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Religion briefs, May 27

Shady Point Seventh-Day Adventist Church

The church, at 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, will hold Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, followed by a worship service at 10:40 a.m. See spadventistchurch.com.

Havurah Synagogue

The synagogue at 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, will hold an outdoor family Shabbat gathering at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28. Rabbi David Zaslow and storyteller Devorah Zaslow will lead a multigenerational service in the shade of the synagogue’s garden with songs and stories. Those attending are encouraged to bring a picnic so they can enjoy the garden and playground after the service. For more information, call 541-488-7716 or see havurahshirhadash.org.

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, May 28. Divine Liturgy will be served at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 29. A vigil for the Feast of Holy Ascension will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, and a Liturgy service for the Feast of Holy Ascension will be 8 a.m. Thursday, June 2. 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 worship services with communion at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, May 29. Livestream services also will be available on YouTube and Zoom. The church opens its food pantry at 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays, and a men’s Theology on Tap will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. For more information, call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The church, at 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, May 29. An online service is offered at 9 a.m. on wpcmedford.com and on the church Facebook page. Nursery care is available during both services, and the church offers Sunday school 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 in-person and livestream worship services at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 29. Find the livestream link at ascensionlutheran.com. The church is now taking registration for its vacation Bible school for kids ages 4 through fifth grade running from 9 a.m. to noon June 20-24 . To sign up, call the church office at 541-773-3594 or see ascensionlutheranchurch.mycokesburyvbs.com.

St. Peter Lutheran Church

The church, at 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service with Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 29. An adult Bible study class will follow. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For more information, call 541-772-4395.

Grace Lutheran Church

The church, at 660 Francis Lane, Ashland, will hold a worship service with Communion at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 29. Pastor Josh Heimbuck will give the homily. A Bible class will proceed the service at 8:45 a.m. A women’s Bible class will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 31. For more information, call 541-482-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The church, at 1801 E. Jackson St., will meet in person at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 29. The church will livestream the worship service on its website and YouTube channel. masks are encouraged for anyone attending worship services. For more information, call 541-772-8860 or see medforducc.org.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

The church, 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold an indoor distance seating worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 29. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will lead a service of prayer, scripture readings, sermon, music and Holy Communion. Masks are optional, and will continue to be available at the door for those who choose to wear one. For more information, call 541-878-2166 or email stmshadycove@gmail.com.

Medford First Christian Church

The church, at 1900 Crater Lake Ave., will hold an in-person worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 29. The service will also 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.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will meet for morning prayer with the litany at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 29. The litany was composed in 1544 as a means to pray for God’s favor, and is the first officially sanctioned Liturgy in English. A time of fellowship and refreshments will take place after the service. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.

First Presbyterian Church of Central Point

The church, at 456 W. Pine St., will hold a worship service with a special Memorial Day program at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 29. For more information, call the church at 541-664-1828.

Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley and Unity of Medford

The spiritual center at 540 N. Holly St., will hold an interfaith in-person service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 29. Unity board president Jean Hanna and the Revs. Kimberly Hawkins and Michelle Arellano with Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley will give messages on the theme of “Better Together.” A pre-service meditation is at 10 a.m. in the social hall. For more information, see cslroguevalley.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. Ascension of the Lord weekend services will 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. Mass 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. The church’s Adoration Chapel is accessible 24 hours a day. Visit the parish office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to obtain the access code, or call the office as needed at 541-779-4661. For more details, see sacredheartmedford.org.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church

The church, at 56 Williams Lane, Shady Cove, will offer confession from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 29 and Ascension of the Lord Mass at 10 a.m. For information, call 541-779-4661.