternating manner

    "Eternal God, creator and preserver of all life, author of

    salvation, and giver of all grace: Look with favor upon the

    world you have made, and for which your Son gave his life,

    and especially upon this man and this woman whom you

    make one flesh in Holy Matrimony. Amen.

     

    Give them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their

    common life, that each may be to the other a strength in need, a

    counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion

    in joy.  Amen.

     

    Grant that their wills may be so knit together in your will,

    and their spirits in your Spirit, that they may grow in love

    and peace with you and one another all the days of their life.

    Amen.

     

    Give them grace, when they hurt each other, to recognize and

    acknowledge their fault, and to seek each other’s forgiveness

    and yours.  Amen.

     

    Make their life together a sign of Christ’s love to this sinful

    and broken world, that unity may overcome estrangement,

    forgiveness heal guilt, and joy conquer despair.  Amen.

     

    Bestow on them, if it is your will, the gift and heritage of

    children, and the grace to bring them up to know you, to love

    you, and to serve you.  Amen.

     

    Give them such fulfillment of their mutual affection that they

    may reach out in love and concern for others.  Amen.


    Grant that all married persons who have witnessed these vows

    may find their lives strengthened and their loyalties

    confirmed.  Amen.

     

    Grant that the bonds of our common humanity, by which all

    your children are united one to another, and the living to the

    dead, may be so transformed by your grace, that your will may

    be done on earth as it is in heaven; where, O Father, with your

    Son and the Holy Spirit, you live and reign in perfect unity,

    now and for ever.  Amen."

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