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The Baker Wedding Handbook

The Baker Wedding Handbook

by Paul E. Engle (Editor)
The Baker Wedding Handbook

The Baker Wedding Handbook

by Paul E. Engle (Editor)


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This comprehensive, creative, and updated resource for conducting traditional and contemporary weddings includes
ceremonies from thirteen denominations

- suggestions for prayers, Scripture readings, and music
- reproducible planning charts
- suggestions for special services (vow renewal, blessing a civil union, marrying couples with children from previous marriages)
- resources for writing vows, unity candle ceremony, and unity sand ceremony
- and more

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801019678
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paul E. Engle has pastored churches in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Illinois, and Michigan. He earned degrees from Houghton College, Wheaton College Graduate School, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He serves as an adjunct professor in two U.S. seminaries and in four international schools. Among his eight books is The Baker Funeral Handbook.

Table of Contents

Preface 11

Part 1 Traditional Wedding Ceremonies

1 Baptist 17

American Baptist 17

Southern Baptist 22

2 Christian and Missionary Alliance 28

3 Christian Church 35

4 Episcopal 44

5 Evangelical 54

Evangelical Covenant Church 54

Evangelical Free Church of America 61

6 Lutheran 69

7 Methodist 74

The Free Methodist Church of North America 74

The Wesleyan Church 79

8 Nondenominational 84

9 Presbyterian 92

Presbyterian Church in America 92

10 Reformed 97

Christian Reformed Church 97

Reformed Church in America 103

Part 2 Alternate Wedding Ceremonies

11 Contemporary Weddings 119

Option One 119

Option Two 125

12 Service of Recognition of a Civil Marriage 131

13 A Brief Wedding Ceremony 134

14 Ceremony for Individuals with Children from Previous Relationships 138

15 An Ecumenical Ceremony from the Consultation on Common Tests 145

16 Service of Renewal of Wedding Vows 151

Part 3 Resources for Wedding Ceremonies

17 Wedding Meditations 157

Marriage Is Wonderful D. Stuart Briscoe 157

O-Rings and Wedding Rings Bryan Chapell 162

Closer to God, Closer to Each Other John Guest 170

Wedding Gifts David W. Wiersbe 174

18 Lighting of a Unity Candle 178

19 Unity Sand Ceremony 180

20 The Lord's Supper at a Wedding 183

21 Alternate Wedding Vows 187

22 Suggested Scripture Readings for Weddings 192

23 Wedding Prayers 194

24 Wedding Music 198

25 Planning Charts 204

Request for a Wedding 204

Minister's Wedding Ceremony Planning Sheet 210

Processional and Recessional Diagram 216

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