Upcoming Sundays

The Chapel of the Resurrection invites you to worship with us!

Pastor Char leads Palm Sunday 2014 worship


Upcoming Sundays:

April 5, 2015 Easter Sunday - 10 a.m. University Pastor James A. Wetzstein preaching and presiding

April 12, 2015 - Wangerin Preaching Series - 10 a.m. Rev. Timothy Runtsch, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church Fort Collins and Greeley, CO, preaching; University Pastor James A. Wetzstein presiding

April 19, 2015 - Deaconess Kristen Lewis, Co-Director of Education Formation, Lutheran Deaconess Association, preaching; University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox presiding

April 26, 2015 - Rev. Dr. David Weber, Lecturer in Theology Program Director- Church Vocations Symposium, preaching; University Pastor James A. Wetzstein presiding


Holy Week 2015 Services

Maundy Thursday worship - 7 p.m. April 2 - Service of Holy Communion. Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox presiding, Deaconess Louise Williams preaching

Good Friday worship - 12 Noon April 3 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox presiding, Rev. Brian Johnson preaching

Easter Vigil - 8 p.m. April 4 - Service of Holy Communion. Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox presiding

Easter Sunday Morning - 10 a.m. April 5 - Service of Holy Communion. Rev. James A. Wetzstein preaching


Here are the details for Holy Week:

Maundy Thursday, April 2

Maundy Thursday worship at 7 p.m. with Holy Communion, individual forgiveness, footwashing.  Music by Kantorei; University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox presiding, Deaconess Louise Williams preaching. At the Chapel, our liturgy on Maundy Thursday ushers us into the Great Three Days or “Triduum” at the center and heart of the Christian year and the Christian faith.  Our service on this night is made of three distinct liturgies. In the Service of Reconciliation, we complete the Lenten journey begun on Ash Wednesday when ashes were pressed upon us with the words “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.”  The second liturgy of this night is the Service of the Word and Sacrament, in which we participate with Jesus’ disciples in that Last Passover he shared with them. In doing so we discover anew the roots of our Holy Communion in “that night in which he was betrayed.” During this time, you may join in the practice of footwashing, led by members of the Lutheran Deaconess Association. It is an opportunity to be reminded of our Lord’s invitation to love and serve one another as he continues to serve us in his love. The third and final liturgy of our service, the Stripping of the Altar, brings us to Good Friday, as the altar and chancel are stripped of all ornament.  After a brief prayer, the one remaining light of the Paschal Candle is carried out of the chapel.  No candles will burn in the chapel until the new flame is kindled at the beginning of the Great Vigil on the Eve of Easter.

Good Friday, April 3, 12 noon ~ Good Friday Worship. Music by Kantorei and String Quartet; Executive Director of Campus Ministries Brian Johnson preaching, University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox presiding.

Easter Vigil, April 4, 8 p.m. – Service of Readings, Holy Communion, Thanksgiving for Baptism. Music by Kantorei; University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox presiding
Easter Vigil at the Chapel is one of the lesser-known services in Holy Week, but one full of meaning and new beginnings. Held on the evening before Easter, the service has four distinct liturgies. In the Service of Light, a new flame is kindled and spreads through the congregation, symbolic of the new light of the risen Christ. The Service of Readings is filled with stories of deliverance. This is a traditional evening for welcoming new members into the community through baptism and affirmation of baptism. Finally, we join in the jubilant first Holy Communion of the resurrection.

Easter Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. – Festival worship service of Holy Communion. Special music by the Kantorei and Handbell choirs and the Chamber Concert Band (pre-service music begins at 9:45 a.m.), University Pastor James A. Wetzstein preaching and presiding. 

St. Paul writes “If Christ is not raised, then … your faith has been in vain.” The whole Christian faith turns on the reality of the resurrection we celebrate today. This is why it is that throughout the whole church, not just here at the Chapel of the Resurrection, this day is the day of greatest celebration. 

Easter Brunch at Founders at the Harre Union – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All you care to eat buffet for $8.50 per student or $12.50 per adult. In addition to breakfast items, the brunch will include: 

  • Carved leg of lamb au jus and mint jelly
  • Rosemary red potatoes
  • Carved roast beef au jus
  • Manicotti
  • Fresh asparagus, seasoned
  • Seasoned peas and carrots
  • Sweets and Pastries

Easter BBQ at the Chapel - 4 p.m. Sponsored by Chapel ACTS. Free!

Easter Sunday Candlelight - 10 p.m.


Morning Prayer during Holy Week: 

 We set aside our regular schedule of Morning Prayer services from Friday, March 27, through Monday, April 6. We will hear a reflection each day from students from our Morning Prayer staff:

Friday, March 27 - Nate King

Monday, March 30 - Jared Townley

Tuesday, March 31 - Daniel Segner

Wednesday, April 1 - Taylor Wiese

Thursday, April 2 - Charlotte Lindstrom

Friday, April 3 - No Morning Prayer (Good Friday)

Monday, April 6 - Chloe Lash

Easter Sunday procession

When school is in session, join us for these services:

Morning Prayer is the most frequent service, offered daily for 20 minutes, Monday through Friday, at 10 a.m. when classes are in session. Learn more about it

If contemporary praise band music is your favorite way to worship, then Celebrate! may be your favorite service the Chapel offers, Wednesdays at 10 p.m. 

Each Sunday when school is in session the chapel offers Candlelight Evening Prayer at 10 p.m. Pastor Charlene Cox is the primary preacher for Candlelight. 

On Thursdays, come and experience the uplifting Prayer & Praise gathering at 6 p.m. led by Monique Nunes (Bible study, prayer, praise. praise dancing and a light meal) or Night Prayer at 9 p.m., a quiet end-of-the-day opportunity for prayer and music through the service of Compline, offered on a monthly basis this semester. 


Pastor Jim preaches from the high pulpit, fall 2014