+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

WORSHIP SERVICES

Divine Service every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Please join us! Thank you Pastor Adam for celebrating with us on July 26, 2017.

 

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL

Your church needs YOU to teach Summer Sunday School just for one day.  The program could not be simpler: you choose to show a video or teach a scripted lesson.  Sign-up sheet in the Narthex for one of the six Summer Sundays yet to be filled! Call the church office with inquiries.

 

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.

 

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 August 2nd!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL MINISTRY

The Sunday School year starts in September.  Prayerfully consider joining this wonderful ministry to give of oneself while placing Faith, Hope and Love at the forefront of our youngsters lives.  Our Redeemer is looking for a co-assistant, teachers and substitutes. See the Narthex bulletin board for more details or call the church office.  Thank you.

 

COLON CANCER AWARENESS 5K

In Memory of Keith Raymond, please join “Keith’s Walking Warriors” on Sunday, August 6,  2017 at the RI Colon Cancer Alliance’s 9th Colon Cancer Awareness 5K walk/run at City Park in Warwick, RI.  Please consider joining us on this very special day to remember a wonderful loving husband, father and friend who was taken from us much too soon.  In-person registration begins at 9am and the walk/run starts promptly at 10am. 

Registration & Info 

LWML LUNCHEON
Inviting ALL the women of Our Redeemer to join us Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 1:00pm at the LWML President's home.  We have devotion, discuss our plans for the coming year and enjoy sharing time together.  It's a great time to learn about what we do!  Please consider being our guest.  Call church office for directions.

 

 

LWML PROGRAM

Join the trip to Lancaster, PA. to see the Sight and Sound Production of "Miracle of Christmas" on Friday, November 24, 2017.  Includes round trip coach, matinee show, dinner, overnight accommodations, breakfast on Saturday, and tour of Amish Country. Everything included except food stops on the way down and back.  Cost is around $250. For more information please contact Jackie Lawton, LWML President or call the church office.

Sight & Sound Theater 

BLOOD DRIVE

The Rhode Island Blood Center will be at ORELC for our annual blood drive on Sunday, August 27th, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Stop by before or after Divine Service to donate!  Thank you!

 

GROUNDS

Our Redeemer is in need of your green thumb to take care of a flower bed on the church grounds.  The signup/property map is in the Narthex and needs a few more volunteers!  Ask a Trustee any question; they are here to help you!

 

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

Little Children

"Little children, let no one deceive you" (1 John 3:7).

Seven times in his first epistle, the apostle John uses the term of endearment "little children."  He was probably in his eighties when he wrote 1 John.  He was a true spiritual father to the Christians in Asia Minor, and he IS the same to us.

You will find "little children" in 2:1, 2:12, 2:28, 3:7, 3:18, 4:4, and 5:21.

One of the reasons John uses the term is that someone else once called him, along with ten other men, "little children."  See John 13:33.

John knew the love that Christ had for him.  And that love couldn't help but turn into a love for others.  In John's case, it was a pastoral love for the members of the church.

Step one is to know the love that Christ has for you.  Step two is to let that love turn into a love for others in your life.  Who will it be?  You will know.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017