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Religion briefs: Friday, April 15

Ascension Lutheran Church

The church, at 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, will hold a Maundy Thursday service at 6 p.m. April 14, a Good Friday service will be at 7 p.m. April 15, and Easter services will be at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. April 17. A livestream will be offered for the 8:30 a.m. service on the church website. A children’s scavenger hunt will be offered between the two Easter services. For more information, call 541-773-3594 or see ascensionlutheran.com.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The church, at 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold Good Friday prayer and meditation services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 15. Easter services include a sunrise service outside at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services inside. An online service will be available at 9 a.m. via the church’s website and Facebook page. Nursery care will be available for children from infants to age 3. Sunday school is available at 10:45 a.m. for children from preschool to sixth grade. For more information, call 541-73-8274

St. Martin’s Episcopal church

The church, at 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold a Good Friday service at 1 p.m. April 15. The service will include an outdoor Stations of the Cross service. Those attending will meet at 12:45 p.m. The church will hold an Easter service at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will lead the service. For more information, call 541-878-2166 or email stmshadycove@gmail.com.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

The church, 517 W. 10th St., Medford, holds mass at 8:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with a rosary at 8 a.m. and divine mercy following mass, but no morning mass will be offered Good Friday or Holy Saturday. Good Friday services include Stations of the Cross services in English at noon, 3 and 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 15, and in Spanish at noon and 7 p.m. Holy Saturday services include a divine mercy service at 3 p.m. April 16, and an English language Easter vigil from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

On Easter, English language masses are offered at 7, 8:30 and noon, Spanish language masses are offered at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and a Latin mass will be at 3:30 p.m. On April 24, masses will be offered in English at 8:30 a.m. and noon, in Spanish at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and in Latin at 5:30 p.m. A divine mercy holy hour will be at 3 p.m. For more info, see sacredheartmedford.org or call 541-779-4661.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

The church, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, will hold Good Friday services at noon and 7 p.m. April 15. Easter services with communion will be at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, and will include Flowering of the Cross and Easter egg hunts. For more information, call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.

Our Lady of Fatima

The Catholic church, at 56 Williams Lane, Shady Cove, will offer a Good Friday service at 2 p.m. April 15. On Easter, the church will hold a 10 a.m. mass. For more information, call 541-779-4661.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold a Stations of the Cross service at 4 p.m. Friday, followed by an evening prayer service at 5 p.m. On Easter, the church will meet at 10:30 a.m. for a service of holy communion, with music from church organist Robin Stroh. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.

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 16, followed by a worship service at 10:40 a.m. Musician Jamie Jorge will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, as part of his “Healing Music Concert Tour.” For more information, 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, April 16. A Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy service will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 17. For a complete schedule of Holy Week services at the church, see gabriel.church or call 541-690-8822.

Grace Lutheran Church

The church, at 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold an Easter service with holy communion and special music at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 17. Pastor Josh Heimbuck will give the homily. A women’s Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 19. For more information, call 541-482-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org.

St. Peter Lutheran Church

The church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person Easter service with holy communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 17. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For more information, call 541-772-4395.

Medford First Christian Church

The church, at 1900 Crater Lake Ave., will hold an in-person Easter service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 17. The service will be livestreamed via the church Facebook page. An Easter brunch will be offered prior to the service from 9 to 10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. 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 of Central Point

The church, at 456 W. Pine St., will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 17. For more information, call 541-664-1828.

Medford First United Methodist Church

The church, at 607 W. Main St., will hold an Easter service with bell choirs at 10:30 a.m. April 17. Pastor Ben Devoid will share a message of hope and renewal during the service. Masks are required in the sanctuary, and singing is allowed. For more information, see medfordumchurch.org

First Presbyterian Church Medford

The church, at 85 S. Holly St., will hold its Easter service at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 17. Masks are recommended. Coffee and hot cross buns will be served in the fellowship hall prior to the service at 10 a.m. Video services are available at firstpreschurchmedford.com. Free bag lunches are available for the hungry 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 541-779-1711.

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, April 17, on the group’s Meetup.com page. A Meaningful Conversations service covering spiritual and social issues will be at 4 p.m. Monday, April 18. For more information, call 541-363-7744.