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The Ossining United Methodist Church

Ossining, New York

 

A Celebration Of Marriage

for

Reverend Betty Ruth Theilmann

and

John R. McKinney

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Saturday, April 28, 2001

THE GATHERING

Prelude

Alcoytes

Processional of the wedding party:

"Pachelbel’s Canon in D" by Wagner

Bride’s Entrance:

"Bridal Chorus" by Wagner

Greeting

Declaration of Intention

STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT

PASTORAL PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING: I Corinthians 12:31b - 13:13

LIGHTING OF THE UNITY CANDLE

Statement of the candle’s significance

SOLO: "Wedding Song" by Flor Peeters

HONORING OUR CHILDREN

SCRIPTURE READING: John 2:1-11

WEDDING HOMILY

HYMNAL: #643 "When Love Is Found"

Soloist, Betsy Ott will sing the first two verses
Congregation will sing the last three verses

THE MARRIAGE

Prayer

Exchange of Vows

Blessing and Giving of Rings

Declaration of Marriage

Blessing of the couple

SOLO: "23 Psalm" by Antonin Dvor’ak

HOLY COMMUNION
The musical responses for The Great Thanksgiving are inserted in the bulletin. The first "Holy, Holy" response will be sung in unison. Then the second and third responses will be canted first by Betsy Ott and followed by everyone singing them.

LORD’S PRAYER:
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

CONSECRATING OF THE BREAD AND CUP

RECEIVING OF THE BREAD AND CUP:

"Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring" by J.S. Bach

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

THE WEDDING KISS AND THE INTRODUCTION AS A COUPLE

DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING

PROCESSION OF THE WEDDING PARTY:

"Wedding March" by Mendelsohn

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Our scriptures are being read from "The Message" by Eugene Peterson

Participating in the wedding:

Minister: Reverend Jane Allen Middleton, Connecticut/New York District Superintendent for the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Bride: Reverend Betty Ruth Theilmann

Groom: John R. McKinney

Matron Of Honor: Mary Ann Brendler

Junior Bridesmaid: Angela Callamari

Best Man: William Rodiger

Escorting the bride: Steven Toeper; Susan Callamari

Ushers: Gilbert Curl; John Young

Acolytes: Danielle Brown and Harvey Sniffen, III

Scripture Readers: Reverend Mary Hoynes; Reverend Judith Stevens

Harpist: Margaret Hoffman Sanzo

Mezzo Soprano: Reverend Betsy Ott

Organist: Janet Vines

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Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you for sharing this wonderful day of joy and celebration with us! We are honored and excited that you have chosen to be here with us to share this important moment in our lives. As we begin our life together in marriage we are fortunate to have such special fami1y and friends in our lives.

With our love,
Betty and John

"And so, faith, hope and love abide, but the greatest of these is love."
I Cor. 13:13

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