Dearly beloved, we are assembled here in the presence of God and this company of loved ones and friends, to join this man and this woman in the bonds of holy matrimony. The Scriptures challenge us with the sacredness of the Marriage relationship, and sets forth the love of Christ for his Church as an example of deepest devotion. The Master himself shared the joys of the Marriage Feast in Galilee. In the first Corinthian letter, the Apostle Paul gives a very beautiful guide for us in the underlying meaning of
Love is patient and kind.
Love is not jealous or boastful.
Love is not arrogant or rude.
Love does not insist on its own way,
Love does not rejoice at wrong,
Love rejoices in the right.
Love bears all things, believes all things.
Love hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
(1 Cor. 13: 4-8)
Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with singing. Heavenly Father, You who art the Source of life and of joy, bless this covenant which this bridegroom and bride now seal in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We pray that you be with them in this sacred hour and in all the days to come.
The Lord’s Table
Being in joyful fellowship with the Lord Jesus I offer you the bread of His body and the wine of His Blood as the token of His healing and His forgiveness of all things past that the present and the future may be built on the sure foundations of His Love, forgiveness and redemption.
Receive the Bread of Life for the health of the body in the name of The Lord Jesus Christ.
Receive the Wine of forgiveness for the life of the spirit in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Feed on Him in your hearts by faith this day as the heart of your covenant of unity in love through Jesus Christ our Lord and the Power of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Statements of the Bride & Groom: (Eph. 5:21-33)
Do you (Bridegroom) take (Bride) to be your wife, promising to cherish and protect her, whether in good fortune or in adversity, To love her as Christ loves HIS Church and to seek together with her a life hallowed by the power of the Holy Spirit and the presence of The Lord Jesus Christ? Bridegroom: With God’s help, I will.
Do you (Bride) take (Bridegroom) to be your husband, promising to cherish, honor and protect him, whether in good fortune or in adversity, and to seek together with him a life hallowed by the power of the Holy Spirit and the presence of The Lord Jesus Christ? Bride: With God’s help, I will.
Heavenly Father, please Grant, that the love which unites this bridegroom and bride may grow in abiding happiness. May there be unity and peace in their home, quietness and confidence in their hearts. May they be sustained by Thy comforting presence. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, as you unite this bridegroom and bride in Your holy joy. Amen.
Bless, O Lord, these ring to be given as a symbol of the life time vows by which this man and woman have bound themselves to each other; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
As you place these rings upon each others finger’s please speak these words.
With this ring be thou consecrated unto me as my wife/husband according to the laws of God.
This ring is a symbol of my vow; and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you; in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen
The two smaller candles represent your individual lives that you are now merging this day into one. The center larger candle represents your new life now merging this day into one for the greater glory of your Heavenly Father. Remember this day that you have become one. In the lighting of this single candle you have now extinguished your individual candles. This day you have formed a three fold cord with each other and the Lord Jesus Christ. Ecclesiastes 4:12
Father God, creator and preserver of life, author of salvation, and giver of all grace, look with favor upon this man and this woman whom you make one flesh in holy matrimony this day. Grant that their wills be so knit together in Your will, and that their spirits be so knit with Your Holy Spirit, that they each may grow in love and peace with You and with one another all the days of their lives. Give them grace, when they hurt each other, to recognize and acknowledge their fault, and to seek each other’s forgiveness and Yours. Make their life together a sign of Christ’s love for this world. Give them such fulfillment and mutual affection that they may reach out in love and concern for others. Grant that all married persons who have witnessed these vows may find their lives strengthened and their loyalties confirmed. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Pronouncement of Marriage:
Almighty Father we truly love You and enjoy Your Holy presence this day in the joining of this couple in marriage through our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the presence of this company of witnesses, _____________ and ______________, you have pledged your vows and performed the rites which unite your lives. I, therefore declare you, ___________and___________ husband and wife, married in accordance with the tradition of
The Christian Church and the
laws of the State of Hawaii
______________ day of _______, in the year of our Lord, _____
May the Lord bless thee and keep thee.
May the Lord cause His countenance to shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee.
May the Lord lift up His countenance unto thee and give thee peace. Amen
You may kiss the bride
May I present to you Mr. and Mrs. ________________.