LARC gift-giving service Sunday
DANVILLE - The annual gift-giving service sponsored by the Lutheran-Anglican-Roman Catholic (LARC) group will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Basilica of SS Cyril and Methodius, Maria Hall.
The service will be a combination of the four lessons from Advent, prayers, the Gospel and several inspirational hymns, including "Silent Night" sung in German, Slovak and English.
The organist will be Dennis Bobber. The Rev. Phillip A. Altavilla will present the homily. Clergy and lay members will participate in the service. There will be a time of fellowship and refreshments after the service.
During the service, participating church members will present their gifts for more than 100 children throughout the area. Gift tags were completed for each child, and distributed to congregations that have been involved with LARC.
The service has been going on for about a decade and prepares all in attendance for the true meaning of Christmas.