The Service A draft order of service is given below. It is our hope that the service reflects your own wishes for your special day and as such the service can be tailored in discussion with the minister. The Order of Service Bridal March Words of Welcome Hymn Narrative of Marriage Prayer Bible reading Exchange of Vows Giving and receiving of rings Declaration of marriage Blessing Short Address given by Minister Prayer for Bride and Groom and families Hymn Benediction Signing of the Marriage Schedule Wedding March It is not expected that the ‘Order of Service’ that guests receive on your wedding day would include all of the above information. Your printed ‘Order of Service’ may include: Title of the Bridal March Words of the first hymn Title of Bible readings Title of other readings as agreed with the minister ‘The Marriage Ceremony’ Words of the second hymn ‘Signing of the Marriage Schedule’ Title of the Wedding March Vows A selection of wedding vows are given below, please feel free to ‘cut and paste’ between the vows but we generally discourage brides and grooms making up their own vows. Unless otherwise requested, the vows will be led by the minister with the bride and groom repeating each short line. A Selection of Vows Before God and in the presence of our families and friends, I, …., declare my love for you, .… and I give myself to you as your husband/wife. I promise you my love, my loyalty, and my trust for as long as we both shall live. In the presence of God, and these witnesses, I, …. take you ….. to be my wife/husband, I promise and covenant to be your loving, faithful and loyal husband/wife, as long as we shall both live. Before Almighty God and these witnesses, I, ….give myself as your husband/wife, and take you, …. as my wife/husband. All that I am I give you, all that I have I share with you, I will love you, and stand by you for the rest of my life. In the presence of God, our families and friends, I, …. declare my love for you,.… I promise you my love, my loyalty and my trust, as long as we shall live. I, …. Take you …. To be my husband/wife, to have and to hold for this day forward; for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do us part, according to God’s holy law; and this is my solemn vow . Readings There are a number of Bible readings suitable for inclusion in your marriage service. You may wish to discuss this further with the minister. You may wish also to other readings or poetry within your service. The following list is not exhaustive and you will find other possible items on the Internet or through other sources. Gospels John 2:1-11 John 15:1-4, 9-17 Epistles 1 Corinthians 13: 1-8(a) Ephesians 3:14-21 Ephesians 5:21-33 Philippians 2:1-11 Colossians 3:12-17 1 John 4:7-16 Old Testament Psalm 19, 84, 85, 91, 121, 139:1-18 Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Song of Songs 8:6-7 Isaiah 40:25-31 Readings may be read by family or friends if you wish. Hymns When selecting hymns, please discuss your hymn choice with the minister prior to the printing of your Order of Service. In your hymn choice, it is helpful if you are sensitive to the knowledge and makeup of the congregation to ensure that hymn singing is at its optimum. The following list comprises of some of the more popular hymns sung at marriage services: All Things Bright & Beautiful Amazing Grace Bind us Together Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Give Me Oil in My Lamp Keep Me Burning Guide Me, O Though Great Redeemer Immortal, Invisible Jesus, Stand Among Us Lord of Hopefulness Lord of the Dance Love Divine, All Love Excelling One more Step Along the World I Go Make Me a Channel of Your Peace Morning Has Broken O, Jesus I Have Promised Praise My Soul The King of Heaven The King of Love My Shepherd is Music Portland Church has a church organ, grand piano and sound system (plays CD’s, MP3’s etc.) and our church organist/pianist to play at your wedding. Should you wish to involve other musicians or a string quartet etc. please inform the minister as soon as possible. Please discuss Bridal and Wedding March music with the church organist directly. The church choir, if available, can be booked to perform at your wedding should you so wish. Arrangements for booking of the choir are to be made with the church office. Photography and Video Recordings Professional photographs are permitted during the service although the use of flash photography is not (the light in the building is excellent so flash is not necessary) Please also ensure that the photographer remains stationary. Video recordings are permitted within the ceremony, providing they do not interfere with the conduct of the service. To comply with licensing requirements please make sure that your videographer has a limited manufacturers licence from the PRS website: http://www.prsformusic.com
