+401-232-7575   office@orelc.org    54 Cedar Swamp Road  |  Smithfield  |  RI  |  02917
    Worship: 9:15 AM  |  Sunday School: 10:30 AM   

Welcome to Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church! We organize our thinking and doing into four basic areas of focus: Home, Church, Groups and Others. We call it Forward To Basics and these four areas are interconnected and work together motivated by the love of Christ.

Upcoming Events


October is Clergy Appreciation month! It's a wonderful opportunity for us to thank each and everyone one of our visiting pastors for his care and support to our congregation here at Our Redeemer!





We thank Rev. Dr. Zwernemann for leading us in worship and bringing us the Lord's Supper this Sunday, October 20th.



Our Redeemer is again supporting His Providence Church (now in Swansea, MA) with their Bags of Hope project, which provides monogrammed duffle bag filled with comfort items to local children in foster care. Ornaments with the name of a local foster child written on it can be purchased for $25 from October 13th - October 27th. ORELC volunteers can help wrap gifts and pack duffle bags on Monday, December 2nd from 6-8pm.  Signup on the OTHERS board.  The below link will open an Amazon Wishlist for Bags of Hope. 

BOH Amazon Wishlist 


Young people, starting in the third grade, have a beautiful opportunity to serve on the altar as an acolyte.  Parents, please encourage your responsible children to serve the church and share their time and talent. Elder Jeff Carlson can be reached for more details and training. 





BELIEVE that you can make a difference: JOIN the Our Redeemer banquet table at the CareNet 30th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser event being held on Friday, November 1st at  7:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Grand Ballroom, Warwick, RI. Please support their important ministry by registering with Kate or Pat, our group hosts. Signups also on bulletin board in narthex.

Online registration 


The Church Council invites you to attend the next meeting scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm.  All are welcome to attend. Minutes available by request to the office and are posted in the narthex.





Celebrating Reformation Sunday on Sunday, October 27, 2019 with Rev. Daniel Schmelzer.






Rev. Daniel Schmelzer and Capstone Ministries will be visiting Our Redeemer on October 27th. You can link to their latest Newsletter below.  There will be a love offering collected when Rev. Dan serves us with both Word and Sacrament on this observance of Reformation Day.   

Capstone Ministries 


Our Redeemer Trunk-or-Treating event is on Sunday, October 27th following Service for the children and friends. Save the date and start planning your costume and car trunk decorations! Hallelujah Party following with games, pot luck fare and more in Martin Hall! Sign-ups in narthex.




Friday, November 1st is All Saints' Day and will be observed at Our Redeemer on Sunday, November 3rd with Rev. Adolf Wismar.


Who are we?

Our Redeemer is a beacon of faith, hope and love in Jesus Christ.

What is our purpose?

Leading with the Gospel, Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church is a family of faith, built by God's Grace, fed by His Word, sharing the saving love of Christ.

What is our mission?

What impact will we have?

Anchored in Christ, we will be a congregation known for shining His light into the world, joyfully speaking of our love for Him, and enfolding people in all stages of life into the household of faith.

What are our core values?

Steadfastness - Firm, Fixed, Steady
Compassion - To suffer along side another
Prayer - An act of worship wherein we bring our petitions before God with our hearts and lips and offer up praise and thanksgiving to Him.
Joy - A response of gladness to the work of God