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)
9:30 am Study and discussion of the day’s Gospel reading. 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
This group meets every Tuesday morning, 7:00-8:30am. Centering prayer is a receptive, deep method of silent prayer that prepares us to experience God’s presence within us. Meetings begin with 20 minutes of centering prayer, followed by lectio divina, a short reading and discussion of relevant spiritual literature, and shared intercessions. Join us!
All are welcome to attend on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. The current book is The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Installation Service on May 17
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!
Sunday, August 24, the 10:30 Eucharist will be celebrated outdoors on the lawn–weather permitting!
Sunday, August 24, 3:30-5:00pm, will be the monthly meeting of Integrity, the LGBTQA advocacy group of The Episcopal Church, in the Redeemer parish hall. Discussion will center on recent developments in Uganda affecting LGBTQA people. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Wednesday Evening Prayer
Wednesday, September 3, 6:30pm, we will have a short service of Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel, followed by a simple supper.
Sunday, September 7, we will “kick off” the new school year and the new football season! Students and teachers will be recognized in the 10:30 service. After the service, gather in the parish hall for a free “tailgate” lunch and watch the Steelers season opener game on a big-screen TV.
Adult Forum: Meet the Author
Sunday, September 14, Elizabeth Drescher will visit Redeemer to discuss her book Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Life of America’s Nones about religiously unaffiliated Americans.
Saturday, September 20, 9:30am-noon, gather to clean up Redeemer’s gardens and lawns. Also, see the parish hall bulletin board or speak to Sally Getty to learn how to adopt a garden plot to care for whenever you have the time.
Homeless Shelter Dinner
Sunday, September 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.