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Sunday, August 29, 2004 AD

The Divine Service...

Preservice Music
Entrance of Parents
Music: "Cannon in D" by J. Pachelbel
Entrance of Bridesmaids
Music: Jesu, mein Freude by J.S. Bach

Rite of Holy Matrimony

The Procession of the Cross to the Foot of the Chapel
Music: "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke

Invocation of the Holy Trinity

P: Beloved in the Lord, we are gathered here ... to begin their marriage in God's name and with his blessing.

Reading of Scripture: Isaiah 61: 10--62:5
Psalmody (see right panel)
Reading of Scripture: Hebrew 13:1-8

Holy Gospel: John 2:1-11

The Sermon
Hymn: "O Perfect Love"

The pastor asks the bridegroom and the bride in turn to declare their intent. Then he asks the parents of the couple to give their consent and blessing.

The pastor leads the couple to the altar for them to speak their vows. He blesses the rings, and the bridegroom and bride exchange rings.

The couple kneels, and the pastor declares the marriage.

Lighting of a Unity Candle
Solo: "Gentle Shepherd"

The pastor prays over the couple and blesses them. The wedding rite concludes with the Lord's Prayer and the Benediction:

C: Our Father, who art in heaven...
P: The peace of God, which passes all understanding... with you always.
C: Amen.

The Recession from the Church
Music: "In Thee Is Gladness" J.S. Bach

PSALMODY (Prayed between Scripture readings)
Congregation speaks lines in bold.

ANTIPHON (Ps. 72:18)
Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds.

SONG TEXT (Song 2:10-14)
My lover spoke and said to me, "Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come with me.
See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth.
The season of singing has come;
the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me.
My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside,
Show me your face, let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet, and your face lovely.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

ANTIPHON (Ps. 72:18)
Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds.

The above holy service is similar to the one in our new Ludderan hymnal, since Pastor Hoger was a part of that committee.



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