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

 

POWER TO RESTART A HEART

 Would you like to learn how to save a life? The church is scheduling training by a licensed professional on the use of our AED and CPR.

The training will be held Saturday, 8/3/24 at 10:00AM, R.I. Community Training Center (RICTC), 466 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI. The class is for lay people and will take about 3 hours. Please consider joining us. It is FREE but we do ask you to register so that we can plan for materials. Space is limited. Sign up in the narthex or call the church office. (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!

We are seeking families of young children to help contribute ideas so that we may build a play space for our children to play and our families to gather. Looking for ideas big and small and anyone willing to help in planning.

Please reach out to Kelsey Day, Playground Committee, with your ideas and interest or email the office with your suggestions (office@orelc.org). 

 

BLOOD DRIVE

Please plan ahead to donate at ORELC annual Rhode Island Blood Center blood drive on Sunday, September 1, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.


Plan to stop by before or after Divine Service inside the Bloodmobile to donate please. Appointments are needed to maintain social distancing. LINK HERE TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT


If you need help preregistering or have questions, please reach out to the Missions & Service Chair, Jamie Droste (missions@orelc.org) or call the church office at 232-7575. Thank you!

 

RECYCLE INK at ORELC!

Recycling is rewarding and with the help of our office supplies vendor Staples, Our Redeemer Church will earn credits for ink and toner cartridges returned to their store by our Office Administrator.

 

Please bring your empty cartridges to church and place them in the marked narthex box near the church mail bin. ORELC receives money credits for 30 cartridge returns per month. You can help the church while helping the environment, so please consider our ink recycling program next time your printer ink runs low! 

 

WOMENS WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY

Join the Women's Weekly Bible Study group on Wednesday evenings beginning August 28, 2024 at 7:00PM via ZOOM for an online Bible study from CPH entitled: “LifeLight Foundations – Proverbs.”

Please register before August 25 with Susan Smith or Kristin Jager or contact the church office (232-7575) for more details. Cost is $12 for the study guide with checks made payable to ORELC, memo line: Bible Study. 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