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. As such, weddings at St. Mark’s are joyful and personal occasions. We are delighted that you are considering having your service here.
God created and blessed humankind with the gifts of companionship, the capacity to love and the care and nurture of children. 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.
It is clear from scripture that God intends that we should live together in responsible, loving, mutually interdependent families. We believe that God's blessing is given not only to heterosexual unions, but also to unions of two men or two women who pledge their love and commit their lives to each other.
Marriage is 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. (Evangelical Lutheran Worship)
St. Mark’s welcomes all couples to consider our beautiful and light-filled sanctuary for the setting of your wedding.