There are few places with a greater range of worship styles and opportunities than the campus of Valparaiso University. And it’s not variety for variety’s sake, but out of respect for the varied backgrounds of students and their changing needs as they grow on our campus. Read more about the Chapel experience.
When classes are in session, there are 10 opportunities to worship or pray at the Chapel a week:
Sunday at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Monday at 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Thursday at 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Friday at 10 a.m.
There is one service every Sunday morning (10 a.m.) and one on Sunday evening (10 p.m.), called Candlelight. Our Sunday morning service embodies the best of the western liturgical tradition. Sunday morning services vary with the season and mark the whole life and ministry of Jesus over the course of the year, with Holy Communion offered every Sunday morning. Candlelight Evening Prayer features a message and moving music sung by candlelight.
The single most frequent worship opportunity is Morning Prayer, 20 minutes that begins at 10 a.m. each class day. Worship styles change from day to day, season to season, with music ranging from ancient to contemporary. Morning Prayer is a time for students, faculty, and staff to gather as a community of faith, to hear God’s word, pray, and give praise. Each day is a different style of worship. Come check out each day!
If you’re looking for contemporary worship and praise with a casual style, then Celebrate! is the place. Come to the Chapel Wednesdays at 10 p.m. when classes are in session.
This semester there are additional opportunities to come and pray two nights a week. We call it Gloria Christi Prayer and it's offered at 9 p.m. Monday and Thursday evenings in the Gloria Christi Chapel. The chapel is set up for individual prayer and meditation time, set to quiet music. You are welcome to come to pray, light a candle if you wish, or use the devotional materials available. The Gloria Christi Chapel is the smaller chapel, downstairs on the East end of the building.
Special services are also offered throughout the year, including a variety of Vespers services, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and more.
You are always welcome to join us at the Chapel and be a part of what we like to call the BeLoved community.