+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

BAGS OF HOPE

Our Redeemer is again supporting His Providence Church in Seekonk, 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 through October 28th. ORELC volunteers can help wrap gifts and pack duffle bags on Tuesday, November 27th from 6-9pm.  Signup on the OTHERS board.  The below link will open an Amazon Wishlist for Bags of Hope. 

BOH Amazon Wishlist 

ACOLYTES ARE AMAZINGLY AWESOME
Any young boy or girl, who has completed the 3rd grade or above, has a beautiful opportunity to serve on the altar as an acolyte.  Parents, please encourage your children to serve the church. Elder Jeff Carlson can be reached for more details and training. 

 

 

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING

The Church Council invites you to attend the next meeting scheduled for Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  Council meets on the third Monday of the month, all are welcome.  Minutes available by request to the office secretary.

 

THANKSGIVING WORSHIP SERVICE

Thanksgiving Worship Service will be on Tuesday, November 20th at 6:30 pm with Rev. Paul Lantz.  The church office will be closed Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 22, 2018.

 

FLOWER SALES

The Altar Guild's annual poinsettia flower sale will run from December 2nd through December 9th.. Orders can be placed in the narthex with the Altar guild starting in December.    

 

HANGING OF THE GREENS

It is always a joy to work together to prepare the church for the Advent Season and for the many days of Christmas. Please join us for the Greening of the Church on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24th at 9:00am. Pizza lunch provided.

 

2018 FLOWERS

Altar flower memorials and thanksgivings are a lovely way to remember loved ones or mark a special occasion.  The 2018 chart is in the office with many fall and winter openings.  Please write your name on the requested date, along with the intention name or occasion.  Cost is $40 total for the two altar bouquets and the sponsor is welcome to bring the flowers home.  

 

"JOYS OF CHRISTMAS" BAZAAR

Come join the festivites on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Baked goods, jam, jellies, relishes, various craft items, gift items, including handmade sweaters, plus sweets, decorative touches for the holidays! Delicious breakfast and lunch items from our kitchen to eat while you shop!

 

 

CHRISTMAS CAROLING
Come and bring some Christmas cheer to our senior neighbors on  Sunday, December 2nd! Lunch will be served immediately following Divine Service and Education Hour. We will carol at local nursing homes from 1 – 4 pm, dinner will be served following caroling. Everyone is welcome! Sign ups in Narthex. 

CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY

SAVE THE DATE: ORELC will celebrate together on Saturday, December 8th at 6:00 pm at Emmily's Family Style Restaurant, 103 Putnam Pike, Johnston.  Social Board will present meal choices and sign ups soon.

 

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