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.
To check out the RLCM’s new YouTube Channel, Click Here.
Midweek Lent 4/1/2020
To follow along in the sermon series, please first watch this sermon by Pastor Matthew by Clicking Here.
5th Sunday in Lent
Midweek Lent 3/25/2020
4th Sunday in Lent
Midweek Lent 3/18/2020
Weekly Morning Prayer bulletin
For Morning Prayer bulletins you can Click Here.
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.
All events and services at all Resurrection Lutheran Cooperative Ministry congregations have been cancelled until further notice.
At this time Pastor Joyce and Pastor Matthew will be recording sermons and looking into doing services online if possible. 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
March 22nd: 4th Sunday in Lent
If you would like a copy of Morning Prayer is it at the bottom of the page.
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
“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
Pastor Matthew’s Mid-Week Lenten Challenge
Last week we were challenged with memorizing Psalm 46. Come on out this Wednesday at 7:00 at St. Marks and find out what the challenge is for this week.
Cooperative Ministry Announcements
Christ: There will be a Congregation Meeting after church this upcoming Sunday, March 15th. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the audit and to vote on a new window for the back of the church.
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.
Christ Rupp: The Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Psalm Sunday, April 5th immediately following Sunday School at 10:45. Children should bring a basket to gather eggs. Anyone who would like to donate money to purchase items for the egg hunt, please see Jackie Schall or Dee Wilson
Christ Rupp: If you would like to order Easter flowers to adorn our Chancel on Easter, please complete the order form found in your bulletin, or call Ruthie McIntyre by March 22nd.
Christ Rupp: We will be having an Easter Breakfast at 7:00 am on Easter, April 12th. Please bring a breakfast casserole, bread, or fruit, etc. to share. Put this on your calendar and join us for breakfast before our 8:30 worship service.
Women of the NALC: The Spring Gathering of the WNALC will be held on Saturday, April 25th at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Berlin, Pa.
Bethesda Gala: Pastor Joyce has tickets for the Bethesda Gala – The Roaring Twenties. If you would like to attend the Gala that supports the Bethesda scholarship fund to assist students continuing their education.
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.
Mt. Union Lutheran Church
1051 Girty Road
Shelocta, PA 15774
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