+401-232-7575   office@orelc.org    54 Cedar Swamp Road  |  Smithfield  |  RI  |  02917
    Worship: 8 AM & 10:45 AM  |  Sunday School: 9:30 AM  

Welcome to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church's website. We are an active, growing congregation. The center of our Church's life is the Lord Jesus Christ. Because He died that we might live, we respond in worship. Because there are many who have not heard this good news, we proclaim it. And because our Lord served us through His death and resurrection, we live to serve Him and one another. >> About Our Redeemer

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

Kaleidoscope

Sunday, May 22, was Trinity Sunday, and the best illustration of the Trinity, at least of which I am aware, comes from Saint Therese of Lisieux, known as "The Little Flower of Jesus."  She lived only to the age of 24 (1873-97) and yet possessed very advanced spiritual insight.  All the while, her faith remained that of a child.  She referred to her approach as the "Little Way of Spiritual Childhood."

Therese pointed to a toy she had played with as a child.  It was a kaleidoscope.  I remember one of those, and maybe you do too!

"This toy," she said, "aroused my admiration and I used to wonder what could produce so pleasing a phenomenon; when one day, after serious examination, I saw there were simply a few tiny scraps of paper and of wool cut no matter how, and thrown here and there.  I pursued my investigation and discovered three mirrors inside the tube: I had there the key to the problem.

"This was for me the image of a great mystery.  As long as our actions, even the least of them, remain within the focus of Love, the Blessed Trinity, which is figured by the three mirrors, reflects them, and endows them with a wondrous beauty.  Jesus, looking at us through the little lens, that is to say, as it were through Himself, finds all our actions pleasing to Him.  But if we leave the ineffable center of Love, what will He see?  Mere straws...actions sullied and nothing worth."

Many books have been written about the Trinity.  Put them all together and they still would not surpass the understanding shown in these few words of Saint Therese.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Upcoming Events

Vacation Bible School 2016 - Register Online Today!
VBS 2016

Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 22

Upcoming Meetings for VBS

Sunday June 5, 1-3 PM: Program review, Bible Study, Decoration brainstorm
Sunday July 10, 1-3 PM: Question and answer, review of safety protocols and procedures

Register Now!
 

Annual Plant Sale @ Stamp Farm Greenhouses

Stamp Farm Greenhouses | 219 Comstock Parkway, Cranston, RI | P: 401-942-4742 | stampfarms.com


The Annual Plant Sale to benefit Our Redeemer will be held from May 20th through May 30th, 2016

When you make your purchase, just tell the person at the cash register that you would like your purchase to be credited to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  A portion of your purchase will be given to Our Redeemer.

Thank you!

http://www.stampfarms.com

 

Coming to Communion in the Lutheran Church

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 class starting in June! Either Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings – if you’re interested, please let us know which you prefer.