Celebration of Marriage
Elaine Benes and Jerry Seinfeld
First Parish Church, York, Maine
United Church of Christ
|Processional||"Canon in D" Pachelbel|
|"Bridal Chorus" Wagner|
|Hymn||"Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" (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")|
|Benediction Recessional||"Wedding March" Mendelssohn|
We request that there be no flash photography during the ceremony.
The Wedding Party
|Maid of Honor||Sue Ellen Mishski|
|Best Man||George Costanza|
|Minister||Reverend Anna V. Copeland|
|Organist||Wendell S. Purrington|
"Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, God 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.