The order of service is also called a service program, memorial program or funeral order of service.
The order of service may be printed on a single sheet of paper (called a program) or folded into an accordion-style booklet (called a memorial book).
The following information is typically included in the order of service:
Funeral ceremony details, such as time and location
The name(s) of the deceased person(s), along with their dates of birth and death
Any religious symbols used to represent the deceased person(s), such as crosses, Star of David’s or other religious icons. These can also include photographs or portraits of the deceased person(s).
Names and contact details for any officiant who will be conducting the funeral ceremony (such as clergy members)
A list of songs that will be played during the ceremony (if music is being used). These songs may include hymns and other pieces that have been chosen by loved ones to commemorate the life of the deceased person(s).
A list of readings that will be read during the funeral ceremony. These can include passages from scripture, poems or other literary works. The list may also include anecdotes and stories about the deceased person(s) that were shared by loved ones.
Personalized Funeral Order of Service Templates
Personalized funeral order of service templates are available online and can be used as a starting point for creating the perfect funeral program. These templates include important information such as the name of the deceased, their dates of birth and death and other relevant details. The template format also includes space to add in personal details about each person whose life was celebrated during the ceremony.
Hire A Professional
If you need help with your funeral order of service, you can hire a professional. These professionals will create a program that is personalized to the wishes of the deceased and their family. Their services include creating an online memorial for the person who has passed away so loved ones can share memories and photos.