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

Missions & Service

Busy Bags

Missions & Service reminds you that we have “Busy Bags” in the narthex for our young church attendees!

Quiet fidgets, finger puppets and board books are all loaded into an easy carry canvas bag. For older children we have independent readers books, crayons, and sketch pads.

Look in the bin under the church mailboxes and please return neatly to the bin after service. Thank you. Jamie Droste, Missions & Service Chair

ORELC on Facebook

Our Redeemer’s Facebook page is a great place to go to keep up with what is going on at Church.  Please like our page and posts.  Share them on your own page as well.  

If you need help getting an account set up, contact Missions & Service Board by calling the church office at 232-7575. 


Potluck Meal and Food Bank Collection

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 will be 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 pasta /meat items (such as Beef-a-Roni, mac & cheese) to donate to the Northern RI Food Pantry in Cumberland, RI.  

Stinnetts in Ethiopia

As many of you know, Pastor Aaron Stinnett’s brother, Rev. Eric Stinnett, teaches at Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The seminary is dedicated to training faithful Lutheran pastors and other church workers to serve in Ethiopia. 

If you would like to support the Stinnetts financially, please make checks payable to “Our Redeemer” and put “Stinnetts” in the memo line.  Donations can be placed in the regular offering plate. Designate “Stinnetts” in your on-line Vanco one-time special donation.

Thanks in advance for your prayers and support. Find more information about Rev. Eric's mission, biography, and additional information:  https://www.lcms.org/stinnett

Christmas Food Baskets & Gifts

Please help support 12 families in need by signing up to provide food for a Christmas meal or gifts for the children. The gift tags will be on display beginning in Advent.

All food and gifts are due back at church no later than the 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! Jamie can be contacted at jamie.droste@gmail.com

Tri-County Community Action Agency

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Learn more & apply at a local community action program agency

Nursery Care

If nursery care is needed during Service, please speak with one of our Greeters. They will alert our volunteers that nursery care is being requested. Thank you!

Bags of Hope

Our Redeemer is again supporting His Providence Church (Swansea, MA) with their Bags of Hope project, now in their 12th year, which provides monogrammed duffle bag filled with comfort items to local children in foster care.

Thank you to everyone who has supported this project by giving of their time, talents, and treasures. We had a group of 27 volunteers help wrap and pack bags on Tuesday, November 28th. We also raised $2,000 through the sale of ornaments. Through the support of Thrivent Action Teams, we were able to provide the volunteers with pizza, cookies and water and were able to purchase wrapping paper and tape this year. 

Spread the Word: Share the news with friends & family.  To find out more about Bags of Hope and the need for foster and adoptive parents, click on these links: Bags of Hope -New England YouTube page  BOH Website   BOH Facebook Page