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

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events & Announcements


Sunday, September 19, 2021, following the conclusion of Worship Service, all members are called to attend the Annual Voters Meeting to review and approve the budget for the fiscal new year and review directional activities going forward.

Sunday school and Confirmation will run but no Adult Bible Class this day.



The Bible On Trial: Beyond A Reasonable Doubt - Promo from Lutheran Hour Ministries on Vimeo.

new Adult Bible Class on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM (following the Divine Service) in the sanctuary will be starting on September 12!

We will be making use of a video-based Bible study from Lutheran Hour Ministries, entitled "The Bible on Trial"  The focus is on evidence for the reliability of the Bible. In four sessions, The Bible On Trial: Beyond A Reasonable Doubt addresses critical views of the Scripture, examines evidence from the ancient world, surveys how archaeology often corroborates the Biblical record and considers the word of those who were either Jesus' contemporaries or were closely connected to eyewitnesses who knew Jesus -and His remarkable life-well.

We hope you’ll be able to join us on September 12, 26, October 3, 10 for these classes!

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16)



The Rhode Island Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at ORELC for our annual blood drive on Sunday, September 26, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Plan to stop by before or after Divine Service 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, Rachel Nichols (missions@orelc.org) or call the church office at 232-7575. Thank you!


LWML SUNDAY - Mites for Missions

We will be collecting mite offerings on LWML Sunday, October 3. Please join us in making a joyful noise to the Lord! 

Based on the Biblical account of the widow's mite (Mark 12:41-43), the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of "mites" — offerings above and beyond the support given to the congregation and the Synod. Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants. The LWML has collected over 127 million dollars since 1942. These coins have, and will, continue to make a difference. Thank you for contributing to the Mite Box and providing the opportunity for us to spread the Gospel to the world. Please write your name on your Mite Box before you place it in the "MITE BOX" basket in the narthex.

The mission of  Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is to assist each woman of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world. Give All Thanks and Praise to God!



Start your day. End your day. Take a break in the middle.  No matter when you need it, Portals of Prayer inspires you to live each day in Jesus' name. 

Your complimentary 'October - December 2021' copy can be mailed to you by calling the church office (232-7575) or find one in the narthex literature case.

Two sizes available: Pocket and Digest.




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.





Any youth interested in attending the LCMS National Youth Gathering should contact Jamie Droste ASAP (Jamie.droste@gmail.com).  We will need to register ORELC’s participation this month.

As a reminder The National Gathering is intended for youth between 14 & 19 years old. Held every 3 years since 1980, the next LCMS National Gathering will be in Dallas, TX—July 9-13, 2022. The LCMS Youth Gathering (Gathering) provides youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. During the 5 days of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God’s Word, worship, service and fellowship with others from across the synod. This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in Saint Louis, MO.