The Official() CompuChurch (tm) Transcript... The Celebration of Marriage Rebecca Paige Ed

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The Official(*) CompuChurch (tm) Transcript... The Celebration of Marriage Rebecca Paige Edwards to Christopher Windham Ford Saturday December 1, 1990 - 10:14 AM DataLink CompuChurch (tm) #1007 [Processional] 10:03 - BRAD ROBERTS; BATON ROUGE, LA * 10:06 - DALE JACKSON; BACK ROOM * 10:06 - BECKY EDWARDS; HOLDEN,LA * 10:07 - CHRISTOPHER FORD; BATON ROUGE 10:11 - ALAN JENNINGS; COMPUCHURCH (TM) INT. HQ * 10:12 - HANK TASSIN; BACK BRUSLY * ======= 10:10AM There are 4 other callers in this conference (5:DALE JACKSON) More on the way... Other Callers in conference: Public Line 1: BECKY EDWARDS; HOLDEN,LA * Line 2: CHRISTOPHER FORD; BATON ROUGE Line 3: BRAD ROBERTS; BATON ROUGE, LA * Line 5: DALE JACKSON; BACK ROOM * [Alan Jennings... Logging on...] Welcome to -------------------------------------- DATALINK--CompuChurch (tm) #1007... -------------------------------------- AT THE THRESHOLD You find yourself standing on a landing after ascending the many steps. There are two massive wooden doors directly in front of you, which may open with a simple

