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"The time of singing has come" (Wedding sermon, Julie Huang and Scott Tucker)

November 23, 2013 The Rev. John Ohmer, Rector The Falls Church Episcopal, Falls Church, Virginia Family and friends, wedding guests, welcome: whether you are a very first time visitor to this place or a lifelong member of this church, on behalf of all the people of The Falls Church Episcopal and on behalf of Scott and Julie, welcome and thank your presence here making this celebration a joyful one. Photography: Ann Keiser The passages we’ve just heard read, from the Song of Solomon and the gospel passage – are passages that Scott and Julie picked out themselves, as passages they wanted read on this their wedding day. They are classics that have stood the test of time, and are familiar to many of you. And while those beautiful words from the Song of Solomon are often heard at weddings, My beloved speaks and says to me: ‘Arise, my love, my fair one,    and come away; for now the winter is past,    the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the