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.  

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

We are now studying the Sacraments.  Our LAST Comfirmation class for the school year will be on May 25th.  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 
Thursday at 1:00 pm at Christ Rupp Lutheran
Thursday at 6:30 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran
Saturday at 8:30 am at Country Junction Restaurant in Smicksburg. 

Memory Verse:

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” – Psalm 139:13-14

This Week’s Question:

Jesus said not to “swear (take an oath) by your head” because you cannot do what?  Where Found?

Last Week’s Question and Answer:

What does the law say you should do when you find a bird on its nest? 

Answer: Do not take the mother with the young.  Deuteronomy 22:6

Cooperative Ministry Announcements

Soups and Breads: Bring a favorite soup or bread to share and come join in with a meal and fellowship on Wednesday Evenings before Lenten Service.  At Christ Gastown, Meal 5:30.  When the mid-week service is at St. Marks we will have soups and bread at 6:00.

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! Next Session March 29th at 6:30 at Christ Rupp.

Easter Vigil: The RLCM along with St. John’s Lutheran Church will host an Easter Vigil this year.  This is a beautiful service that brings long-held traditions for the story of God’s love for us.  Please join us at 7:00 p at St. John’s for this meaningful event.

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.   

Mission Trip: The Mid-Northeast Mission District will be going on a Mission Trip to Kentucky from May 1-7.   The cost will be $150 plus transportation.  Sign-up here.

 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