+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

Upcoming Events

IMPORTANT REMINDER!

IMPORTANT REMINDERParking lot repairs!

**On Wednesday and Thursday (July 27th & 28th), there will be no parking at the church, due to repairs being done to the parking lot

.**On Wednesday, July 27th, the church offices and Sanctuary will be sprayed for ants. Please stay out of the offices and Sanctuary on this day.  Thank you.

 

 

Summer Sunday School

Your church needs YOU to teach Sunday School just for one day.

The program could not be simpler: you choose to show a video or teach a scripted lesson.  Click this link, review the options and choose the spots you like!  Thank you!

Sign Up Here!

 

Consitution/Bylaws Meeting

Constitution/Bylaw Meeting

If you would like to participate in the rewrite of our Constitution and Bylaws come to the first meeting on Tuesday August 2nd at 7:00 pm. Subsequent meetings will be held every Tuesday evening in August.

 

Annual Blood Drive

Annual Blood Drive   

Sunday, August 14th, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Stop by before or after Divine Service to donate!  Thank you!

 

Philadelphia Mission Trip 2016

Philadelphia Mission Trip 2016

Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church   

Thursday, August 18th - Sunday, August 21st

Pray for those going on the trip, Support the trip financially (put "Philly Mission" in the memo line of your check), Donate old blue Small Catechisms, donate a used vacuum for the Center House, or Join us!

 

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 Cross

"...the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus" (1 Tim. 1:14 and 2 Tim. 1:13).

Think again about the cross.  Think specifically about its shape.  It moves in two directions: up and down, and side to side.  Vertical and Horizontal.  One without the other is not the cross.

What does it mean?  Our Lord could have died in other ways.  He chose crucifixion.  Could it be that He chose it in order to make a lasting picture of His entire teaching?  For He taught us to love and trust in God (vertical) and to love and serve our neighbor (horizontal).

But it is not only the wood of the cross that moves in two directions.  It is, really, Christ Himself.  He is our peace with God (vertical) and with each other (horizontal).

Next time you hear the words of the Post-Communion Collect ("in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another"), think of the cross - the cross of Christ.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016