Religion briefs, Aug. 19
The church, at the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix, will hold great vespers services at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. A Divine Liturgy service will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.
The church, at 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, will hold an in-person and livestream worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. For more information or a link to the livestream, call 541-773-3594 or see ascensionlutheran.com.
The temple, at 740 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland, will offer beginners an introduction to Zen meditation at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. The introduction will be followed by Zen meditation (zazen), a loving kindness service, a teaching, tea and treats. Vaccination required. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for meditation. Register at ashlandzencenter.org, call 541-552-1175 or email email@example.com.
The center will meet at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at Unity of Medford, 540 N. Holly St. The Rev. Michelle Arellano will give a sermon titled “Trust the Flow.” Music will be provided by Laura Berry Hill and Anton Mizerak. Pre-service meditation is at 10 a.m. Livestream is available via Facebook, YouTube or the center’s website. For more information, see cslroguevalley.org.
The church, at 85 S. Holly St., will offer a contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 21. Recorded video services 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 or see firstpreschurchmedford.com.
The church, at 456 W. Pine St., Central Point, will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Call 541-664-1828.
The church, at 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold a Bible study with Pastor Josh Heimbuck at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by a worship service at 10. A voters meeting will be after the service. Call 541-4872-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org.
The church, at 1801 E. Jackson St., will hold an in-person worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Masks are encouraged. The service will be livestreamed on the church’s website and YouTube channel. Call 541-772-8860 or find a link to the livestream at medforducc.org.
The church, at 1900 Crater Lake Ave., will hold in-person worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. A service will be livestreamed via 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. Call 541-772-8030 or see mfccor.org.
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 at 8:30 a.m., First Friday adoration is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.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. For more information, see ourladymt.org or call the parish office at 541-482-1146.
The church, at 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River, will offer a six-part “Rebuild Your Life In Christ — Be Fortified” summer vespers series at 7 p.m. Fridays, beginning Aug. 19. Call 541-582-1262.
The church, at 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, will hold Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. A worship service will follow at 10:40 a.m. See spadventistchurch.com.
The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold a worship service with Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Music will be provided by church organist Robin Stroh. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.
The church, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, will hold a worship service with communion at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. The 10 a.m. service also is available on YouTube and Facebook. The church opens its food pantry at 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Call 541-773-3111 or see stmarks-medford.org.
The church, at 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold an indoor distance-seating worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. 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 for those who choose to wear one. Call 541-878-2166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service with Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. An adult Bible study class will follow. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. Call 541-772-4395.
The church, at 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold an indoor worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, and an outdoor service at 10:45 a.m. Those attending the outdoor service are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. Nursery care, for children up to 3 years old, and Sunday School, for children in preschool through sixth grade, are available at 10:45 a.m. An online service starts at 9 a.m. on the church Facebook page and at wpcmedford.com. Call 541-773-8274.