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Pastor Retirement Quote and Message

God Bless You

TODAY & ALWAYS

We recognize your twenty five years of
priestly ministry 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

Honoring Our Beloved Pastor Upon His Retirement!

A heartfelt pastor retirement message and a well-chosen pastor retirement quote are wonderful ways to honor a retiring pastor and wish him a joy and peace retirement life.

Prayer messages for a retiring pastor

HONOR
Our Beloved Pastor
Upon His Retirement!

Now, as the day dawns on the next
chapter in your life, we pray that
“The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
The Lord make his face shine upon
thee, and be gracious upon thee:
The Lord lift up his countenance
upon thee,  and give thee peace.” 
June 28, 2015

“Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth...”

Religious Farewell Gift for a Faithful Servant

On Your Retirement

To Our Beloved Pastor

In Recognition of 10 Years’ Service as

Education Pastor

A Gift from Your Church Family
With Our Deepest Affection and Appreciation

We Honor You Today

A Good and Faithful Servant

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Pastor Retirement Appreciation Wording Idea

To Our Pastor

You have served the Lord and our Church
with gladness – tirelessly, faithfully, and
with great compassion for your flock.

You have planted seeds of hope & love
in our lives and truly made a difference.
You have shown hospitality to all and
given encouragement to many. 

Now, as the story which is your life
opens to its next chapter, May the God
of Grace richly bless and watch over you,
May the God of Peace grant you peace always
and May the God of Abundant Joy shower you daily. 

“‘I know what I am planning for you,’ 
says the Lord. ‘I have plans to
give you hope and a good future.’” 
~ Jeremiah 29:11

Happy Pastoral Anniversary & Retirement

Send your appreciation and best wishes to retiring priest with the scripture from the book of Jeremiah, a perfect way to say farewell to your retiring priest who has devoted so much of his life serving the God.

Thank You Wordings for Retiring Priests

To Our Pastor

With Great Affection and Gratitude
From Your Church Family

People say one person can’t
make a difference in the world...
but We know that isn’t true,
because We’ve seen the 
difference you make in the lives 
of those around you. 

Faith is making
yesterday a stepping stone,
today a new beginning,
tomorrow a limitless possibility.
Thank you for your 58 years of
outstanding and exemplary service. 

May your paths be filled with simple 
Joys and Blessings without end.

Thank you for the difference you’ve made in the lives
of so many as Pastor, Teacher and Friend

Ministry Leadership Recognition Messages

To Our Pastor

For many years you have
proven time and time again
the true meaning of a Pastor.

You have rejoiced with us 
in times of great happiness.
You have stood with us 
in times of trials.
You gently corrected us 
when we had strayed from the path.
You have wrapped your arms  around us
in times of great sorrow.
You were there to lead us 
during the darkest parts of our journey.
You have ministered to our souls 
and gave us encouragement to press on.

Thank you for the dedication 
you have shown to the Lord and 
to Our Congregation through all these years.

Thank You For many Years Of True Leadership

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Sample tribute to a retiring pastor

In Honor of Our Beloved Pastor

We honor you for your tireless perseverance
in serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

As our shepherd, we thank God for the deep
compassion, dedication and generosity you
have shared with your flock for over 40 years.

May God bless and keep you safely in His
arms as you continue to serve in this last
dispensation of time. We thank you for
your ministry, your guidance and your care.

“His Lord said unto him, well done,
thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful
over a few things... enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”
Bible Scripture - Matthew 25:21

Congratulations on Your Retirement!

UMC Pastor Retirement Scriptures and Quotes

To The Reverend Doctor
On Your Retirement

Our Beloved Pastor, Teacher and Friend

With God’s loving Spirit you filled our sails and
steered our way, as you lived out Christ’s teachings:
 
“Let the children come to me, for to such belongs the
realm of Heaven... Blessed are the peacemakers, for they
shall be called the children of God... As you did it to the
least of my beloved ones, you have done it to me.” 

 
May God continue to bless and watch over you.
You will always be “Part of the Family.”

Presented with great love and appreciation
from your congregation!

Happy Retirement! Prayers & Blessings!

Say goodbye to your beloved Pastor upon his retirement with well-chosen pastor retirement scripture and quote.

Retirement Tribute to Pastor and Wife

To Our Beloved Pastor

We honor you for your tireless
perseverance in serving our Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ. As our
shepherd we thank God for the
deep compassion, dedication and
generosity you have shared with
your flock for over 47 years.

May God bless and keep you 
safely in His arms as you continue to 
serve in this last dispensation of time. 
We thank you for your ministry, 
your guidance and your care.

“His Lord said unto him, well done, 
thou good and faithful servant: thou 
hast been faithful over a few things... 
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”
Bibel Verse - Matthew 25:21

To Our Pastor’s Wife

When we thank God for our Pastor,
we must give Him thanks for two.
For when your husband came to us,
God also sent us you.

