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.
We are in Squirrel Hill.
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. There will be no 8:00 service on December 25.
9:00 am Breakfast (bagels and coffee provided).
9:30 am Bible study and discussion. All ages are welcome. We are now studying the book of Esther.
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.
9:00 am-1:00 pm Monday-Thursday
The church office can be contacted at RedeemerChurch@aol.com or 412-422-7100.
Join us on Tuesdays at 7pm. We are currently reading The Process of Forgiveness by Fr. William Meninger. 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.
Homeless Shelter Dinner
Sunday, January 15, 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.
Food for the Poor
Sunday, January 22, Rev. William Beers from Food for the Poor will visit Redeemer, preach at both services, and present a forum following coffee hour. Food for the Poor is an international ministry seeking to relieve poverty and build viable communities through direct aid, health care, and education. January 22′s collection plate offering will be donated to Food for the Poor.
Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday, January 29, 12:00 noon, gather for lunch in the parish hall and the Annual Meeting of our parish, including election of 3 new vestry members. If you are a committee chair, please email your committee report to the church office by January 22 for inclusion in the parish’s annual report.
Presiding Bishop’s Pilgrimage for Reconciliation, Healing, and Evangelism
The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will visit Pittsburgh as the first of five stops on a tour spreading Christ’s message of reconciliation and outreach. Please register in advance using the postcard provided in service bulletins or online. The following events are offered:
- Friday, February 3, 7:00pm, at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Service of Repentance and Reconciliation. Bishop Curry will speak, and we will pray together for the unity of the church.
- Saturday, February 4, 9:30am, at Church of the Holy Cross in Homewood, Breakfast with the Bishops. Youth are invited for fun and conversation with Bishop Curry and our diocesan Bishop McConnell.
- Saturday, February 4, 11:00am, at Church of the Holy Cross in Homewood, Absalom Jones Day Celebration. Bishop Curry will celebrate Holy Eucharist commemorating the witness of Rev. Absalom Jones, the first African-American priest of the Episcopal Church, in a service of Holy Eucharist. Bring an unchurched friend!
- Saturday, February 4, 3:00pm, at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Bridging Divides and Healing Communities. Gather with Bishop Curry and local leaders to listen, learn, and begin to bridge the divides of race and denomination to help bring recovery from addiction, development out of poverty, and the hope of Jesus Christ into the lives of all in our communities.
- Sunday, February 5, 9:00am, at Calvary Church in East Liberty, “Bring a Friend” and Sending of Pilgrims. Bishop Curry will preach, and those who will join him on his pilgrimage will be commissioned and sent. Bring an unchurched friend!
- Sunday, February 5, 11:00am, at St. Stephen’s Church in McKeesport, Taking the Jesus Movement to the Mon. Bishop Curry will preach and celebrate Holy Eucharist in support of “The Mon Valley Mission” and strengthening all of us for evangelism in our communities.