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.
Sunday Services and Schedule
8:00 am Rite I Holy Eucharist.
9:00 am Breakfast (bagels)
9:30 am Study and discussion of the day’s Gospel reading. All ages are welcome. Childcare is available.
10:30 am Rite II Holy Eucharist and Church School. Childcare is available.
11:45 am Coffee Hour
9:00 am-1:00 pm Monday-Thursday
The church office can be contacted at RedeemerChurch@aol.com or 412-422-7100.
Centering Prayer Group
This new group meets every Tuesday morning, 7:00-8:30am. Centering prayer is a receptive, deep method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, in which we experience God’s presence within us. Meetings begin with 20 minutes of centering prayer, followed by lectio divina, a short reading and discussion of relevant spiritual literature, and shared intercessions. For more information, speak with Wiltrud Fassbinder or Dianne Watson.
Book Group meets every Tuesday night at 7:00pm. The current book is Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan. See George Kehm for books.
Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Saturday, November 23, 9:30am-2:00pm. Centering prayer is the way or the tool that helps us consent to God’s presence and action in us… thereby clearing out whatever keeps us from deepening our relationship with God and drawing us ever closer. Discover the meaning of Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God”. Join us for an “Introduction to the Centering Prayer” workshop hosted by Contemplative Outreach of Pittsburgh. Donation is $20.00 per person and includes the workshop and six optional follow-up sessions.
Sunday, November 24, please bring your 2014 pledge card to place in the offering basket. If you did not receive a pledge card, please contact the church office.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Sunday, November 24, please bring non-perishable grocery items to donate to the East End Cooperative Ministry Food Pantry. Macaroni and cheese, instant mashed potatoes, and Hamburger Helper are especially requested. EECM serves over 700 needy families per month in November and December. Let’s share the harvest with our less fortunate neighbors!
Symbol Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, November 24, join us after the 10:30 service to seek out the hidden messages that are found all over our building–in windows, carvings, vestments, and wall hangings. All ages welcome!
Sunday, November 24, 3:30–5:00pm. Topics of discussion will include the diocesan convention, outreach efforts, and the Bishop’s decision on the availability of blessings of same-sex unions in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. (This decision is expected to be announced by the 24th.)
First Friday concert
Friday, December 6, 12:10pm, hear Redeemer’s new grand piano in a 45-minute concert of the music of Bach, Kim, and Chopin. Bring a brown-bag lunch if you like.