What denomination is John Knox Presbyterian Church?
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Where is John Knox Presbyterian Church located?
Our address is 2929 East 31st Street, Tulsa, OK, 74105
Find us in Midtown Tulsa on 31st Street (Between Harvard and Lewis)
How do I find the church and everything on the campus?
John Knox is located on 31st Street in Tulsa between Harvard and Lewis (the north side of the street).
The first parking lot entrance from Harvard will put you nearest the Chapel (the southeast side of the church, near our carving of Great Mother Bear). The Chapel is immediately to your right as you enter the door.
To access the Sanctuary, follow the third parking lot entrance with signs for 'Office'. Upon finding northwest entrance under the portico, turn right as you enter and find the Sanctuary straight in front of you.
For the Fellowship Hall, park anywhere near the middle parking lot entrance and access the glass door near the circle drive. The Fellowship Hall will be straight ahead and Sunday School classes are found in the hallway directly to the left of Fellowship Hall.
Is your building accessible?
Yes! All of our main outside entrances have ramps and there is a lift for navigating different levels.
For access to our main Sanctuary, the doors on the northwest side of the building have accessible parking and a ramp.
To access the Chapel, the entrance is on the southeast side of the building.
Fellowship Hall can be accessed by entering the doors on the south side of the building (facing 31st street).
When is worship and Sunday School?
There are two opportunities for Worship on Sunday mornings:
8:45 am Chapel Service
11:00 am Sanctuary Service
[On September 23, there will be ONE worship service at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall]
Sunday School is from 9:45-10:45 am
JK University (for adults) is in the Conference Room
JK Academy (for kids of all ages) is in Classroom C-106
What is worship like at John Knox Presbyterian Church?
Worship at John Knox resists the limits of labels:
Our worship is contemporary in the sense that it seeks to reach people in the 21st century.
Our worship is also traditional in the sense that it is rooted in the Scriptures.
We utilize a variety of instrumentation: organ, piano, guitar, drums, bass, bells.
We also have House Band along with two choirs - Sanctuary Choir and From the Heart Singers.
To aid in our worship experience, we have a projector screen for multi-sensory worship used each Sunday.
Hymnals and Bibles are also available in the pews to follow along.
Our pastors work hard to cultivate a sense of anticipation each week.
Creativity in worship is guaranteed!
Preaching and Painting during the season of Lent that leads up to Easter is a good example of how we combine faithful imagination with the proclamation of the Gospel.
The Family gathers for worship not knowing what will happen on any given Sunday but confident that it will be good, and challenging, and faithful.
Remembering that God is the focus of our worship helps us to hear and discern God's Word for us and for the world.
Additionally, worship at John Knox welcomes children and we hope parents will feel free to bring their kids into the warmth of the Family that is part of worship. We welcome children of any age and have activity pages at the back of the service to help them stay engaged. A nursery is available with professional child care for infants through three years of age, though we also have rocking chairs at the back of the Sanctuary for squirmy little ones.
Do I have to be a member to take Communion?
No! Communion is offered the first Sunday of every month (and other special occasions) and if you are present in worship with us, you are invited to the Lord's Supper. It is not a John Knox Table, or a Presbyterian Table, but it is Christ's Table and all are welcome.
(Additionally, our Deacons provide home Communion for those who can't make it to worship. Just call the church office for more information)
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What's with the Carved Bear Out Front?
The wood carving in the front of the church near the Chapel entrance is of Great Mother Bear who first appeared in Paw Prints, an Advent-Christmas children's book. Paw Prints is written by our own Pastor Jeff with illustrations by Clark Bell. The carving of Great Mother Bear was commissioned by Marilyn Murphy, in loving memory of her granddaughter Chelsea Rose (the sculpture's rose and heart are special to Chelsea Rose). The carving was done by renown chainsaw artist Clayton Cross.
Copies of Paw Prints are available for order through the church office.