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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. During Lent, we are studying the book of Job.

    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

    There will be no 8:00 service, breakfast, or Bible study on Easter Sunday, April 16.


    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. We are currently reading The Firebrand and the First Lady. Newcomers are welcome to Book Group! Contact George Kehm or 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 home of Gloriana St. Clair–contact the church office for directions.

    Upcoming Events

    East End Lenten Preaching Series

    Each week, one parish will host the others for dinner at 6:00pm and Holy Eucharist with a guest preacher at 7:00pm.

    • Tuesday, March 7, at Calvary, 315 Shady Avenue, Dr. Julie Smith
    • Tuesday, March 14, at St. Thomas, 378 Delaware Avenue in Oakmont, The Rev. Rodney Lyde
    • Tuesday, March 21, at St. Andrew’s, 5801 Hampton Street, Bishop Dorsey McConnell
    • Tuesday, March 28, at Redeemer, The Rev. Liddy Barlow
    • Tuesday, April 4, at St. James, 11524 Frankstown Road in Penn Hills, The Rev. Randy Bush.

    Inquirers’ Classes

    Sundays, March 19 and 26 and April 2, at noon, Fr. Michael will explore our Episcopal identity: how we came to be, who we are, and potential paths for our denomination. Those who are inquiring more deeply about the Episcopal denomination are welcome to attend any or all sessions.

    Volunteer at the food bank!

    Saturday, April 8, 9:00am-1:00am, join fellow Episcopalians from around the diocese for a workday at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, sorting and packing food in their warehouse in Duquesne. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and able to stand for at least 2 consecutive hours. Contact JJmestephenson [at] verizon [dot] net to register.

    Palm Sunday

    Sunday, April 9, 10:30am, gather in the parish hall for the procession with palm fronds, commemorating the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem for the last week of his earthly life.

    Holy Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 12, 7:30pm, Stations of the Cross. This service follows the journey of Jesus through trial, carrying the cross, and crucifixion.

    Maundy Thursday

    Thursday, April 13, 6:30pm simple meal commemorating the Last Supper, followed by 7:30pm Holy Eucharist.

    Good Friday

    Friday, April 14

    • 12:00 noon, Silent Prayer
    • 1:30pm Good Friday Office with Communion from reserved sacrament
    • 7:30pm Good Friday Office with Communion from reserved sacrament

    Easter Vigil

    Saturday, April 15, 9:00pm, we remember the dark time after the death of Jesus and remember the many stories of God’s saving grace throughout history, followed by the first Festival Eucharist of Easter and a joyous reception.

    Easter Sunday

    Sunday, April 16, 10:30am Festival Eucharist. (There will be no 8:00 service, breakfast, or Bible study this day.)

    Homeless Shelter Dinner

    Sunday, April 16, 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.

    Marriage of Fr. William Ogburn

    Tuesday, May 2, 2:00pm, at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, New York City, our former organist and choirmaster will have a Blessing of his Marriage to Jonathan. Afternoon tea will follow. If you plan to attend, please email Fr. William.