Liturgy On The Occasion Of A Retirement

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The following liturgy may be used in small or large family celebrations or in gatherings of the larger worshiping community. Notice how the liturgy views retirement not as time to abstain from kingdom work, but as a time of a change in vocation. Adapt to local needs and customs.


Leader:My dear friends, today we have gathered to celebrate the work of our dear friend [Name] and to welcome his/her deserved rest from the daily demands of his/her work. Let us rejoice in God who has given...


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