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Welcome to Oakwood Presbyterian Church

ARE YOU NEW or HAVE A PRAYER REQUEST?
We can't wait to see you! Send us your request to connect with Oakwood by clicking HERE. This will also help if you have children who would like to check in to Sunday morning activities. 

We offer two services:

  • 8:30 am in-person worship with traditional hymns.
  • 11:15 am in-person worship with contemporary hymns and a Livestream of the service on the website at oakwoodpca/live

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. 


SUNDAY school classes

Children's Sunday School: 10:00 AM  - 11:00 AM

  • Sunday School classes for all ages are available every Sunday morning. Children from ages 3 yrs. through 6th grade begin their class with a time of singing in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am and transition to their Sunday school classrooms at 10:15. Children from 7th grade through 12th grade go directly to their classroom at 10:00 am. All Sunday school classes end at 11:00 am
    We have a new way to check in your children for Sunday school with Check-Ins through the Church Center app. Click HERE to access Oakwood Church Center on your computer.

Adult Sunday School: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Interactive Inductive Bible Study on 2 Samuel: Ben Hagerup will lead an interactive inductive Bible study for adults through the book of 2 Samuel during the Sunday school hour in classroom 126. This class will be a continuation of the study Ben led in 1 Samuel in the fall of 2019 and will average about a chapter per week. Regardless of your Bible study skills or prior participation in 1 Samuel, everyone is welcome!

  • What We Believe: Beginning May 15, Pastor Dan will teach a Sunday school class for adults and interested high school students called "What We Believe." This class will meet in classroom 125 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Sundays and will cover the basic teachings of our church and denomination. We will be looking at what the Bible says about itself and its authority; about who Jesus is and what He has done for us; about God's sovereignty over all of life, especially our salvation; about the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's supper; the basis for Presbyterian church government; etc. This class is primarily intended for those who are relatively new to Oakwood and space is limited, You can sign up for the class on the new Church Center app HERE. 

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...

 Please see the information below for more details.

Oakwood has two Sunday morning worship services with a Sunday School hour from 10:00 am - 11:00 am 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 during the 11:15 service during the sermon. Stepping Stones to worship for children 3 years-2nd grade is available, during the sermon for 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. 

We would love to see you soon!