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

Bishop Selbo giving Communion to Mike Choncek (back), Pastor Matthew (center), and Bev Downey (front) We would like to Welcome and pray for Bishop Selbo as he has officially started in his role as Bishop of the North American Lutheran Church.


November 17th: 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Joyce:

8:00 am at Salem Lutheran Church
9:45 am at Christ Lutheran Church in Gastown
11:30 am at Mt. Union Lutheran Church

Pastor Matthew:

8:30 am at Christ Rupp Lutheran Church
10:30 am 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.

Please be patient as we are learning the new tools to communicate all the news in our ministry.  

Youth Group will meet on November 13th at Christ Rupp from 5 – 6:15.

We will be going over the Lord’s Prayer.

RLCM Bible Studies:  
Tuesday 1:00 Christ Lutheran Church (No Study this week 11/12)
Thursday 1:00 Christ Rupp Lutheran Church 
Friday 6:00 Salem Lutheran Church (No Study this week 11/15)

Elderton Lutheran Parish
Parish worship for Elderton Lutheran Parish will continue to be on the 4th Sunday of the month at 9:45 alternating between Christ Lutheran and Mt Union Lutheran.

Memory Verse:

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”  – Isaiah 1:18

This Weeks Question:
In which Gospel did Jesus say and quote: “Everything is possible for one who believes?”

Last Weeks Question and Answer:
To whom did Jesus say, “Man can not live by bread alone”. Answer Satan — Matthew 4:4  

Cooperative Ministry Announcements

WNALC Fall Retreat at In-Tents Camp

Christmas Cookie Order Forms are Here – Yes, It’s time to get your orders placed for those delicious Christmas Cookies.  All proceeds go to help fund our Youth.  All orders must be in by the end of November. 

The Congregational Meeting for Christ Lutheran and Mount Union will be held at the Parish Service on Nov. 24 at Mount Union. The purpose is to elect New officers and the 2020 Budget. Proposed Budget Sheets are on the table for you.

Christ Rupp will have a Congregational Meeting: on November 17th for the purpose of electing members to the Church Council and the Cemetery Board.

St. Marks: It is time once again for the Caring Hands Pumpkin Rolls!  They are $8 each and we are making with Nuts and without Nuts.  Let us know your order by Thursday, November 21st.

Christ, Mt. Union, and Salem on December 1st the Sunday service will be led by the Women of the Church.  All loose offering will be going to the WNALC Mission District.

Christ Rupp: It’s time once again to order your poinsettias for Christmas.  Complete the order form found in your bulletin and give it to Ruthie McIntyre by Sunday, November 24th. 

Interested in Small group discussions – see Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew

“Embracing the Season” Holiday Grief presented by Bauer Funeral Home Sunday November 17, at 2:00, 515 N McKean Street Kittanning. Please call 724-545-946 to make reservation (there is no charge)

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.

A view of the Mission District Convocation
What a joy it was to have Bishop Dan Selbo with us at the Convocation.
A group of us from the Mission Trip taking a break from working on the roof.
Another Group working on siding for a house
Cheri Costanzo, a member of St. Mark's taking a break from putting on new siding
A photograph taken from the back of the sanctuary during Pastor Joyce's welcome at Mt. Unions 150th Anniversary Service
The processional into the service lead by the Cross of Christ being carried by Mt. Union member Jessica Smith
A photograph of the pastor after the service at Mt. Union celebrating their 150th anniversary. The Rev. Dean Carl Johnson gave the sermon, the Rev. Jim Neal was the worship assistant, the Rev. Joyce Dix-Weiers presided over communion, and the Rev. Matthew Vatalare lead the beginning of the service.
Bishop John Bradosky, Bishop Dan Selbo, and Bishop Spring
Bishop Selbo being installed as Bishop
Group Photo of all of us who rode in the RLCM Van.
Bishop Selbo talking with Bishop Spring after he was elected as Bishop
Poet Malcolm Guite reading poetry at Bishop John Bradosky's recognition dinner on Thursday night.
Pastor Matthew and Patrick-Dooly, who is a member of the Lutheran Military Veterans and Family Ministries team.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Alex Mkumbo, who is Bishop of the Central Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, opened up our mission festival. He preached the Sermon during out opening Service of the Word.

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