Religion briefs: Friday, July 16
Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church
Vespers services are offered at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 21, at the church located at Suite Z of the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Phoenix. Divine Liturgy services will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 18, and 8 a.m. Thursday, July 22. For info, call 541-690-8822 or visit gabriel.church.
Shady Point Seventh-Day Adventist Church
The church holds "New Beginners“ and ”Advanced“ Bible studies Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, followed by a worship service at 10:40 a.m. Saturday. A fellowship lunch follows the worship service. See spadventistchurch.com.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
The church will hold an indoor worship service in its sanctuary at 9 a.m. and an outdoor service at its amphitheater Sunday, July 18, at 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford. An online worship service is also available at 9 a.m. Sunday on its website or via facebook.com/WPCmedford. For info call 541-773-8274 or see wpcmedford.com.
St. Peter Lutheran Church
A holy communion worship service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 18, at 1020 E. Main St., Medford. An adult Bible class follows the worship service. The church observes social distancing, but does not require masks for people who are fully vaccinated. Audio services are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For info, call 541-772-4395.
Ascension Lutheran Church
The church will hold a reservation-only in-person worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, at 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, and a livestreamed service at ascensionlutheran.com. The church is also taking signups for its Vacation Bible School offered Aug. 2 through 6. For more info or to register for the Sunday service, call 541-773-3594.
Medford Christian Science Church
The church will hold a worship service in-person and via conference call at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 18, at 111 Genessee St., Medford. A conference call testimony meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21. To call into the conference call, dial 541-249-5855. The Christian Science reading room is open, and accessed by calling 541-772-3609. For info, see christiansciencemedford.org.
Medford Congregational United Church of Christ
Due to heat concerns, the church will move its in-person worship services from the sanctuary to Lidgate Hall at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 18, at the church located at 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Those attending who have been fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a mask during the service, and the church asks those who have not been vaccinated to wear masks for their own protection. Call 541-772-8860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Lutheran Church
The church will hold an in-person worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 18, at 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, along with a simultaneous virtual service via Zoom. A coffee fellowship will follow the in-person service, and the church does not require fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks. Call 541-482-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org.
St. Martin Episcopal Church
The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will officiate an outdoor worship service with socially distanced seating at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 18, at 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove. Any last minute changes will be posted on the church’s website at stmartinshadycove.org. To contact the church, leave a message at 541-878-2166 or email email@example.com.
St. Andrews Anglican Church
Holy Communion will be offered during a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 18, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Organist Robin Stroh will will perform during the service, and a time of fellowship, music and refreshments will follow. For more info see standrewsanglican.org.
First Presbyterian Church Medford
The church will hold an in-person worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 18, in the sanctuary at 85 S. Holly St., Medford. The church also offers prerecorded video services on its website, and gives away free bag lunches from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Call 541-779-1711 or see firstpreschurchmedford.com.
Unity of Medford
Guest speaker Jean Hanna will present “Wisdom of Interfaith” during a service at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 18, at 540 N. Holly St., Medford. Musicians Julie Wright and Donnie and Cate Roze will provide special music during the service. The church is also taking reservations for an “Updated Course in Miracles” class slated for 12:15 p.m. Sunday, July 25. To RSVP, call 541-415-4918 or find the Medford Unity group on Meetup.com.
Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley
Guest speaker the Rev. Michelle Arellano will present “My Center is My Truth” during the Center for Spiritual Living’s in-person service at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Masks are optional, and Anton Mizerak and Laura Berryhill will provide special music during the service. A livestream broadcast of the service is offered at 1 p.m. on the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, and at cslroguevalley.org.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
The church at 517 W. 10th Street offers daily mass services at 8:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays with a rosary service starting at 8 a.m., and a Divine Mercy service following mass. Reconciliation services are offered from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Weekend masses include an English language vigil at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays followed by a Spanish language vigil at 7 p.m. Saturday. English language worship services are offered at 8:30 a.m. and noon Sundays and Spanish language services are offered at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sundays, followed by a mass in Latin at 3:30 p.m. Sundays. The parish office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-779-4661 or see sacredheartmedford.org or visit Facebook.com/sacredheartmedford.
Rogue River Seventh-Day Adventist Christian Church
Pastor Tom Bentley will present the third installment of its Friday evening summer series titled “Getting Closer to God” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Rogue River Seventh-Day Adventist Christian Church, 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River. The service includes fellowship, music and a message. The series continues at 7 p.m. Fridays through July 30, and past presentations are available by visiting RRSDA.com and clicking on “media.” For more info, call 541-582-1262.