401-232-7575 email@example.com 54 Cedar Swamp Road | Smithfield | RI | 02917
Worship: 9:15 AM | Sunday School: 10:30 AM
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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
The New England District - Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
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 will be “The Advent of Christ in the Gospel of John.”
On Sunday, December 10, 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
We will soon be offering another series of Adult Information Classes. All are invited to these classes, which provide an overview of our church’s beliefs, with a focus on showing where these teachings are found in the Bible. These classes serve as preparation for becoming a confirmed member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church — but everyone is welcome to attend the class, without any obligation to join.If you are interested in participating, please speak with Pastor Stinnett (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call the church office at 232-7575, as your input will be helpful for determining the best day and time for the classes to meet.
We would like to invite you to share some Christmas cheer by joining a group of ORELC Christmas Carolers! You do not need to be musical to join the event.All members are invited to join in caroling for some of our homebound and elderly members on Sunday, December 17. After Adult Bible Class (ABC), a pizza lunch will be provided by the Social Board in Martin Hall before leaving to carol at 12:30 pm.Children and extended families are welcome as this event falls on the same day the Christmas Pageant! What a wonderful opportunity for our families to share the message of Christmas all together!Sign-up sheet is in the narthex for proper quantity of pizzas.
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.
Please help support 12 families in need by signing up to provide food for a Christmas meal or gifts for the children. All food and gifts are due back at church no later than Sunday morning of December 17. When returning wrapped gifts, please attach the gift tag.See Jamie Droste with any questions or to make a monetary donation to offset purchasing costs for all food and gift items. Thank you for your donations and generosity!
It’s time to prepare for winter with our storm coordination team! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!Please consider helping by offering to shovel some of the church property’s doorways and walkways following inclement weather. See and inquire with Ray Czekanski 316-1204. You may also contact Jeff Carlson, 623-6293.
You are invited to a potluck meal in Martin Hall following the Divine Service on Sunday, December 31. Please bring an appetizer, salad, entrée, or dessert to share.A sign-up sheet is posted in the narthex to help with planning. On the same day, as we enjoy a time of food and fellowship, we will also be collecting donations of canned or boxed pasta dinners (Beefaroni, mac and cheese, etc.) to donate to the Northern RI Food Pantry in Cumberland, RI. These food items are especially popular with the children.Sunday School and Adult Bible Class will not be meeting on this day.
Church households that do not participate in electronic giving will receive church offering envelopes for 2024 for their offerings in support of our church.For those interested in participating in on-line giving to help support our church, you may do so by going to our church website (https://orelc.org/Ministry-News/Stewardship-Giving) to sign up. If you need assistance in doing so, please contact John Day, Financial Secretary (email@example.com).
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