Religion Briefs, March 18 – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Rogue River Seventh-day Adventist Church

The church, at 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River, will hold a service called “Armageddon, A Good Thing” at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18. for more information, see rrsda.com.

Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church

The church, at 14611 Highway 62, will hold Bible studies for beginners and advanced at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19. A worship service will follow at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday. See spadventistchurch.com

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. on Saturday, March 19. A divine liturgy service will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. A Feast of the Annunciation vigil will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 5 p.m. and the evening liturgy for the Feast of the Annunciation will be held on Friday, March 25 at 8 a.m. For more information, call 541-690-8822.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The church, at 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold in-person worship services at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. The service will include a sermon titled “Fruitful in Peace.” WestKids Sunday School will be at 10:45 a.m. for children in grades one through six. Online service is offered at 9 a.m. Sunday on the church’s Facebook page and at wpcmedford.com. An in-person prayer service will be offered Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Dial 541-773-8274.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

The church, 1020 E. Main St., Medford, will hold an in-person Holy Communion service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. A Bible study course for adults will follow. The Lenten Wednesday service will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23. Audio recordings of the 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 Sunday school at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 20, followed by worship with communion afterwards at 10 a.m. Pastor Josh Heimbuck will deliver the homily and a coffee will follow. A Lenten service will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 23.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

The church, at 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold indoor worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. Reverend Laura Sheridan-Campbell will officiate. The church asks those present to assess their own risk of COVID-19 infection and protect themselves accordingly. The church respects the wishes of those who may choose to remain masked, and the church will continue to make masks available at the door. For more information, call 541-878-2166 or email [email protected]

St. Andrews Anglican Church

The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will meet for Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. Members of the St. Andrews Academy Youth Choir of Chester, Calif., will provide music during the service. A moment of conviviality and refreshments will follow the service. For more information, visit standrewsanglican.org.

First United Methodist Church of Medford

The church, at 607 W. Main St., Medford, will hold a service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. Guest speaker Bobbi Kidder will deliver a sermon entitled “Living Waters”. Child care is available during the service for children up to the second year. The church asks those present to wear a mask when entering the building. The church opens its pantry from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, email [email protected], call 541-773-3691, or visit medfordumchurch.org.

Central Point First Presbyterian Church

The church, at 456 W. Pine St., Central Point, will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. Masks are mandatory. For more information, call 541-664-1828.

Medford Unit

The spiritual center at 540 N. Holly St., will hold a joint service with the Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. Reverend Michelle Arellano of CSL will deliver a sermon titled “Belonging”. For more information, see unitymedford.com or cslroguevalley.org.

First Medford Presbyterian Church

The church, at 85 S. Holly St., Medford, will hold in-person worship at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. Face masks are optional. Find pre-recorded video services and additional information at firstpreschurchmedford.com. Free packed lunches are provided for the hungry from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 541-779-1711.

Trinity Episcopal Church

The church, at 44 N. Second St., Ashland, will hold a Celtic Evening Service and Holy Communion at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend in person. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for a time of quiet meditation, and Kathleen Page will play the Celtic harp from 6:30 p.m. Reverend Janet Holland will lead a service of readings, poetry and music on the theme of the “Sacred Path”, and will examine both the Christian season of Lent and the Celtic season of Imbolc. the service will be recorded and then uploaded to the Trinity Ashland Episcopal Church Facebook page. For more information, call 541-201-3418 or email [email protected]

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

The church, 517 W. 10th St., Medford, offers Mass at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, with an 8 a.m. Rosary and Divine Mercy after Mass. Weekend services include confession on Saturday from 3 to 5:30 p.m., a vigil in English at 5:30 p.m. and in Spanish at 7 p.m. 30:30 p.m. in Spanish and 3:30 p.m. in Latin. During Lent, Confession will be offered at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Stations of the Cross services in English are at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays and in Spanish at 7 p.m. on Fridays. Soup dinners are offered at 6 p.m. on Fridays.

For more information, see Sacredheartmedford. org, Facebook.com/sacredheartmedford or call 541-779-4661.

Our Lady of Fatima

The Catholic Church, at 56 Williams Lane, Shady Cove, will offer confession from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 20 and Mass at 10 a.m. For more information, call 541-779-4661.

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