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. 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
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! Tuesday mornings, 7:00-8:30am.
All are welcome to attend on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. George Kehm, retired professor of systematic theology, leads discussions. We read less than 50 pages weekly. The current book is Why Priests by Garry Wills.
We welcome our new rector!
On May 17, the Rev. Michael Brian Foley was installed as the eighth Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. Many thanks to all who contributed to this joyous and glorious service!
Click here for the sermon by the Rev Canon M. Dennis O’Pray.
Click here for pictures.
Two Pilgrimage Films
- Thursday, December 4, 7:00pm: Into Great Silence, a silent documentary of the devotion of the cloistered Carthusian monks of France, creates an inner pilgrimage into solitude and contemplation.
- Wednesday, December 17, 7:00pm: Walking the Camino takes us along the Camino de Santiago in Spain with pilgrims from across the globe. Fr. Michael walked the Camino in 2010 and will share his reflections after the film.
Blue Christmas Service
Sunday, December 21, 7:30pm, we welcome those who prefer a quieter, less festive observance of Advent and Christmas. This service is ideal for anyone who finds the holiday season challenging because of the loss of loved ones or other personal struggles. Please feel free to attend and to invite someone who would be helped by this offering.
Homeless Shelter Dinner
Sunday, December 21, Redeemer will serve the evening meal at the East End Cooperative Ministry shelter. If you can help serve or donate food to be served, see the bulletin board or contact the church office to learn how to sign up.
Wednesday, December 24, welcome the newborn Light of the World at two festive services:
- 4:00pm Posada service dramatizing the journey of Mary and Joseph as they try to find lodging in Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. After the service, come up to the Library for a reading of Clement C. Moore’s poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”.
- 9:00pm Choral Eucharist.
Each service will be followed by a festive reception in the Parish Hall.