It was wonderful to see so many members from our congregation there to celebrate with Charlotte, who has been blessed with 80 years by her Lord. The food was delicious and the company was wonderful. It was a truly blessed event, indeed!
Gracious Lord, we thank and praise You for Your continued goodness to Your servant Charlotte, whom You have blessed with length of days in this present life. Grant that she may continue to know Your loving-kindness, abide in the confession of Your care and protection, and in all things glorify Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (Lutheran Service Book: Pastoral Care Companion, pp 462-463)