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Religion briefs: Friday, April 29

Shady Point SDA Church

Musician Jamie George will perform a free concert as part of his “Healing Music Concert Tour” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Shady Point SDA Church, 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point. The church will hold Bible studies at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 30, followed by a worship service at 10:40 a.m. For more information, call 541-538-2277 or 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 Great Vespers service at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30. A Divine Liturgy service for Thomas Sunday will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 1. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The church, at 2000 Oakwood Dr., Medford, will hold in-person worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, May 1. This week’s sermon is titled “Jesus, Fully Human.” Nursery services are available during both services infants and toddlers to age 3, and WestKids Sunday School is offered at 10:45 for children in preschool and kindergarten. An online service is available at 9 a.m. Sundays on the church’s website and Facebook page. Call 541-773-8274 or see wpcmedford.com.

Ascension Lutheran Church

The church, at 675 Black Oak Drive, will hold an in-person and livestream worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 1. Sunday School will follow at 10:40 a.m. For a link to the livestream, see ascensionlutheran.com. The church is taking registrations now for its Vacation Bible School for kids in preschool through fifth grade, which will run 9 a.m. to noon June 20 through 24. For more information or to register, call the church office at 541-773-3594 or see ascensionlutheranchurch.mycokesburyvbs.com.

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, May 1. An adult Bible study will follow the service. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For more information, call 541-772-4395.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The church, at 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 1. Masks are encouraged. The service will also be live-streamed at medforducc.org and on the church’s YouTube channel. For more 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 holy communion at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 1. Pastor Josh Heimbuck will give the homily. A Bible class will be offered prior to the service at 8:45 a.m. in the fireside room. For more information, call 541-482-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org.

St. Martin Episcopal Church

The church, at 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold an indoor distance-seating worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 1. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will lead a service of prayer, scripture readings and holy communion. masks are optional, and will continue to be available at the door for those choosing to wear one. For more information, email stmshadycove@gmail.com or call 541-878-2166.

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, May 1. The service will also be live-streamed 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 of Central Point

The church, at 456 W. Pine St., Central Point, will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 1. For more information, call 541-664-1828.

First Presbyterian Church Medford

The church, at 85 S. Holly St., Medford, will hold a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 1. Prerecorded video service and additional church information is available at firstpreschurchmedford.com. The church offers free bag lunches for the hungry from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. For more information, call 541-779-1711.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold a worship service with holy communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 1. Organist Robin Stroh will provide music during the service. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.

Jacksonville Presbyterian Church

The historic church, at 405 E. California St., will hold a National Day of Prayer service at noon Thursday, May 5. For more information, call 541-899-1287.

Havurah Synagogue

The synagogue in Ashland will hold a two-session online class on prayers written by and for women titled “The Devotions of Our Mothers” at 6 p.m. Thursdays, May 5 and 12 via Zoom. Cyrise Beatty Schachter will discuss 16th and 17th century Jewish prayers and devotions called Techinnot that were printed in Yiddish primarily for women and often written by women. The class describes the writings as “fascinating in their preservation of the daily lives and spiritual worlds of our female ancestors.” Cost is a suggested donation of between $8 and $18. For information and the Zoom link, see havurahshirhadash.org/product/the-devotions-of-our-mothers/ or call 541-488-7716.

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 5:15 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, May 1, and mass at 10 a.m. For information, call 541-779-4661.

Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church

The church, at 987 Hillview Dr., Ashland, offers mass at noon on Tuesday and Thursday and at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday. Services this weekend include confession from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, a vigil mass at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday masses in English at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and a mass in Spanish at 5 p.m. Sunday. First Friday Mass and Holy Hour will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, First Friday Adoration from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and First Saturday mass is at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7. For more information, call 541-482-1146 or see ourladymt.org.