+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

ADVENT SERVICES & MEALS

Advent meal by Matthew & Mark groups on Wednesday, December 13th at 5:30 pm followed by Service at 6:30 pm. 

Advent meal by Luke & John groups on Wednesday, December 20th at 5:30 pm followed by Service at 6:30 pm.

 

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS SERVICE

On Sunday, December 17th at 10:45am Divine Service, children preschool through 5th grade will participate in a Children's Christmas Service.  Following this second service, there will be a children's Christmas party where the children will make cards for our shut-in members.  Thank you parents for your assistance. 

 

GIVING TREE CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Every year, members of Our Redeemer adopt families for Christmas.  When returning wrapped gifts please check off the sign in sheet.  Wrapped gifts are due back Sunday, December 17th.

 

SPECIAL DIVINE SERVICES

Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24 at 6:30 pm and 11:00 pm.

Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, One Service at 10:00 am.

New Years Eve Day, Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 8:00 am and 10:45 am.

 

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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

The Sixth Commandment

"You shall not commit adultery."

What does this mean?  We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other.

Setting aside the First Commandment, there is something unique about the Sixth Commandment's What does this mean?  That is, it leaves out what we mustn't do.  Every other What does this mean? (with the special exception of the First Commandment) begins by saying what we should not do - and then what we should.

But under the Sixth Commandment, which deals with sexual purity and marriage, Luther omits any reference to sexual sins, perhaps in the belief that it would be shameful even to mention them (Eph. 5:3, 12).  How refreshing in an age when we have forgotten how to blush (Jer. 6:15; 8:12)!

Luther focuses on the beautiful things: chastity, modesty, and a loving marriage.  This is what we should do too.

For a list of sins against the Sixth Commandment, one may consult the Explanation.  But to discover and meditate on the blessed essence of this commandment, and apply it to one's life, nothing more is needed than this:

We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017