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:

“Blessed be you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” – Matthew 5:11-12

This Weeks Question:

“A wholesome (healing), tongue” is described as what?  And where found?

Last Weeks Question and Answer:

In his Sermon on the Mount, what does Jesus say about tomorrow?  Also, where found.

Answer: Matthew 6:34 Do not worry about tomorrow or Take no thought for it.

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.

Christ Rupp Communion Luncheon: Christ Rupp will be hosting a Communion Luncheon on Wednesday, October, 20th at 11:00 am and is open to all members of the RLCM.

Mid-Northeast Mission District Women of the NALC Fall Gathering: is to be held Saturday, October 16th at Christ Rupp Lutheran Church at 11:00 am. 

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.

Mid-Northeast Mission District Convocation: The Mission District will gather together for our yearly Convocation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sarver, Pa on October 30, 2021.  Registration begins at 8:15 am and will end at 12:30 pm.  Please let Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew know if you plan on attending.

Reformation Sunday:  The RLCM and St. John’s Lutheran Church will be having a Joint Reformation Service on October 31, 2021 at 11:00 am. After the service we will be having a luncheon.  We are asking people to bring items to share that corresponds with the first letter of your last name.
A-G: Entrees
H-M: Side Dishes
N-Z: Desserts

Reformation Choir: If you would like to join the choir for Reformation Sunday service at St. John’s choir practice will begin October 13th at 8:00 pm at St. John’s.  If you have any questions please talk to Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew.

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