What denomination is John Knox Presbyterian Church?
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
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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?
Currently, worship at John Knox is entirely virtual: every Sunday morning at 11:00 am Central over Zoom. Contact Pastor Kate for login information (firstname.lastname@example.org) and you will receive our virtual bulletin and login information to join 60-70 friends over Zoom for worship.
Normally (in a non-COVID world), there are two opportunities for Worship on Sunday mornings:
8:45 am Chapel Service
11:00 am Sanctuary Service
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 is an opportunity to connect with God and one another. At John Knox, Biblical stories are re-told in new and compelling ways as we wrestle together to discern how scripture is still speaking and how we can respond in ministry and mission.
Being good Presbyterians, there will be liturgy, (a call to worship that invites a response from the congregation, a prayer of confession and affirmation of faith that we read together) and both of our pastors can preach excellent, challenging sermons.
Our musical offerings vary, so depending on when you visit, you may hear an organ piece, our contemporary houseband, handbells, good ol' hymns, a trombone trio, choir anthem, or an operatic soprano.
Our pastors work hard to cultivate a sense of anticipation each week. Creativity in worship is guaranteed! The John Knox Family gathers for worship not knowing what will happen on any given Sunday, but confident that it will be good, and challenging, and faithful. Whether you worship with us online, in the chapel, or Sanctuary, you will be welcomed wholeheartedly.
We love greeting one another and passing the peace (come visit, you'll see what we mean). We welcome old souls and screaming babies, questioning doubters and frozen chosen, people who are culturally and racially diverse, differently abled, LGBTQ+, and especially, you!
Do I have to be a member to take Communion?
Nope! Communion is offered the first Sunday of every month (and other special occasions) and if you 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)
What is the email address for John Knox Presbyterian Church?
Our Office Administrator, Teri Johnson, will be happy to answer your questions or direct you where you need to go. She is a fount of knowledge and compassion!
What is the phone number and fax number for John Knox Presbyterian Church?
Call any time, but someone will definitely be in the office to answer your call Monday - Friday, 8:30-4:30 Central.
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.