Your presence blesses all of us
who know you from day to day.
As our Pastor’s wife and much
more, you have served God
in a fine and worthy way.

In recognition of your hard
work, dedication and service
to our Lord and Savior.

“We continually remember before our
God and Father your work produced
by faith, your labor prompted by
love, and your endurance inspired
by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Bible Verse - 1 Thessalonians 1:3

May God always be near you,
showering his blessings and faith on you and your family. 
May God guide you with His love as you walk
the path of retirement

With much Affection, Love, and Gratitude from your Church Family

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Blessing Notes for a Departing Priest

Many Blessings!

To Our Beloved Pastor

As our shepherd, we thank God
for the deep compassion, dedication
and generosity you have shared
with your flock for over the last 15 years. 

We are sorry that you are
leaving this congregation.
We will always remember you.

May God bless and keep you 
safely in His arms as you take up
the new appointment and continue
your work of faith at the new church.

With Love & Gratitude From
Your Church Family

Blessing your pastor who is retiring with these pastor appreciation messages, quotes and best wishes.

Minister Retirement Celebration Gift Wordings

Rejoice in
Your Accomplishments!

God is surely smiling 
on you today as
you celebrate 25 years
in service to our Lord!

Wishing you a future 
filled with blessings,
fulfillment, and all the
happiness you deserve!

A Gift From You Church Family

Wording Ideas Honoring a Retiring Pastor

Retirement Celebration

It’s a high calling, 
one sheep being designated 
to lead the others.
But you’ve always shown 
that your master is the 
Shepherd and your job is 
to follow Him wherever 
He leads the flock.

Thank you for blessing 
our church with humble 
leadership, priestly ministry, 
and a deep love of the Lord.
You have blessed us in 
so many ways.

Well done, good and faithful servant...
Enter into the joy of your lord.  
Bible Verse ... Matthew 25:21 

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Congratulations Message for Retiring Priest

Congratulations On Your Retirement

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 Scripture - Ephesians 2: 8-9

Your beloved pastor and congregation leader is getting ready to retire? Wish him well and send him a unique personalized retirement gift with special retirement congratulations scripture and message.

Gift Ideas for Retiring Lutheran Pastor

To Our Beloved Pastor

You have served the Lord with 
gladness – tirelessly, faithfully, and 
with great compassion for His flock.

Your teachings, guidance, wise counsel
and willingness to give of yourself,
has made a difference in our lives.

As you start the next chapter of your life,
rejoice in your accomplishments with a future
filled with blessings of good health,
the joy of good friends, a loving family,
and the contentment of a job well done.

Religious wording ideas for Pastor Retirement

To A Very Special Reverend On Your Retirement

In Recognition Of the difference
you’ve made in the lives of so many
as Pastor, Teacher and Friend

And for the dedication and commitment
with which you have dispersed your duties as Pastor

With great gratitude and affection

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 Scripture - Ephesians 2: 8-9

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Happy Retirement Pastor! Sample Message and Wording Ideas

To Our Beloved Pastor

We wish you a happy retirement 
with sincere appreciation for 
your faithful service, your friendship
and the difference you have made
in the lives of so many.
You will always be remembered.

Now, as you start the next chapter of your life,
rejoice in your accomplishments with a future
filled with blessings of good health, the joy of good friends,
a loving family, and the contentment of a job well done!

With Great Affection and Gratitude
The Pastor, Elders, Officers and Members

Bid farewell to a very special pastor with this beautiful crystal pastor retirement plaque engraved with your personalized pastor retirement best wishes and quotes.

Pastor Retirement Blessings Gift Ideas

To A Very Special Pastor

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
the rains fall soft upon your fields and,
until we meet again, may God hold you
in the palm of His hand. 

With Christian Love, 
Your Brothers and Sisters in the Faith

Retirement Blessings

Thank You Wordings for a Retiring Minister

Upon Your Retirement

Our Beloved Minister

A warm thanks for all you have done
in the Lord’s service over the past 28 years.
You are indeed a reflection of God’s love
and we want you to know how much we
appreciate you and all you have done. 

May God bless all your tomorrows as richly
as He has blessed  your yesterdays
!

“His Lord said unto him, well done, 
thou good and faithful servant: thou 
hast been faithful over a few things... 
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”
Bible Verse - Matthew 25:21

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Pastor Retirement Gift Wordings

Appreciation Message for Pastor Retirement: In Honor of Pastor's Retirement

You have served the Lord with gladness – tirelessly,
faithfully, and with great compassion for His flock.
Your investment in the lives of others 
has truly made a difference;
You have given hope and encouragement to so many.
Sample Pastor Retirement Quote: Now, as the day dawns on the next chapter in your life,
may God continue to richly bless you and watch over you, may the God of peace grant you peace now and always.

With Great Affection and Gratitude
From Your Church Family
Sample Pastor Retirement Bible Verse: “Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth...”
 ~ Isaiah 43:19

Clergy Retirement Recognition Wordings

Retirement Gift Recipient: To A Retiring Pastor, Priest, or other Clergy
Sample Pastor Retirement Quote: In Recognition

Of your faithful service to the Lord, to whom, when He asked, “Whom shall I send?” You humbly replied “Send Me.”

