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


In our Ash Wednesday Service last week, we focused on Jesus’ question, “Who do you say I am?”

In our upcoming Wednesday Evening Lenten Services, we will now focus on how Jesus himself answered that question.  The Gospel of John includes several verses known as Jesus’ “I Am” Statements, in which Jesus helps us better understand who He is and the blessings we have in Him.

Our services will focus on these statements from Jesus:

·        Wed., March 1 at 7 PM: “I Am the Light of the World”

·        Wed., March 8 at 7 PM: “I Am the Bread of Life”

·        Wed., March 15 at 7 PM: “I Am the Good Shepherd” and “I Am the Door of the Sheep”

·        Wed., March 22 at 7 PM: “I Am the Way and the Truth and the Life”

·        Wed., March 29 at 7 PM:  “Before Abraham Was, I Am”

Reflections on these beloved passages are also included in this year’s devotional booklet, “Witnesses to Christ,” in which Dr. Reed Lessing paints a stunning portrait of Jesus through the eyes of the witnesses of His Passion in the Gospel of John.



Recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria resulted in more than 40,000 deaths, in addition to extensive property destruction and the displacement of many families.  If you would like to help those affected, here are some ways you can help make a difference:

· Dr. Ross Johnson, LCMS Director of Disaster Relief, recommends sending aid through Arabic Lutheran Ministries, an LCMS organization that is working with partners in Syria to help displaced families. Contributions may be sent to: Arabic Lutheran Ministries, Attn: Syrian Earthquake, 1565 Summer Chase Lane, Fenton, MO 63026. They can be reached by phone at 817-680-1794.

· Lutheran World Relief is working with partners to provide disaster relief in Turkey. To learn more and to contribute, see:  https://lwr.org/turkey-earthquakes.     



It's time to spring clean the church building on Saturday, April 1 beginning at 9:00AM!

Please consider helping whether for a few minutes or a few hours!

Please help make the celebration of Easter even more beautiful.



Our Redeemer is adopting local families in need this Easter by providing food baskets.

If you would like to help, please sign up in the narthex to bring in a specific item from the list. 

All donations need to be brought in by Palm Sunday, April 2. If you have any questions or would like to make a monetary gift, please call the church office, 401-232-7575. Thank you for your support!