+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

THANK YOU

Thanks go out to all the members of the Church Constitution rewrite committee who provided a final draft of their work at the September Church Council meeting.  Well Done!

 

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Did you know that the book of Isaiah has been dubbed the fifth gospel?  If you would like to dig into this rich Christ-centered book, please join us in a Women's Bible Study.  We will meet Wednesdays after service, 7:30 - 8:30pm  beginning September 13th.   We are planning a two-part 19 week study.  For more information, contact Veeta Ewan. 

 

ACOLYTES ARE AMAZINGLY AWESOME
Any young boy or girl, who has completed the 3rd grade or above, has a beautiful opportunity to serve.  If you would like to be an acolyte, please plan to attend a training day on October 1st after second service.   Parents, please encourage your children to serve the church. Elder Jeff Carlson can be reached for more details.

 

 

NEW USHERS NEEDED
 

To the men and women of the congregation, including recent Confirmands, prayerfully consider becoming an usher.  We have five great teams and ask you to join us!  Several openings for 10:45am Divine service duty. Please contact Bob Bateman or the church office for more information.

 

LWML SUNDAY

The theme chosen for LWML Sunday 2017 is “Be Ready to Confess Jesus”.  LWML Sunday is celebrated annually in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) churches.  Come celebrate LWML Sunday on October 1st!  Watch for more information about the LWML and becoming involved in reaching others with the love of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

 

SANDWICH SUPPERS

ORELC will be hosting a Sandwich Supper on the first Wednesday of each month with FREE sandwiches, salad, 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 October 4th!

 

OKTOBERFEST

This year Oktoberfest is on Saturday, October 7th at 5:30pm with a free will offering to support Pastor DeGroot and his mission church.  Hope to see you there!

 

CARENET RI BANQUET

Join the Our Redeemer table at the CareNet Banquet being held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Grand Ballroom with guest speaker Daniel Harrington. Seating limited so please RSVP early.  Kate is our group host. Details on bulletin board.

Standing Up for Life Banquet 

HALLELUJAH PARTY

Trick-or-Trunking on Saturday, October 28th from 4:00-6:00 pm.  A fun and safe party for the entire family!

 

LWML PROGRAM

Join the trip to Lancaster, PA. to see the Sight and Sound Production of "Miracle of Christmas" on Friday, November 24, 2017.  Includes round trip coach, matinee show, dinner, overnight accommodations, breakfast on Saturday, and tour of Amish Country. Everything included except food stops on the way down and back.  Cost is around $250. For more information please contact Jackie Lawton, LWML President or call the church office.

Sight & Sound Theater 

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

The Right Attitude

This week's devotion is by Richard Wurmbrand.  And the big news is that a movie is coming out about him in March.  For information and to watch the trailers, visit www.torturedforchrist.com.

"...that they may all be one" (John 17:21).

The British publication New Society has conducted a psychological survey of players in symphony orchestras.  This shows that brass and string players usually have bad opinions of each other.  Woodwind players, especially oboists, are considered as neurotics by their colleagues in the orchestra.  Violin and viola players have uneasy, mutually deprecatory attitudes.

The wonder is that people who tend to be mutually hostile to each other can produce an effect of order and harmony.

The moment the conductor lifts his baton, all these emotions are set apart.  Only one thing counts now: the success of the concert.

The children of this world sometimes are wiser than the children of light.  It is unavoidable that Christians, men and women of such different background, temperaments, experiences of life, cultural levels, nations, races, and social classes should disagree in many things and feel even, however slightly, some hostility toward each other.  We are not only partakers of the divine nature; we are human, too.  But the human side should be put aside for the common worship and the common action in the service of the Lord.

Ask yourself what is greater: the cause which we serve in common or the matter in which we differ?  Then you will have the right attitude of love.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017