+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

CLERGY APPRECIATION MONTH

October is Clergy Appreciation month! It's a wonderful opportunity for us to thank Pastor Matt for his ministry here at Our Redeemer!

 

BAGS OF HOPE

His Providence Church in Seekonk, MA is entering its 6th year of providing duffle bags to local children in foster care and we are entering our 3rd year supporting them.  Volunteer to help wrap gifts, pack duffle bags or deliver duffle bags.  A group from ORELC will be volunteering on Monday, November 27th from 6-9pm.  Signup on the OTHERS board.  Ornaments will be available for $25 purchase on Sunday, October 8, 15 and 22.

 

SANDWICH SUPPERS

ORELC will be hosting a Sandwich Supper on the first Wednesday of each month with FREE sandwiches, salad, 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 November 1st!

 

HALLELUJAH PARTY

Trick-or-Trunking on Saturday, October 28th from 4:00-6:00 pm.  Come have fun with spooky games and crafts. Members are invited to park their cars around the lot (decorations optional) and offer treats to the children as they parade around!  Sign ups for you child in the Narthex.  

 

OGT HURRICANE RELIEF

If the Florida hurricane destruction has touched your heart in any way, please consider helping a brother or sister. Checks should be made payable to: “OGT New England Branch” and mailed to 400 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01109 and note in the memo area “disaster relief” by October 30th.  Please know that 100% of your contribution goes directly to those in need and the OGT - New England Branch is matching gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000.00.

 

CCLC

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 program will provide deep insights into our Christian faith.  CCLC classes will begin in the fall.  Call the church office or see Pastor Matt for more details.  

 

CANTORS NEEDED

ORELC is in search of some joyful cantors! Please see  organist   Susan Ballou as she expands the group of  lovely vocalists that share their talent with the congregation on Sundays.  Won’t you consider participating in Divine Service in this wonderful way? 

 

HAND BELL CHOIR

Our Redeemer Hand bell Choir Seeking Ringers!  No experience necessary.  Open to all.  Please see or contact Mr. Jager for questions or interest or call the church office for details.

 

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Did you know that the book of Isaiah has been dubbed the fifth gospel?  If you would like to dig into this rich Christ-centered book, please join us in a Women's Bible Study.  We  meet Wednesdays after service, 7:30 - 8:30pm.  We planned a two-part 19 week study starting 9/13 and 1/10/18.  For more information, contact Veeta Ewan. 

 

NEW USHERS NEEDED
 

To the men and women of the congregation, including recent Confirmands, prayerfully consider becoming an usher.  We have five great teams and ask you to join us!  Several openings for 10:45am Divine service duty. Please contact Bob Bateman or the church office for more information.

 

REFORMATION SUNDAY

Celebrating Reformation Sunday on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

 

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 Content of Contentment

"I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content" (Phil. 4:11).

Paul doesn't just say this, he says it from prison in Rome.  Thus he proves that he has learned the lesson God has taught him: in whatever situation, to be content.

What does it mean to be content?  In other words, the content of contentment.  Using Philippians 4:4-13 as a guide, one definition could be this: a joy and peace not dependent on my situation, what I have or don't have, but on Christ who strengthens me.

If you have three minutes, watch this interview with a young man named Rob Jones and listen for him to say, in the Spirit of St. Paul, "I have an uncanny knack for being able to accept my situation."

http://www.video.foxnews.com/v/5610400927001/?#sp=show-clips

And this: Are you asking God to change something in your life?  Pray that prayer with faith, but a faith that gives God a choice: to change the thing, or to change the way you see the thing.  Because it's possible that God wants to use the very thing you're asking Him to change "to advance the Gospel," the way He used Paul's imprisonment (Phil. 1:12).

Above all, ask God to teach you to be content.  And then say, "I am learning in whatever situation I am to be content."

Tuesday, October 17, 2017