+401-232-7575   office@orelc.org    54 Cedar Swamp Road  |  Smithfield  |  RI  |  02917
    Worship: 9:15 AM  |  Sunday School: 10:45 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.

Courtesy of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Announcements, Updates and Upcoming Events

REOPENING UPDATE - RHODE ISLAND PHASE THREE

REOPENING UPDATE - RHODE ISLAND PHASE THREE

Divine Worship Service is at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings with Service of the Sacrament following the Benediction. Adult Bible Class follows Divine Service.

Contact tracing information of your family unit's attendance on Sunday will be taken upon entering the church property. In adherence with current Rhode Island State Guidelines, indoor capacity is limited with proper social distancing.

Outdoor streaming will continue to the parking lot via FM radio 96.7 with Sacrament available within your vehicle. Link to watch Service LIVE here.

The suspension of internal social events and use of church facilites to external community is currently in place.

 

“GOD CONNECTS” — New member Class complete


The "God Connects" Adult Bible Class, which has guided us through the most important teachings of the Bible, has concluded. All Adult Bible Study videos can be viewed on our website: ORELC News/Services or the ORELC YouTube Channel. This class serves as preparation for membership at Our Redeemer. 

If you have been participating with us in this class -- either in person or remotely -- and would like to discuss questions you might have or would like to discuss becoming a member of Our Redeemer, then please contact the church office (232-7575) to schedule a visit with Pastor Stinnett, who will be more than glad to meet with you.

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

On Sunday, January 24, 2021 during Divine Service, Our Redeemer is very pleased to install new members into our church family.  Praise God and welcome! 

 

 

LWML MEETING

Virtual meeting on Thursday, January 21 at 7PM, reviewing Book 2, chapter 1 & 2 (“Unashamed: Rahab”) and chapter questions on page 184. 

 

DONATION SUMMARIES ARE READY!

Attention Our Redeemer Members: Tax Day is Thursday, April 15, 2021. You must file your 2020 tax returns by this date! 


For your convenience, your ORELC Year-End Donation Summaries for the 2020 Tax Season are in your church mailbox. They will be there through Wednesday, January 27 at which time they will be mailed to your home address. If you have any questions, please call the church office for assistance at 401-232-7575.

 

LUTHERAN WITNESS

The flagship magazine of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, The Lutheran Witness is a monthly publication (11 issues/year) that offers synodical news, features, columns, Q&A's, and more. CPH offers a subscription rate through the church of $10.80 delivered to your home.  Sign up with through the church office (232-7575) to take advantage of this special rate by January 31.

 

 

CHOCOLATE SALES

LWML Valentine Candy Fundraiser in support of Missionary Rev. Eric Stinnett: Please support Missionary Pastor Eric Stinnett in Ethiopia, Africa, where he is a professor in a Lutheran Seminary there.

Selling Lindt dark, milk and assorted chocolates for $5.00 each gift bag at the greeter’s booth on Sunday Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and Feb 14. Thank you for your support! Jackie Lawton, 392-1302.

Read more about Rev. Eric on www.lcms.org/stinnett or www.facebook.com/stinnettsinethiopia.

 

VOTERS MEETING

Sunday, January 31, 2021,  following the conclusion of Worship Service, all members are called to attend the Annual Voters Meeting. Please plan to attend as your input is most desired.

No Adult Bible Class on January 31st due to the meeting.

 

 

NEW SET OF ARCH BOOKS AVAILABLE

A new set of Arch Books are available to families.  The Life of Jesus set is available at the Greeter’s desk.

The Book is a gift from the Sunday School and is another beautiful set of 12 classic Arch Books. This set was paid for by a Thrivent grant. Thanks Thrivent! 

Arch Books—the videos! Did you know that a group of people at Our Redeemer have been busy recording bible stories?  Please go to the ORELC YouTube channel and view them.  These stories are meant to be shared with your children, grandchildren or any child in your life that can benefit from the word of God. Many thanks to the volunteers who loving shared their time and talents as readers, videographers, and technical support. 

ALTAR FLOWERS

Altar flower memorials and thanksgivings are a lovely way to remember loved ones or mark a special occasion.  The 2021 chart is open to reserve your request of one or two arrangements. Please call the church office for assistance. 232-7575. Thank 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