Centered in Christ, the Ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection proclaims God’s love; serves students, faculty, staff, and the wider community; and welcomes all. Learn more about the University’s Lutheran character.
Building Hours: During the academic year, the building is open to the public 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff can use their Valpo ID at the entrance opposite the Harre Union until 11 p.m.
Offices for Chapel staff are found in the Kathleen and Mark Helge Center, adjacent to the Chapel. To reserve space for either the Chapel or Helge Center, contact Deb Garbukas, 219.465.7956.
Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. this Sunday, Feb. 19, the seventh Sunday after Epiphany. Dr. Walter Wangerin Jr. will preach; Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox (ELCA) will preside. NOTE: Please call the Chapel (219.464-5093) if there is any question about worship being canceled due to hazardous weather.
Sunday night is Candlelight Evening Prayer at 10 p.m. Our theme this year is “I love to tell the story. God’s. Ours. Yours. Mine.” Pastor Char preaches and presides.
On Ash Wednesday, March 1, there will be three services, all with imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. They are at 7 a.m., at 10 a.m. (during Morning Prayer), and at 10 p.m. (during Celebrate). Morning Prayer will not extend beyond its regular 20-minute time.
See the schedule of upcoming Sundays.
Audio versions of sermons, homilies, and reflections can be found on our Sermons page.
When classes are in session, in addition to our Sunday services …
Morning Prayer is our most frequent service. It’s 10 to 10:20 a.m., Monday through Friday when classes are in session. Morning Prayer resumes on Jan. 11.
Celebrate! is each Wednesday at 10 p.m. Celebrate! is a worship service where Valpo students and their friends are invited to Belong to a community of God’s making, Believe in what Jesus has done for them and Become the followers of Jesus that the Spirit is empowering them to be. Celebrate! resumes on Jan. 11.
Learn more about our eight worship services a week, offered when classes are in session.
For those interested in scheduling a wedding at the Chapel, please call or email about available openings. A copy of the complete guidelines for Chapel weddings is now available online. Call Deb Garbukas at 219.465.7956 or email her.
We regret that we are not able to book weddings more than one calendar year in advance. However, you may fill out an application and get onto our waiting list. You may also download the application form and read important tips about the sound system and use of the Chapel.
For those interested in being baptized or having their children baptized at the Chapel, the policy and application form can now also be found here.