+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. We call it Forward To Basics and these four areas are interconnected and work together motivated by the love of Christ.

Announcements, Updates and Upcoming Events



Indoor Worship Services will be on 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings with Service of the Sacrament following the Benediction.

Reservations for your family unit are required by Sign Up here.  In adherence with Rhode Island State Guidelines, capacity is limited, seating not guaranteed. Outdoor streaming will continue to the parking lot via FM radio 96.7.



The Church Council's monthly meeting will be on Monday, August  17, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  Guests are welcome. Virtual meeting may be necessary. Minutes available by request to the office.

Congregational Budget Approval meeting is planned for Sunday, September 20th.  Nominating Committee will be selected in the fall in advance of January 2021 elections.  




Who - 2nd year Student as well as those desiring to be begin Confirmation Instruction entering the 7th - 12th grade this coming September.

Planned Start Date September 13th, Parent/Student Information Session and First Class

Where – Confirmation Classroom (Martin Hall) – dependent on COVID guidelines and Zoom 

Please contact Keith Jager if you are participating this year as well as for questions or call the church office for details (232-7575).  




The Rhode Island Blood Center will be at ORELC for our annual blood drive on Sunday, August 30th, from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Stop by before or after Divine Service to donate please. Appointments are needed to maintain social distancing. LINK HERE TO BOOK (code 1411)



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