Holy Week Services
Holy Week 2009 is not far off. You’re invited to participate at these services and events at Valparaiso University. All are held in the Chapel, unless otherwise noted:

Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion – April 5
8:30 & 10:30 a.m. – Blessing and distribution of palms; Soul Purpose provides the message.
5 p.m. – Bach Institute Passion Vespers - D. Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu nostri

Maundy Thursday – April 9
7:00 p.m. – Personal absolution, Holy Communion, foot washing and stripping of the altar. Dr. Fred Niedner will preach.

Good Friday – April 10
Noon – The Passion According to St. John, sung by University Singers
3:00 p.m. – Liturgy of Good Friday, music by Kantorei

The chapel will be reserved for individual reflection and prayer from 1 to 3 p.m. on Good Friday.

Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) – April 10
4 p.m. – A procession beginning at Heritage Lutheran Church, Valparaiso, and ending at the VU Law School, in keeping with the Latin American tradition.

Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil – April 11
8 p.m. – The lighting of a new fire, blessing of the paschal candle, renewal of baptismal promises and the first Eucharist of the Resurrection.

The Day of the Resurrection of our Lord – April 12

8:30 a.m. - Morning worship, Rev. Joseph Cunningham, preacher
10:15 a.m. – Pre-service music
10:30 a.m. – Festival Celebration, Rev. Joseph Cunningham, preacher; Music by Kantorei
10:00 p.m. – Candlelight Evening Prayer