Of the difference you’ve made in the lives of so many as Pastor, Teacher and Friend;

And of the dedication and commitment with which you have dispersed your duties as Pastor. 
Sample Pastor Retirement Wishes: We congratulate you on your retirement, and pray that God will continue to bless you and your family as you enter this new chapter in your life.

Chaplain Recognition Gift Plaque

Presented to: Our Beloved Chaplain
Appreciation Message for Church Chaplain: In Recognition

Of your faithful service to the Lord as a Chaplain
and for the difference you have made in the lives of so many
Thank you for showing us all what it means to be an Overcomer!

With Gratitude
Sample Pastor Appreciation Scripture: “Put on therefore, as God’s elect, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering...”
- Colossians 3:12

"Journey of life" Pastor Retirement Thank Your Message with Bible Verse

Presented to: A Very Special Retiring Pastor
Farewell Message for Retiring Pastor: You have remained constant in your pursuit
of God and to honor Him in all you do and in
what He has entrusted to you.

Seeing you walk out the call of God on your life
with such conviction has taught me so much,
and your spirit of excellence is inspiring.

Thank you for your leadership and
leading by example!
Pastor Retirement Bible Verse: “I thank my God every time I remember you.
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with
joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the
first day until now, being confident of this, that He
who began a good work in you will carry it on to
completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
~ Philippians 1:3-6
"I thank my God every time I remember you" – Wish your retiring priest a peaceful and joyous journey with this pastor retirement scripture form the book of Philippians
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Sample Clergy retirement wording ideas

14 Then Peter stood up with the eleven,
raised his voice and addressed the crowd…
17 ‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will
pour out my Spirit on all people…
21 and everyone who calls on the name of
the Lord will be saved.’

To Our Beloved Pastor

Ordained: May 29, 1988
Retired: Sept 22, 2015

In recognition for your many years of pastoral
ministry to the Church and for dedicated service
to God, Redeemer Lutheran Church of Austin
would like to extend its thanks for the privilege
of being one of the many congregations
you have faithfully served.

Go in peace. Serve the Lord.

Sample Pastor Retirement Message & Scripture

Presented with
Love and Appreciation to

Our Beloved Reverend

“I will appoint over you shepherds after
my own heart, who will shepherd you
wisely and prudently.”
Bible Scripture... Jeremiah 3:15

Congratulations on your retirement!
As you “ride off into the sunset”, know that
we are eternally grateful for your steadfast
love and devotion to God’s word and
to our St. Raphael Parish community.

Thank you for the banquet you fed His sheep!!

Vivat Jesus!!

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Pastoral Retirement Congratulation gift

To Our Beloved Pastor

In Recognition

Of your faithful service to the Lord, to whom,
when He asked, “Whom shall I send?”
You humbly replied “Send Me.” 

Of the difference you’ve made in the lives of
so many as Pastor, Teacher and Friend;

And of the dedication and commitment with which
you have provided so graciously your duties as our Pastor

Congratulations on Your Retirement! 
We pray that God will continue to bless you and 
your family as you enter this new chapter in your life

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Congratulation Messages for Retiring Minister

Congratulations On Your Retirement

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 Scripture - Ephesians 2: 8-9

Your beloved pastor and congregation leader is getting ready to retire? Wish him well and send him a unique personalized retirement gift with special retirement congratulations scripture and message.

Gift Ideas for Retiring Lutheran Pastor

To Our Beloved Pastor

You have served the Lord with 
gladness – tirelessly, faithfully, and 
with great compassion for His flock.

Your teachings, guidance, wise counsel
and willingness to give of yourself,
has made a difference in our lives.

As you start the next chapter of your life,
rejoice in your accomplishments with a future
filled with blessings of good health,
the joy of good friends, a loving family,
and the contentment of a job well done.

Appreciation Message & Scripture for Retiring Minister

To A Very Special Reverend On Your Retirement

In Recognition Of the difference
you’ve made in the lives of so many
as Pastor, Teacher and Friend

And for the dedication and commitment
with which you have dispersed your duties as Pastor

With great gratitude and affection

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 Scripture - Ephesians 2: 8-9

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Personalized Pastor Gifts and Religious Plaques

When it comes to expressing your heartfelt thanks and wishing your pastor a happy retirement, there's nothing like the written word. Pastor retirement congratulations message ideas, a line or two of pastor retirement scriptures or poems, or a simple, heartfelt message, you can choose whatever moves you and best suits .

The examples below would be perfect farewell messages to send blessing for a retiring pastor who has given their careers in service to God. You could also pen these pastor retirement messages, quotes, scriptures and notes in a card to go with a gift, or even engrave in a beautiful Pastor Retirement Plaque to wish your retiring pastor all the best starting new chapter of the life.

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