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Covenant of Marriage of Lyall Sanders and Lisa Gratrix

Processional Music / Entry

 

Greeting

Minister God be with you.     All respond And also with you.

 

Statement of Purpose

Minister - We, as a community of friends, are gathered here in Gods presence to witness the marriage of Lyall Frederick Gordon Sanders and Lisa Gay Gratrix, and to ask our creator to watch over them and their new combined family.

 

Song

 

Wonderful Tonight

It's late in the evening; she's wondering what clothes to wear.
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long brown hair.
And then she asks me, "Do I look all right?"
And I say, "Yes, you look wonderful tonight."

We go to a party and everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady that's walking around with me.
And then she asks me, "Do you feel all right?"
And I say, "Yes, I feel wonderful tonight."

I feel wonderful because I see
The love light in your eyes.
And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don't realize how much I love you.

It's time to go home now and I've got an aching head,
So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed.
And then I tell her, as I turn out the light,
I say, "My darling, you were wonderful tonight.
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight."

Prayer of Approach

 

Minister - In Jesus name we ask for your blessing now.    Amen

 

[A verse of wisdom]

 

Glen - John 15.9-12

 This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you.

 

[A verse to be read by either Lyall or Lisa]

 

Gospel Lesson

Katherine - Matthew 19.4-6

Jesus said What God has joined, let no one put asunder.

 

Question of Impediment

Final reading of Banns

 

(Lyall to sing Dear Laughter)

 

Declaration of Intent

By our presence here we have accepted responsibility for helping Lyall and Lisa, and encouraging them in the new relationship into which they are about to enter.

 

Let God be your guide and helper.  Amen

 

Exchange of Vows

 

Exchange of the Rings

 

Declaration

Katherine - Forasmuch as Lyall Frederick Gordon Sanders and Lisa Gay Gratrix have made this solemn covenant of marriage before God and all those here, both spiritual and caporal, I declare them to be husband and wife in the name of  God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen

 

Glen - The Lord bless and sustain you that you may please him in body and spirit, and grow together in love all the days of your life.        Amen

 

Signing of the Marriage Register

 

Presenting the new Mr. & Mrs. L.  Sanders.

 

Peace

Minister - Peace be with you.   All - And also with you.

 

Please share the sign of peace with those around you    (All shake hands/peace.)

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