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.

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 

Memory Verse:

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God” – Colossians 3:16

This Weeks Question:

How does James say we should “treat the rich and the poor”?  Where found?

Last Weeks Question and Answer:

What job did the Prodigal Son end up taking after he had spent his inheritance?

Answer: Feeding Pigs; Luke 15:15

Cooperative Ministry Announcements

Confirmation: The RLCM will be having Confirmation classes on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 pm at Christ Rupp.  All those youth interested should contact Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew.

Congregational Meetings:

  • St. Marks will hold a continuation of their Annual Meeting on December 5th directly following worship.  The purpose of the meeting will be to approve the 2022 budget and elect members to council. 

Advent Family Event: The RLCM will be hosting an Advent Family Event at the Smith Complex on December 4 from 1-3 pm.  We are planning on having crafts, games, storytime, snack time, and fun for all ages.  Come on out and enjoy time with your Church family.

Cookies: The RLCM youth are selling cookies and candies for Christmas.  This benefits the RLCM Youth for Camp and other youth activities.  Order forms are available for pre-order.  Thank you for your support!

Advent in the Barn: Come on out and worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Barn on December 8th at 7:00 pm.  The Lash family has invited us to worship in their barn at 256 Adrian Sherrett Rd.  Adrian, Pa.

Food Bank:  Christ and Mt. Union will be collecting non-perishable food items from now until the middle of December to help replenish the Elderton Food Bank.

 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