We light our chalice this morning in the spirit of gratitude,
Thankful for years of ministerial service to this church,
For celebrations of life and death, dedications, and communions,
For leading worship, grounding our congregation in spiritual practice,
Helping us to navigate the wonders and stresses of this world,
And make sense of good times and bad.
Thank you for being a leader, a comforter, and a friend.
Thank you for being our minister.