Wedding Service Sheet

      Wedding Party

    Maid of Honour..Tara Zachar
    Best Man............Gary Bielert
    Bridesmaid..........Allison Goodings
    Usher..................Ron Piggott
    Officiant..............Rev. David Sherwin
    Vocalist...............Lori Weber
    Pianist.................Lori Prowse
    Organist..............Ron Piggott
    Reader................Gloria Stafford

Laurie-Ann and Tony

Ecc. 4:12
A three-fold cord is not quickly broken

June 18, 1999
Glen Cairn United Church, Kanata, Ontario

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Prelude:  Piano Sonata Number 8 in C Minor,
   Opus 13 "Pathetique" Beethoven (Andante
   Chopin's Etude in E, Op.64 No. 2

Processional: There is a Redeemer   (Melody Green)
   - Organ   . The congregation is invited to sing

   There is a redeemer; Jesus, God's own Son
   Precious lamb of God, Messiah, Holy One
   Thank you O my Father, for giving us your Son
   And leaving your Spirit 'til the work on earth is done.

   When I stand in Glory, I will see His face,
   And there I'll serve my king forever, in that holy place.
   Thank you O my Father, for giving us your Son
   And leaving your Spirit 'til the work on earth is done.

Laurie-Ann and Tony light tapers.

Call to worship/Introduction: David Sherwin

Prayer of Approach: David Sherwin

Responsive Reading: Gloria Stafford
   Philippians 2, 5-11  Congregation read verses in bold.
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Whom being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Hymn: Be Thou My Vision - Lori Weber (Solo)
Irish traditional (revised words)
   Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
   Bid every rival give way and depart.
   You my best thought by day or by night,
   waking or sleeping, your presence my light.

   Lord, be my wisdom, and be my true word,
   I ever with you and you with me, Lord.
   You my great father and I your true child,
   once far away, but by love reconciled.

   Lord, be my breastplate, my sword for the fight,
   be my strong armour, for you are my might.
   You are my shelter and you my high tower,
   raise me to heaven, O Power of my power.

   I need no riches, nor earth's empty praise,
   you're my inheritance through all of my days.
   All of your treasure to me you impart,
   High King of heaven, the first of my heart.

   High King of heaven, when battle is done,
   grant heaven's joy to me, O bright heaven's sun,
   Christ of my own heart, whatever befall,
   still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Readings: Ecclesiastes. 4:12;    Gloria Stafford
               1 Corinthians 13: 4 - 8

Reflection:  "Christ as the Centre"   :David Sherwin

Parental and congregational blessing

Question of Impediment

Question of Intention

Exchange of vows -
   "I take you, Laurie-Ann/Tony,
   to be my wife/husband
   I promise, from this day forward,
   to love, honour and encourage you,
   to have and to hold, in plenty and in want,
   in sickness and health, in joy and sorrow.
   I promise always to forgive and strenghthen you,
   keeping myself to God and you alone,
   to join with you, so that together
   we can serve God and others
   in love, hope and faith
   as long as we both shall live."

Exchange of rings
   "I give you this ring
   as a sign of my love and faithfulness
   and as my covenant with you and with God."

Declaration of Marriage

Marriage Blessing Prayer.   Laurie-Ann and Tony kneel as David lays hands on them

Lord's Prayer       -unison

Praise Song: My Jesus, My Saviour    (Darlene Zschech)
Lori Weber leads the congregation
   My Jesus, My Saviour, Lord there is none like you;
   All of my days, I want to praise; the wonders of your mighty love.
   My comfort, my shelter; Tower of refuge and strength,
   let every breath, all that I am, never cease to worship you.

   Shout to the Lord all the earth, let us sing;
   power and majesty praise to the king:
   Mountains bow down and the seas will roar,
   at the sound of your name.
   I sing for joy at the work of your hands,
   Forever I'll love you, forever I'll stand;
   Nothing compares to the promise I have in you.

Laurie-Ann and Tony have communion

Lighting of unity/Christ candle:   Laurie-Ann and Tony
The unity candle not only symbolizes the two becoming one, but also that the central candle represents Christ, who is to be the centre of Laurie-Ann and Tony's marriage.

Signing of the Register
Solo: The Wedding Song    - Lori Weber
(Noel Paul Stookey)

Presentation of the newly married couple

Recessional - Praise my soul, the king of heaven

We would like to thank all our friends and families, near and far, for your good wishes, love, support for us today.