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Religion briefs: Friday, April 1

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold a Stations of the Cross service at 5 p.m. Friday, April 1. A worship service with communion will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 3, and a time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.

Rogue River Seventh-Day Adventist Church

The church, at 4300 N. River Road, will hold a Friday service at 6 p.m. Friday, April 1. Pastor Tom Bentley will give a sermon titled “Better Together.” For more information, see rrsda.com.

Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church

The church, at 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, will hold Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2, followed by a worship service 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, Phoenix, will hold a vespers service at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2. A Divine Liturgy service will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 3, and a Lenten presanctified liturgy service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 8. 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 communion services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, April 3. The 10 a.m. service will be livestreamed on YouTube and Zoom. A men’s Theology on Tap will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. For information, call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.

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, April 3. Sunday school begins at 10:45 a.m. A Lenten prayer service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Call the church to make reservations for in-person worship at 541-773-3594. For a link to the livestream, see ascensionlutheran.com.

St. Peter Lutheran Church

The church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service with communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 3. An adult Bible study will follow. A Lenten service will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For information, Call 541-772-4395.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The church, at 1801 E. Jackson St., will hold an in-person worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 3, and will livestream the service on its YouTube channel. Masks are optional. The church will host a screening of the documentary “Kiss the Ground” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. For information, call 541-772-8860 or email office@medforducc.org.

Grace Lutheran Church

The church, at 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold a worship service with communion at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 3. Pastor Josh Heimbuck will give the homily. A Lenten service will be at noon Wednesday, April 6. For more information, see gracelutheranashland.org. or call 541-482-1661.

Christian Science Church

The church, at 111 Genessee St., Medford, will hold a worship service in-person and via conference call at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 3. Sunday school for kids and youth up to 20 years old will be held at the same time. A conference call testimony meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. To join the conference call, dial 541-249-5855. For more info, see christiansciencemedford.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, April 3. For more information, call 541-664-1828.

Medford First United Methodist Church

The church, at 607 W. Main St., will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 3. Pastor Ben Devoid will give a sermon titled “Who’s in Charge of Your Life.” Masks are optional, and child care is available for kids from infant through second grade. A video recording of the service will be posted on the church’s Facebook. The church opens its food pantry from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, email churchoffice@medfordumchurch.org.

Medford First Christian Church

The church, at 1900 Crater Lake Ave., will hold an in-person worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 3. The service will be livestreamed on the church’s Facebook page. The church holds a weekly ACCESS food pantry from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays, and a free community dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 541-772-8030 or see mfccor.org.

First Presbyterian Church Medford

The church, 85 S. Holly St., will hold a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 3. Masks are optional. Prerecorded video services and additional information is available at firstpreschurchmedford.com. Free bag lunches are available for the hungry from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. Call 541-779-1711.

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 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, April 3, and mass at 10 a.m. For information, call 541-779-4661.

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses congregations in Jackson and Josephine counties will begin holding in-person services the week of April 1. Special events marking the return to in-person meetings will include an April 10 lecture at local Kingdom Halls titled “Where Can You Find Real Hope?” and an April 15 service commemorating the death of Jesus. For more information, see jw.org.