Monday, November 26, 2018

Renewal of Commitment on First Anniversary of Marriage between Sheila Carey and Edward Bohon, November 26, 2018 with Lutheran Pastor Pastor Firby and Woman Priest Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP

Ed Bohon and Sheila Carey on first anniversary of Marriage

Rev. Firby: One year ago on November 26, 2017, Sheila Marie Carey and Edward Earle Bohon were united in holy Matrimony on Manasota Beach at  4;15PM.
 It was a beautiful day with a very special liturgy. The final blessings included an Irish one  recited by Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan and one by request- The Apache Blessing which Pastor Robert Firby would like to repeat:
"Now you will feel no rain for each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now you will walk together as one."

Today is in remembrance of that wonderful day. I found an Anniversary Prayer online that had a beach scene and is ver appropriate for today.
Ed and Sheila, please read this prayer together:
"God, help us to remember when we first met and  the love that grew between us.
Help us to see the good within each other, and to solve our problems.
Help us to say  kind and loving things and to ask forgiveness of the other.
We put our marriage in your hands. "

Bridget Mary: Sheila and Ed, please join hands and recite your Renewal of Commitment:

I renew my commitment to you because I love you.

I promise to share with you
all that life brings us,
the joys and the sorrows.

I want to continue being surprised by you,
laughing with you, dreaming with you and dancing with you.

I pray that we might always remain in the Holy One
who blesses us and all those whose lives we touch.


Closing Blessing: Bridget Mary Please extend hands everyone in blessing Sheila and Ed:

May the Holy One bless you, Sheila and Ed ,with deep joy in the renewal of your commitment this day.

May you continue to grow in love and delight in one another and in the support of family, friends and this community.

May you experience health, happiness and joy in abundance.

May you each morning rejoice in the God of surprises who loves through you in the gift of your deep love for one another.

May you find your rest at night with gratitude for each other’s companionship as a wonderful blessing.

May it be so, all the days of your holy  ives.

Blessed be God, Lover of all,  for all Lovers, especially for Sheila and Ed!

Amen Ave Maria (Celtic Woman Recording)

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