All are welcome to worship Sunday morning at the Chapel of the Resurrection! This one hour service will include special music by a student-faculty choir and the Chapel praise band, as well as Holy Communion. Come early for pre-service praise music and a light breakfast.
It is a new academic year at Valparaiso University, but in the calendar of the Church, August 24is the festival of St. Bartholomew. In John’s Gospel, Bartholomew, also known as Nathanael, is told about Jesus by his friend Phillip. When Bartholomew skeptically wonders if Jesus really can be who Phillip says that he is, Phillip responds with a simple invitation: “come and see.”This same invitation is extended by God to each one of us over and over again. Is Jesus really who people claim him to be? Come and see. Is Jesus really present where God’s people are gathered in his name? Come and see. Will I really encounter the risen Christ in water, bread and wine? Come and see. Do I really matter to God? Come and see.
Prayer of the Day:
Calling and Inviting God, You are with us in every transition and change. As your servant Bartholomew was invited to “come and see,” beckon us ever into your gracious presence to receive your mercy and be sent forth in grace. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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