30 July 2007

Am I ready for this?

I suppose it doesn't matter! It's only days away:

HOLY MATRIMONY

(Liturgy on pages 275-277)
Uniting
Lauren Elizabeth Weedon
And
Dean Zachery Herberts
4 August 2007
2:00 p.m.

Since Holy Matrimony is a service of the Church, no cameras with flashes may be used during the wedding ceremony. Please participate in the liturgy and in the singing of the hymns!


Preservice Music, including “The Wedding” – Cindi Weedon
Ringing of the Bell
The congregation stands
Processional Hymn: 869 “With the Lord Begin Your Task"
Please face the Cross as it enters
Invocation, p. 275
Address, p. 275
The congregation is seated
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:1-2, 22-33
Homily
Statements of Intent, p. 276
Consent of Parents
Vows, p. 276
Blessing of Rings, p. 276
Exchange of Rings, p. 276
Pronouncement of Marriage, p. 276
Marriage Blessing, p. 277
Unity Candle
Anthem: “Gracious Savior” – Anna Skiddis, David Weedon
The congregation stands
Prayer of Thanksgiving, p. 277
Our Father, p. 277
Benediction, p. 277
Te Deum: 941 “We Praise You”
Please face the Cross as it exits
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why the silly Unity candle thing?

Rev. Eric J Brown said...

You are officiating? My dad isn't (although everyone asks if he is). His duty is to be on weepy-mom patrol.

If you can drive to Norman, OK after the service is done and get there by 4, you're more than welcome to come to mine. =o)

Mimi said...

How exciting! My prayers will be with your daughter this weekend!

Past Elder said...

Reads a lot like my wedding -- right by the then current LCMS book, and I wasn't even Lutheran then!

The bride and the pastor were, though!

Sometimes I think if we waited until we're ready, nobody would do anything big, let alone get married!

Best wishes to you all this wochenende

Rev. Al Bergstrazer said...

Blessings to you all,

I don't know if you were aware that the tune to the Te Deum "We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God," Thaxted by Gustav Holst is the tune to a hymn sung at Princess Di's wedding by Cecil A Spring-Rice.

I will vow to thee, my country--all earthly things above--
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

And there's another country, I've heard of long ago--
Most dear to them that lover her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness and all her paths are peace.