+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


We welcome Rev. Mark Schaarschmidt to Our Redeemer this Sunday! Thank you Pastor for leading us in worship and bringing us the Lord's Supper.  No ABC this Sunday, as we enjoy our second annual Family Fun Day!



On Sunday, August 25th Our Redeemer is planning a day full of fun for the whole family!  Plan to join us for service (causal Sunday with flip flops allowed) ) and then we will get the party started!  There will be hot dogs & hamburgers, and a sign up for side dishes & desserts. We plan on having a  bounce house, some water play areas, lawn games and more!  See you there!  



The Rhode Island Blood Center will be at ORELC for our annual blood drive on Sunday, August 25th, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. Stop by before or after Divine Service to donate inside the Bloodmobile!




In observance of the Federal holiday, the church office will be closed on Monday, September 21, 2019 for Labor Day.





Parents with students (7th-12th grade) desiring to be confirmed, should plan to attend a kickoff meeting on September 8th following service.  Gather in the Confirmation classroom in Martin Hall to hear the presentation for the coming year!



Save the date! Rally Day is September 8th!  Please register your preK-12th grade children NOW via paper forms in the narthex. Our Sunday School is for pre-K (potty trained) through 6th grade, our Confirmation Class is for grades 7 and 8, and youth group for confirmed and grades 9 - 12. The Sunday school program needs a few good people to teach.  Come & join us in giving the children of ORELC the best gift-the gift of Christ's love!



SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, September 8th at 12:30 pm.  Social Board is providing hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Come be part of the fellowship, food and fun! Bring swimsuits for all the water activities and your pot-luck item.


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