Take the risk. We'll catch you.
Maybe you’ve played the team-building game where you stand in a circle of people, blindfolded and then, completely stiff, you lean–forward, backward, sideways–trusting that your circle of team mates will catch you and push you back up to where you can stand. It can be a little freaky if you don’t know the people on your team. We’re not used to having relative strangers touch us. Will they catch you? Can you trust them?
In some ways, your first days and weeks of college will be a little like that. You’ll be a completely new experience. Maybe you’ll know your roommate, maybe not. You won’t know your professors, that’s for sure. But you’ll have to go to meet them. You have to go to class, even if the first days make you uncomfortable.
Nobody’s going to make you come to the Chapel. No one’s going to come by and check to see if you’re dressed and ready for church on Sunday morning.
Showing up at the Chapel for Morning Prayer and Celebrate!, for Candlelight and Sunday worship are risks that you’re going to have to take on your own. But when you do, you’ll find you’ve got a whole new scene of people–students and professors–who are waiting to make you feel like you belong. We’ll even catch you when you fall. We fall ourselves sometimes. So take the risk, we’re looking forward to meeting you.
Ways to get involved at the Chapel:
Chapel Service Opportunities
The Chapel is more than an impressive building on campus. It’s where you’ll find great people and an active worship life. Here are some areas in which you might wish to get involved:
- Prayer Team — Serve as a member of the team that assists in the creation of the community’s prayers for each Sunday morning service.
- Acolyte — Serve on a team as a torch bearer, crucifer or book bearer at our Sunday morning worship services or for Wednesday Morning Prayer.
- Altar Care — Serve on a team that shares the distinct honor of preparing the worship space for the service of Holy Communion.
- Bake Bread - Do you enjoy baking? You could help prepare the bread that is used for Holy Communion on Sundays.
- Reader — On Sunday mornings, you could read one of the scripture readings for our worship service.
- Sunday Morning Hospitality — Be one of the people offering hospitality at Sunday morning worship.
- Morning Prayer Musicians — Musicians are needed to help lead or support Morning prayer worship, from keyboardists to instrumentalists to vocalists who know (or want to learn) how to cantor.
- Celebrate! Praise Team — Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome for our Wednesday night Celebrate! Service.
- Candlelight Worship cantors — Sunday evenings we worship by candlelight to Holden Evening Prayer. You could gain experience as a worship leader by serving as a cantor.
- Matins Choir Members — Be a part of the Matins Choir that sings each Wednesday for Morning Prayer (10 to 10:20 a.m.) during Chapel Break.
To get involved, contact David.RojasMartinez@valpo.edu or our Get involved at the Chapel Facebook page.
Bible Studies and Fellowship
EPIC B.S., a Bible study on the Letter to the Hebrews, sponsored by Campus Ministry Network, 9 p.m. Thursdays in the Union. Contact University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox or St. Teresa Campus Minister John DeWyze for details!
CHAPEL OF THE RESURRECTION COMMUNION BREAD RECIPE - AMENDED by Aileen
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbs oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup of honey
Mix dry ingredients well and set aside. Dissolve the
honey in the warm water, add the oil, then the dry ingredients and mix well.
Knead, but don't overdo it (it doesn't take much)
Divide into 2 balls and cover with a tea towel. Let rest
for 10 minutes. Now flatten each ball with the palm of your hand or rolling pin
to approx 1/4 in. (It will be quite springy, do the best you
With a very sharp knife cut a cross on the
top of each flattened 'loaf' and bake in an oven that has been preheated to 325
F for 15 minutes.
You can add another 5 minutes to the baking time which
will make it 20 minutes. One doesn't want it too dark hence the oven temp at