Ottawa University is inviting Franklin County residents to its traditional Vespers service this weekend.

The free, public service is set for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Fredrikson Chapel, 1001 S. Cedar St., Ottawa.

During the celebration, the OU orchestra and concert choir will perform works by Johann Strauss, Sr., Louis-Claude Daquin, Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, George Frideric Handel, William Byrd, Mozart and Thomas Campion, OU said in a press release. The program also will include passages from the nativity story, and audience members will have the opportunity to sing familiar Christmas carols, OU added.