Welcome to Oakwood Presbyterian Church

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" at 11:15 am at Following the service, a video recording of the Livestream will be posted on the website. 

SUNDAY school classes

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

  • There are no Sunday school classes during the summer. 
  • Beginning in the fall of 2022, 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 room 124/125 at 9:50 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
    You will need 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

  • This fall, two adult classes will be offered. 

    1. Ben Hagerup will be leading a class on 1 Kings; a continuation of the study he led in 2 Samuel last year. This is an interactive, inductive Bible class averaging about a chapter per week. In addition to seeking to understand the text in its original context, the class will be looking for connections to Jesus in each study. Regardless of Bible study skill or prior participation in 2 Samuel, anyone is welcome! We will meet in room 126.
    2. Tim Eshelman will be leading a class on “The Bible: Why can we trust it?”. The Bible is different from all other literature in that we consider it inerrant and infallible. This class will trace how God’s word was written and transferred down through generations and why we consider it reliable and inspired. We will delve into internal and external literary and historical tests for the reliability of both the Old and New Testaments. Anyone curious about this topic is welcome. We will meet in the Sanctuary.

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. Oakwood's Children's Church is available for children ages 3 years - 1st grade, 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!