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.  

We have some exciting opportunities for Youth this summer.

Day Camp – June 26 – July 1 at St. John’s Lutheran in Kittanning.   Those Elementary aged can register here.

Elementary In-Tents Camp:  For those going into grades 4-6 can register here.

In-Tents Youth Camp: For those grades 7-12 with Heather Ruesch.  Register here

Salem VBS: June 26-29, God’s Wonder Lab if interested contact Pastor Joyce and Pastor Matthew

Christ Rupp VBS: August 1-4, Tree of Life you can register here.

We are now studying the Sacraments.  We are taking a Summer Break from Confirmation.  Confirmation will start back up on September 7th.  If you would like to catch up on work feel free to contact Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew.

RLCM Bible Studies:  
Tuesday at 1:00 pm at Christ Lutheran in Gastown – Off for Summer
Thursday at 1:00 pm at Christ Rupp Lutheran
Thursday at 6:30 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran – Off for Summer
Saturday at 8:30 am at Country Junction Restaurant in Smicksburg. – Off for Sumer

Memory Verse:

“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.  Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.  For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under the law but under grace.” – Romans 6:12-14

This Week’s Question:

In the parable of the good father, if a son asks for an egg, what would the good father not give him?  Where found?

Last Week’s Question and Answer:

In the parable of the Good Samaritan, who was the first man to pass by the wounded man?

Answer: A Priest.  Luke 10:31

Cooperative Ministry Announcements

Salem’s Father’s Day Banquet: Will be held on June 25th.  There is a sign up sheet at Salem or you can call Sandy Alabran at 724-286-9856 if you plan on attending.  Women are also needed to help in the kitchen.  Menu includes Ham, ham balls, parslied potatoes, corn, apple sauce, rolls, drink, cake, pie, and ice cream.  Please RSVP by June 19th.  

Choir anybody!: Anyone who likes to sing?  Join us to sing hymns for the videos.  We will meet once a month to record the hymn music for the month.  Please see either Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew if you are willing to serve the Lord in this way!

Items Needed for Tornado Victims: Health Kit items which include tooth paste, tooth brush, dental floss, regular size shampoo, comb, deodorant, nail clippers.  Gift cards from Target or Walmart.  Cold weather has set in and Socks, Mittens, and Gloves are needed for those who were affected in Kentucky by the devastation from the tornado that hit their area.  Items are due on June 26th.  

 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