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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


    8:00 am Rite I Holy Eucharist.

    9:00 am Breakfast (bagels and coffee provided).

    9:30 am Bible study and discussion. All ages are welcome. Childcare is available.

    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


    6:30pm Evening Prayer. The first Wednesday of each month will be Rite II Holy Eucharist. On June 7, Holy Eucharist will be at 7:00pm.

    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

    Remembering Rev. Lynn Chess Edwards

    Rev. Lynn Chess Edwards, a frequent visitor to Redeemer, went into the eternal embrace of our Heavenly Father on June 4. He was a great priest, a pioneering spiritual healer for the gay community in the 1970’s and 1980’s who was principally involved with the formation of the Shepherd’s Wellness program, and an immensely kind man to all who knew him.

    • Wednesday, June 7, 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm, friends will be received at the Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home, 500 Greenfield Avenue.

    • Thursday, June 8, 11:00am, funeral and burial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 328 Sixth Avenue, Downtown.

    Farewell to Emma

    Friday, June 9, will be our Parish Administrator’s last day on the job. Emma has joined the Young Adult Service Corps and will head off to Liverpool, England, in August. Feel free to stop by, call, or email with your good wishes.

    Represent Redeemer Pride!

    Sunday, June 11, Church of the Redeemer will appear at the Pittsburgh Pride Festival as a congregation welcoming to GLBTQIA people. Parish members and friends are welcome to join us either in the parade or at the booth.

    • 11:30am: Look for our Redeemer banner and join us on Boulevard of the Allies near Smithfield Street to prepare to march in the parade at noon.

    • 1:00-7:00pm: Take an hour or two to sit in our booth on Liberty Avenue near Sixth Avenue, telling visitors about the joys of Redeemer!

    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.

    Farewell to Nathan

    Friday, June 25, following the 10:30 service, we will have a special reception in honor of Organist/Choirmaster Nathan Carterette, who will be moving to Iowa City.

    Outdoor Eucharist

    Sundays, July 2, August 6, and September 3, our 10:30 service will be held outdoors on the rectory lawn (weather permitting).