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


Compliments of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, your household copy of “Peace Came to Earth” by Daniel Paavola is now available in the narthex. 

Peace Came to Earth is a quick and easy option to learn more about the Christmas story throughout the Advent season. With a fully quoted Bible verse, a devotion, and a prayer for each day from December 1st to January 6th, remind yourself of the true reason of the Christmas season. Take a step back and celebrate the peace and simplicity of Christmas celebrating Christ’s tender and loving promises.

 Look for your household copy in the narthex or call the office (232-7575) for the prompt mailing this uplifting seasonal booklet.



During the season of Advent, we focus on God’s promises of a Savior and the preparation for His coming. We are pleased to offer the following special opportunities for Advent worship:

Wednesday Evening Advent Services. In the first three weeks of Advent, in-person Wednesday Evening Advent Services will be offered on December 6, December 13 and December 20 at 7:00 PM. The theme for this series of services is “The Advent of Christ in the Gospel of John.”  

Blessed Adventide! — Your servants in Christ, Pastor Stinnett and the Board of Elders



During the season of Advent, we focus on God’s promises of a Savior and the preparation for His coming. On Christmas, we then celebrate the fulfillment of those promises and the “good tidings of great joy” that to us has been born a Savior, who is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:10-11).  We are pleased to offer the following opportunities for Christmas worship:

The Morning of Christmas Eve: This year, Christmas Eve falls on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, and we are pleased to offer the Divine Service at our usual time of 9:15 AM on Sunday, Dec. 24.  Please note that Sunday School and Adult Bible Class will not meet on this day.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. We are pleased to offer a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Sunday, December 24, at 7:00 PM, featuring traditional Christmas readings and hymns. As a prelude, special seasonal music will be presented starting at 6:30 PM.

Christmas Day Divine Service. We will celebrate the good news of our Savior’s birth in the Divine Service on Monday, December 25 at 10:00 AM.

— Your servants in Christ, Pastor Stinnett, and the Board of Elders



On Sunday, December 10, 2023, Pastor Aaron Stinnett’s brother, Rev. Eric Stinnett, will be with us to share a special mission presentation and message.  Rev. Eric Stinnett is an LCMS missionary who works in partnership with the Ethiopian Lutheran Church and teaches at the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

He will be preaching in the Divine Service and giving a presentation on his work in Ethiopia in Adult Bible Class.  For more information about his work in Ethiopia, see his page on the LCMS web site:  www.lcms.org/stinnett

Praise the Lord!  Please come and hear God's message through Rev. Stinnett's experiences.