+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  

History

Humble Beginnings in 1988

Anderson Winfield Funeral Home, Greenville, RI

Our congregation was started in January, 1988.  Several members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Providence, Rhode Island began meeting in each other's homes here in Smithfield.  Since there were no Lutheran Church Missouri Synod congregations in the northern part of the State of Rhode Island, the group shared a mutual vision to begin one.


With the blessings and financial backing of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Providence, the congregation began worshiping at Anderson Winfield Funeral Home in Greenville, RI. Our first Pastor, Rev. Larry Nichols, was installed in July, 1988.

We outgrow the Funeral Home

                  Laurel Grange, Glocester, RI 
Within a year, the congregation grew to over 100 members and was forced to find a larger worship facility. The congregation began worshiping at the Laurel Grange in Glocester, RI where we remained for the next 9 years.

Our home in Smithfield, RI

          54 Cedar Swamp Road, Smithfield, RI

Purchasing land in the late 1990’s, the congregation dedicated a brand new worship facility in the spring of 1999.  Our Redeemer is centrally located near a highway system that enables families from all over Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut to have relatively easy access to its worship facility. 

Soli Deo Gloria!  

Glory to God alone!