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Christian Marriage At MLC

A wedding is a joyful occasion in a couple's life. During this sacred worship service, a new family unit is created. The Lutheran-Christian couple pray that God, who is already the foundation and guide of their lives as individuals, will bless their union and become a part of their married life and family forever. The marital union is indeed an "excellent mystery."


"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion 

or company than a good marriage."  ~ Martin Luther 

Rev. Robert Burke, assisted by Rev. Dr. Paul Bacon, celebrating the Nuptial Eucharist

at Rev. Dr. Larry and Rosemary Schneekloth's wedding.


It is very important to confirm Pastor Larry's availability and, if you wish to be married at MLC, that of the church on your preferred rehearsal and wedding dates before you book a wedding and/or reception venue, etc., and pay non-refundable deposits.

Weddings are not scheduled at MLC during Lent and Holy Week, and Pastor is not available to celebrate a wedding at another venue during that time.

Lent 2024: Ash Wednesday, February 14 - Holy Saturday, March 28

To confirm Rev. Schneekloth's and the church's availability and to set up your Zoom counseling sessions, contact Pastor at:

708-331-4885  or

Markham Lutheran Church's COVID-19 Mask Policy and Precautions

Some Important Questions to Consider Individually and Discuss As a Couple Before Your First Pre-marital Counseling Session: 1) Why is it important to my future spouse and me that Pastor Larry rather than a judge or someone else officiate our wedding service? 2) Why do my future spouse and I want to have a church wedding? Why have we chosen Markham Lutheran as the place to begin our marriage? 3) Are God and my Lutheran-Christian faith important to me? To us? What role have they played in our relationship and what part do I/we see them having in our marriage? Am I/are we regular church goers and actively involved in the life of the congregation and dedicated to helping it grow and thrive? If not, do I/we see this changing? Why? Why not?  


Church and Social Hall

Church Rental: $100.00 non-members; $50.00 members

Social Hall Rental Fee: $400.00 non-members; $200.00 members

Rental Manager's Fee: $100, all

Rental Clean-up Deposit: $150, all (Refundable within 7 days after event if areas rented are left clean and in order)

Damage Deposit: $250, non-members; $150 members (Refundable within 7 days after event if there is no damage)


Officiant and Organist

Pastor Schneekloth's fee: $250.00 (includes pre-marital counseling sessions, rehearsal, if any, and wedding)

Organist's fee: $200.00 (includes one-hour session to discuss/choose music, rehearsal, and wedding)

Tracy-Newhall wedding, 6/21/2019

Pastor, Alicia Tracy Newhall and Clifton Newhall

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Horlacher-Wiley wedding, 5/22/2021: Dad Jason and Kristin

Horlacher-Hise wedding, 6/16/2023: Kayla Horlacher Hise and Christopher Hise

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