ull. p THE WEDDING CHAPEL You are entering the wedding chapel of CompuChurch. You feel a great sense of wonderment about the events now unfolding. Relax, and sense the spirit of peace and calm here. When you are ready, you may tep up to the altar. s (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Entering ... (0:HANK TASSIN) Entering ... (1:BECKY EDWARDS) I'm still soaking up the spirit of peacefulness...doing this via computer feels strange... (0:HANK TASSIN) Leaving ... (0:HANK TASSIN) Entering ... (3:BRAD ROBERTS) I agree, neat, but strange. Maybe we'll start a trend in weddings. (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) Spirit of peacefulness??? Puleeze (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Ok Is everybody ready? Signal with a /s,4 YES if so! (0:HANK TASSIN) Sorry for the delay folks, mebbe next time? (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) Yes (3:BRAD ROBERTS) Ok, everyone, I'm capturing everything said here and will edit and printout the final version for everyone. (1:BECKY EDWARDS) YES (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) Me, too.. (0:HANK TASSIN) I'm ready, I'm ready! What are we doing anyway? (5:DALE JACKSON) Ready here. (3:BRAD ROBERTS) Yes, if so! (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Okay... Stand by... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) The Celebration of Marriage of Becky Edwards and Chris Ford... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Saturday December 1, 1990 (4:ALAN JENNINGS) CompuChurch (tm) #1007 -- Datalink (4:ALAN JENNINGS) If it were possible to begin this ceremony by gathering together all our wishes of happiness for Becky and Chris from all present here... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) If we could gather together those precious wishes of affection and turn them into music... we would be listening now to a most inspiring anthem where it would be composed of the most harmonious notes possible to produce... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Even though this is not possible, just speaking of it should assure Becky and Chris that our hearts are attuned to theirs... for "what greater thing is there for two souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labor... to minister to each other in all sorrow... and to share with each other in all gladness..." (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Marriage is an act of faith, and a personal commitment as well as a moral and physical union between the parties. Marriage has been described as the best, most meaningful relationship that can exist between two human beings... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) The construction of their love and trust into a single growing energy of spiritual life... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) It is a moral commitment that requires and deserves daily attention since no earthly happiness exceeds that of reciprocal satisfaction in the conjugal state... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Marriage should be a lifelong consecration to the ideal of loving kindness backed by the will to make it last. ... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) We read in The Prophet: True love gives nothing but itself And takes nothing but from itself... Love does not possess, nor would it be possessed For love is sufficient unto love... Love has no desire but to fulfill itself To awake at dawn with awinged heart and give thanks for another day of loving... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) To rest at noon and meditate love's ecstacy... To return home at eventide with gratitude And then to sleep with a prayer for your beloved in your heart And a song of praise upon your lips... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Chris, will you take Becky to be your wedded wife, to love, to cherish, and to continually bestow upon her your hearts deepest devotion? (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) I will. (4:ALAN JENNINGS) And Becky, will you take Chris to be your wedded husband, to love, to cherish, and to continually bestow upon him your heart's deepest devotion? (1:BECKY EDWARDS) I will. (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Chris, repeat after me... "Becky, you are consecrated to me now as my wife this day forward; to love and to cherish, to have and to hold... (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) Becky, you are consecrated to me now as my wife this day forward; to love and to cherish, to have and to hold... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) ...for richer , for poorer, for better for worse, in sickness and in health, in sadness and in joy,... (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) ...for richer, for poorer, for better for worse, in sickness in health, and in joy.. (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) oops..in saddness (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) One 'D' (4:ALAN JENNINGS) ... to care and share together as long as we both shall live. (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) ... to care and share together as long as we both shall live. (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Now Becky, repeat after me... Chris, you are consecrated to me now as my husband this day forward (1:BECKY EDWARDS) Chris, you are consecrated to me now as my husband this day forward (4:ALAN JENNINGS) ...to love and to cherish, to have and to hold... (1:BECKY EDWARDS) to love and to cherish, to have and to hold (4:ALAN JENNINGS) ...for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse (1:BECKY EDWARDS) for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse (4:ALAN JENNINGS) ...in sickness and in health, in sadness and in joy, (1:BECKY EDWARDS) in sickness and in health, in sadness and in joy, (4:ALAN JENNINGS) to care and share together as long as we both shall live. (1:BECKY EDWARDS) to care and share together as long as we both shall live. (4:ALAN JENNINGS) What tokens of devotion do you offer your beloved? (get the rings) (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) Got 'em (4:ALAN JENNINGS) May these rings be blessed as the symbol of this affectionate unity... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) These two lives are now joined in one unbroken circle. Wherever they go, may they always return to one another in their togetherness... May these two find in each other the love for which all men and women yearn... May they grow in understanding and in compassion... May the home they establish together be such a place of sanctuary that many will find there a friend... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) May these rings on their fingers symbolize the touch of the spirit of love in the heart... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Chris, in placing the ring on Becky's finger, repeat after me... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Becky, I give you this ring as the pledge of my love and the symbol of our unity. (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) Becky, I give you this ring as a pledge of my love and the symbol of our unity. (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Now Becky, in placing the ring on Chris' finger, repeat after me... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Chris, I give you this ring as the pledge of my love and the symbol of a our unity. (1:BECKY EDWARDS) Chris, I give you this ring as the pledge of my love and the symbol of our unity. (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Inasmuch as Becky and Chris have consented together in marriage before this company.. have pledged their faith and declared their unity by each giving and receiving a ring... and are now joined in mutual esteem and devotion.. (4:ALAN JENNINGS) I, by the authority vested in me by the laws of the State of Louisiana, and as the pastor of CompuChurch... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Do now pronounce that they are husband and wife together... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) And offer them these words: (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Now you will feel no rain For each of you will be shelter to the other... Now you will feel no cold For each of you will be warmth to the other... Now there is no more loneliness for you Now there is no more loneliness... Now, you are two bodies, but there is only one life before you... (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Go now, to your dwelling place To enter into the days of your togetherness... And may those days be long upon the earth (4:ALAN JENNINGS) And this benediction: May the Lord bless you and keep you... The Lord make His Face to shine upon you... And be gracious unto you... The Lord lift up His Countenance upon you... And give you peace... You may kiss your bride (type "Smack" to indicate kiss!) (1:BECKY EDWARDS) Smack (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) Smack.. (4:ALAN JENNINGS) Ladies and gentlemen, May I present Mr. and Mrs. Christopher W. Ford (3:BRAD ROBERTS) Hurrah, Yippie, and several other shouts of delight!! (4:ALAN JENNINGS) \ \ \ / / \ / \ / \ \/ / \ / // \/ //// (4:ALAN JENNINGS) \////---/--/\\\/-\////\--//////\--/-/\\\\/ (4:ALAN JENNINGS) \\ (4:ALAN JENNINGS) ///// // /\ \// \/\ ////\ / (4:ALAN JENNINGS) (RICE!) (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) Supper.. (0:HANK TASSIN) Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Ford! (5:DALE JACKSON) Best wishes to the happy couple! Congratulations, this was extremely interesting. Anyone want to send a letter to the folks at Guinness? (1:BECKY EDWARDS) Thanks, y'all... (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) Thanks for all the trouble, guys.. (5:DALE JACKSON) My pleasure! (5:DALE JACKSON) The brewery??? (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) We have some business to attend to...if you would excuse us...(grin) (3:BRAD ROBERTS) The book. (0:HANK TASSIN) The local papers should get wind of it too! (1:BECKY EDWARDS) My parents would die. (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) YEAH!! (2:CHRISTOPHER FORD) Good. (1:BECKY EDWARDS) Hehehehehe...ahem. (0:HANK TASSIN) Wait a minute guys, we can still see you... (*) Original log-file edited for miscellaneous spelling errors and overtypes captured over modem. The marriage license was signed at the continuance of this ceremony later that evening at the residence of Bishop Jennings. Special thanks to Dale Jackson, Apostle of Humility, Deacon of the Datalink Chapel, CompuChurch (tm) M1007, Datalink (504)778-0015; to Rev. Hank Tassin, Asst. Deacon of Datalink; to Rev. Brad Roberts, CompuChurch (tm) M1003, Hell BBS (504)767-0681, 1:3800/7; to the Most Rev Burk Murray, CompuChurch (tm) M1004, Antelope Freeway BBS (504)387-4015, 1:3800/4; AND (of course!), to Becky and Chris, who, in fulfilling their own fondest dreams, made the day a pretty special one for CompuChurch and the Bish! Published and distributed by CompuChurch (tm) International Headquarters FidoNet 1:3800/6 (504) 927-4509 (C) 1990 -- All Rights Reserved Permission to electronically display and transfer this textfile without charge to reader is granted subject to inclusion of complete

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