Celebration of Marriage


Elaine Benes and Jerry Seinfeld

First Parish Church, York, Maine

United Church of Christ

Saturday, November 18, 2020 3:00 p.m.
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.
Please turn off all cell phones and pagers.
Thank you.


The Wedding Party

Maid of Honor Sue Ellen Mishski
Bridesmaid Susan Ross
Best Man George Costanza
Groomsmen Cosmo Kramer
Kenny Banion
J. Peterman
Receiving Guests Newmann
Minister Reverend Anna V. Copeland
Organist Wendell S. Purrington
Soloist (optional)


"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.




Rev. Dr. Anna V. Copeland 
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