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

Stewardship & Giving

Online Tithe and Donations to Our Redeemer

Having braced for a downturn in attendance, churches across the country have and continue to face unprecedented challenges as it pertains to COVID-19. Most, including Our Redeemer, have acted quickly to alter plans, adjust, or cancel services, all while trying to talk to members about continuing to give.

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The program is designed to help you conveniently, consistently, and joyfully give financial gifts to the ministry of Our Redeemer, particularly in these unusual times.

Click on this link and let the Simply Giving® Program help you build better stewardship by turning a simple choice into a generous response. Thank you.

Time, Talent, Treasure

Stewardship demonstrates one’s own understanding of what Christ has done for him/her.

Giving Christ our time, talents, and treasures is our living prayer of thanksgiving to Christ.

It is also our response to Him for what He has done and continues to do for us.


Welcome! Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church (LC-MS) offers members and visitors an easy and convenient way to support us by your tithes and offerings.

We encourage you to make your gift online, whether you attend services in person or virtually. You can make a one-time or a recurring donation, so that your generosity contributes even when you are not able to attend service. Thank you for your support!

Sunday Offering

Church Committee Chairs

Stewards Needed!

We are called by the Lord to do his work so that we can continue to be stewards of his creation. 

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms" 1 Peter 4:10.

Council members will be completing their term and deserve a peaceful release.  We are looking for members to assist with filling open positions.

Please contact Matt Crowshaw (president@orelc.org) or David Droste (vp@orelc.org) to assist.


Here at ORELC we are making efforts to increase ministry funding and address funding shortfalls quickly and effectively with your donations for debt reduction. 

Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church (LC-MS) thanks you for supporting the vision of our church and keep the focus on God’s Word and Sacrament through your active participation in debt reduction. 

Debt Reduction

Serving Behind the Scenes

A special group of volunteers helps prepare the altar and sanctuary for Sunday morning services. This includes things like filling candles, caring for altar linens, and setting up/taking down for communion and baptisms.

Members work in teams and are usually on duty a few times per year. Each member is trained by and works with an experienced member for as long as necessary.

If you are interested in becoming part of this group, contact the Altar Guild Chair by calling the church office at 232-7575.


Give Thanks to the Lord for He is Good and His Mercy Endures Forever!

During the month of December, we will be collecting a Christmas offering, which is a special offering that is above and beyond your normal giving to the church.

We encourage you to prayerfully and sacrificially give so that we can continue to reach people in our community for Christ.

Christmas Offering

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 (jamie.droste@gmail.com) or call the church office 232-7575.


Follow the link using the button below to offer a gift made in memory of a special Brother or Sister in Christ.

Your gift today will go toward the memorial fund of our congregation to be used for the ongoing ministry of Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Please print the name of the deceased in the NOTES and a name and address for an acknowledgement letter if you so desire.

Thank you and may our risen LORD and Savior Jesus Christ bless you.

Memorial Gifts

Help Needed: Ushers

To the men and women of the congregation, including recent Confirmands, prayerfully consider becoming an usher.

The commitment is once every 4 weeks. Ushering allows you to serve God by serving His people, during a time when you would normally be at church. 

Please speak with the Head Usher if you can help make positive experiences in this ministry. We have four great teams and ask you to join one of them!