Tracey ArledgeView Ordination Certificate
Minister ID: 543916
Minister ID: 543916
Officiated by Tracey Arledge in Michigan on July 7th, 2018.
Dearly Beloved and Honored Guests,
We are gathered together to join Hanna Marie Schloemp and Lane Michael Maness in the spiritual union of marriage.
Today we come to witness the joining of these two lives. For them, out of the routine of ordinary life, the extraordinary has happened. They met each other, fell in love and are finalizing it with their wedding. A good marriage must be created. It is never being too old to hold hands. It’s remembering to say I love you every day and it is not just marrying the right person its being the right partner.
So with that being said...Is there anyone who has cause why this couple should not be united in marriage, Shush!! Ok...now we can continue...
Hanna and Lane met through a mutual friend from middle school, but didn't have their first date till Lane left for Texas... She was a bit stubborn I guess!! Their first date was at Olive Garden - in EL PASO TEXAS!!! That's a mighty long way for Italian food!!
Since that date, something made them realize that this was it, by looking at each other, they can see that their life together is going to be filled with much laughter and lots of love.
To begin this beautiful day, let us ask for a blessing:
Bless their marriage, O God, as they begin their journey down the road of life together. We don't know what lies ahead for the road turns and bends. But help them to make the best of whatever comes their way.
Help them to continue to enjoy each other as they did when they first met. Help them to realize that nothing nor no one is perfect and to look for the good in all things and all people including themselves.
Help them to respect each other's likes and dislikes, opinions and beliefs, hopes and dreams and fears even though they may not always understand them.
Help them to learn from each other and to help each other to grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Help them to realize that no matter what happens to them they will hold on to each other and know that things have a way of working out for the good.
Help them to create for their children a peaceful, stable home of love as a foundation on which they can build their lives.
But most of all, dear God, help them to keep lit the torch of love' that they now share so that by their loving example they may pass on the light of love to their children and to their children's children forever.
Hanna and Lane have written their own vows and will share them with us all.
*(Vows)* THE COUPLE HAVE THEIR OWN VOWS
In the book of Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 we hear
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Now, on to the good stuff!!
Do you Hanna take this man Lane to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself unto him for as long as you both shall live?
*(Wait for Confirmation)*
Do you Lane take this woman Hanna to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself unto her for as long as you both shall live?
*(Wait for Confirmation)*
Alright Who has the rings???
Hanna and Lane now let's exchange rings as a symbol of your love and commitment.
Wedding rings are an unbroken circle of love, signifying to all the union of this couple in marriage. SOOOOOOO
Hanna repeat after me, LANE, This ring is my sacred gift, with my promise that I will always love you, cherish you and honor you all the days of my life. And with this ring, I thee wed.
Lane repeat after me, HANNA, This ring is my sacred gift, with my promise that I will always love you, cherish you and honor you all the days of my life. And with this ring, I thee wed.
MOH and BM please drape the cord around the couples hands and ask for blessings on them
As we come together with hands as one, we pray that we can fight insecurity and fear with the truth of God’s presence. We pray for endurance in patience, kindness, gentleness, self control, and consistency in discipline. Constantly transitioning from being solo to doing life together can be sticky. But spouses have to be independent but unified, strong but flexible, confident but humble, and very gracious. Pray that spouses will rely on God to fill in the gaps and also make room for the returning military spouse in terms of emotional connection. May this symbol of our hands fastened together, let all know that we are one in everything that we do and that no one nor nothing can change our commitment to each other.
Just a little something before we make this totally official...
Family is very important. Remember as your family grows, to be thankful for each and everyone, and each and every memory.
We thank you for this place in which we dwell,
for the love that unites us,
for the peace accorded us this day,
for the hope with which we expect the morrow,
for the health, the work, the food, and the bright skies that make our lives delightful;
for our friends in all parts of the earth.
You know, to make your relationship work will take love. This is the core of your marriage and why you are here today. It will take commitment, to hold true to the journey you both have pledged to today.
So without further adieu...
By the authority vested in me I now pronounce you husband and wife!
You may now kiss each other!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen I would like to introduce for the first time Pvt. and Mrs. Lane Maness