Welcome to Oakwood Presbyterian Church
Please browse through the information and links below to learn more about Oakwood. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope that you will come visit us in person soon!
Where is Oakwood?
Will I fit in at Oakwood?
The Oakwood church family is multi-generational and multi-cultural. We are singles, young couples just starting out, families of all ages, and retirees. Every year we welcome Penn State undergrads and grad students from all over the world. We are all different, but united by an earnest quest to know and serve our Lord.
Sunday attire varies widely from very casual to more formal. Please feel free to dress for worship in a manner that is comfortable for you.
What to expect on Sunday Mornings...
Oakwood has two Sunday morning worship services with a Sunday School hour in between. Each worship service typically lasts between 75 and 90 minutes and includes a 30-40 minute exposition of Scripture. Babies and children are welcome to join the congregation for worship services, however, if you prefer Nursery for children ages 0-2 years is available at every service. Stepping Stones Worship for children 3 years-2nd grade is available during the sermon at both worship services.
The 8:30 AM Traditional Service features hymns from the Trinity Hymnal with piano accompaniment. The 11:15 AM Contemporary Service features praise songs and hymns, primarily in the contemporary folk-rock style. Instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, and cajon and djembe drums.
Communion is offered on the first Sunday of every month. Both wine and grape juice are served. The bread is gluten free. Communion is for believers, and we welcome anyone who is a member in good standing of Bible-believing church to join us at the Lord's Table.
Throughout the summer, we will have a time of corporate prayer from 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM. During this 10 week prayer time, we will purposefully pray for our church, our community, our committees, and the opportunities that God has given us to impact State College, Penn State University, and the world. Children of all ages are welcome and invited to join us.