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Religion Briefs, July 1

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

The church, at the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix, will hold Vespers services at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 2, and Wednesday, July 6. A Divine Liturgy service will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 3, and 8 a.m. Thursday, July 7. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.

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, July 3. For more information or a link to the livestream, call 541-773-3594 or see ascensionlutheran.com.

Ashland Zen Center

The temple, at 740 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland, will offer beginners an introduction to Zen meditation at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. The introduction will be followed by Zen meditation (zazen), a loving kindness service, a teaching, tea and treats. Vaccination required. Masks available at the front door for those who choose to wear one. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for meditation. See ashlandzencenter.org, call 541-552-1175 or email info@ashlandzencenter.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, July 3. Call 541-664-1828.

First Presbyterian Church Medford

The church, at 85 S. Holly St., will offer a contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 3, and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Recorded video services and additional information are available at firstpreschurchmedford.com. The church offers free bag lunches for the hungry from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Call 541-779-1711.

Grace Lutheran Church

The church, at 660 Francis Lane, Ashland, will hold a Bible study at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 3. A worship service will follow at 10 a.m., and fellowship, coffee and refreshments will follow the service. Call 541-4872-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org.

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, July 3. The service will be livestreamed on the church’s website and YouTube channel. Masks are encouraged for anyone attending in person. The church is also encouraging food donations to the West Medford Food Pantry as they are serving families in our community. Call 541-772-8860, email office@medforducc.org or find a link to the livestream at medforducc.org.

Medford First Christian Church

The church, at 1900 Crater Lake Ave., will not have in-person worship Sunday, July 3. A service will be livestreamed via the church’s Facebook page. The church’s ACCESS food pantry will be closed Monday, July 4. There will be no community dinner Thursday, July 7. Call 541-772-8030 or see mfccor.org.

Medford First United Methodist Church

The church, 607 W. Main St., will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 3. Coffee, refreshments and fellowship follow the service. Men’s Bible study is held at 9 a.m. Thursday; refreshments will be served. Call the church at 541-773-3691, email at churchoffice@medfordumchurch.org or see medfordumchurch.org.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church

The church, at 56 Williams Lane, Shady Cove, will offer confession at 9:30 Sunday, July 3, and Ascension of the Lord Mass at 10 a.m. For information, call 541-779-4661.

Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church

The church, at 987 Hillview Drive, Ashland, offers Mass at noon Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. First Friday Mass and Holy Hour are from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., and First Saturday Mass is at 9 a.m. Weekend Mass times are Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m., noon (in Spanish) and 5 p.m. See ourladymt.org or call 541-482-1146.

Rogue River SDA Christian Church

The church, at 4300 N. River Road, will offer its eight-part “The Greatest Battlefield” summer vespers series at 7 p.m. Fridays starting July 1, with the sermon “Rewire Principle.” Call 541-582-1262.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

The church, 517 W. 10th St., Medford, offers Mass at 8:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with Rosary at 8 a.m. and Divine Mercy following Mass. Weekend Mass will be offered Saturday, July 2, with Vigil at 5:30 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish. Mass services Sunday, July 3, in English are offered at 8:30 a.m. and noon; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Spanish and 3:30 p.m. in Latin. Confession is offered from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Saturdays. See sacredheartmedford.org or Facebook.com/sacredheartmedford.

Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church

The church, at 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, will hold Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2. A worship service will follow at 10:40 a.m. The church will hold its annual yard sale Monday through Friday, July 18-22. See spadventistchurch.com.

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, July 3. The 10 a.m. service is available on YouTube and Facebook. The church opens its food pantry at 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays. A men’s Bible study, “Theology on Tap,” will be offered Thursday, July 7. Call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.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, July 3. Services will include prayer, scripture readings, sermon, music and Holy Communion. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will officiate. Masks will be available at the door. Call 541-878-2166 or email stmshadycove@gmail.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, July 3. An adult Bible study will follow. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. Call 541-772-4395.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The church, at 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold an indoor worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 3, and an outdoor service at 10:45 a.m. Those attending the outdoor service are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. An online service is available on the church Facebook page and at wpcmedford.com. Nursery care is available during the two in-person services for infants to age 3. During the 10:45 a.m. service, Sunday school will be available to kids in preschool to sixth grade. Call 541-773-8274.