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Religion Digests, August 19 – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

The church, at the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix, will hold a grand vespers service at 6 pm on Saturday, August 20. A service of the Divine Liturgy will be at 9 am on Sunday, August 21. 541-690-8822 or see

Lutheran Church of the Ascension

The church, at 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, will hold an in-person, live worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. For more information or a link to the live stream, call 541-773-3594 or visit

Ashland Zen Center

The temple, at 740 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland, will offer an introduction to Zen meditation for beginners at 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The introduction will be followed by Zen meditation (zazen), a service of loving kindness, a teaching, tea and treats. Vaccination required. Wear comfortable, loose clothing for meditation. Register at, call 541-552-1175 or email

Rogue Valley Center for Spiritual Life

The center will meet at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at Unity of Medford, 540 N. Holly St. Reverend Michelle Arellano will deliver a sermon titled “Trust the Flow.” The music will be provided by Laura Berry Hill and Anton Mizerak. Pre-service meditation is at 10am. Live streaming is available via Facebook, YouTube or the center’s website. For more information, see

First Presbyterian Church of 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, Aug. 21. Recorded video services are available at The church offers free bag lunches for the hungry Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 541-779-1711 or visit

Central Point First Presbyterian Church

The church, at 456 W. Pine St., Central Point, will hold a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Call 541-664-1828.

Grace Lutheran Church

The church, at 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold a Bible study with Pastor Josh Heimbuck at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by a worship service at 10 a.m. A voter meeting will follow the service. Call 541-4872-1661 or visit

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ

The church, at 1801 E. Jackson St., will hold an in-person worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Masks are recommended. The service will be streamed live on the church’s website and YouTube channel. Call 541-772-8860 or find a link to the live stream at

First Christian Church of Medford

The church, at 1900 Crater Lake Ave., will hold an in-person service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. A live service will be streamed via the church’s Facebook page. The church has a weekly ACCESS food pantry from noon to 2pm on Mondays and a free community dinner from 5pm to 7pm on Thursdays. Call 541-772-8030 or visit

Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church

The church, at 987 Hillview Drive, Ashland, offers Mass Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon and Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. First Friday Mass and Holy Hour are at 8:30 a.m., First Friday Adoration is from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and First Saturday Mass is at 9:00 a.m. Weekend Mass times are Saturday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 9:30am. (in Spanish) and 5:00 p.m. For more information, see or call the parish office at 541-482-1146.

Rogue River SDA Christian Church

The church, at 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River, will offer a six-part summer evening series “Rebuild Your Life in Christ — Be Strong” on Fridays at 7 p.m., beginning 7 p.m. august Call 541-582-1262.

Shady Point Seventh-day Adventist Church

The church, at 14611 Highway 62, Eagle Point, will hold Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. A worship service will follow at 10:40 am. See

Anglican Church of Saint Andrew

The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold a worship service with Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Music will be provided by church organist Robin Stroh. A time of conviviality and refreshment will follow. For more information, see

Episcopal Church of San Marco

The church, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, will hold a worship service with communion at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. The 10am service is also available on YouTube and Facebook. The church opens its food pantry on Wednesdays at 9:15. Call 541-773-3111 or see

Episcopal Church of Sant Martí

The church, at 95 Cleveland St., Shady Cove, will hold a remote worship service indoors at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Services will include prayer, scripture readings, sermon, music and Holy Communion. The Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell will officiate. Masks will be available at the door for those who choose to bring one. Call 541-878-2166 or email

St. Peter’s 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, Aug. 21. A Bible study class for adults will follow. Audio recordings of the sermons are available at Call 541-772-4395.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The church, at 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, will hold an indoor worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, and an outdoor service at 10:45 a.m. Outside service attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. Kindergarten, for children up to age 3, and Sunday School, for children in preschool through sixth grade, are available at 10:45am. An online service begins at 9 a.m. on the church’s Facebook page and at Call 541-773-8274.


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