401-232-7575   office@orelc.org    54 Cedar Swamp Road  |  Smithfield  |  RI  |  02917
    Worship: 9:15 AM  |  Sunday School: 10:30 AM   

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events & Announcements


Join the Women's Weekly Bible Study group on Wednesday evenings beginning on October 19 via ZOOM for an new study from Concordia Publishing House entitled: “LifeLight Foundations – Mark”.

Please 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! 



We will have the joy of celebrating LWML Sunday on October 2, in which we thank and praise God for the works of mission and mercy that He accomplishes through the activities of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

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!


Thank you for your support of LWML—and especially for your mite offerings, which help the LWML share God’s love and the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. The 2021-2023 LWML Mission Grant Distribution Flyer can be viewed here.



Dear Mommies and Daddies, Nanas and Grandpas, Aunties and Uncles. 

We now offer nursery care in our beautifully renovated nursery room during Adult Bible Class, but we would like offer nursery care during Worship Service too.

If you can help serve our church in this way, please contact Jamie Droste (missions@orelc.org). Volunteers will need a BCI check because we love we love our babies! Signup sheet in the narthex for “Nursery Workers.” Thank you!



Registration is now open for the Harmony Women's Care annual fundraising banquet.

When: Friday, October 14. 7-9pm

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI

How: Register www.harmonyfriends.org/banquet2022 and select Bosch Kate2 as your table host to join the second ORELC table.

Why: To stand with Harmony as they serve women facing crisis pregnancies, supporting them to choose life and showing them the love of Jesus Christ.

NOTE: There is no cost to attend the banquet. A free will offering will be collected at the event.

Can't attend the banquet? Show your support by helping to sponsor. Write "Harmony Sponsor" on your check memo line or on your donation envelope. 



Mite offerings should be returned during the month of October!

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 grantsThese 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" or offering baskets in the narthex. Thank you for your generosity!



October is Clergy Appreciation month but we're expanding that to church worker appreciation month!

How can you show appreciation for our church workers? Pray to the Lord for those current and future church workers whom God raises up to fill these joyful roles in His Kingdom. Whether as a pastor, director of Christian Education (DCE), youth leader, or church musician, every church worker vocation helps proclaim the Good News!

You can celebrate the hard work of ORELC church workers and their families in many ways including … cards, emails, prayers, and using the hashtag #LCMSThankYous when sharing on social media.



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

Your complimentary 'October - December 2022' 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.