Add sacred meaning to every wedding you perform! Offering ceremonies for traditional services, second marriages, and more, this creative resource helps you set the tone for a lifetime of love and commitment. Featuring 14 short homilies addressing various situations---longtime relationships, widowed, divorced---it blends scriptural imagery with the practical concerns of today. 65 pages, softcover from CSS.
Wedding Sermons and Marriage Ceremonies by Derl Keefer is a book on wedding sermons and wedding homilies. Topics covered in this book include: - wedding sermons- christian wedding sermons- protestant wedding sermons- wedding homiliesMarriage ceremonies don't have to fall into a routine of just doing and saying the same old things. This creative resource provides pastors with several unique marriage liturgies, including ceremonies for a traditional wedding, a wedding of an older couple, a second marriage with children, a marriage combined with communion, and more. They're guaranteed to put meaning into one of the most important days of a couple's life. This is a wonderful resource for those who want to be sensitive to the needs of couples from all backgrounds. Tom Barnard, Vice PresidentEastern Nazarene CollegeQuincy, Massachusetts This collection also contains 14 five-minute wedding homilies which addresses a variety of situations. Blending images from scripture and the practical realities of modern life, these succinct messages reveal the connection between faith in God and the promises of marriage. Included are meditations for a marriage when both parties have been divorced; a widowed, mature couple; a wedding in an outdoor setting; a formal wedding; and the marriage of a couple with a baby...and more Derl Keefer is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University (B.A.) and Nazarene Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and is senior pastor of Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene in Three Rivers, Michigan. His sermons and articles have appeared in numerous clergy publications, and Keefer leads workshops and seminars on preaching and Sunday School ministry. Cheryl Rohret graduated summa cum laude from Sterling College (B.A.) prior to earning the M.Div. degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has served as pastor of churches in Iowa and Washington, and currently spends her time writing, preaching, and leading retreats. Wedding Sermons and Marriage Ceremonies by Derl Keefer is a book on wedding sermons and wedding homilies. Topics covered in this book include: wedding sermons, christian wedding sermons, protestant wedding sermons, and wedding homilies.