Experience Holy Week 2014 at the Chapel of the Resurrection. All are welcome to attend all services, held at the Chapel of the Resurrection.
Palm/Passion Sunday, April 13 – 10 a.m. Service of Holy Communion with
procession of palms, dramatic reading of the Gospel. Music by Men and Women’s Choirs, Handbell Choir; University
Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox preaching and presiding
Maundy Thursday, April 17
p.m. A pre-service talk on Understanding the Triduum – the Three
Days, by Chapel Staff. Refreshments will
be served. Core 5th Hour approved.
- Maundy Thursday worship at 7
p.m. with Holy Communion, individual forgiveness, footwashing. Music
by Kantorei; Rev. Dr. Frederick Niedner preaching, University Pastor James A.
- At the Chapel, our liturgy
on Maundy Thursday ushers us into the Great Three Days or “Triduum” at the
center and heart of the Christian year and the Christian faith. Our
service on this night is made of three distinct liturgies. In the Service of Reconciliation,
we complete the Lenten journey begun on Ash Wednesday when ashes were pressed
upon us with the words “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall
return.” The second liturgy of this night is the Service of the Word and
Sacrament, in which we participate with Jesus’ disciples in that Last Passover
he shared with them. In doing so we discover anew the roots of our Holy
Communion in “that night in which he was betrayed.” During this time, you may
join in the practice of footwashing, led by members of the Lutheran Deaconess
Association. It is an opportunity to be reminded of our Lord’s invitation to
love and serve one another as he continues to serve us in his love. The third
and final liturgy of our service, the Stripping of the Altar, brings us to Good
Friday, as the altar and chancel are stripped of all ornament. After a
brief prayer, the one remaining light of the Paschal Candle is carried out of
the chapel. No candles will burn in the chapel until the new flame is
kindled at the beginning of the Great Vigil on the Eve of Easter.
Good Friday, April 18
noon ~ Good Friday Worship. Music
by Kantorei; University Pastor James A.
Wetzstein preaching and presiding
- 4 p.m. Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) Good Friday procession
organized by the Gloria Dei Hispanic Lutheran Mission in Valparaiso, beginning
at Heritage Lutheran Church, 308 Washington St, Valparaiso, and ending at the Chapel of the Resurrection. Core 5th Hour approved.
Easter Vigil, April 19, 8 p.m. – Service of Readings, Holy Communion,
Baptisms & Affirmation of Baptism. Music
by Kantorei; University Pastor James A. Wetzstein presiding
- Easter Vigil at the Chapel
is one of the lesser-known services in Holy Week, but one full of meaning and
new beginnings. Held on the evening before Easter, the service has four
distinct liturgies. In the Service of Light, a new flame is kindled and spreads
through the congregation, symbolic of the new light of the risen Christ. The
Service of Readings is filled with stories of deliverance. This is a
traditional evening for welcoming new members into the community through
baptism and affirmation of baptism. Finally, we join in the jubilant first
Holy Communion of the resurrection.
Easter Sunday, April 20, 10 a.m. – Festival worship service of Holy Communion.
Special music by the Kantorei and Handbell choirs and the Chamber Concert Band (pre-service
music begins at 9:45 a.m.), University
Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox preaching; Rev. Brian Johnson, Executive Director of
Campus Ministries, presiding.
- St. Paul writes “If Christ
is not raised, then … your faith has been in vain.” The whole Christian faith
turns on the reality of the resurrection we celebrate today. This is why it is
that throughout the whole church, not just here at the Chapel of the
Resurrection, this day is the day of greatest celebration.
Easter Brunch at Founders
– 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All you care to eat. Cost: $8 students, $12 other adults.
Easter BBQ –
4 p.m. at the Chapel, FREE. Sponsored by Chapel ACTS.
Easter Sunday Candlelight - 10 p.m.