Religion briefs, Oct. 22
The synagogue in Ashland will hold a Zoom Shabbat service at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, featuring Maggidah (storyteller) Cyrise Beatty Schachter in a virtual service involving prayer, song, candle lighting and Torah teachings. Rabbi David Zaslow teaches a one-hour weekly class on Jewish Spirituality at noon Tuesdays. For Zoom links to the services, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or find livestreams at Facebook.com/HavurahSynagogue. For more info, call 541-488-7716.
Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church
The church, 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, will hold Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. A worship service follows at 10:40 a.m. Saturday. Face masks are encouraged. See spadventistchurch.com.
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church
The church, at The Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix, will hold vespers services at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, followed by catechism/inquirer classes. Divine liturgy services will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, and 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or visit gabriel.church.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
The church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold an indoor service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in the church sanctuary and an outdoor service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the church amphitheater. A prerecorded worship service is available at 9 a.m. Sunday on wpcmedford.com or on the church Facebook page. For more information, call 541-773-8274.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
The church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold in-person worship services with holy communion at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will officiate. Masks are required, and extra masks are available at the door for those who don’t have one. For more info, call 541-878-2166, email email@example.com or visit stmartinshadycove.org.
Ascension Lutheran Church
The church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, will hold an in-person and livestream worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. Sunday school follows at 10:45 a.m. For a link to the livestream, visit ascensionlutheran.com. To make a reservation for in-person worship, contact the church office at 541-773-3594.
St. Peter Lutheran Church
The church, 1020 E. main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. An adult Bible study class will follow. Social distancing and masks are required. Audio recordings of past sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For more information, call 541-772-4395.
Medford Christian Science Church
The church, 111 Genessee St., Medford, will hold a worship service in-person and via conference call at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. A conference call testimony meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. To call into the conference call, dial 541-249-5855. A free in-person workshop on “How to Pray/Meditate for Stress Relief” will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. The Christian Science Reading Room is open and available by calling 541-772-3609. For more information, see christiansciencemedford.org.
Grace Lutheran Church
The church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold a service in-person and via Zoom at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. Physical distancing and masks are required. A women’s Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. For more information, call 541-482-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org.
Medford Congregational United Church of Christ
The church, 1801 E. Jackson St., will hold a livestreamed service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, on the Medford UCC YouTube channel. Call 541-772-8860.
Medford First United Methodist Church
The church, 607 W. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, during which Pastor Ben Devoid will give a sermon titled “I Will Be Who I Will Be.” The church offers child care for kids through second grade, and asks those attending to wear a mask. The church opens its food pantry to those in need from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, see medfordumchurch.org, contact the church office at 541-773-3691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
The church, 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will meet for morning prayer at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. A livestream of the service will be available through the church’s YouTube channel. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.
First Presbyterian Church Medford
The church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. Masks are required. An adult Sunday School is offered at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The church offers free bag lunches 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Prerecorded video services and additional information is available at firstpreschurchmedford.com or call 541-779-1711.
Unity Church of Medford
The church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford, will hold an in-person service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. Musician, author and retired mental health counselor and addiction therapist Gary Eby will give a sermon titled “At-One-Ment,” with special music by Julie Wright. For more info, call 541-415-4918 or see unitymedford.com.
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.
Rogue River SDA Christian Church
Due to a change in schedule, the church, at 4300 N. River Road in Rogue River, will not hold a Friday Vespers service Oct. 22. The next installment of the vespers series presented by Pastor Tom Bentley will resume at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. For more information, call 541-582-1262. For past presentations, see rrsda.com.