This is a difficult time for all personally and our nation, please continue to pray. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4.4-7)

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, Click Here.

Palm Sunday 4/5/2020

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

Midweek Lent 4/1/2020

To follow along in the sermon series, please first watch this sermon by Pastor Matthew by Clicking Here.

Our Midweek Lent service for 4/1/2020 can be found if you Click Here.
Our Midweek Lent service materials for 4/1/2020. Download Here.

5th Sunday in Lent

The service for the 5th Sunday in Lent was recorded and put on YouTube and you can access it here.
To get the manual for the Sunday service to follow along. Download Here.

Midweek Lent 3/25/2020

Our Midweek Lent service for 3/25/2020 can be found if you Click Here.
Our Midweek Lent Service Materials for 3/25/2020.  Download Here.

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.

Morning Prayer (Matins)
Evening Prayer (Vespers)

Coronavirus Updates:

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 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