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    The Church of the Redeemer is a welcoming and caring community. Our congregation is curious and questioning. We have a history of social justice and outreach ministries, and lesbian and gay members are integral to our parish life. Worship is the heart of Redeemer’s life – it brings our family and church lives into one as we celebrate the liturgy, the word, and the sacrament together.

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    We are in Squirrel Hill.

    view of Church of the Redeemer from Forbes Avenue

    5700 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

    We are between Murray Avenue and Wightman Street, next door to St. Edmund’s Academy.

    Port Authority bus routes 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 64, and 74 stop at Forbes & Murray avenues.

    Services and Schedule

    Sundays

    8:00 am Rite I Holy Eucharist.

    9:00 am Breakfast (bagels and coffee provided). There will be no breakfast on May 28.

    9:30 am Bible study and discussion. All ages are welcome. Childcare is available. There will be no Bible study on May 28.

    10:30 am Rite II Holy Eucharist. Childcare for young children and church school for older children are available after they attend the first part of the service with their parents.

    11:45 am Coffee Hour

    Wednesdays

    6:30pm Evening Prayer. The first Wednesday of each month will be Rite II Holy Eucharist.

    Office Hours

    9:00 am-1:00 pm Monday-Thursday

    The church office can be contacted at RedeemerChurch@aol.com or 412-422-7100.

    Book Group

    Join us on Tuesdays at 7pm in the parish hall. We are currently reading The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Radical Message of the Lord’s Prayer by John Dominic Crossan. Newcomers are welcome to Book Group! Contact Gloriana St. Clair for more information.

    Centering Prayer Group

    Centering prayer is a deep method of silent prayer that prepares us to experience God’s presence within us. Meetings include centering prayer, lectio divina, and a short reading with discussion. Join us! Friday mornings, 7:15-8:30am, in the parish hall

    Upcoming Events

    Fenceline: A Company Town Divided

    Thursday, May 25, 7:00pm, at Calvary Episcopal Church, the diocesan Social Justice and Outreach Committee will show this documentary about an area of Louisiana affected by Shell petrochemical factories, followed by a panel discussion of Shell’s plans to build a similar factory in Beaver County. Panelists will include Thaddeus Popovich of Allegheny County Clean Air Now, Terrie Baumgardner of Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Committee, and Matt Mehalik who teaches environmental policy at Carnegie Mellon University. All are invited to attend. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided.

    Nathan Carterette on WQED

    Friday, May 26, 8:00pm, our organist and choirmaster Nathan Carterette will perform a live concert on WQED. About 100 seats are available; email Nathan if you would like to attend in person, or tune your radio to 89.3 to enjoy the concert wherever you are!

    Vote on Parish Bylaws

    Sunday, May 28, 12:00 noon, we will have a special parish meeting to vote on proposed amendments to our bylaws. One proposal expands voter eligibility at parish meetings. The other enables the vestry to approve minutes by electronic vote, rather than waiting until their next in-person meeting, to facilitate more efficient posting of minutes to keep parishioners informed of vestry decisions. The proposed amendments have been emailed to parishioners and are posted on the bulletin board outside the parish office.

    Pentecost

    Sunday, June 4, 10:30am, we will celebrate the Holy Spirit with a re-enactment of the Pentecost story from the book of Acts, in which people spoke many languages but could understand one another. If you are able to read aloud fluently in a language other than English, please contact Joan Gundersen to participate.

    Homeless Shelter Dinner

    Sunday, June 18, Redeemer will serve the evening meal at the East End Cooperative Ministry shelter. If you can help serve or donate food to be served, please sign up via SignupGenius or speak with Alison Oehler or the church office.