“Marriage is a holy estate, ordained of God, and to be held in honor by all.” It is the joining together of two lives. It is God’s intention that these who marry should have joy and happiness, should give themselves to each other, and should share their total lives. Therefore, it is proper to have the marriage solemnized in a service of worship in the church.
Weddings at Good Shepherd
Marriage is a gift of God, intended for the joy and mutual strength of those who enter it and for the well-being of the whole human family. Marriage is also a human estate, with vows publicly witnessed. The church in worship surrounds these promises with the gathering of God's people, the witness of the word of God, and prayers of blessing and intercession. The Christian wedding service is a joyful occasion of worship that is directed to God, and therefore it has a Christ-centered emphasis.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has wedding guidelines, which you can <<download here>>. Couples should expect to take part in a series of pre-marital conversations with one of our pastors. We celebrate with all couples preparing to unite in marriage, which is a living sign of God's grace, love, and faithfulness.