Officiant: Elizabeth, do you wish to share in Christ's ministry in this community of St. Margaret's?
Elizabeth: I do, the Lord being my helper.
Officiant: And will you members of the body of Christ, welcome and support Elizabeth in this ministry?
People: We will, God being our
Helper. Officiant: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Officiant: Let us pray.
Ever living God, strengthen and sustain Elizabeth your servant, that with patience and understanding she may love and care for your people; offering to you gifts and talents. Grant that together we may serve God in our ministry together. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Officiant: Elizabeth, I commission you as an Honorary Assistant in this community of St. Margaret's and welcome you as a leader in our midst.
Let Us Pray.