The RLCM Joint Council and individual Church Councils have met and have approved to begin reopening our congregations. Above you can see when each church will open up. Pastor Joyce and Pastor Matthew look forward to seeing you all here as soon as you are comfortable. If you have a pre-existing condition or in a high-risk category, we encourage you to do what makes you feel comfortable and safe. Pastor Joyce and Pastor Matthew will continue recording Sunday services as well as Morning and Evening Prayer. If you do not feel comfortable coming to church or do not feel well, then please stay home and stay safe.

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.

Story Time

Join in with Morgan as she retells the story of creation.  You can find that video here.
To download a copy of the craft/scavenger hunt Download Here.

Ascension Sunday 5/24/2020

Ascension Sunday service was recorded and put on YouTube and you can access it here.
To get the bulletin for this service in order to follow along. Download Here.

Sixth Sunday of Easter 5/17/2020

The Sixth Sunday of Easter service was recorded and put on YouTube and you can access it here.
To get the bulletin for this service in order to follow along. Download Here.

Bible Study 

Join in with Pastor Matthew as he leads us in a Bible Study on Psalm 23.  You can access the video here.

Fifth Sunday of Easter 5/10/2020

The Fifth Sunday of Easter service was recorded and put on YouTube and you can access it here.
To get the bulletin for this service in order to follow along. Download Here.

Sheep Craft
Join Morgan in a kids Sheep Craft for your continued learning on Psalm 23, you can find the video here.
To download the stencils that Morgan uses Click Here.

Weekly Morning Prayer bulletin

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

Week of 5/25/2020
Week of 6/1/2020

Throughout the week Pastor Joyce, Pastor Matthew, Morgan, and Gracie Faith will go through the daily offices on Youtube Live for all to pray and worship throughout the week.  If you would like to know what Psalms will be read throughout the daily offices you can Click Here.

If you would like to borrow a LBW during this time, please contact Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew.

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

Morning Prayer (Matins)
Evening Prayer (Vespers)

Coronavirus Updates:

All events and services at all Resurrection Lutheran Cooperative Ministry congregations have been cancelled until services begin as stated above.

At this time Pastor Joyce and Pastor Matthew will be recording services and uploading them to YouTube.  Please continue to check-in to this website for the most up to date information.  If you need Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew please reach out to us.

At this current time neither Pastor Joyce nor Pastor Matthew will be able to make any visitations to any kind of nursing home facilities as a majority of them in this area are closed to visitors.  When it comes to personal home visits, we will be doing phone call visits instead of going to visit, unless necessary.  If anyone needs to get a hold of us, please give us a call and we will do our best to provide pastoral care to all who need it.  We are putting these practices into place in order to protect as many people as possible. 

During this time, please consider mailing in your normal weekly offering to your congregation.  As we do not know what the future will hold, we do know that the church will have to pay bills and your contributions would be greatly appreciated.  Addresses to the churches can be found at the bottom of the page.

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:

Pastor Matthew:

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 not be meeting during the season of Lent.  Please attend the mid-week services.

Begin studying the Lord’s Prayer.

RLCM Bible Studies:  
Tuesday 1:00 Christ Lutheran Church Cancelled
Thursday 1:00 Christ Rupp Lutheran Church Cancelled
Friday 6:00 Salem Lutheran Church Cancelled

Memory Verse:

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” – Deuteronomy 6:6-7

“I lift up my eyes to the hills.  From where does my help come?  My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” – Psalm 121:1-2

This Weeks Question:

What was it that Jacob had to do in order to marry Rachel?  Answer and where found?

Last Weeks Question and Answer:

The angel said to Mary that Jesus would reign over the house of which Old Testament character?  Jacob Luke 1:33


Cooperative Ministry Announcements

Christ Rupp: It is time to start thinking about Vacation Bible School for this next year!  The dates for VBS will be June 22-26, 2020.  We are hoping to get an earlier start to planning this next year and are hoping to start meeting as soon as we get the VBS kit.  If you would like to volunteer please contact Stephanie Bledsoe or Morgan Vatalare. 

Bethesda: Bethesda Continues to collect Box-Top for the school.  Turn them into Pastor Joyce. 

Thrivent Members:  Remember to designate your choice dollars to your congregation before they expire March 31st.  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.

Registration for Camp is available now!! Elementary Camp (Going into 4-6 grade) July 6-8 2020 https://forms.gle/UBAduCn5SoQK1d2t7 Youth Camp (Grades 7-9) July 13-17 2020 https://forms.gle/uparUJ8Ki7AULPCL6

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