Pastor Retirement Appreciation Wording

Award Wording Details

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.