The Church of the Holy Cross in Homewood will offer a service of Advent Lessons and Carols on Advent III (Gaudete), Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.

The church choir will lead the congregation in hymns and carols in anticipation of the Nativity and will offer several anthems including "People, Look East" by Vincent Ryan.

An instrumental consort comprising Dr. James Wilson, bassoon; Dr. Frances Dannenberg, flute; and Philip J. Cynar, organ will perform Dietrich Buxtehude's Advent Sonata as the prelude.

The Rev. Dr. Moni McIntyre, rector, will officiate.

Western Pennsylvania's only predominately African-American Episcopal parish, Holy Cross is located at 7507 Kelly St.

For more information, call the parish office at 412-242-3209.