Welcome to the Chapel of the Resurrection!

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: The building is open to the public 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Students can access the Chapel by swipecard until 11 p.m. 

Take a 360 degree look at the building or learn more about the building and its stained glass windows with this online tour

Learn how you can get involved at the Chapel.

Advice for First-Years: The pastors have generated a list of FAQs that first-year students often ask. Take a look.


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 have been relocated to the Kathleen and Mark Helge Center, adjacent to the Chapel. To reserve space for either the Chapel or Helge Center, contact Deb Garbukas, (219) 464-5093.


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Sundays + more!
A Full Worship Life
Weddings & Baptisms

Join us this Sunday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. for Sunday Morning Worship when Rev. Dr. Walt Wangerin preaches. 

Candlelight Evening Prayer is each Sunday evening at 10 p.m. with University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox. 

Ash Wednesday is Feb. 10th. There are three services at the Chapel -- 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.

See the schedule of upcoming Sundays and the Christian Ministry Calendar. Learn more about our eight worship services a week, offered when classes are in session.

Audio versions of sermons, homilies, and reflections can be found on our Sermons page.

When classes are in session, there are eight regular opportunities a week for worship at the Chapel. Begin your week with Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m.

The single most frequent worship opportunity is Morning Prayer, a 20-minute service 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. 

Our two late-night services are Celebrate! Wednesdays at 10 p.m. and Candlelight Sundays at 10 p.m.

Learn more about worship life at the Chapel.

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 is now available online. Call Deb Garbukas at (219) 464-5093 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 on our waiting list. You may also download the application form.

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.