Sermons

Audio versions of sermons, homilies, and reflections are now available through Soundcloud.com. Please follow the Chapel on Facebook for links or see below:

Sermons are not recorded during academic breaks.

Sunday Mornings 2014-15

Aug. 24, 2014 Welcome Sunday - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Aug. 31, 2014 - Dr. Fred Niedner

Sept. 7, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Sept. 21, 2014 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Sept. 28, 2014 - Rev. Dr. Wesley Avram, Wangerin Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series

Oct 5, 2014 - Rev. Travis Scholl, Wangerin Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series

Oct. 12, 2014 - Homecoming - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

 

 

Morning Prayer 2014-15

Sept. 1, 2014 - Dr. Mark Heckler

Sept. 8, 2014 - Dr. Christoffer Grundmann

Sept. 22, 2014 - Dr. John Nunes

Sept. 29, 2014 - Rev. Dr. Wesley Avram

Oct. 6, 2014 - Provost Mark Biermann

Oct. 13, 2014 - Monique Nunes

 

Candlelight Evening Prayer 2014-15

Fall series on Identity

Aug. 31, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Sept. 7, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Sept. 14, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Sept. 21, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Sept. 28, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Oct. 5, 2014 - Lindsay Fertig

Oct 12, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

 

Celebrate!

Aug. 27, 2014 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Sept. 3, 2014 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Sept. 10, 2014 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Sept. 17, 2014 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Sept. 24, 2014 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Oct. 1, 2014 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Oct. 7, 2014 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

 

Opening Convocation 2014

Aug. 26, 2014 - President Mark Heckler's address

Aug. 26, 2014 - Trevor Richardson, student body president 

 

 




Sunday Mornings 2013-14

May 11, 2014 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

May 4, 2014 - Rev. Dr. John A. Nunes

April 27, 2014 - Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad

April 20, 2014 - Easter Sunday - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

April 13, 2014 - Palm/Passion Sunday - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

March 31, 2014 - Deaconess Louise Williams

March 23, 2014 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Spring Break March 2-16 - No recordings

Feb. 23, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Feb. 16, 2014 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Feb. 9, 2014 - Rev. Brian Johnson

Feb. 2, 2014 - Rev. Dean Nadasdy

Jan. 19, 2014 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Jan. 12, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Dec. 15, 2013 - Rev. Dr. John Nunes

Dec. 8, 2013 - Dr. David K. Weber, Lecturer in Theology

Dec. 1, 2013 - Break. No recording.

Nov 24, 2013 - Break. No recording.

Nov. 17, 2013 - Dr. Leopoldo Sanchez, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis ~ Wangerin Excellence in Preaching Series

Nov. 10, 2013 - Deaconess Karen Melang

Nov. 3, 2013 - Rev. Britta Taddiken, St Thomas Kirche

Oct. 27, 2013 - Reformation Sunday, Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Oct. 20, 2013 - Rev. James Honig, Wangerin Excellence in Preaching Series

Oct. 13 - Fall Break ~ no recording

Oct. 6, 2013 - Rev. James Wetzstein 

Sept. 29, 2013 - Homecoming Sunday, Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Sept. 15, 2013 - Dr. Walter Wangerin Jr.

Sept. 8, 2013 - Rev. Dr. Fred Niedner

Sept. 1, 2013 - Rev. Brian T. Johnson

Aug. 25, 2013 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

 

Holy Week 2014

April 20, 2014 Easter Sunday - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

April 13, 2014 - Palm/Passion Sunday - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Good Friday - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Maundy Thursday - Dr. Frederick Niedner

 

MLK 2014 Convocation

Jan. 20, 2014 - Rev. Dr. John Nunes

 

Winter Commencement 2013

Speaker Amy L. Vie, B.S.N., addresses the graduates 12/15/13

President Mark Heckler's charge to the graduates

 

Candlelight Evening Prayer 2013-14

May 11, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

May 4, 2014 - Ben Ema

April 27, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

April 13, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

April 6, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

March 30, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

March 23, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

March 16, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Feb. 9, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Nov 24, 2013 - Break. No recording.

Nov 17, 2013 - Charlotte Lindstrom

Nov 10, 2013 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Nov. 3, 2013 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Oct. 27, 2013 - Deaconess Diane Marten

Oct 6, 2013 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Sept. 29, 2013 - Johannah Facer

Sept. 22, 2013 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Sept. 15, 2013 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

 

 

Celebrate!

(Check out the Celebrate Facebook page)

May 7, 2014 - Rev. James Wetzstein

April 30, 2014 - Rev. James Wetzstein

April 24, 2014 - Rev. James Wetzstein

March 19, 2014 - Students reflect on their spring break service trip experiences

Feb. 5, 2014 - Rev. James Wetzstein

Jan. 29, 2014 - Rev. James Wetzstein

Jan. 22, 2014 - Jared Townley

Jan. 15, 2014 - Rev. James Wetzstein

Dec. 11, 2013 - J. Wunderlich

Dec. 4, 2013 - Rev. James Wetzstein

Oct. 31 2013 - Rev.  James Wetzstein

 

Morning Prayer 2013-14

May 2014:

May 12, 2014 - Senior Abby Matter

May 5, 2014 - Provost Mark Schwehn

 

April 2014:

