Religion briefs, Jan. 13
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or see medfordumchurch.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.