Invocation: Once again the officiant will handle this. He will ask God, if the deceased was Christian, to give comfort to all present and to take the soul of the deceased to sit beside Him in Heaven. You don’t need to make any entry in the program here.
Eulogy: Here you should enter the name of the person who will eulogize the departed. If nobody will speak, you can have someone simply read the obituary or just omit this part of the program.
Reading: This is an opportunity for a close friend or family member to read from the Bible or other religious book. The officiant can help you pick something out ahead of time. You should offer no more than two or three pieces for your family member to choose from, and ask them to practice before the service. If you used Isaiah 66:12-14, your entry would read
Reading: Mary Smith, Isaiah 66:12-14.
You do not need to include these words in your program, but here they are for you to consider:
For this is what the LORD says:
"I will extend peace to her like a river,
and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm
and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,
so will I comfort you;
and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."
When you see this, your heart will rejoice
and you will flourish like grass;
the hand of the LORD will be made known to his servants,
but his fury will be shown to his foes.