Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join this man and this woman in the bonds of holy matrimony.
Hear the words of the apostle:
Love is very patient, very kind
Love knows no jealousy; love makes no parade, gives itself no airs,
Is never rude, never selfish
never irritated, never resentful, love is never glad when others go wrong, love is gladdened by goodness
always slow to expose always eager to believe the best
always hopeful, always patient, love never disappears.
Do you, Michael, take this woman, Linda to be your lawful wedded wife, to love and to cherish, to have and to hold for better, for worse, for richer for poorer in sickness and in health, till death shall separate you?
Do you Linda, take is this man, Michael to be your lawful wedded husband, to love and to cherish, to have and to hold, for better, for worse, for richer for poorer in sickness and in health, till death shall separate you?
Do you have rings to share ?
Michael as you place the ring on Linda's finger, please repeat after me With this ring I thee wed and offer a symbol of my everlasting love.
Linda as you place the ring on Michael's finger please repeat after me With this ring I thee wed and offer a symbol of my everlasting love.
The prophet said;
Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you love one another, but make not a bond of love let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone even as the strings of a lute are alone through they quiver with the same music Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping for only the hand of life can contain your hearts and stand together yet not too near together for the pillars of the temple stand apart and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow
The Lord bless you and keep you the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
By the power vested in me by the laws of the state of (Michigan), I now pronounce you husband and wife.
You may seal your vows with a kiss!
I present to you Michael and Linda as husband and wife!