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Religion briefs: Friday, Jan. 21

Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church

The church will hold Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, followed by a worship service at 10:40 a.m. Masks are required. See spadventistchurch.com.

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

The church, at The Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, will hold a great vespers service at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, and a divine liturgy service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

The church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, will hold communion services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. The 10 a.m. service with choir and organ music will be livestreamed via YouTube and Zoom. A Bible study will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday via Zoom, and the church opens its food pantry at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold in-person worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, and online at 9 a.m. Sunday via the church Facebook page. For more information, call 541-773-8274 or see wpcmedford.com

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, Jan. 23. Sunday school follows at 10:45 a.m. Find a link to the livestream at ascensionlutheran.com. To make reservations for in-person worship, call 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, Jan. 23. An adult Bible class will follow. Social distancing and masks are required. For more information, call 541-772-4395. For audio recordings of sermons, see stpeterluthern-medford.org

Zion Lutheran Church

The church, 516 W. Fourth St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. Masks are required. For more information, call 541-772-4674.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

The church, 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold a service with communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. Organist Robin Stroh will provide music during the service, and a time of fellowship will take place afterward. For a link to the livestream, visit standrewsanglican.org.

Grace Lutheran Church

The church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold an in-person and livestream worship service with communion at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. Pastor Josh Heimbuck will give the homily. Masks and social distancing are required. For more information, call 541-482-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org.

Medford First Christian Church

The church, 1900 Crater Lake Ave., will hold an in-person worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. The service will be livestreamed via the church Facebook page. The church holds a weekly Access food pantry from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays and offers a free community dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 541-772-8030 or see mfccor.org.

Medford First United Methodist Church

The church, 607 W. Main St., will hold an in-person worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. Child care will be available for kids through second grade. Masks are required. For more information, call 541-773-3691, email churchoffice@medfordumchurch.org or see medfordumchurch.org.

First Presbyterian Church Medford

The church, 85 S. Holly St., will not have an in-person service Jan. 23. New prerecorded video services are available Sunday mornings via the church YouTube channel and on the church website. Bag lunches for the hungry are available from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Call 541-779-1711 or see firstpreschurchmedford.com.

Unity of Medford

The spiritual center, at 540 N. Holly St., has scaled down its in-person service scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. The service will be a time of prayer and meditation focused on sending out positive intentions toward an end to the pandemic. For more information, 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, with a rosary at 8 a.m. and divine mercy following mass. Weekend services include confession Saturday, Jan. 22, from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m., a vigil in English at 5:30 p.m. and in Spanish at 7 p.m. Worship services in English are offered at 8:30 a.m. and noon Sunday, 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Spanish and 3:30 p.m. in Latin. For more information, call 541-779-4661, Facebook.com/sacredheartmedford or Sacredheartmedford.org.

Our Lady of Fatima

The catholic church, at 56 Williams Lane, Shady Cove, offers confession from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, and mass at 10 a.m. For more information, call Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford at 541-779-4661.

Bahai’s of Ashland

The Bahai’s of Ashland are meeting online only. A service studying the teachings and writings of Baha'u'llah will be at 11 a.m. Sunday on the group’s Meetup.com. A Meaningful Conversations service covering spiritual and social issues will be at 4 p.m. online. For more information, call 541-363-7744.