Dearly beloved: We have come together in the presence of God
to witness and bless the joining together…

Marriage & Civil Unions & Renewal of Vows

We are an open, welcoming and affirming community…

We want to congratulate you on your decision to spend the rest of your lives together and to seek God’s blessing upon your union. We welcome you to experience that blessing here at Saint Luke’s Church in Hope.
In addition to New Jersey license requirements (see below), you will need to meet with our priest-in-charge, who will discuss with you the options which are available.  You may call the church office at 908-459-4340 or send an email to and the Parish Secretary will have our priest contact you.
Although there are no fixed fees for the sacraments of the Church, we suggest that you make the following minimum contribution to Saint Luke’s: Clergy $250, Church $350. Should these suggested contributions constitute a financial hardship, PLEASE do not hesitate to speak with our priest regarding your situation. 
Should you wish to have our organist, Gary Kutzelman, play at your service, we ask that you make arrangements with him directly at If you wish to select someone else to play the organ or piano at your wedding, please have that person speak with Gary to make arrangements for learning about the St. Luke's instruments.  Gary can also help in providing soloists.
You may use any florist to supply flowers in the church. We would ask that your florist contact our Altar Guild Co-Chair, Laura Wright, at regarding their plans and the possible use of the church’s silver vases.
You may also make arrangements for your own photographer. It is important that this individual speak with the clergy person in charge of your wedding prior to the service to discuss when and how pictures may be taken during the ceremony.
And, of course, we also welcome those couples who wish to honor their existing union with a renewal of vows ceremony.
With warmest best wishes,
The Vestry of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church