Religion briefs: Friday, Jan. 28
Rogue River Seventh-day Adventist Church
The church, at 5300 N. River Road, will hold a relaxed “New Year, Great Hope” service at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. The service will include music and a message from Pastor Tom Bentley. For more information, see rrsda.com.
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church
The church, at the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix, will hold a great vespers service at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Divine liturgy services will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, and 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.
Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church
The church, at 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, will hold Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, followed by a worship service at 10:40 a.m. Masks are required. See spadventistchurch.com.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
The church, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, will hold in-person communion services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. The 10 a.m. service will be livestreamed via YouTube and Zoom. A “Jesus and John Wayne” discussion will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, a men’s group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford, and a book group will meet online via Zoom. For more information, call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
The church, at 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold in-person worship at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. The sermon is titled “Walking with God through Silence and Solitude.” An online service will be available at 9 a.m. via the church website and Facebook page. For more information, call 541-779-8274 or see wpcmedford.com.
Ascension Lutheran Church
The church, at 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, will hold an in-person and livestream worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. Sunday school will follow at 10:45 a.m. To make reservations for in-person worship, call 541-773-3594. Find a link to the livestream at ascensionlutheran.com.
St. Peter Lutheran Church
The church, at 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service with holy communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. An adult Bible class will follow. Social distancing and masks are required. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For more information, call 541-772-4395.
Grace Lutheran Church
The church, at 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold an in-person and livestream service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. Pastor Josh Heimbuck will give the homily. Masks and social distancing are required. A women’s Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. Call 541-482-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
The church, at 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold an indoor distance-seating service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will officiate. Masks are required. For more information, call 541-878-2166, email email@example.com or see stmartinshadycove.org.
Medford First United Methodist Church
The church, at 607 W. Main St., will hold an in-person service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. Pastor Benjamin Devoid will give a sermon titled “When Jesus Points You to Home.” Child care is available for children through second grade. Face masks are required. For more information, see medfordumchurch.or, call 541-773-3691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will meet for morning prayer with the litany at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. Find a link to the church livestream at standrewsanglican.org.
First Presbyterian Church Medford
The church, at 85 S. Holly St., will not have an in-person service Sunday, Jan. 30. Worship service videos are available Sunday mornings via the church’s YouTube channel and Vimeo. See firstpreschurchmedford.com for links to the videos and additional information. Bag lunches for the hungry are available from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Call 541-779-1711.
Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley
The center is meeting online only. The Rev. Kimberly Hawkins will give a sermon titled “Prove It!” during a video service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, via the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. The service will include music from Alexa Ehrlich and Lauren James. Video recordings of prior services are available on Facebook and YouTube. See cslroguevalley.org.
Unity of Medford
Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Southern Oregon, the spiritual group, at 540 N. Holly St., will scale down its service for 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, to a prayer and meditation program. Julie Wright will provide music. An “Updated Course in Miracles” discussion group will meet at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. For more information, call 541-415-4918 or see unitymedford.com.
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.
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. 29, 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. 30, and mass at 10 a.m. For more information, call 541-779-4661.