Weddings

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. God blessed humankind with the gifts of companionship and the capacity to love. Jesus affirmed the covenant of marriage and revealed God’s own self-giving love on the cross. The Holy Spirit helps those who are united in marriage to be living signs of God’s grace, love and faithfulness.

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. When appropriate, the wedding feast of the Lamb, the holy eucharist, may also be celebrated at the occasion of marriage. Weddings are conducted according to the rites of the Lutheran tradition as modeled in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (Augsburg Fortress, 2006).

At Christ the King Church, weddings are arranged and scheduled, with appropriate meetings and counseling with the pastors.

Weddings must be scheduled at least six months prior to the wedding day.

At least one person must be a member of Christ the King Church in order to schedule a wedding.

Congregation Council response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

Fees:
Marriage counseling, honorarium, building, and custodial:  $1200
Organist:  $300 (The church organist must approve any guest organists for a wedding.)
Parish hall:  $250

Photography:
Please note that weddings are a part of the worship life of Christ the King Church. Photography is not allowed during the service itself. Photo sessions may be scheduled in the nave before and after weddings. Video recordings are allowed if the camera(s) are stationary.

The church kitchen may be used by a caterer for staging purposes only.