+401-232-7575   office@orelc.org    54 Cedar Swamp Road  |  Smithfield  |  RI  |  02917
    Worship: 8 AM & 10:45 AM  |  Sunday School: 9:30 AM | Wednesday Evenings: 6:30 PM  

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



Palm Sunday, March 25

8 and 10:45 am Services ~ 9:00 am Breakfast ~ No Education Hour

Service begins outside ~ First Communion (10:45 am)


Holy Monday

Holy Tuesday

Holy Wednesday


Maundy Thursday, March 29, 6:30 pm

Individual Absolution ~ Foot-Washing ~ Stripping of the Altar


Good Friday, March 30, 6:30 pm

Seven Last Words


Holy Saturday


Easter Sunday, April 1

8 and 10:45 am Services ~ 9:30 am Egg Hunt ~ No Education Hour



Join your church family at Our Redeemer's Wednesday Lenten suppers anytime after 5:30 pm, Confession available at 6:00 pm, Lenten Service begins at 6:30 pm. Joyfully sponsored by the Acts group on MARCH 21st.



Saturday, March 24, starting at 9:00 am

It's time to spring clean the church with pizza lunch to follow.  We would love to have you volunteer!  Please use sign-up sheet in narthex.



A delicious full breakfast menu on Sunday, March 25, 2018, between services.  Plan to join in the fellowship! Free will offering.  Donations going to LWML Mite box project.



Easter Sunday, April 1 starting at 9:30 am

All babies/toddlers and Sunday school children are invited! Bring friends too!  We will have a craft, snacks and read The Easter Story! No education hour this day.  Outdoors weather permitting..



ORELC will be hosting a supper on the first Wednesday of each month with FREE light dinner fare, soup/salad and sandwiches, drinks and dessert.  Join us starting at 5:30 pm, and then plan on joining us for a brief (40 minute) mid-week Divine Worship Service.  See you on April 4th!



Friends and family are welcome to enjoy great group seats on Friday, April 13 at 7:05pm at the Dunk with other area churches.  Free "Faith Night" concert after the game performed by local faith-based band FAVA!  Flyers in Narthex, due March 26th. 


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

One Small Devotion

Wedding Planner

"See, we are going up to Jerusalem" (Mark 10:33).

Holy Week is fast approaching.  It is the most important week of the Christian year.  It begins March 25.  You wouldn't wait till the night before to plan your wedding.  Holy Week and Easter represent the wedding of Christ and the Church.  Also, the wedding of Christ and your faith.  Now is the time to plan for Holy Week.

Find out your church's schedule of special services.  Be aware of all of them.  Then prayerfully decide which ones you will attend.  Make a real effort to attend on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and of course Easter.  Use Saturday to clean the house in preparation for the happiest day of the year.

As a boy I was taught to believe that Holy Week is like living through the very first Holy Week.  To this day I have trouble sleeping on Thursday night, knowing that my Lord has been betrayed and entered His suffering.  This is the spirit of Holy Week!

And Easter is rightly celebrated when we awake early on Sunday morning to discover that Christ has just now risen from the dead!

Make a good plan and ask God to bless it!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018