This stunning view taken from behind the altar looks at at the world
There are few places with a greater range of worship styles and opportunities than the campus of Valparaiso University. And it’s not variety for variety’s sake, but out of respect for the varied backgrounds of students and their changing needs as they grow on our campus. Read more about the Chapel experience.
When classes are in session, there are several opportunities to worship or pray at the Chapel a week:
Sunday at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Monday at 10 a.m.
Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Thursday at 10 a.m.
Friday at 10 a.m.
There is one service every Sunday morning (10 a.m.) and one on Sunday evening (10 p.m.), called Candlelight. Our Sunday morning service embodies the best of the western liturgical tradition. Sunday morning services vary with the season and mark the whole life and ministry of Jesus over the course of the year, with Holy Communion offered every Sunday morning. Candlelight Evening Prayer features a message and moving music sung by candlelight.
The single most frequent worship opportunity is Morning Prayer, 20 minutes that begins at 10 a.m. each class day. Worship styles change from day to day, season to season, with music ranging from ancient to contemporary. Morning Prayer is a time for students, faculty, and staff to gather as a community of faith, to hear God’s word, pray, and give praise. Each day is a different style of worship. Come check out each day!
If you’re looking for contemporary worship and praise with a casual style, then Celebrate! is the place. Come to the Chapel Wednesdays at 10 p.m. when classes are in session.
Join us weekly also for Prayer & Praise with Ms. Monique Nunes, a time of Bible study, prayer, music, praise dancing and more. It is Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Helge Center multipurpose room.
Sunday worship in the summer (May 22-Aug. 7) will be at 8:30 a.m. in the VU Center for the Arts, Room 1519 (Bauer Hall), which is air conditioned and handicap accessible.
The chapel will also offer a 20-minute communion service Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m., May 18-Aug. 10, in the Harre Union's Grand Lounge.
The Chapel hosts four special guest preachers a year as part of the Walter Wangerin Jr. Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series. Names and dates for 2016-17 will be announced soon.