+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 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

A Special Presentation Event

Does the Family Have a Future?                                           


An Evening with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

Thursday, October 13, 6:30-8:45 p.m.

ORELC is pleased to present this no-cost, no-RSVP event. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.  See calendar for more details or call the ORELC office.




St. Paul's 150th Anniversary


Our mother congregation will be celebrating its 150 Anniversary this fall.  


Our congregation is invited to attend a celebratory Dinner on Saturday, October 15 from 4-9 pm at the Pawtucket Country Club and the worship service on Sunday, October 23 at 10 am at St. Paul's.  Call the office for ticket details.


Consitution/Bylaws Meeting

Constitution/Bylaw Meeting

Your INPUT and IDEAS would be helpful at the next Rewrite Meeting on Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00 pm in Martin Hall. Subsequent meetings will be held every Tuesday evening in August.


New Servers Needed

New Acolytes Needed

Any boy or girl who has completed the 3rd grade or above is encouraged to become an Acolyte. Parents, please support your children to serve the church by calling the office to leave your child's name and grade.



Women's Bible Study

NEW Women's Bible Study

All women are invited to a bible study entitled "LifeLight: Proverbs".  This will be a 9 week in-depth study of wisdom from the Book of Proverbs.  Cost of the CPH study book is $10.  See Lay Deacon Trainee Mrs.Smith for details.



Church Picnic

Annual Church Picnic

Mark you Calendars for Sunday, September 11, 2016! This year the Social Board will provide a Pig roast, hamburgers, hotdogs and various drinks. Bring your swimsuit, camp chair and a food dish or dessert to share!


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 Width of Narrow

"Strive to enter through the narrow door" (Luke 13:24).

Jesus describes the door to heaven as narrow, and by the end of the Gospel it becomes possible to measure it exactly.  The narrow door is the exact width of the holy cross.  As I put it to my congregation on Sunday, the narrow door is fourteen words wide: "God, be merciful to me, a sinner" (Luke 18:13).  And: "Take heart, child, your sins are forgiven" (Matt. 9:2).  Pray and hear these words before the cross and you will enter through the narrow door.

But why does He say, "Strive (struggle, strain) to enter"?  The Greek word is "agonize."  Because it's going to be a fight.  Jesus is calling you to a life of repentance and faith in Him.  This is the life for you.  But to live it will mean a fight against the devil, the world, and the flesh, all of whom want you to live for now, and not for heaven.  But the Holy Spirit will aid you in the fight.  The Holy Helper!  And He will help you by the Holy Word and Sacrament!

Despite public pressure, don't be afraid to be narrow-minded in your faith.  It is necessary in order to enter through the narrow door.

Let your faith be narrow, and let your love be broad!

Monday, August 22, 2016