Here’s an opening litany for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, based on John 1:1-5, 9, 14. It comes from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website.
(based on John 1: 1-5, 9, 14)
1: In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2: He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through him.
1: In him was life, and the life was the light of all people.
2: The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness did not overcome it.
1: The true light, which enlightens everyone,
was coming into the world.
All: And the Word became flesh and lived among us,
and we have seen his glory,
the glory as of a father's only son,
full of grace and truth.
— from John 1:1-5, 9, 14 NRSV. The Song of Mary—Luke 1, posted on the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website.
For more worship resources for Advent and Christmas, see the indexes at the top right side of this blog, or click on Advent or Christmas in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.