Welcome to the Chapel of the Resurrection!

Centered in Christ, the Ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection proclaims God’s love; serves students, faculty, staff, and the wider community; and welcomes all. Learn more about the University's Lutheran character.

Building Hours: The building is open to the public 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Students can access the Chapel by swipecard until 11 p.m. 

Take a 360 degree look at the building or learn more about the building and its stained glass windows with this online tour. Read more about the Coventry Chairs that were redesigned for our Chapel.

Learn how you can get involved at the Chapel.

Advice for First-Years: The pastors have generated a list of FAQs that first-year students often ask. Take a look.

 

Our Future in Faith

An effort is under way to renew and enhance the Chapel of the Resurrection, which for more than half a century has stood as a central symbol of Lutheran character and mission at Valparaiso University.

The Chapel of the Resurrection Fundraising Initiative: Our Future in Faith is an undertaking designed to prepare the chapel for dynamic ministry in the years ahead. According to President Mark A. Heckler Ph.D., the Chapel of the Resurrection stands "as the centerpiece of campus and the heart of worship, service, leadership, and reconciliation for the campus community."

Offices for Chapel staff have been relocated to the Kathleen and Mark Helge Center, adjacent to the Chapel. To reserve space for either the Chapel or Helge Center, contact Deb Garbukas, (219) 464-5093.

 

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This Sunday
Not Just Sundays
Weddings & Baptisms
 

Christ is risen! Join us this Sunday, May 8, the Seventh Sunday in Easter, at 10 a.m. Dr. Fred Niedner preaches and University Pastor James A. Wetzstein presides.

Candlelight Evening Prayer is each Sunday evening at 10 p.m. with University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox when classes are in session. 

See the schedule of upcoming Sundays and the Christian Ministry Calendar

Audio versions of sermons, homilies, and reflections can be found on our Sermons page.

The Chapel offers eight different services a week, the most frequent being Morning Prayer, Monday through Friday, 10 to 10:20 a.m. During Finals Week, May 5-10, Morning Prayer is in the Gloria Christi Chapel. The final day of Morning Prayer for the semester is May 10th.

Two late-night services are also available: Celebrate! Wednesdays at 10 p.m. and  Candlelight Evening Prayer on Sundays at 10 p.m. 

Learn more about our eight worship services a week, offered when classes are in session.

For those interested in scheduling a wedding at the Chapel, please call or email about available openings. A copy of the complete guidelines for Chapel weddings is now available online. Call Deb Garbukas at (219) 464-5093 or email her.

We regret that we are not able to book weddings more than one calendar year in advance. However, you may fill out an application and get on our waiting list. You may also download the application form.

For those interested in being baptized or having their children baptized at the Chapel, the policy and application form can now also be found here.

 

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Contact Information

Chapel of the Resurrection
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Chapel@valpo.edu
Phone: (219) 464-5093
Fax: (219) 464-5049

Rev. James A. Wetzstein
University Pastor
(219) 464-6794
james.wetzstein@valpo.edu

Rev. Charlene Cox
University Pastor
(219) 464-6453
charlene.cox@valpo.edu

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