We're a Friendly, Welcoming Ministry of the NALC

Resurrection Lutheran Cooperative Ministry is a warm and welcoming Ministry and a member of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). ​We’re a friendly bunch of folks, trying to be good Christians and follow Our Lord in our Daily Lives. We’re not Saints, yet! But we worship the One who can help us grow in Faith every day.​

Worship Time and Place


Pastor Joyce:

8:00 at Salem Lutheran Church
9:45 at Christ Lutheran Church 
11:30 at Mt. Union Lutheran Church

Pastor Matthew:

8:30 at Christ Rupp Lutheran Church
10:30 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Salem Lutheran Church in Smicksburg, Christ Lutheran Church, Shelocta, Mt Union Lutheran Church, Shelocta, Christ Rupp Lutheran Church, Kittanning, and St Mark’s Lutheran Church in Adrian forms the new Cooperative Ministry: Resurrection Lutheran Cooperative Ministry.


Welcome to our new webpage. Here you will find information for all of our churches in the RLCM.  

We have some exciting opportunities for Youth this summer.

Christ Rupp VBS: August 1-4, Tree of Life you can register here.

We are now studying the Sacraments.  We are taking a Summer Break from Confirmation.  Confirmation will start back up on September 7th.  If you would like to catch up on work feel free to contact Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew.

RLCM Bible Studies:  
Tuesday at 1:00 pm at Christ Lutheran in Gastown – Off for Summer
Thursday at 1:00 pm at Christ Rupp Lutheran
Thursday at 6:30 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran – Off for Summer
Saturday at 8:30 am at Country Junction Restaurant in Smicksburg. – Off for Sumer

Memory Verse:

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” – Hebrews 12:1

This Week’s Question:

What must a Christian do to “earn their own bread to eat”?  Where found?

Last Week’s Question and Answer:

What nationality was Timothy’s father?

Answer: Greek Acts 16:1


This Week’s Children (under 12) Question

What great fish swallowed Jonah?

Last Week’s Question and Answer:

In the Book of Matthew, what is the “light of the body”? 

Answer: The eyes are the light or lamp – Matthew 6:22

Cooperative Ministry Announcements

Blanket Tags: You can show God’s love and provide hope to your neighbors by making a donation.  Each $5.00 gift will help provide a blanket and enables someone to feel God’s love in their lives.  For each $5.00 donated you can have a tag in memory or in honor of a loved one placed on the blanket hanging on the wall in your church.  The envelopes for this project is on the tables.  If paying by check please make checks out to Christ Lutheran Church. Ending August 6th.

Salem, Christ, and Mt. Union Mark your Calendars: Worship and Picnic at the Meyer Pavilion on August 28th at 10:00 am.  Bring a favorite dish to share.  Tableware and drinks provided.

Christ Rupp Fundraiser: We are selling Miller’s Hoagies coupons.  They are $5.00 per coupon.  If you would like to buy a coupon see a member of Christ Rupp or reach out to Pastor Matthew.

Choir anybody!: Anyone who likes to sing?  Join us to sing hymns for the videos.  We will meet once a month to record the hymn music for the month.  Please see either Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew if you are willing to serve the Lord in this way! 

 Thrivent Members:  Remember to designate your choice dollars to your congregation before they expire.  Call 1-800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” or go to Trivent.com/thrivenchoice in order to designate your dollars.

Interested in Small group discussions – see Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew

Ambassadors: – Are you interested in our In-Tents Lutheran Church Camp?  Or maybe your interest is in Bethesda Lutheran Services?  If you are – you may want to be our ambassador for In-Tents or Bethesda.  We need someone that will take the information from these two places and see that our congregation knows the news from them.  If you are interested, please see Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew.

Worship Locations

Mt. Union Lutheran Church
1051 Girty Road
​Shelocta, PA 15774

Christ Lutheran
205 Gastown Road
​Shelocta, PA 15774

Salem Lutheran Church
26 Clarion Street
Smicksburg, Pa 16256

Christ Rupp Lutheran Church
228 Rupp Church Road
Kittanning, Pa 16201

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
280 St. Marks Road
Adrian, Pa 16210