Written by Greg Steible from Oak Harbor, Washington

This service of commissioning is to be used as a response to the Word on a standard Lord’s Day service.

It has many elements that can be contextualized to fit in your church with your retirees.

Sharing of retirement plans might work in a smaller church, but be too cumbersome in a large congregation.

You may or may not want to offer a small gift.

Use this as a template for ways you might choose to honor your retirees

and pray a blessing over them in the next phase of God’s work in their lives.

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