The Celebration of Marriage for
Central Congregational Church
November 14, 2027
“Canon in D” Pachelbel
“Bridal Chorus” Wagner
Hymn: “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” (a hymn is optional)
Opening Statement and Prayer
Questions of Intent and Support
(“will you have this woman to be your wife?”)
(“will you have this man to be your husband?”)
(questions to parents & congregation)
Solo: “That’s All I Ask of You” Webber
A Reading: “Hello, Jerry” – an original poem by Newmann
Holy Scriptures: Ruth 1:16-17
I Corinthians 13
Homily (a short message)
Exchange of Vows
Exchange of Rings
Pronouncement of Marriage
The Lighting of the Unity Candle (optional)
Solo: “Your Love” Brinkmann
Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer (“debts” or “trespasses”)
Recessional: “Wedding March” Mendelssohn
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The Wedding Party
Maid of Honor:
Sue Ellen Mishski
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Minister: Rev. Dr. Richard B. Knight
Organist: Tudor Bota
Soloist: Lady Gaga
Welcome to Elaine & Jerry’s wedding!
Please silence your cell phone.
Thanks and enjoy the ceremony!
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee,
opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,
drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness,
fill us with the light of day.
You are giving and forgiving,
ever blessing, ever blessed,
Wellspring of the joy of living,
ocean depth of happy rest.
Loving Spirit, Father, Mother,
all who love belong to you;
Teach us how to love each other,
by that love our joy renew.
Mortals, join the mighty chorus
which the morning stars began;
Boundless love is reigning o’er us,
reconciling race and clan.
Ever singing, march we onward,
faithful in the midst of strife,
Joyful music leads us sunward
in the triumph song of life. Amen.