Marriage is an estate of God in which “a man leaves his mother and father and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).
Therefore, marriage involves much more than a simple wedding ceremony. It is the joining of two people, two lives, only to be separated in death. Marriage is fully giving all that you have to the other. Her joy is now his. His sorrow is now hers. Together, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, man and woman live together and for the other as long as they both shall live.
A wedding service at First Lutheran is first and foremost a Christian Worship Service, where God’s word is preached, and where songs, hymns and prayers are directed to God.