April 28, 2014 - Rev. Sarah Friesen-Carper

April 14, 2014 - Jill Clark

April 7, 2014 - Rebecca Butler

March 2014:

March 24, 2014 - Nancy Scannell

March 17, 2014 - Mark Bartusch

February 2104:

Feb. 24, 2014 - Edward Upton

Feb. 17, 2014 - Heath Carter

Feb. 10, 2014 - Peter Kanelos

Feb. 3, 2014 - Jenni Prough

January 2014:

Jan. 13, 2014 - Caleb Rollins

Advent series:

Dec. 2, 2013 - Jacob Igney

Dec. 3, 2013 - No recording available

Dec. 4, 2013 - Jared Townley

Dec. 5, 2013 - David Rojas Martinez

Dec. 6, 2013 - Rachel Gilman

Dec. 9, 2013 - No recording available

Dec. 10, 2013 - Johannah Facer

Dec. 11, 2013 - Rebecca Berry

Morning Prayer Fall 2013:

Nov. 18, 2013 -John Harrison

Nov. 11, 2013 - Monique Nunes

Nov. 4, 2013 - Roger Powell

Oct. 28, 2013 - Bonnie Dahlke

Oct. 7, 2013 - Carrie Whittier

Sept. 30, 2013 - Iantha Scheiwe

Sept. 9, 2013 - Dr. Carolyn Leeb

 

Institute of Liturgical Studies

Closing Eucharist Service April 30, 2014 - J. Rippentrop

April 29, 2014 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox

Opening Eucharist Service - April 28, 2014 - Dr. Frederick Niedner

Celebration of the Life of Prof. Gus Sponberg ~ Nov. 9, 2013

President Mark Heckler remembers

Robert Palumbo remembers

Michael Mead remembers

Walt Wangerin remembers

Paul Shriner remembers

Jon Magnuson remembers 


Celebration of the Life of Prof. Alan Bloom ~ Oct. 14, 2013

Colleen Sequin, associate professor of history and wife of Prof. Alan Bloom

President Mark Heckler remembers 

Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas remembers 

Heath Carter, Assistant Professor of History, remembers

Holly Singh, Director, Office of International Students and Scholars, remembers

Peter Mercer-Taylor, Associate Professor of Musicology, University of Minnesota, remembers

Tom Cummings, Satellite Theological Education Program, University of Notre Dame, remembers

Ben Lieske, former student, faculty of Valparaiso High School, remembers

Frederick Niedner, Professor of Theology, remembers

 

Previous Years

(Please note: sermons are not recorded during academic breaks.)

Homecoming Sunday - Oct 7, 2012 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein text version

May 20, 2012 - Baccalaureate - President Mark Heckler

May 19, 2012 - Senior Service - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

May 13, 2012 - Rev. Dr. Frederick Niedner

May 6, 2012 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

May 6, 2012- Candlelight - Rev. Charlene M. Cox

April 29, 2012 - Rev. Dr. George Heider

April 29, 2012 - Candlelight - Rev. Charlene M. Cox

April 22, 2012 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

April 22, 2012 - Candlelight - Rev. Charlene M. Cox

April 15, 2012 - Rev. Dr. Mark Bartusch

April 8, 2012 - Easter Sunday - Rev. Charlene M. Cox

April 8, 2012 - Candlelight - Rev. Charlene M. Cox

April 5, 2012 - Maundy Thursday - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

March 25, 2012 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Feb. 26, 2012 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Feb. 19, 2012 - Rev. Walter Wangerin Jr.

Feb. 19, 2012 - Rev. Charlene M. Cox

Dec. 11, 2011 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein  John 1:6-8, 19-28 

Nov. 13, 2011 - Rev. James A. Wetzstein  Matthew 25:14-30

Nov. 13, 2011 - Rev. Charlene Cox 

 

To hear or read homilies delivered at Morning Prayer in previous school years, please see our Morning Prayer pages.

You can also hear sermons from our Celebrate! service.

 

2010-11 and earlier

Nov. 15, 2009 ~ Dr. Walter Wangerin Jr.

 

We are able to offer the following text versions of sermons:

Sermon for Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 ~ The Rev. Phyllis N. Kersten, Interim Pastor

Sermon for Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 ~ The Rev. Phyllis N. Kersten, Interim Pastor

Sermon for Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 ~ The Rev. Dr. Frederick Niedner, professor of theology.

Sermon for Sunday, July 4, 2010 ~ The Rev. Donald H. Williams, pastor emeritus, Immanuel Lutheran Church

Sermon for Sunday, June 13, 2010 ~ The Rev. James A. Wetzstein, university pastor

Sermon for Sunday, May 23, 2010 ~ The Rev. Phyllis N. Kersten, interim pastor

President's Message for Baccalaureate, May 16, 2010 ~ President Mark Heckler

Sermon for Sunday, May 9, 2010 ~ the Rev. Phyllis N. Kersten, interim pastor

Message for Sunday, April 18, 2010 ~ Provost Mark Schwehn

Sermon for the Memorial Service for Pastor Darlene Grega ~ April 17, 2010 by the Rev. Dr. Frederick Niedner

Sermon for the Funeral of John Steven Paul ~ July 16, 2009 by the Rev. Dr. Frederick Niedner

Sermon from the 50th anniversary of the Chapel's dedication ~ Sept. 27, 2009 by the Rev. David Kehret

 

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