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 are getting ready for our fall activities with our Youth.  

We are now studying the Sacraments. We meet on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 pm at Christ Rupp. 

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

Memory Verse:

“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.  For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.” – Hebrews 10:35-36

This Week’s Question:

What happened to anyone who was now found written in the book of life?

Last Week’s Question and Answer:

“Jesus used a little child to show the futility of an argument among the disciples.”

Answer: who is the greatest in heaven.  Found in Matthew 18:1-4

Youth Bible verse

“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” – Roans 15:7

This Week’s Children (under 12) Question

How many disciples did Jesus have?

Cooperative Ministry Announcements

RLCM: October 4th is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi.  This year on this day we will have the blessing of pets from 5:00-6:00 pm in the parking lot at Christ Rupp.  All pets are invited – with their owners – to come for a blessing.  All pets are to be on a leash or contained in some manner.  (It would be difficult to put a leash on a goldfish.)

Smicksburg Octoberfest: Salem Lutheran Church’s kitchen will be open on Saturday, October 1st for the  Festival in Smicksburg.  The menu includes hot dogs, sloppy joes, chili, stuffed pepper soup, haluski, chicken noodle soup, cheesy potato soup, drink, and a variety of desserts.

Christ: There will be an informative Congregational meeting on October 2nd directly following the church service.

Salem: There will be a short congregational meeting at the beginning of worship on October 9th. 

School Supplies for Bethesda: We are again collecting school supplies for Bethesda.  Many stores now have great sales on many school items.  There will be a box at Christ Lutheran in the Sunday School room for these items.

Mid-Northeast Mission District Annual Convocation: Convocation will be on October 29th at Zion Lutheran Church, 4301 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, Pa.  Come on out and hear and meet our new Area Assistant to the Bishop Bill White.  

Reformation Sunday: Service on October 30 will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kittanning at 11:00 am.  There will be a luncheon directly following the service.  We are asking everyone to bring something to the meal that correlates with the first letter of your last name. 
A-G: Desserts
H-M: Drinks
N-T: Entrees
U-Z: side dishes/salads

Christ Rupp: If you would be interested in joining us reach out to our Brothers and Sisters in Christ, please come to a Shepherding Committee meeting on October 3rd at 6:30 pm.

Christ Rupp Soup Sale: Christ Rupp is going to be selling Vegetable Beef and Chicken Noodle Soup to benefit the congregation.  If you would like to order a quart for $7, please contact Pastor Matthew, or a member of Christ Rupp.

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! 

 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