: : Weddings & Blessings
“Give them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their common life, that each may be to the other a strength in need, a counselor in perplexity, and a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy…”
-Book of Common Prayer P. 429
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[+] Download Wedding Guidelines
[+] Download Wedding Information Form
We should begin with a word about our understanding of marriage and blessings. We believe that in committing yourself to each other that you are engaging in a lifelong, spiritual commitment. With that in mind we are eager to help make your wedding a joyful and meaningful experience. And we will do our best to keep it from being more stressful than it needs to be.
One of the most challenging and rewarding of human relationships, marriage is meant to be lived out in a community of faith where it can be supported and nurtured by others seeking to grow in love, forgiveness, justice, and compassion. By choosing to be married at St. Paul’s Church, we invite and encourage you to be supported by and committed to this church community now and in the future. If you live out of town, we will invite and encourage you to find a community that will support you in your life together.
We believe it is helpful at this stage to be both welcoming and clear about what we believe and practice, and what we can offer you in terms of where and how your wedding will be celebrated.
In addition to a set of guidelines which describe our vision of how weddings work best at St. Paul’s, we’ve included an information form so that we can better help you in making your special day memorable.
May God bless you as you prepare for this sacred journey.