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
(There will be no 8:00 service, breakfast, or Bible study on Easter Sunday, April 5. Please join us for the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday night!)
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! Wednesday 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. (On March 24, we will meet at 5:00pm at St. Andrew’s, 5801 Hampton Street, Highland Park.) George Kehm, retired professor of systematic theology, leads discussions. We read less than 50 pages weekly. The current book is Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most by Marcus Borg.
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.
- 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.
Sunday, March 29, 10:30am, we will process with palms to commemorate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Please arrive a few minutes early to gather in the parish hall before the procession.
Thursday, April 2, 6:30pm agape meal followed by 7:30pm Holy Eucharist commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples and the institution of the sacrament of Communion.
Friday, April 3.
- 12:00pm Silent Prayer
- 1:30pm Good Friday office
- 7:30pm Stations of the Cross
Saturday, April 4, 9:00pm. The Great Vigil of Easter remembers many times when God delivered the people from darkness and hopelessness, culminating in the Resurrection of Christ. A festive reception will follow the service.
Sunday, April 5, 10:30am Easter Festive Holy Eucharist Rite II Service
Homeless Shelter Dinner
Sunday, April 19, 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.