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 is still not meeting at this time.

Begin studying the Lord’s Prayer.

RLCM Bible Studies:  
Tuesday at 1:00 pm at Christ Lutheran in Gastown – Paused until September
Wednesday at 6:30 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran – Paused until September
Thursday at 1:00 pm at Christ Rupp Lutheran – Paused until August 12
Friday at 6:00 pm at Salem Lutheran – Paused until September

Memory Verse:

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” – 1 John 1:7

This Weeks Question:

Who gave thanks to the Lord when she saw the baby Jesus?

Last Weeks Question and Answer:

Who went up yearly to worship God in Shiloh, and one year prayed to God for a baby?  Answer: Hannah, Samuel 1:10

Service materials/Virtual Church

Please check out our new Youtube channel, and make sure to hit subscribe and the little bell so you will get notifications anytime we post a new video.

YouTube Chanel

To check out the RLCM’s new YouTube Channel and to watch older services, Click Here.

9th Sunday after Pentecost

Our 9th Sunday after Pentecost service was recorded and put on YouTube and you can access it here.
To download a copy of the bulletin Download Here.

8th Sunday after Pentecost

Our 8th Sunday after Pentecost service was recorded and put on YouTube and you can access it here.
To download a copy of the bulletin Download Here.

7th Sunday after Pentecost

Our 7th Sunday after Pentecost service was recorded and put on YouTube and you can access it here.
To download a copy of the bulletin Download Here.

6th Sunday after Pentecost

Our 6th Sunday after Pentecost service was recorded and put on YouTube and you can access it here.
To download a copy of the bulletin Download Here.

Weekly Morning Prayer bulletin

For Morning Prayer bulletins you can click on the right eek and you can download the bulletin.

Week of 7/26/2021
Week of 8/2/2021

You can find the orders of service for the daily offices below.

Morning Prayer (Matins)
Evening Prayer (Vespers)

Cooperative Ministry Announcements

In-Tents Lutheran Church Camp

The Resurrection Lutheran Cooperative Ministry and the Mid-Northeast Mission District are excited to announce that In-Tents Camp is a go this year.  We will have an Elementary Camp for those who are going into grades 4-6 on July 12-14, 2021 and the cost is $90.  We will also have Youth Camp for those who have completed grades 7-12 on July 19-23, 2021 and the cost is $150.  If you would like to register click the link here.  Once you click on the link you can click on the on the blue registration link for whatever camp you would like to register.  If you would like to see our COVID policy as of May 2nd you can find it here.  If you have any questions feel free to talk with Pastor Matthew.

Vacation Bible School

In the RLCM we have two congregations hosting VBS this year.

“It’s easy to get lost. That’s why we need Jesus!

To make it through this unknown world safely, kids need a guide who can keep them on the right path. At Rainforest Explorers, learn how Jesus is our ultimate guide in the rainforest and our lives. He leads us to the treasure of eternal life, and He’ll never leave us!” – VBSMate.com

Salem Lutheran Church:
This year Salem will be hosting VBS, July 27-30 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.  If you would like to register please call Sandy Alabran at 724-286-9856.

Mission Trip:  The Mid-Northeast Mission District will be going on a Mission Trip to Pensacola, Florida, October 17-23, 2021. We are encouraging people to plan on finding ways to travel down to Florida on Sunday so we can begin to work on Monday morning. The cost for the trip will be $150, which will cover the cost for all the food for the week. We will be staying at St. Paul Lutheran Church, so please bring an air mattress, cot, or any other means to sleep on while we are there. Transportation will be on your own. Please return by September 1st with a deposit of $100. If you have any questions feel free to contact Pastor Matthew Vatalare at [email protected] or Pastor Joyce Dix-Weiers at [email protected]  To register fill out the form that can be found here.

NALC Convocation:  Pastor Joyce and Pastor Matthew are looking for delegates to attend the NALC Convocation from August 1st-6th.  If you are interested please get in touch with them.

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