401-232-7575   office@orelc.org    54 Cedar Swamp Road  |  Smithfield  |  RI  |  02917
    Worship: 9:15 AM  |  Sunday School: 10:30 AM   

Welcome to Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church! We organize our thinking and doing into four basic areas of focus: Home, Church, Groups and Others. These four areas are interconnected and work together motivated by the love of Christ.

Announcements, Updates and Upcoming Events

SUMMER TRAVELERS

If you are out of town on a Sunday, you can find a nearby congregation of the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod (LCMS) to worship with at locator.lcms.org. 

You can also find videos of our services on the church's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Travel ~ Relax ~ Rejoice ~ Pray

 

LWML CHOWDER & CLAMCAKE SUPPER

Chowder & Clam Cake Supper hosted by ORELC's Lutheran Women's Missionary League on Saturday, June 22 starting at 6:00 PM

Menu includes choice of chowder (red / white / clear), clam cakes, coleslaw, and strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream! 

Adults $15, Children $8 (5 -12 years), under 5 years old are free.

To benefit the work of the LWML and the nonprofit charity work of "phil's friends" read more about phil's friends here

Reservations are being taken thru June 16. Please call the church office (232-7575) to reserve your seat! Open to the public.

 

FATHER'S DAY - SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2024


Blessed is the Father who lets the Lord be his guiding hand, whose faith brings his family courage, whose wisdom comes from God and whose children still stand and honor him.

Happy Father's Day!


 

 

ORELC LWML SUMMER SCHEDULE

Ladies, please plan to meet after church on Sunday, June 16 to go over final details of the chowder dinner on June 22.

There are no regular June or July LWML meetings during the summer months. A summer event is in the planning stages.

Thank you for a wonderful year at ORELC with the ladies group! ORELC LWML President Nancy Stinnett.

 

COUNCIL MEETING

Church Council will hold the next monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 7:00PM. 

Virtual guests are welcome with a link to the Microsoft Teams meeting available upon request. Minutes available by request to the office (232-7575).

 

 

POTLUCK MEAL & FOOD BANK COLLECTION

You are invited to a potluck meal in Martin Hall following the Divine Service on Sunday, June 30.

Please bring an appetizer, salad, entrée, or dessert to share. Signup sheet in the narthex for proper kitchen planning.

On the same day, as we enjoy a time of food and fellowship, we will also be collecting kid friendly foods donate to the Northern RI Food Pantry in Cumberland, RI. (mac & cheese, granola bars, canned pasta dinners)

Thank you for your donations! See you there! 

 

HANDBELL CHOIR SEEKING RINGERS

Playing handbells is a fun and easy way to make joyful music in a worship setting. Open to all. No prior experience needed!

Rehearsals are running on Saturday afternoons from 3 – 4 PM.

Please contact Keith Jager for questions/interest or call the church office for more information. (232-7575).

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN!

Sunday School registration is now taking place. Register your child today to participate in our upcoming Sunday School year!

Early registration is requested so proper material quantities can be ordered. Registration forms are available online by clicking here!

Rally Day will take place on September 8! Please contact Keith Jager, Sunday School Superintendent (christianed@orelc.org) with any inquiries or call the church office (232-7575).

 

ALTAR GUILD: SERVING BEHIND THE SCENES

This group of volunteers helps prepare the altar and sanctuary for Sunday morning services. This includes things like filling candles, caring for altar linens, and setting up/taking down for communion and baptisms. Members work in teams and are usually on duty a few times per year. Each member is trained by and works with an experienced member for as long as necessary.

If you are interested in becoming part of this group, contact the Altar Guild Chair Charline Horn or call the office for more information (232-7575).

 

BUILDING A NEW SPACE- LET'S PLAY!