Bible Script 1

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Kristie & Paul Wedding

Minister: We’re here today to celebrate the relationship of Kristie and Paul, and to be witnesses and supporters of the commitment they share with one another. Today Paul and Kristie present themselves to be married.

Minister: Marriage gives permanence and structure to a couple’s love. It’s telling the person you love that you’re not going anywhere – and that’s a powerful commitment for two people to make to one another. But, a good marriage must be built on the foundation of this commitment.

In marriage the “little” things are big things.

Never let holding hands become old.

Remember to say, “I love you” at least once a day.

Never go to sleep angry.

Stand together and face whatever the world throws at you.

Speak words of appreciation, and demonstrate gratitude in thoughtful ways.

Forgive and forget. Don’t rehearse annoyances and wrongs

Give each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.

Together, form the habit of searching for the good and the beautiful.

It is not only marrying the right partner — it is being the right partner.

First Corinthians13 tells us: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

Vows

Minister: Kristie and Paul, the vows that you are about to make are a way to share your love and commitment to each other. These vows are your way of openly declaring your promise to one another.

Minister: Do you vow, Paul, to be to Kristie, a considerate, tender, faithful, and loving husband? Do you promise to provide for her and cherish her; to thoughtfully and carefully enlarge the place she holds in your life; to constantly show to her the tokens of your affection, to shelter her from danger, and to love her with an unchangeable love?

Paul: Yes, I promise

Minister: Do you vow, Kristie, to be to Paul, a tender, faithful, and loving wife? Do you promise to comfort, encourage and cherish him no matter what life throws at you; to give to him unfailing evidences of your affection; to continue making the place he holds in your heart, broader and deeper; to support him, value him and work with him as head of the family, to make your marriage the very best that it can be.

Kristie: Yes, I promise

Minister: It is the duty of each of you now to find your greatest joy in the company of the other; to remember that your love pledged today must remain undivided for a lifetime.

Rings

Minister: Kristie and Paul, you will now exchange rings to symbolize your commitment. Rings are derived from humble beginnings of imperfect metal to create something beautiful where there was once nothing that appeared valuable. The wearing of the rings is a visible, outward sign that you have committed yourselves to one another.

Minister: Paul, please take Kristie’s hand and repeat these words.

I give you this ring, as a symbol of our love,

for today and tomorrow, and for all the days to come.

Wear it as a sign of what we have promised on this day

and know that my love is present, even when I am not.

*Paul puts ring on Kristie’s finger


Minister: Kristie, please take Paul’s hand and repeat these words.

I give you this ring, as a symbol of our love,

for today and tomorrow, and for all the days to come.

Wear it as a sign of what we have promised on this day

and know that my love is present, even when I am not.

*Kristie puts ring on Paul’s finger.

Reading

In his book, A Bridge Across Forever, Richard Bach writes

A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each (of you) unveils the best part of the other.

No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soul mate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction, someone who makes life come to life.”

Paul and Kristie have found their soul mates in each other.

Sand Ceremony

Minister:Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). God created you as an individual, ut God also said that it was not good for man to be alone, and so he created woman to be his partner and helper. Today as you make a covenant before God to join in marriage, you become one flesh. You have chosen to symbolize that union and the blending of their love for each other, with a unity sand ceremony.

“Please note this empty glass. Glass, itself, is made from sand melted into one piece to make this vessel.

First, I will pour in white sand, representing your faith in God as the foundation of who you are as individuals.

Paul, pour some of your sand, representing yourself as an individual before you came to this union.

Kristie, pour some of your sand, representing yourself as an individual before you came to this union.

I pour some more white sand, representing your faith in God as the foundation of your marriage. This layer of sand also symbolically separates your past life from the married life that you are entering.

Face each other and together Repeat after me:

You are my love for eternity. I blend with you. My heart is like these grains of sands, merging with yours. I am yours. You are mine. We are together forever like the sand. We are one.”

Pour your remaining sand together to represent your joining as one in marriage completely and eternally.

This last layer of white sand represents God watching over you and protecting you with his everlasting love.

May God bless this marriage so that you are as inseparable as these grains of sand.

I Do

Minister: Kristie and Paul you have professed your love by exchanging your vows. You have symbolized your commitment by exchanging rings. And you have expressed the end of your individual lives by the pouring of the unity sand. There is just one more step and then you can begin your happily ever after…

Minister: Kristie – do you take Paul to be your husband; to live together in the covenant of marriage? Do you promise to love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you both shall live?

Kristie: I do.

Minister: Paul – do you take Kristie to be your wife; to live together in the covenant of marriage? Do you promise to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?

Paul: I do.

Minister: By the power vested in me by the State of Florida, I now pronounce you husband and wife. Paul you may kiss your wife.

Minister: It’s my great honor and privilege to be the first to present to you Mr. and Mrs. Paul & Kristie Gehrke.

By Officiant Eldon Roberts