The Chapel of the Resurrection invites you to worship with us!
March 29, 2015 Palm/Passion Sunday - 10 a.m. University Pastor James A. Wetzstein presiding, Rev. Dr. John Nunes preaching
April 5, 2015 Easter Sunday - 10 a.m. University Pastor James A. Wetzstein preaching and presiding
April 12, 2015 - Wangerin Preaching Series - 10 a.m. Rev. Timothy Runtsch, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church Fort Collins and Greeley, CO, preaching; University Pastor James A. Wetzstein presiding
April 19, 2015 - Deaconess Kristen Lewis, Co-Director of Education Formation, Lutheran Deaconess Association, preaching; University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox presiding
April 26, 2015 - Rev. Dr. David Weber, Lecturer in Theology Program Director- Church Vocations Symposium, preaching; University Pastor James A. Wetzstein presiding
Maundy Thursday worship - 7 p.m. April 2 - Service of Holy Communion. Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox presiding, Deaconess Louise Williams preaching
Good Friday worship - 12 Noon April 3 - Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox presiding, Re. Brian Johnson preaching
Easter Vigil - 8 p.m. April 4 - Service of Holy Communion. Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox presiding
Easter Sunday Morning - 10 a.m. April 5 - Service of Holy Communion. Rev. James A. Wetzstein preaching
Here are the details for Holy Week:
Maundy Thursday, April 2
Maundy Thursday worship at 7 p.m. with Holy Communion, individual forgiveness, footwashing. Music by Kantorei; University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox presiding, Deaconess Louise Williams preaching. 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 3, 12 noon ~ Good Friday Worship. Music by Kantorei and String Quartet; Executive Director of Campus Ministries Brian Johnson preaching, University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox presiding.
Easter Vigil, April 4, 8 p.m. – Service of Readings, Holy Communion, Thanksgiving for Baptism. Music by Kantorei; University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox 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 5, 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 James A. Wetzstein preaching and 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 at the Harre Union – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All you care to eat buffet for $8.50 per student or $12.50 per adult. In addition to breakfast items, the brunch will include:
Easter BBQ at the Chapel - 4 p.m. Sponsored by Chapel ACTS. Free!
Easter Sunday Candlelight - 10 p.m.
We set aside our regular schedule of Morning Prayer services from Friday, March 27, through Monday, April 6. We will hear a reflection each day from students from our Morning Prayer staff:
Friday, March 27 - Nate King
Monday, March 30 - Jared Townley
Tuesday, March 31 - Daniel Segner
Wednesday, April 1 - Taylor Wiese
Thursday, April 2 - Charlotte Lindstrom
Friday, April 3 - No Morning Prayer (Good Friday)
Monday, April 6 - Chloe Lash
When school is in session, join us for these services:
Morning Prayer is the most frequent service, offered daily for 20 minutes, Monday through Friday, at 10 a.m. when classes are in session. Learn more about it.
If contemporary praise band music is your favorite way to worship, then Celebrate! may be your favorite service the Chapel offers, Wednesdays at 10 p.m.
Each Sunday when school is in session the chapel offers Candlelight Evening Prayer at 10 p.m. Pastor Charlene Cox is the primary preacher for Candlelight.
On Thursdays, come and experience the uplifting Prayer & Praise gathering at 6 p.m. led by Monique Nunes (Bible study, prayer, praise. praise dancing and a light meal) or Night Prayer at 9 p.m., a quiet end-of-the-day opportunity for prayer and music through the service of Compline, offered on a monthly basis this semester.