Ed Friedenberger is Zion’s other full time Staff member in addition to Pastor Dan. Zion’s worship team is blessed with some of Pittsburgh’s finest musicians and singers. Ed Friedenberger leads the Worship ministry and directs the choirs that form for special Services and Special events throughout the year. Ed is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Music, and the Pennsylvania Governors School of the Arts. Ed was voted Pittsburgh’s best pianist twice; even though the saxophone was his primary instrument. Ed has a wonderful ability to combine passionate, Spirit led worship with musical excellence. Joining him on the platform are Dennis Walendziewicz on the drums and Lou Schreiber on a variety of horns. Each of them have played professionally for many years with well known Pittsburgh bands like “Five Guys Named Moe”. The singers are anchored by Judy Schmigel. The worship team on Wednesday evenings have combinations of different musicians playing along with Ed. Ed is married to his wife Debbie. They are blessed with three children and one grandchild.
On the final Saturday evening of each month the Oasis Coffee Center (1912 Brownsville Road) is home to an enjoyable evening of relaxing, talking, laughing, and playing Board Games with friends! The doors open at 6:00 pm, and good times continue in an upscale Coffee Shop environment for a couple of hours. Game Night is suitable for all ages, although children should be accompanied by a parent or some other responsible adult. Come along for a nice evening, and have a great time.
"Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burdens,
even the God who is our salvation." Psalm 68:19