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    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.

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    We are in Squirrel Hill.

    view of Church of the Redeemer from Forbes Avenue

    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.

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    Services and Schedule


    8:00 am Rite I Holy Eucharist. There will be no 8:00 service on December 25.

    9:00 am Breakfast (bagels and coffee provided).

    9:30 am Bible study and discussion. All ages are welcome. During Advent, we are studying the Gospel stories of Christ’s birth.

    10:30 am Rite II Holy Eucharist. Childcare for young children and church school for older children are available after they attend the first part of the service with their parents.

    11:45 am Coffee Hour


    6:30pm Evening Prayer. The first Wednesday of each month will be Rite II Holy Eucharist.

    Office Hours

    9:00 am-1:00 pm Monday-Thursday

    The church office can be contacted at RedeemerChurch@aol.com or 412-422-7100.

    Book Group

    Join us on Tuesdays at 7pm. We are currently reading George Kehm’s essays on theological topics.Click here to download a PDF of “Recovering Creation”. December 6, we will have a special meeting at 5pm at Gloriana St. Clair’s home for Holy Eucharist and potluck dinner. Newcomers are welcome to Book Group! Contact George Kehm or Gloriana St. Clair for more information.

    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! Friday mornings, 7:15-8:30am, in the parish hall. Note that Centering Prayer has moved from Wednesdays to Fridays.

    Upcoming Events

    Christmas Cookie Decorating

    Sunday, December 11, after the 10:30 service, we will decorate cookies to bring holiday joy to the patients of Heritage Shadyside and the homeless people sheltered by East End Cooperative Ministry. Please bring one dozen sugar cookies. Decorating materials will be provided. Nathan will play the piano for carol singing!

    Regis Smolko Received to the Priesthood

    Saturday, December 17, at St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church, Franklin Park, The Rev. Regis J. Smolko will be received into the Episcopal priesthood. His parish family at Redeemer has been asked to participate in the reception following the service. Please contact Fr. Michael if you plan to attend. To contribute to a gift for Regis, please make out your check to Redeemer with “Smolko gift” on the memo line.

    Homeless Shelter Dinner

    Sunday, December 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.

    Blue Christmas

    Wednesday, December 21, 6:30pm, a service of Holy Communion addressing the quiet and longing that comes with the Christmas season when we are challenged by grief, distance from family physically or emotionally, poor health, or the need for spiritual healing. Come and open your heart to God, whose comfort is there to meet you.

    Christmas Services

    • Saturday, December 24, 4:30pm, Posada service re-enacting the journey of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter in Bethlehem. This family-friendly service will be followed by cookies and hot beverages in the Fireplace Room.
    • Saturday, December 24, 10:00pm, Choral Prelude followed by 10:30pm Festival Eucharist, followed by a festive reception in the Parish Hall.
    • Sunday, December 25, 10:30am, Holy Eucharist, followed by coffee, tea, and Fr. Michael’s homemade scones. (There will be no 8:00 service on December 25.)

    Feast of the Epiphany

    Friday, January 6, 7:00pm, celebrate God’s Light revealed to us through Christ with a service of Evensong, followed by a reception in the Rectory.