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.
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
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 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.
Social Justice and Outreach Forum
Sunday, March 5, following the 10:30 service, Brittany Buttry-Watson will discuss Foundation of Hope, an interfaith organization that works with incarcerated and recently-released individuals, and opportunities to volunteer.
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.
Thursday, March 9, join us in viewing “13th” about the links between slavery and the modern prison system.
“Do All Such Good Works as Thou Hast Prepared for Us to Walk In”
Sunday, March 12, 12:15pm, Joan Gundersen will present the stories of three women who, by living their faith, changed the United States: Frances Perkins, Constance Baker Motley, and Vida Scudder.
Saturday, March 18, 4:00-7:00pm, meet in the Parish Hall for knitting and conversation. Please contact Elena Swann with any questions.
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.
Homeless Shelter Dinner
Sunday, March 19, 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.