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.
With great joy we welcome our new rector, the Reverend Michael Foley!
Lenten message from the rector:
Greetings, friends and family of Redeemer,
As we continue on the Lenten way, we have the opportunity to anticipate Holy Week. Please read these notes that have been part of this community in years past that beautifully detail the liturgy and theology surrounding the passage from Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday. Consider taking time to meditate on these notes, as to engage these rites is to engage our Lord in his passage from suffering, to death and then to his glorious new life.
I wish you a blessed Lent,
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. (There will be no 8:00 service on Easter Sunday, April 20.)
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.
Redeemer Concert Series
Join us for our Sunday Concert Series “Renaissance at Redeemer” and the monthly “First Fridays” lunch concerts – brownbag lunch welcome. Click here for details.
Centering Prayer Group
This group meets every Tuesday morning, 7:00-8:30am. (Meetings may be cancelled in excessively cold or inclement weather!) 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.
During Lent, Book Group will be meeting on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. The current book is Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong. See George Kehm for books.
East End Lenten Series
Each week during Lent, join Episcopalians from around the East End for 6:00pm supper and 7:00pm Holy Eucharist featuring sermons preached by our local clergy. There is no charge for the meal, and all are welcome!
- Wednesday, March 12, Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue (corner of Shady & Walnut) in East Liberty/Shadyside
- Tuesday, March 18, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 378 Delaware Avenue, Oakmont
- Tuesday, March 25, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 600 Pitt Street, Wilkinsburg
- Tuesday, April 1, Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill
- Tuesday, April 8, Church of the Holy Cross, 7507 Kelly Street, Homewood
Sunday, April 13, 10:30am, procession with palms, Passion Play, and Holy Eucharist.
Thursday, April 17
6:00pm simple supper of bread, cheese, fruit, and wine. Please sign up on the bulletin board, speak with Joan Gundersen, or call the church office if you are able to contribute food for the meal or help set up or clean up.
7:00pm Holy Eucharist with foot-washing and stripping of the altar.
8:00pm Vigil at the Altar of Repose. We will “watch and pray” in the Lady Chapel until midnight, then continue the Vigil at home. Please sign up on the bulletin board or speak with Pastor Michael if you are willing to commit to a specific period of time for this quiet meditation.
Friday, April 18
12:00 noon meditation in church.
7:00pm Stations of the Cross.
Saturday, April 19, 8:30pm, Lighting of the New Fire and Festival Eucharist, followed by a festive reception. Please sign up at Palm Sunday coffee hour, speak with Becca Stallings, or call the church office if you are able to contribute food for the reception or help set up or clean up.
Sunday, April 20, 10:30am, Festival Eucharist, followed by a festive reception and children’s Easter Egg hunt. Please sign up at Palm Sunday coffee hour, speak with Becca Stallings, or call the church office if you are able to contribute food for the reception or help set up or clean up.