Welcome

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.

1st Sunday in Advent

The 1st Sunday in Advent Sunday service was recorded and put on YouTube and you can access it here.
To download a copy of the bulletin Download Here.

Christ the King

The Christ the King Sunday service was recorded and put on YouTube and you can access it here.
To download a copy of the bulletin Download Here.

24th Sunday after Pentecost

The 24th 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.

23rd Sunday after Pentecost

The 23rd 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.

All Saints Sunday

All Saints Sunday service was recorded and put on YouTube and you can access it here.
To download a copy of the bulletin Download Here.
If you would like to download a bulletin insert of all the saints who have passed in the past year in the RLCM Download Here.

Reformation Sunday

Reformation Sunday service was recorded and put on YouTube and you can access it here.
To download a copy of the bulletin Download Here.

St. Luke the Evangelist

St. Luke the Evangelist service was recorded and put on YouTube and you can access it here.
To download a copy of the bulletin Download Here.

Vacation Bible School Week 4: Jesus Comforts Us

We hope you have been enjoying our adventures with the crew of the SS. Resurrection as we Stream through the Bible.  To check out this week’s video on YouTube Click Here.

To get all of the recipes and other supplies for Professor Joyce’s Science Time you can download it here.

Vacation Bible School Week 3: God Claims Us

We hope you have been enjoying yourself as we sail on the SS. Resurrection as we Stream through the Bible.  To check out this week’s video on YouTube Click Here.

To get all of the recipes and other supplies for Professor Joyce’s Science Time you can download it here.

To get the document of the cutouts of Jesus and the dove for Craft Time you can download it here.

Vacation Bible School Week 1:  God Promises Us

Are you ready to sail on the SS. Resurrection as we Stream through the Bible?  If so check out our first week’s video on YouTube here.

To get all of the recipes and other supplies for Professor Joyce Science Time you can download it here.

To get the document of the animals for Craft Time you can download it here.

Story Time

Join in our next installment of Story Time as Pastor Matthew retells the story of Adam and Eve.  To watch Story Time you can 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.

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 11/16/2020
Week of 11/23/2020

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 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)
Compline

Coronavirus Updates:

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.  

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

Worship

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.

RLCM

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
Youth Group is still not meeting at this time.

Confirmation:
Begin 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 
Friday at 6:00 pm at Salem Lutheran
Friday at 6:30 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran begins October 9th

Memory Verse:

“Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.” – Proverbs 1:8-9

This Weeks Question:

When the Philistines came to attack the Israelites, who mocked God and challenged them?

Last Weeks Question and Answer:

Who returned to Israel to build up the walls of Jerusalem And what Book of the Bible did you find it?  Answer:  Nehemiah Found in Nehemiah 2:17

Cooperative Ministry Announcements

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.  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