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Religion briefs, Jan. 13

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

The church, at the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix, will hold a vespers service at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, and Wednesday, Jan. 18. The Wednesday service will be followed by adult education/catechism. Divine Liturgy will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, and at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Call 541-690-8822 or see gabriel.church.

Ascension Lutheran Church

The church, at 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, will hold a worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Sunday school begins at 10:40 a.m. A livestream of the service is available on the church’s website. For more information or to access the livestream, see ascensionlutheran.com or call 541-773-3594.

Ashland Zen Center

The temple, at 740 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland, will offer an introduction to Zen meditation at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. The introduction will be followed by Zen meditation (zazen), a loving kindness service, teaching, tea and treats. Vaccination required. Masks available. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for meditation. Register at ashlandzencenter.org, call 541-552-1175 or email info@ashlandzencenter.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, Jan. 15. 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.

Grace Lutheran Church

The church, at 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold a worship service with Communion led by the Rev. Joshua Heimbuck at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Sunday school for children and adults will meet at 8:45 a.m. A livestream of the service is available. Women's Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Pastor Heimbuck will hold a Bible class at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, on the book of Matthew. Call 541-482-1661 or see gracelutheranashland.org for more info or to access the livestream.

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The church, at 1801 E. Jackson St., will hold a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Masks 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 worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. The service will be livestreamed on the church’s Facebook page. The church holds a free community dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. The church’s weekly ACCESS food pantry will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, for MLK Jr. holiday. Call 541-772-8030 or see mfccor.org.

Medford First United Methodist Church

The church, 607 W. Main St., will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Child care is available for children through second grade. Women’s group meets select Tuesdays and Thursdays of each month; see website for dates and times. A men’s coffee fellowship is every Thursday at 9 a.m. The church food pantry is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. A community lunch is from noon to 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month. Church membership class will be offered following worship Jan. 15. Call 541-773-3691, email churchoffice@medfordumchurch.org or see medfordumchurch.org.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church

The church, at 56 Williams Lane, Shady Cove, will offer confession at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, and Holy Mass at 10 a.m. Call 541-779-4661.

Rogue River SDA Christian Church

The church, at 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River, will continue its Friday night vespers series “New Year’s Resolution for the End Time,” by Pastor Tom Bentley at 6 p.m. Fridays through Jan. 27. Services include fellowship, music and singing. Call 541-582-1262.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

The church, 517 W. 10th St., Medford, offers Mass at 8:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with rosary at 8 a.m. and divine mercy following Mass. Weekend Mass will be Saturday, Jan. 14, with vigil at 5:30 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish. Mass services Sunday, Jan. 15, are at 8:30 a.m. and noon in English, at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Spanish and at 3:30 p.m. in Latin. Confession is from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Saturdays. The Adoration Chapel is accessible 24 hours per day. Call 541-779-4661 or see sacredheartmedford.org.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will meet to celebrate the service of Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Music will be provided by organist Robin Stroh. A time of fellowship and refreshments will take place after the service. See standrewsanglican.org or call 541-899-1956.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

The church, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, will hold Communion services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. The service will be available on YouTube and Facebook. The church opens its food pantry at 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays. For more information, see stmarks-medford.org or call 541-773-3111.

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, Jan. 15. An adult Bible study class will follow. Audio recordings of sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. For information, call 541-772-4395.