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Religion Briefings, September 2 – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Ascension Lutheran Church

The church, at 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford, will hold a live, in-person worship service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 4. For more information or a link to the live stream, call 541-773-3594 or visit ascensionlutheran.com.

Central District Church

The church, located at 4777 Pacific Highway, Phoenix, will hold an in-person service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 4. The church will hold a special outdoor service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 25 at Blue Heron Park, 4385 Pacific Highway, Phoenix. After service, look for a free beef hot dog lunch and kids’ games. Dial 541-535-2970.

Central Point First Presbyterian Church

The church, at 456 W. Pine St., will hold a special Labor Day service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 4. Call 541-664-1828.

First Medford Presbyterian Church

The church, at 85 S. Holly St., will offer a contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4 and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Recorded video services are available at firstpreschurchmedford.com. The church offers free packed lunches for the hungry from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. Call 541-779-1711 or visit firstpreschurchmedford.com.

Grace Lutheran Church

The church, at 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, will hold a Bible study with Pastor Josh Heimbuck at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 4, followed by a worship service with communion at 10 a.m. Fellowship with coffee and refreshments after the service. Call 541-4872-1661 or visit gracelutheranashland.org.

Havourah Synagogue

Rabbi David Zaslow, Maggidah Cyrise and the Asiyah Trio of Havurah Synagogue will host Shabbat via Zoom, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 2, in honor of Aviva Netsanet Wilson Moore on the eve of her Bat Mitzvah. Everyone is welcome. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link. The synagogue, at 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, will hold special services for Rosh Hashanah in person and online. To view the full service schedule and to pre-register for Havurah Hybrid Services online, visit havurahshirhadash.org or call 541-488-7716.

Medford United Congregational Church of Christ

The church, at 1801 E. Jackson St., will hold a 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Sept. 4, welcoming a new pastor, Reverend Deborah Tyler. Masks are encouraged. 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 medforducc.org.

Medford’s First Christian Church

The church, at 1900 Crater Lake Ave., will hold worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 4. The service will also be streamed live via the church’s Facebook page. The church pantry will be closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day. A free community dinner is served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Call 541-772-8030 or visit mfccor.org.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church

The church, at 56 Williams Lane, Shady Cove, will offer confession at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 4 and mass at 10 a.m. Call 541-779-4661.

Rogue River SDA Christian Church

The church, at 4300 N. River Road, Rogue River, continues its six-part “Rebuild Your Life in Christ” Summer Vespers Series by Pastor Tom Bentley at 7 p.m. Fridays, through September 23. Call 541-582-1262.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

The church, 517 W. 10th St., Medford, offers Mass at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, with the Rosary at 8 a.m. and Divine Mercy after Mass. The weekend mass will be offered on Saturday, September 3, with a vigil at 5 p.m.: 30 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish. Masses on Sunday, September 4 are offered in English at 8:30 a.m. and noon, at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Spanish, and at 3:30 p.m. in Latin. Confession is offered from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 541-779-4661 or visit Sacredheartmedford.org.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

The church, at 305 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will hold a worship service with Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 4. Music will be provided by church organist Robin Stroh. For more information, visit standrewsanglican.org.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

The church, at 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford, will hold a worship service with communion at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 4. The 10 a.m. service is also available on YouTube and Facebook. Bible studies are held on Tuesdays. The church opens its pantry at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesdays. Call 541-773-3111 or visit stmarks-medford.org.

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, September 4. A Bible study course for adults will follow. Audio recordings of the sermons are available at stpeterlutheran-medford.org. Dial 541-772-4395.

Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church

The church, at the Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite Z, Phoenix, will hold large Vespers services at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 3. A divine liturgy service will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 4 and at 8 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos. Call 541-690-8822 or visit gabriel.church.