+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

NEW MEMBER SUNDAY

On Sunday, April 29th at 8:00am Divine Service, Our Redeemer is very pleased to install two new members into our church family.  Welcome! 

 

WORSHIP SERVICES

Divine Service every Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Please join us!

 

SERVICE SUPPERS

ORELC will be hosting a supper on the first Wednesday of each month with FREE light dinner fare, soup/salad and sandwiches, 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 May 2nd!

 

CARENET RI BANQUET

Join the Our Redeemer table at the Ancora Ultrasound Fundraising Banquet being held on Thursday, May 31st at the Quidnessett Country Club with guest speaker Gordon Douglas. Seating limited and last years event SOLD OUT so please RSVP ASAP.  Kate is our group host. Details on bulletin board in narthex.

Right to Life Ancora Banquet 

RAINBOW FUND

In Memory of Cassandra Grace Duncan, 7th Annual Rainbow Fund Race to Mental Wellness on May 12, 2018 at 9 am.  Running to remove the dark cloud of stigma and bring in the Rainbow of Hope.  Register for this beautiful 5K run/ walk through the scenic town of Richmond RI.

Registration & Info 

2018 GRADUATES

Please call or email the office with any family member graduating High School or College.  We would like to recognize each individual for his/her achievements and honors in the June announcements.  Deadline for publishing is May 27th.

 

ARTS & CRAFT GROUP

The Arts & Crafts Group meets every Monday in Martin Hall  beginning at 9:30 am. Everyone is welcome! We make items for our annual bazaar and you do not have to be a great artist to belong. If you do not have the time to join us on Mondays then you can still contribute by making items at home and bringing them into the Church. 

 

GROUNDS

Our Redeemer is in need of your green thumb to take care of a flower bed on the church grounds.  The signup/property map is in the Narthex and needs a few more volunteers!  Ask a Trustee any question; they are here to help you!

 

2018 FLOWERS

The 2018 Flower Chart is open for requests!  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 donors are welcome to bring their flowers home.  

 

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

Best Day Ever

"For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ" (Gal. 3:27).

As part of his chapel message, a Lutheran high school teacher asked students, "What was the best day in the history of the world?"  He then led them to consider and believe that the answer would be "the first Easter."  The Day of Resurrection!

Hard to argue.  That's a very good answer to a very interesting question!

It made me think, though, of some other very big days.  The first that came to mind was the day the Son of God took flesh in the womb of Mary.  Then I thought about the first Christmas.  I thought for a long time about the first Good Friday.  I found myself thinking about the Ascension, and then the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.

And I began to question the question.  Why do we have to pick just one day?  The Gospel gives us many best days of which to think, each one adding to our faith.

Then it dawned on me.  No, there is a best day.  The best day ever is the day I was baptized into Christ, because on that one day the incarnation, birth, death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ were all at once applied to me, together with the Holy Spirit.

Best day ever?  Your Baptism!

And then by reminding you of your Baptism, God makes today the best day too!

Thursday, April 26, 2018