Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. . . . However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:25 & 33
Blessings and congratulations on your engagement! You are beginning an important journey, and we are honored that you want Maricopa Lutheran Church (MLC) to share in your joy. We want you to have a beautiful wedding and a lifetime of love for each other. The date of your church wedding should be decided in consultation with the Pastor at least three months in advance. Please contact the Church Office by email at info@MaricopaLutheranChurch.org or by phone at 951-878-5138.
Please print and review the MLC Wedding Planning Guide by clicking on the link above. When printing the booklet use the following settings: landscape mode, two-sided, flip on short edge
Completion of premarital counseling is a prerequisite for the Pastor to perform the wedding. During the four to six sessions, details of the marriage service, personal relationships, home, church, and community will be discussed. Each session lasts 1.5 to 2 hours. The Pastor may choose to lead group sessions with multiple couples. The basis for the discussion will be your responses to a relationship assessment tool called “Prepare & Enrich” that is administered online. You will be notified by email when you can take the assessment, which takes 30-45 minutes. Please contact the Church Office by email at info@MaricopaLutheranChurch.org or by phone at 951-878-5138.