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Religion briefs, Oct 1

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Medford First Christian Church

The church, 1900 Crater Lake Ave. in Medford, will highlight the paintings of former Jackson County Commissioner Sue Kupillas at the church’s third annual Southern Oregon Artists’ Show and Sale. The event, running from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, will showcase the work of Kupillas and seven other Southern Oregon artists. Proceeds benefit church programs. For more information, call 541-944-4881 or see mfccor.org.

Shady Point Seventh-Day Adventist Church

The church, 14611 Highway 62 in Eagle Point, will hold “New Beginners” and “Advanced” Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. A worship service follows at 10:40 a.m. with a fellowship lunch afterward. Face masks are required inside the church. See spadventistchurch.com.

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

The church at the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, in Phoenix will hold vespers services at 6 pm. Saturday, Oct. 2 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. A Catehchism/ Inquirer class will follow. A divine liturgy service will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 and 8 a.m. Thursday, OCt. 7. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

The church at 140 N. Oakdale Ave. in Medford will hold communion services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at the church sanctuary. The 10 a.m. service will be live streamed via YouTube and Zoom. A Bible study is offered at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, and the church opens its food pantry to those in need at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. For more information call 541-773-3111 or visit stmarks-medford.org.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The Church at 2000 Oakwood Drive in Medford will hold in-person worship services indoors at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, in the church sanctuary and outdoors at 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the church amphitheater. The 9 a.m. service will be live streamed online via the church’s Facebook page and on wpcmedford.com. For more information, call 541-773-8274.

Ascension Lutheran Church

The church, 675 Black Oak Drive in Medford, will hold an in-person and live stream worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. Contact the church office at 541-773-3594 to make reservations for in-person worship, and see ascensionlutheran.com for more information or the live stream link.

Zion Lutheran Church

The church at 516 W. Fourth St. in Medford will hold an in-person worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. Face masks are required inside the church. For information, call 541-772-4674.

Grace Lutheran Church

The church at 660 Frances Lane in Ashland will hold a worship service in-person and via Zoom at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. Physical distancing and face masks are required. A Women’s Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in the church fireside room. For more information, call 541-482-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The church at 1801 E. Jackson St. in Medford is not conducting in-person worship services in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The church will, however, hold a livestreamed service at 10 a.m. on its YouTube channel. See youtube.com/channel/UCsoF-OcgZRAsK_wgLfJUzpA.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

The church at 95 Cleveland St. in Shady Cove will hold a conference call worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. To join the conference call, contact the Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell at stmshadycove@gmail.com or leave a message at 541-878-2166. For last minute changes, see stmartinshadycove.org.

Medford First United Methodist Church

The church at 607 W. Main St. in Medford will hold a worship service with communion led by Pastor Ben Devoid at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at the church sanctuary. Childcare is available for children through second grade and all are welcome. The church asks those attending to wear masks inside their building. A church food pantry is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. For more info email churchoffice@medfordumchurch.org, call 541-773-3691 or see medfordumchurch.org.

First Presbyterian Church Medford

The church at 85 S. Holly St. in Medford will hold an in-person worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. Masks are required. Prerecorded video services are available on the church website. The church offers free bag lunches from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. For more information, call 541-779-1711 or see firstpreschurchmedford.com.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

The church, 305 N. Fifth St. in Jacksonville, will hold an in-person worship service with Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. Music will be provided by the church organist Robin Stroh, and a time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.

Unity Church Medford

The church at 540 N. Holly St. in Medford will reopen with an in-person worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. Healer, author and artist Jean Hanna will present a service titled “Bridging Differences” during the service. The church complies with all CDC guidelines and those attending are asked to wear face masks. The church will hold a drum circle at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. For more information see the “Medford Unity” group on Meetup.com or call 541-415-4918.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

The church, 517 W. 10th St., Medford, offers Mass at 8:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, preceded by a Rosary at 8 a.m. and Divine Mercy following Mass. An English language vigil is offered at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Reconciliation is from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Saturday, and a Spanish language vigil is at 7 p.m. Saturday. English language services are offered at 8:30 a.m. and noon Sundays, Spanish language worship is 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 Sundays, a Latin Mass is at 3:30 p.m. Masks are required. See sacredheartmedford.org or Facebook.com/sacredheartmedford.