+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

HOLOCAUST STAMPS PROJECT

Thank you for all those ORELC members who have collected and donated stamps to the community service learning program at Foxborough Regional Charter School.  We have gathered in total 9.3 million stamps—well on our way to the 11 million goal to honor ALL those who died during the Holocaust. Annual Open House for the Project is April 30, 2017 from 1:00 -3:00 pm at the Foxborough Regional Charter School 131 Central Street, Foxborough, MA. You will be able to see all the artwork created by the children, and have an opportunity to hear Mr. Sam Weinreb a survivor of the Auschitz-Birkenau concentration camp.  Mr. Weinreb will tell his truly amazing tale of survival. Signs will direct you to the media center.

One Postage Stamp – For Each Victim of the Holocaust

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COMING TO COMMUNION IN THE LUTHERAN CHURCH

Exciting NEW Member Class to begin on Sunday, May 7, 2017 during the Education hour at 9:30 a.m.!   Anyone interested in learning about what we believe here as Missouri Synod Lutherans at Our Redeemer is welcome to join us.  Please see Sue Smith, Lay Deacon trainee, or Pastor Matt for more information.

 

RAINBOW FUND

In Memory of Cassandra Grace Duncan, 6th Annual Rainbow Fund Race to Mental Wellness on May 13, 2017 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 

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

NEW Women's Bible Study beginning in early May where we'll be studying the book of Ruth for 7 weeks.  A minimal cost of $15 is for the study guide.  Date and time TBD.  Please let Lay Deacon Sue Smith know if you would like to join the group.

 

 

ITALIAN DINNER

Saturday, May 20th from 5:30 pm - 9 pm the Social Board will be preparing some delicious food for ORELC's Italian dinner fundraiser!  All proceeds will support Seminarian Rob Ricard.  Menu includes pasta, meatballs, meatless sauce, salad, dessert and assorted drinks. Cost is $5 per Adult and no reservations are needed. See you there! 

 

2017 GRADUATES

Please call or email the office with names of any members 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 28th.

 

ANCORA FUNDRAISER

You are invited to the unveiling of Rhode Island Right to Life Services' ANCORA Women's Mobile Pregnancy Center Fundraising Banquet. To join the "Our Redeemer" table at this June 1st event, register at www.rirtlrsvp.org and select "Bosch" as your Group Host.

Link to Register 

2017 FLOWERS

The 2017 Flower Chart is open for requests.  You'll find it on the bulletin board in the church office. Please write your name on the requested date, along with the intention name or occasion.  Cost is $40 total for the two altar bouquets.

 

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

Spiritual Day-Timer

I wrote this years ago, but it's one of those things I myself need to go back over.  Once a year I go over it with my congregation.  Yesterday was the day.

"...faith, hope, and love" (1 Cor. 13:13).

As a Christian, you believe, hope, and love at the same time and all of the time.

Yet one idea would be to place a special emphasis on faith in the evening, on hope in the morning, and then on love throughout the day.

Faith in the evening - Another word for "faith" is "rest."  As you rest your body after a day's work, learn to rest your soul and mind in God especially in the evening.  Enjoy a time of devotion and prayer, quiet and peace.  Remember the Cross especially in the evening.  Turn all matters over to God.  Luther had the habit of going to the window in the evening and asking God, "Is it my world or Yours?  Is it my church or Yours?  If they are Yours, please take care of them.  I'm tired and going to bed.  Good night, my God."

Hope in the morning - At the rising of the sun remember the rising of the Son.  "Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead" (2 Tim. 2:8) - especially in the morning.  Remember your Baptism.  Sing in your heart Psalm 118:24: "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!"  You may have a lot to do.  You may have a test at school.  You may be undergoing surgery.  But the risen Lord will help you.  He will use you.  For His blessing is both upon the day and upon you!

Love throughout the day - You are rested.  You are hopeful.  You are ready to love, serve, and encourage others throughout the day.  It could be your spouse, children, friend, client, stranger, etc.  Strive not to be recognized but to recognize the needs of others.  Work your way through the day in love with help from above, knowing that the evening will bring you rest.

Monday, April 24, 2017