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

Missions & Service

Nursery Care

If Nursery Care is needed during Service, please talk to one of our greeters. They will alert our volunteers that nursery care is being requested. Thank you!

Greeter Volunteers Needed

Looking for an easy way to serve your church? Sign up to be a greeter!

We have five volunteers currently so you would only have to serve less than ten times a year!

Greeters are asked to arrive at 8:30 am, pass out bulletins, introduce visitors to Pastor Stinnett, and assist members who worship in the parking lot.

If you are interested in serving as a greeter please contact Jamie Droste at missions@orelc.org or call the church office 232-7575.

Sock Drive

Thank you for all your donations! The ORELC Youth group has surpassed its goal with you gnerous contributions to Lydia Stinnett’s volunteer group at her college called Project Icarus. This group helps the homeless.

Why socks? Socks are one of the most needed, and least donated items for the homeless.  We are seeking donations of new, cotton or wool crew socks for men, women, and children.  Our donations will help prevent foot diseases, and infections.

Stay tuned for more information about the final wrap up of this project!

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@orelc.org.

Tri-County Community Action Agency

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Learn more & apply at a local community action program agency

Stinnetts in Ethiopia

As many of you know, Pastor 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. 

On August 17, 2021, Eric, his wife Johanna, and children Rachael, Naomi, Luke and Levi lost most of their belongings in a flood.  Their house was totally flooded, with water reaching within a foot of their ceiling. Thankfully, the Stinnetts are safe, but they now face the daunting task of replacing all their belongings.  

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.

Read the full article about the Ethiopia flooding from the LCMS newpaper “Reporter”: https://reporter.lcms.org/2021/lcms-missionaries-displaced-by-ethiopia-flooding/

Find more information about Rev. Eric's mission, biography, and additional information:   https://www.lcms.org/stinnett

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.