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.
Our Future in Faith
An effort is under way to renew and enhance the Chapel of the Resurrection, which for more than half a century has stood as a central symbol of Lutheran character and mission at Valparaiso University.
The Chapel of the Resurrection Fundraising Initiative: Our Future in Faith is an undertaking designed to prepare the chapel for dynamic ministry in the years ahead. According to President Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., the Chapel of the Resurrection stands “as the centerpiece of campus and the heart of worship, service, leadership, and reconciliation for the campus community.”
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.
Join us at 10 a.m. for our Reformation Sunday morning service of Holy Communion. It’s the Wangerin Celebration of Excellence in Preaching, with guest preacher Dr. Y. Franklin Ishida. Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor, presides and the VU Chorale provides special music.
Then at 10 p.m., it’s Candlelight Evening Prayer. Our theme this year is “I love to tell the story. God’s. Ours. Yours. Mine.” Pastor Char preaches and presides. For Reformation Sunday, come at 9:30 p.m. for rootbeer and hymn singing.
See the schedule of upcoming Sundays.
Audio versions of sermons, homilies, and reflections can be found on our Sermons page.
Our fall worship schedule is in effect. 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.
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.
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 (PDF) 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 (PDF) 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.