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Religion briefs, April 22

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

The church at the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix, will hold a Holy Friday Matins with Lamentations at 5 p.m. Friday, April 22. The Midnight Office of Pascha will begin at 11:30 p.m., Saturday, April 23, followed by Holy Pascha Liturgy at midnight. A Bright Week Vespers service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.

Shady Point SDA Church

The church, at 14611 Highway 62, will hold Bible studies at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 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.” Admission is free. For more information, see spadventistchurch.com.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

The church, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, will hold a special celebration commemorating the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist at 9 a.m., Sunday, April 24. Right Reverend Diana Akiyama, Bishop of the Diocese of Oregon, will attend and preside over services that include the dedication of the church’s new parish hall and community center. Refreshments will follow the service. For more information, see stmarks-medford.org.

Grace Lutheran Church

The church will hold a Bible class at 9 a.m., Sunday, April 24, followed by a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Josh Heimbuck will give the homily. A women’s Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26. For more information, call 541-482-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.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, April 24. An online service is offered at 9 a.m. on wpcmedford.com or the church Facebook page. Nursery care is available during both worship services for infants to three years old, and WestKids Sunday School is available at 10:45 a.m. for kids in preschool to sixth grade. For more information, call 541-773-8274.

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 24. Sunday school begins at 10:40 a.m. for a link to the livestream, see ascensionlutheran.com. For more information, call 541-773-3594.

St. Peter Lutheran Church

The church, at 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, April 24. An adult bible study class will follow. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For more information, call 541-772-4395.

Medford 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 24. Sunday School for kids and youth up to age 20 is offered during the service. A conference call testimony meeting will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 27. To call into the conference call, dial 541-249-5855. For more information, see christiansciencemedford.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, April 24. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will lead a service of prayer, scripture readings, a sermon, music and holy communion. The church asks individuals to assess their own risk of COVID-19 infection and to protect themselves accordingly, and the church offers masks at the front door for those who choose to wear one. For more information, email stmshadycove@gmail.com or call 541-878-2166.

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, March 27, and will livestream the service on its YouTube channel. Masks are encouraged. For information, call 541-772-8860.

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 24. For more information, call 541-664-1828.

St. Andrews Anglican Church

The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold a Morning Prayer service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 24. Organist Robin Stroh will provide music during the service. For more information, visit standrewsanglican.org.

Medford First Christian Church

The church, at 1900 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The service will also be livestreamed on their 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 of Medford

The church, at 85 S. Holly St., Medford, will hold its postponed Easter service at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Masks are recommended. Free bag lunches are provided from the hungry from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Links to prerecorded video services and additional information is available at firstpreschurchmedford.com.

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. A Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 24. Other Divine Mercy Sunday weekend services include confession Saturday 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 5:30 p.m. in Latin. For more 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 24, and Divine Mercy Sunday mass at 10 a.m. For information, call 541-779-4661.

Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church

The church, 987 Hillview Dr., Ashland, offers mass at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 8:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays. Services this weekend include confession on Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and weekend Mass times as follows: Saturday Vigil Mass at 5 p.m. and Sunday masses at 9:30 and 5 p.m. in English and noon in Spanish. For more information and a complete schedule, visit ourladymt.org or call 541-482-1146.

Temple Emek Shalom

The temple at 1800 E. Main St., Ashland, will host an Earth Day event in the parking lots between the temple and GracePoint Church. Events will include test drives in electric vehicles, solar experts, water conservation experts, bike maintenance experts, green energy advocates with the City of Ashland and representatives of local environmental organizations. Live music will be provided by the Barmisfits Duo and Siskiyou Celt and Beyond. Kids can learn how to plant seeds and make compost. For more information, see emekshalom.org.

Havurah Synagogue

The synagogue, at 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, will hold its first hybrid Shabbat morning service featuring Maggidah Cyrise Beatty Schachter and her band, Asiyah Trio, along with Rabbi David Zaslow and others at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 30. The service will be in-person and livestreamed via Zoom, and will include prayer, songs, Torah wisdom and more. Attendees must register in advance by visiting signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4DACAA2EA2FBC70-shabbat1. Only those who have registered will be admitted. For more information, call 541-488-7716.