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WEDDING DATE:

Jun 26, 2010

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I am slowly but surely updating my bio.  In the meantime ENJOY!

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 Parkwood Estate (aka: Billy Madison's House and the first X-Men house)

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Prelude

Processional

Purpose

Dear friends, we have come together in the presence of God to witness the marriage of Meredith and Bryan, and to rejoice with them.

 

Prayer of Approach

Our heavenly Father, the source of all life and power, help us to be pure in heart and strong in purpose, that we may be able to accomplish that which we desire, and in serving you, find our freedom and fulfill our destiny; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

 

Readings

Romans 12:9-13

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.

 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

 

The Address To The People

By our presence here we accept responsibility for helping Meredith and Bryan and encouraging them in the new relationship into which they are about to enter. We are called to rejoice in their happiness, to help them when they have trouble, and to remember them in our prayers. Marriage, like our creation as men and women, owes its very existence to God. It is God's will and intention that a husband and wife should love each other throughout their life; and that children born to them should enjoy the security of family and home.

 

Address To The Couple

Meredith and Bryan, we are happy to be here to celebrate with you formally what already    exists - the living love of two people who have found joy and meaning together. In a mysterious yet happy way, you bring together two pasts, different in memories, traditions, hopes and loves. That will not change but will colour the future, so that, as you become one, you will always remain two. That is good. Marriage is not intended to be a melting pot where differences cease to exist, but rather the place where you can be fully and honestly yourself, sharing at the deepest level all that life is and who you are.

 

Prayer before Vows

God our Father, you have taught us through your Son that love is the fulfilling of the law. Grant to Meredith and Bryan that loving one another they may continue in your love until their lives end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

 

Question of Intent

Bryan do you give yourself to Meredith to be her husband: to love her, comfort her, honour and protect her; forsaking all others, to be faithful to her so long as you both shall live?

I do

Meredith do you give yourself to Bryan to be his wife: to love him, comfort him, honour and protect him; forsaking all others, to be faithful to him so long as you both shall live?

I do

 

Questions of Support

Who gives this woman to be married to this man?

We do.

Who gives this man to be married to this woman?

We do.

 

The Vows

I Bryan take you Meredith 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 cherish

for the rest of our lives

This is my solemn vow.

 

I Meredith take you Bryan 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 cherish

for the rest of our lives

This is my solemn vow.

 

 

Blessing of the Rings

Bless, O God, the giving of these rings, that those who wear them may live in faithfulness and love all their days, through Jesus Christ our Saviour. AMEN.

 

Exchange of Rings

Meredith I give you this ring as a sign of our love. With all that I am, and all that I have, I honour you.

Bryan I give you this ring as a sign of our love. With all that I am, and all that I have, I honour you.

 

 

Declaration of Marriage

Meredith and Bryan have joined themselves to each other by solemn vows, signified by the joining of hands and the giving and receiving of rings. I declare that they are husband and wife, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Those whom God has joined together let no one put asunder. AMEN.

 

 

The Blessing

The grace of Christ attend you, the love of God surround you, the Holy Spirit keep you. AMEN.

 

The Kiss

 

Wedding Prayer

God, Lord of life and love eternal, Author of all good and giver of all joy; we thank you for the gift of marriage. We bless you for the joy that. Meredith and Bryan have found in each other, and for the covenant they have made before you.

 

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

And forgive us our trespasses

As we forgive those who trespass against us;

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil,

For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory,

Forever and ever, AMEN.

 

Benediction

Be in love, grow in love, stand in love, for God is love. May it be so. AMEN.

 

Introduction

 

Recessional