Please note that the bottle of wine and the cup/chalice are not provided – the couple is responsible for bringing these items.
Pastor: This cup of wine is symbolic of life. As you share this cup of wine, you undertake to share all that the future may bring. All the sweetness life’s cup may hold for you should be sweeter because you drink it together; whatever drops of bitterness it may contain should be less bitter because you share them.
As we recite the blessing over the cup of wine, we pray that God will bestow fullness of joy upon you.
As our Savior taught us, so we pray.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed by thy name,
thy kingdom come,
they will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen