+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

WINTER EXTRAVAGANZA

NED Youth Commission presents a Winter Extravaganza for Middle School Youth! Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26, 2017. Join us for music, Bible study, a servant event, snow tubing, Sunday Worship, fellowship and most of all FUN!  Registration deadline is Sunday, January 29th.

 

CCLC

Whether you are considering membership here at Our Redeemer, have been a member for a while, or are just curious to learn what we're all about, this 7-week class will provide deep insights into our Christian faith.  New CCLC classes will start soon and be held on Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings.  

 

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

Prayer for the Nation

On Sunday, in view of the inauguration, I led the congregation in the following prayer for the nation.  I received a number of positive comments about the prayer, and so I'm putting it here for use throughout this week.  It comes from page 313 of Lutheran Service Book.

Almighty God, You have given us this good land as our heritage.  Grant that we remember Your generosity and constantly do Your will.  Bless our land with honest industry, truthful education, and an honorable way of life.  Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil course of action.  Grant that we, who came from many nations with many different languages, may become a united people.  Support us in defending our liberties, and give those to whom we have entrusted the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that there may be justice and peace in our land.  When times are prosperous, may our hearts be thankful, and in troubled times do not let our trust in You fail; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017