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)


August 25th: 11th Sunday after Pentecost 

Pastor Joyce:
9:45 am Church Service/Picnic at Meyer’s 
(Salem, Mt. Union, and Christ Lutheran)

4:00 pm 150th Anniversary for Mt. Union

Pastor Matthew:
8:30 am at Christ Rupp Lutheran Church
10:30 am at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Continue to pray for the NALC election of our new bishop.  Pastor Joyce, Pastor Matthew, Wayne Pritt, Tom Weiers, Mike Choncek, Brenda Boyer, and Bev Downey will be going to the NALC Convocation for the RLCM.  They will be traveling with Pastor Neal, Sue Neal, and Dean Carl Johnson.  Please keep them also in prayer as they travel. 

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 at Christ Rupp on Wednesday at 5:00 pm.

We will be going over the Lord’s Prayer.

RLCM Bible Studies:  
Tuesday 1:00 Christ Lutheran Church 
Thursday 1:00 Christ Rupp Lutheran Church 
Friday 6:00 Salem Lutheran Church (Canceled for this week)

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:

“Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, brining holiness to completion in the fear of God.”  – 2 Corinthians 7:1

Cooperative Ministry Announcements

Mission Trip:

October 13-18th to Dayton Ohio – cost $150.  We will be leaving Sunday after church – returning home Friday night.  We will be working on homes affected by the Memorial Day Tornado.  See Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew and let them know what skills you possess.  There is work for everyone at all skill levels!  7000 homes were affected.  See Pastor Joyce or Pastor Matthew to sign up!


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


Mt. Union 150th Anniversary Celebration
           Come Join the Celebration

Sunday August 25th, 2019
Service will be held at 4:00 PM
And Dinner will be served at 5:30 PM
Please RSVP to Marilin at 724-599-4308
By August 10th if you are planning to stay for the Dinner.

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