The Wedding of Laura and James
13 June at 12:00 Noon
Hillsboro Elks Club

Laura and James have asked us here today to join them at the start of their new life together.

Who gives this woman to this Man? (Laura's parents answer) We do.

Let us pray. Source of all life and love, we give thanks for the beauty of the world, it's promise and it's fulfillment, for all that comes to us bringing a sense of gladness; the way of knowledge, the joy of love, the joy of faith. We give thanks also for those things endearig us to one another: the common experience making us kin, for the needs we feel as individuals which are not filled in ourselves but find happy fulfillment through the outreaching lives of others. Here for a brief moment in the vast expanse of time, we are brought together to share the wonder of the bonds of love. And we have come to confirm the love already grown strong and beautiful for James and Laura. From the birth, the nuture, and the love of different homes, they have sought and been sought by one another, and by a higher attraction not their own. They have come here as two; they will leave as one. May nothing in life come between them to sever this sacred bond. May friends and loved ones here assembled and those in absence remembering them ever continue to rejoice in the warmth of their love. Amen
(Robert Zoerheide, amended)

I, James, take you Laura, to be the wife of my days, to be the mother of my children, to be the companion of my house. We will keep together what measure of trouble and sorrow our lives may bring us, and we will share together our store of goodness and plenty and love.

I, Laura, take you James, to be the husband of my days, to be the father of my children, to be the companion of my house. We will keep together what measure of trouble and sorrow out lives may bring us, and we will share together our store of goodness and plenty and love.

What do you offer as a symbol of your love? (James and Laura each take the other's ring and place it on the ring finger saying:) With this ring, I thee wed.

(James and Laura will light the Unity Candle while a song is played.)

Forasmuch as James and Laura have consented together before this company and have pledged their love for each other, I do now with the authority vested in me by the Universal Life Church and in conformity with the laws of the State of Oregon, pronounce James and Laura to be husband and wife. What has been united here and now, let no man or woman put asunder.

James and Laura, you may embrace as husband and wife.

I am pleased to present to you for the first time,
Mr. and Mrs. James Herr.

Presider: Reverend Cort Brumfield


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