Welcome to Oakwood Presbyterian Church
Face masks are required. Please wear a mask and keep your mask on while you are inside the building. If you don't have a mask we will provide one for you at the door when you arrive.*
We offer two services:
- 8:30 am in-person worship with extra precautions for those with health concerns
- 11:15 am in-person worship with a Livestream of the service on the website at oakwoodpca/live
The 8:30 am service will include extra precautions beyond mask-wearing, such as the elimination of singing, to accommodate those in our church who haven't yet felt able to return to worship due to health concerns or other vulnerabilities. We will do our best to comply with the pertinent Center for Disease Control recommendations in order to keep the risks at a minimum during this early service.
A Livestream of the 11:15 am service, which is our contemporary service, is available each week. You can watch the service "live" beginning at 11:15 am. Following the service, it will be posted to the website for the following week.
Please click HERE to see the guidelines for in-person worship.
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 to 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 during the school year. 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 a Bible-believing church to join us at the Lord's Table.
Throughout the summer, we will have fellowship time from 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM.