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.
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. During the winter, centering prayer will be held at the home of Gloriana St. Clair; contact the church office for details.
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 People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity by Dwight Zscheile.
Tuesday, February 17, we give thanks for God’s provisions that meet our needs in preparation for Lent. Members of St. Stephen’s and Holy Cross parishes will be joining our celebration, and everyone is invited–tell your friends!
- 6:00pm Pancake Supper.
- 7:00pm Compline service.
Wednesday, February 18, we begin the penitential season of Lent with the ashes of last year’s palm fronds as a reminder of our mortality.
- 7:45am Imposition of Ashes
- 7:30pm Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
Renewal Ministries presentation
Sunday, February 22, 12:15pm, Renewal Ministries of Pittsburgh and Brittany Buttry-Watson will give a presentation about African-Americans and the judicial system.
East End Lenten Preaching Series
Join other Episcopal congregations for weekly 6:00pm fellowship dinners (free of charge) followed by 7:00pm Holy Eucharist with a special focus on preaching.
- Wednesday, February 25, Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue, Shadyside/East Liberty. The Rev. Moni McIntyre, Rector of Holy Cross, will preach.
- Tuesday, March 3, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 378 Delaware Avenue, Oakmont. The Rev. T.J. Freeman, Curate of Calvary Church, will preach.
- Tuesday, March 10, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill. The Rev. Eric McIntosh, Rector of St. James, will preach. If you can make a pot of soup for this meal or help with set-up or clean-up, please sign up on the bulletin board or contact Joan Gundersen.
- Tuesday, March 17, St. James Episcopal Church, 11524 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. The Rev. Jeff Murph, Rector of St. Thomas, will preach.
- Tuesday, March 24, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 5801 Hampton Street, Highland Park. The Rev. Nano Chalfant-Walker, Rector of St. Stephen’s, will preach.
Moving from Marches to Measurables
Thursday, February 26, Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network will hold a community meeting with Pittsburgh Police Chief McLay at Baptist Temple Church, 7241 Race Street in Homewood. Bus transportation from Redeemer will be available at 5:15pm, or gather at Baptist Temple for a light meal beginning at 5:00pm, choir performance at 6:30pm, and session with Chief McLay at 7:00-8:00pm.
Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi
Deposits will be taken through March 1 for this journey. Friday, February 27, 7:00pm, Fr. Michael and Jesse Lebus will meet with those who have made reservations.
Homeless Shelter Dinner
Sunday, March 15, 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.