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.

Please be patient as we are learning the new tools to communicate all the news in our ministry.  

Youth Group will begin meeting on Wednesday from 5:00-6:30 at Christ Rupp.

Continue studying the Lord’s Prayer. We will be taking a break through the month of December.

RLCM Bible Studies:  
Tuesday at 1:00 pm at Christ Lutheran in Gastown 
Thursday at 1:00 pm at Christ Rupp Lutheran
Thursday at 6:30 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran
Friday at 6:00 pm at Salem Lutheran – on hold until Lent

Memory Verse:

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” – Ephesians 5:1-2

This Weeks Question:

When the Prodigal Son returned, his father gave him a robe, shoes, and what other item?  Where found?

Last Weeks Question and Answer:

When in prison at what time did Paul and Silas pray and sing to God?  

Answer: Midnight Acts 16:25

Cooperative Ministry Announcements

Baby Bottles: This month we focus on the sanctity of Life.  We will have a special offering for Life Choices which is a counseling center for those experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.  We will have a guest speaker at Salem, Christ, and Mt. Union from Life Choices on January 30th. 

Items Needed for Tornado Victims: Health Kit items which include tooth paste, tooth brush, dental floss, regular size shampoo, comb, deodorant, nail clippers.  Gift cards from Target or Walmart.  Cold weather has set in and Socks, Mittens, and Gloves are needed for those who were affected in Kentucky by the devastation from the tornado that hit their area.  

 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