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

Christian Education


If Nursery Care is needed during Service, please talk with a Greeter. They will alert our volunteers that nursery care is being requested.

The room is located past the sitting area of the narthex on the right side.

If you need help locating the nursery, please ask an Usher or Greeter for assistance.

What is A.B.C.?

Adult Bible Class follows Divine Worship at 10:30AM in Martin Hall and is led by Pastor Stinnett or Elder Keith Jager. It is a time for the adults to become more involved in Bible study, conveniently at the same time as children’s Sunday School.

It is so important for us to be studying God’s Word, and ABC is such a wonderful opportunity to do that with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

The Social Board always has a pot of coffee ready and delicious treats to snack on. Come, grab a cup of coffee, and meet with your friends, or make new ones, as you Grow in Christ too!

“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)

Adult Information Class (New Member Class)

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 (pastorstinnett@yahoo.com), 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.

Women’s Bible Study

The next installment of Our Redeemer’s Women’s Bible Study Group will begin in 2024 with a ZOOM study at 7:00 pm on Wednesday evenings with the Concordia Publishing House Bible study series entitled: "Lifelight Foundations- Acts 2."

Please register promptly with Susan Smith or Kristin Jager or call the church office (232-7575) for more information. Cost of each study guide is $12. Checks payable to ORELC: memo line “Bible study”

You’re Invited! Online Bible Study with District President Beinke.

Thursday evenings 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Go to: https://meet.goto.com/445850965

Phone: +1 (872) 240-3212, Access Code: 445-850-965.

ORELC Sunday School Calendar

Children's Christmas Performance

The Children's Christmas Performance will take place at the beginning of Sunday Service on December 17!

Practices and dress rehearsals on December 10, right after Sunday school for approximately 15 minutes.

On December 17, the day of the pageant, please arrive at church at 9:00AM to allow for time change into costumes before the pageant begins promptly at 9:15AM.

Sunday School & Confirmation 2023-24

Sunday School is for children from age 3 through High School. Confirmation is for grades 6 thru 8. Our education hour is held after Sunday service until 11:30AM.

Sunday School begins on Rally Sunday, September 10, 2023, with opening ceremony in the sanctuary. Children will then split into their age-appropriate classrooms until 11:30AM. During that time parents are encouraged to join the Adult Bible Class (ABC) for an in-depth study of our faith, to make it a true education hour for all.

Our Christ-centered curriculum covers the Bible in three years, creating a biblical foundation for lifelong learning. This curriculum follows a same-age classroom model, so students are divided into three classes: Pre-K/Kindergarten, Grades 1 - 2, and Grade 3+. As they grow in faith alongside their peers, the children explore the Bible, draw connections to the Small Catechism, and learn the traditions of the Lutheran Church.

Our classes are team-taught by adult volunteers who are passionate about teaching our children the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

The Sunday School year runs from September 2023 through May 2024. Weekly classroom lessons run after Divine Worship service until 11:30AM, with a calendar noting special classes or events.

Please reach out to Katie Vincent, Sunday School Director or Kelsey Day, Christian Education Chair at (christianed@orelc.org) with any inquiries/question. Or call the church office at 232-7575.