Sample Designs & Wording Messages
Appreciation Messages for a Retiring Pastor
To Our Dear Pastor
We recognize your 20 years of faithful service
to the Lord, your friendship and the difference
you have made in the lives of so many
as Preacher, Elder, Teacher, Counselor,
surely you will always be remembered.
Now, as the day dawns on the next chapter
in your life, May Lord’s blessings be upon you
as you follow in His way, May you
find joy and peace as He inspires you everyday.
With Great Affection and Gratitude
From Your Church Family
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge Him,
and He shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV
Sample Christian Retirement Wordings
Congratulations On Your Retirement
To Our Beloved Retiring Deacon
Rejoice with you on this special occasion
as you celebrate your retirement.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, fill your life
with His joy and sustain you by His grace.
For by grace you have been saved through faith,
and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Bible Verse -- Ephesians 2: 8-9
Christian Retirement Blessings and Prayers
God Bless You
To Our Beloved Pastor
Thank you for blessing our church with
humble leadership, heartfelt ministry, and
a deep love of the Lord. Thank you
for the difference you’ve made in the lives
of so many as Pastor, Teacher and Friend.
Happy 52nd Pastoral Anniversary & Retirement!
This is the day that the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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