Religion briefs: Friday, March 4
Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church
The church, at 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, will hold Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5. A worship service given by pastor Tanner Martin will follow 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 vespers service at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5, a divine liturgy service at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 6, and Lenten presanctified liturgy services at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, and 6 p.m. Friday, March 11. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
The church, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, will hold worship services with communion at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 6. The 10 a.m. service will be livestreamed on YouTube and Zoom. A book study will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, via Zoom meeting ID 871-5555-0179. 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, at 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold in-person worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 6. An online service will be available starting at 9 a.m. Sunday on the church’s website and Facebook page. A WestKids Sunday school service is offered during the 10:45 a.m. service for kids in preschool to kindergarten. For more information, call 541-773-8274 or see wpcmedford.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, March 6. An adult Bible study class will follow. A Lenten Wednesday service will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 9. 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 worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 6. Masks and social distancing are required. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. A women’s Bible study meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Lenten services are offered at noon Wednesdays during Lent. 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 worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 6. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will officiate a service of prayer, scripture readings, music and holy communion. Masks are required and are available at the door for those who don’t have one. Call 541-878-2166 or email email@example.com.
Medford First United Methodist Church
The church, at 607 W. Main St., will hold an in-person worship service with communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 6. Pastor Ben Devoid will give a sermon titled “Resurrection Now.” Child care is available for kids through second grade, and those attending are asked to wear a mask when entering the church. For more information, see medfordumchurch.org, or contact the church at 541-773-3691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will observe the First Sunday of Lent during a worship service with holy communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 6. Music will be provided by organist Robin Stroh. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. Stations of the Cross services are offered at 5 p.m. every Friday in Lent. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.
Unity of Medford
The spiritual center, at 540 N. Holly St., will hold a dedication ceremony for its New Thought Partnership with the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 6. CSL will hold services at Unity of Medford on the first, second and third Sundays of the month, the fourth Sunday will be “Unity Sunday,” and fifth Sundays of the month will be interfaith services to include people of the Bahai faith. For more information, find the Medford Unity group on Meetup.com, or call 541-415-4918.
First Presbyterian Church Medford
The church, 85 S. Holly St., will hold an in-person service at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 6. Masks are required. Prerecorded video services and additional information is available at firstpreschurchmedford.com. The church offers bag lunches for the hungry from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. Call 541-779-1711.
Bahai’s of Ashland
The Bahai’s of Ashland are meeting online only. A service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 6, on the group’s Meetup.com page. A Meaningful Conversations service will be at 4 p.m. Monday, March 7. 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 from 3:30 to 5:30 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. During Lent, confession will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Stations of the Cross services in English are at 5:30 p.m. Fridays and in Spanish at 7 p.m. Fridays. Soup suppers will be offered at 6 p.m. Fridays beginning March 11.
Our Lady of Fatima
The Catholic church, at 56 Williams Lane, Shady Cove, will offer confession from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sunday, March 6, and mass at 10 a.m. For more information, call 541-779-4661.
Jacksonville Presbyterian Church
The church is preparing for its Mexico Mission Yard Sale, running 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12, at 425 Middle St. Proceeds will benefit the church high school youth group’s efforts through Armor Ministries to build homes with locking doors for people in northern Mexico. Item donations for the sale will be accepted Wednesday and Thursday, and free pickup for larger items such as furniture is available by calling the church at 541-899-1287.