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Religion briefs, Aug. 19

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

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.

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, Aug. 21. 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, 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 info@ashlandzencenter.org.

Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley

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.

First Presbyterian Church Medford

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.

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, Aug. 21. Call 541-664-1828.

Grace Lutheran Church

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.

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, 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.

Medford First Christian Church

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.

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 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.

Rogue River SDA Christian Church

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.

Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church

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.

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, 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.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

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.

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, 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 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, Aug. 21. An adult Bible study class 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, 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.