+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

FAMILY PROJECT

Join us!  Continuing on Sunday during Adult Bible Class, this 12-part, DVD-based curriculum explores the beauty of God's design in our everyday lives.

 

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 are being held on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 pm following Divine Service at 6:30 pm.  

 

WINTER EXTRAVAGANZA

NED Youth Commission presents a Winter Extravaganza for Middle School Youth! Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26, 2017. Join us for music, Bible study, a servant event, snow tubing, Sunday Worship, fellowship and most of all FUN!  Registration deadline was Sunday, January 29th.

 

ARTS & CRAFT GROUP

The Arts & Crafts Group meets every Monday in Martin Hall from 9:30am to Noon. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a great artist to belong. If you do not have the time to join us on Mondays you can still contribute by making items at home and bringing them into the Church.

 

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

The Prayer of Saint Francis

On Sunday I introduced the congregation to the Prayer of St. Francis.  I did so because it captures the meaning of the Sermon on the Mount and the essence of the Christian life.  I know of no finer prayer outside of the Lord's Prayer, the Publican's Prayer in Luke 18:13, and the other prayers in Scripture.  It is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) but was probably composed much later.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is friction, union;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017