A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings & Funerals and Other Occasions
by Glen H. Jones
Pastors and others who are called on to officiate at weddings, funerals, baptisms, ordinations, and dedications will find this book a rich resource. The authors include sample wedding ceremonies, wedding sermons, and suggestions for emphasizing the sacredness of marriage. Several different wedding vows are included as well as wedding prayers and wedding benedictions. The reader will also find information on sending wedding invitations through the Internet.
Malphurs and Wilhite offer helps for conducting a wide variety of funerals, for the very old to the very young. The authors' messages focus on the meaning of death and how to cope with grief when death comes. What will the pastor say at the funeral of a suicide victim, or for a godly person, or for that of a close family member? Several sample sermons and anecdotes are included.
The authors conclude with brief suggestions on officiating at communion (the Lord's Supper), dedications, baptisms, and ordinations.