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Religion Briefs, March 18

Rogue River Seventh-Day Adventist Church

The church, at 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River, will hold a service called “Armageddon, a Good Thing“ at 6 p.m. Friday, March 18. for more information, see rrsda.com.

Shady Point Seventh-Day Adventist Church

The church, at 14611 Highway 62, will hold beginner and advanced Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19. A worship service will follow at 10:40 a.m. Saturday. 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 19. A Divine Liturgy service will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 20. A Feast of Annunciation Vigil will be 5 p.m. Thursday, March 24, and a Feast of Annunciation Vesperal Liturgy will be 8 a.m. Friday, March 25. for more information, call 541-690-8822.

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 20. The service will include a sermon titled “Fruitful in Peace.” WestKids Sunday school will be at 10:45 a.m. for kids in first through sixth grades. An online service is offered at 9 a.m. Sundays on the church Facebook page and on wpcmedford.com. An in-person evening prayer worship service will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mach 23, in the sanctuary. Call 541-773-8274.

St. Peter Lutheran Church

The church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service with Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20. An adult Bible study class will follow. Lenten Wednesday Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For information, call 541-772-4395.

Grace Lutheran Church

The church, at 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 20, followed by a worship service with communion afterwards at 10 a.m. Pastor josh Heimbuck will give the homily, and a coffee fellowship will follow. A Lenten service will be at noon Wednesday, March 23.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

The church, at 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold an indoor worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 20. the Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will officiate. The church asks those attending to assess their own risks of COVID-19 infection, and to protect themselves accordingly. The church respects the wishes of those who may choose to remain masked, and the church will continue to make masks available at the door. For more information, call 541-878-2166 or email stmshadycove@gmail.com.

St. Andrews Anglican Church

The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will meet for Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20. Members of the St. Andrews Academy Youth Choir of Chester, California will provide music during the service. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.

Medford First United Methodist Church

The church, at 607 W. Main St., Medford, will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20. Guest speaker Bobbi Kidder will give a sermon titled “Living Waters.” Childcare is available during the service for kids through second grade. The church asks those attending to wear a mask when entering the building. The church opens its food pantry 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, email churchoffice@medfordumchurch.org, call 541-773-3691 or visit medfordumchurch.org.

First Presbyterian Church of Central Point

The church, at 456 W. Pine St., Central Point, will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20. Masks are required. For more information, call 541-664-1828.

Unity of Medford

The spiritual center at 540 N. Holly St., will hold a joint service with the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20. The Rev. Michelle Arellano with CSL will give a sermon titled “Belonging.” For more information, see unitymedford.com or cslroguevalley.org.

First Presbyterian Church Medford

The church, at 85 S. Holly St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 20. Face masks are optional. Find prerecorded video services and additional information at firstpreschurchmedford.com. Free bag lunches are provided to the hungry from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursday. For more information, call 541-779-1711.

Trinity Episcopal Church

The church, at 44 N. Second St., Ashland, will hold a Celtic Evensong and Holy Communion service at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend in person. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for a time of quiet meditation, and Kathleen Page will play Celtic harp music beginning at 6:30. The Rev. Janet Holland will lead a service of readings, poetry and music on the theme of “Sacred Path,” and will consider both the Christian season of Lent and the Celtic season of Imbolc. the service will be recorded and later uploaded on the Trinity Episcopal Church Ashland Facebook page. For more information, call 541-201-3418 or email office@trinitychurchashland.org.

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 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 are offered at 6 p.m. Fridays.

For info, see Sacredheartmedford. org, Facebook.com/sacredheartmedford or call 541-779-4661.

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 20, and mass at 10 a.m. For more information, call 541-779-4661.