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Religion briefs: Friday, April 8

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold a Stations of the Cross service at 5 p.m. Friday, April 8. A Palm Sunday worship service with communion will be at 10:30 a.m., April 10, and will be followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. For more information, see standrewsanglican.org.

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, April 10. Sunday school will begin at 10:45 a.m. A Lenten prayer service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. Call the church at 541-773-3594 to make reservations for in-person worship. For a link to the livestream, and for more information, see ascensionlutheran.com.

St. Peter Lutheran Church

The church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person worship service with communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 10. An adult Bible study will follow. A Lenten service will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For information, Call 541-772-4395.

Grace Lutheran Church

The church, at 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold a Palm Sunday worship service with communion at 10 a.m. April 10. A Lenten service will be at noon Wednesday, April 13. A Good Friday service will be held at noon April 15. For more information, see gracelutheranashland.org. or call 541-482-1661.

First Presbyterian Church of Central Point

The church, at 456 W. Pine St., will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 10. For more information, call 541-664-1828.

Medford First Christian Church

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

First Presbyterian Church Medford

The church, 85 S. Holly St., will hold a Palm Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 10. Masks are optional. Prerecorded video services and additional information is available at firstpreschurchmedford.com. Free bag lunches are available for the hungry from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. Call 541-779-1711.

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. Weekend services include confession Saturday from 3 to 5:30 p.m., a vigil in English at 5:30 p.m. and in Spanish at 7 p.m. Worship 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. During Lent, confession will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Stations of the Cross services in English are at 5:30 p.m. Fridays and in Spanish at 7 p.m. Fridays. Soup suppers are offered at 6 p.m. Fridays. Holy Thursday services will be offered during a bilingual mass at 7 p.m. April 14, Adoration following until 10 p.m.; Good Friday service at noon, April 15; Holy Saturday service at 3 p.m. April 16 ; Easter Vigil from 8:30-11 p.m. Saturday April 16; Easter Sunday service at 7 and 8:30 a.m. and noon April 17. For info, see sacredheartmedford.org or call 541-779-4661.

Our Lady of Fatima

The Catholic church, at 56 Williams Lane, Shady Cove, will offer confession from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sunday, April 10, and mass at 10 a.m. Good Friday service at 2 p.m. Friday April 15; Easter Sunday mass at 10 a.m. April 17. For information, call 541-779-4661.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., will meet in person at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 10. The service will also be livestreamed via YouTube. Masks are optional for anyone attending worship services. For more info and to access the livestream, see medforducc.org or call 541-772-8860.

Trinity Episcopal Church

The church, at 44 N. Second St., Ashland, will hold a Celtic Evensong and Holy Communion service at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 10. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend in person. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for a time of quiet meditation, and beginning at 6:30 Trinity’s cantors will perform quiet music composed by Jodi French. The Rev. Morgan Silbaugh will preside and Elizabeth Bunn will offer a reflection.The theme of this month’s service is Sacred Illumination, combining the deeply Christian day of Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, with the ancient season of Imbolc, the spring season of the Celtic year when the weather warms and new life emerges. The service will be recorded and later uploaded on the Trinity Episcopal Church Ashland Facebook page. For more information, call 541-201-3418 or email office@trinitychurchashland.org.

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

The church, at the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, will hold a vespers service at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9. A Divine Liturgy service for the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 10. Lenten Presanctified Liturgy will be served at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. For more information, call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The church, at 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold in-person Palm Sunday worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 10. The service will include a message titled “Fruitful in Gentleness & Self-Control.” An online service is available at 9 a.m. on the church Facebook page and at wpcmedford.com. Nursery care is offered for infants and toddlers during both worship services, and a Sunday School is offered at 10:45 for kids in preschool through sixth grade. An in-person evening Holy Week Service will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14. For more information, call 541-773-8274.

St. Martin Episcopal Church

The church, at 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold a Palm Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 10, which will include a palm procession, a dramatic reading of Luke’s Passion Gospel and Holy Communion. Maundy Thursday service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14; Good Friday service at 1 p.m. Friday. Easter Sunday service will be given at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 17. Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will officiate. For more information, call 541-878-2166, email stmshadycove@gmail.com or see stmartinshadycove.org.

Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church

The church, located at 987 Hillview Drive, Ashland, will hold Palm Sunday services at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9 (English), 9:30 a.m. (English), noon (Spanish), and 5 p.m. (English)Sunday, April 10. A bilingual Holy Thursday mass will be held at 6 p.m. April 14; Good Friday, 3 p.m. April 15, Stations of the Cross, and 6 p.m. Liturgy of the Lord's Passion (bilingual); April 16 Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass 8:30 pm (bilingual) (No confessions or 5 pm Mass); April 17, Easter Sunday: 9:30 am (English), Noon (Spanish). For more information see ourladymt.org, email at olmop@mind.net or call 541-482-1146.