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 and coffee provided)
9:30 am Bible study and discussion. This autumn we are studying the Epistle of James.
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
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! Wednesday mornings, 7:00-8:30am. For more information, speak with Wiltrud Fassbinder or Gloriana St. Clair.
All are welcome to attend on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. The current book is Road to Character by David Brooks. For a copy of the book or more information, speak with George Kehm or Gloriana St. Clair.
Saturday, October 10, 10:30am, Andrew Eppich and Stephen Schall will have their wedding at Church of the Redeemer. All are invited!
What happened at General Convention, and why should you care?
Sunday, October 11, 12:30pm, Joan Gundersen will report on the highlights of this year’s General Convention of The Episcopal Church and the measures passed that will have an impact on us in Pittsburgh.
CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday, October 11, Church of the Redeemer will be a rest stop for people walking to raise money to fight hunger. Learn more about the CROP Hunger Walk. If you would like to walk, registration begins at 1:00pm at South Methodist Church, 733 South Avenue, Wilkinsburg. We need three volunteers at Redeemer 2:20-3:30pm to carry pitchers, serve cups of water, and direct walkers to our restrooms; contact Marianne Novy (mnovy [at] pitt [dot] edu) if you can help.
We Refuse to Be Enemies
Friday-Saturday, October 16-17, this conference at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary introduces participants to the reality of the struggle for a just peace in Palestine-Israel. Click here for more information.
Saturday, October 17, 4:00-7:00pm, at the home of Elena Swann (contact swann_elena [at] hotmail [dot] com for directions). Bring your knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, or other project and a potluck dish to share. Gather to enjoy each other’s company and consider a recurring group meeting. Beginners welcome! Men too!
Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek at Redeemer
Sunday, October 18, Rev. Dr. Ateek will preach at the 10:30 service. Rev. Dr. Ateek is the founder of Sabeel, which means “the way” in Arabic, and the keynote speaker at We Refuse to Be Enemies (see above).
Homeless Shelter Dinner
Sunday, October 18, 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.
Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25. Tell all your friends to plan on shopping for used books! Please donate unwanted books for the sale, in the collection box outside the parish office. Sale times and volunteer opportunities will be announced soon.