+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


Your church needs YOU to teach Summer Sunday School just for one day.  The program could not be simpler: you choose to show a video or teach a scripted lesson.  Sign-up sheet in the Narthex for one of the six Summer Sundays yet to be filled! Call the church office with inquiries.



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.



The Rhode Island Blood Center will be at ORELC for our annual blood drive on Sunday, August 27th, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Stop by before or after Divine Service to donate!  Thank you!



The Sunday School year starts in September.  Prayerfully consider joining this wonderful ministry to give of oneself while placing Faith, Hope and Love at the forefront of our youngsters lives.  Our Redeemer is looking for a co-assistant, teachers and substitutes. See the Narthex bulletin board for more details or call the church office.  Thank you.


Sunday, September 10th is the annual church picnic at Stamp Farms in Exeter, RI at 12:30pm.  Social Board is providing hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks.  Sign-up in the Narthex now to indicate your pot-luck appetizer, side-dish or dessert items. Bring swimsuits for all the water activities too!



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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

Bring Them Up

"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord" (Eph. 6:4).

After considering these words of Paul, I wrote the following lines as part of a hymn.

O father, mother, listen well,
And Scripture will the secret tell:
To keep them from a bitter heart,
Instruct your children from the start
In the Commandments and the Creed
And in the Prayer for ev'ry need.

"Commandments," "Creed," and "Prayer" refer to the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, and the Lord's Prayer.  They are the first three things in Luther's Small Catechism and the most fundamental.  Children should hear these three things from the time they are born (and even while in the womb).

The Commandments teach them wrong and right, and how to identify sin.  The Creed teaches them everything they need to know about God, especially the forgiveness of sins.  And the Prayer teaches them what to say to God in every situation.

Parents, do your duty.  Love your children by teaching them what will last their whole lives and into eternity!

Monday, August 14, 2017