The Service A draft order of service is given below. It is our hope that the service reflects your own wishes for your special day and as such the service can be tailored in discussion with the minister. The Order of Service Bridal March Words of Welcome Hymn Narrative of Marriage Prayer Bible reading Exchange of Vows Giving and receiving of rings Declaration of marriage Blessing Short Address given by Minister Prayer for Bride and Groom and families Hymn Benediction Signing of the Marriage Schedule Wedding March It is not expected that the ‘Order of Service’ that guests receive on your wedding day would include all of the above information. Your printed ‘Order of Service’ may include: Title of the Bridal March Words of the first hymn Title of Bible readings Title of other readings as agreed with the minister ‘The Marriage Ceremony’ Words of the second hymn ‘Signing of the Marriage Schedule’ Title of the Wedding March Vows A selection of wedding vows are given below, please feel free to ‘cut and paste’ between the vows but we generally discourage brides and grooms making up their own vows. Unless otherwise requested, the vows will be led by the minister with the bride and groom repeating each short line. A Selection of Vows Before God and in the presence of our families and friends, I, …., declare my love for you, .… and I give myself to you as your husband/wife. I promise you my love, my loyalty, and my trust for as long as we both shall live. In the presence of God, and these witnesses, I, …. take you ….. to be my wife/husband, I promise and covenant to be your loving, faithful and loyal husband/wife, as long as we shall both live. Before Almighty God and these witnesses, I, ….give myself as your husband/wife, and take you, …. as my wife/husband. All that I am I give you, all that I have I share with you, I will love you, and stand by you for the rest of my life. In the presence of God, our families and friends, I, …. declare my love for you,.… I promise you my love, my loyalty and my trust, as long as we shall live. I, …. Take you …. To be my husband/wife, to have and to hold for this day forward; for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do us part, according to God’s holy law; and this is my solemn vow . Readings There are a number of Bible readings suitable for inclusion in your marriage service. You may wish to discuss this further with the minister. You may wish also to other readings or poetry within your service. The following list is not exhaustive and you will find other possible items on the Internet or through other sources. Gospels John 2:1-11 John 15:1-4, 9-17 Epistles 1 Corinthians 13: 1-8(a) Ephesians 3:14-21 Ephesians 5:21-33 Philippians 2:1-11 Colossians 3:12-17 1 John 4:7-16 Old Testament Psalm 19, 84, 85, 91, 121, 139:1-18 Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Song of Songs 8:6-7 Isaiah 40:25-31 Readings may be read by family or friends if you wish. Hymns When selecting hymns, please discuss your hymn choice with the minister prior to the printing of your Order of Service. In your hymn choice, it is helpful if you are sensitive to the knowledge and makeup of the congregation to ensure that hymn singing is at its optimum. The following list comprises of some of the more popular hymns sung at marriage services: All Things Bright & Beautiful Amazing Grace Bind us Together Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Give Me Oil in My Lamp Keep Me Burning Guide Me, O Though Great Redeemer Immortal, Invisible Jesus, Stand Among Us Lord of Hopefulness Lord of the Dance Love Divine, All Love Excelling One more Step Along the World I Go Make Me a Channel of Your Peace Morning Has Broken O, Jesus I Have Promised Praise My Soul The King of Heaven The King of Love My Shepherd is Music Portland Church has a church organ, grand piano and sound system (plays CD’s, MP3’s etc.) and our church organist/pianist to play at your wedding. Should you wish to involve other musicians or a string quartet etc. please inform the minister as soon as possible. Please discuss Bridal and Wedding March music with the church organist directly. The church choir, if available, can be booked to perform at your wedding should you so wish. Arrangements for booking of the choir are to be made with the church office. Photography and Video Recordings Professional photographs are permitted during the service although the use of flash photography is not (the light in the building is excellent so flash is not necessary) Please also ensure that the photographer remains stationary. Video recordings are permitted within the ceremony, providing they do not interfere with the conduct of the service. To comply with licensing requirements please make sure that your videographer has a limited manufacturers licence from the PRS website: http://www.prsformusic.com