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: During the academic year when classes are in session, the building is open to the public 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; students, faculty and staff may access the building with ID until 11 p.m. daily. During Christmas Break, the building will be closed Dec. 25-Jan. 3.
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.
An effort is under way to renew and enhance the Chapel of the Resurrection, which for 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."
Learn more about the addition to the Chapel, with pictures and blueprints.
Worship is at 10 a.m. each Sunday morning during the school year in the Chapel. This coming Sunday, Dec. 21, University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox preaches and presides.
Sunday evening when classes are in session, join us at 10 p.m. for Candlelight Evening Prayer. Candlelight will resume on Jan. 11, 2015.
During the school year, the Chapel offers a variety of vibrant worship services. Join us Monday through Friday for Morning Prayer at 10 a.m., Wednesday evenings at 10 for Celebrate! Sunday evenings at 10 p.m. for Candlelight, or our other weekly services. Read more about the chapel experience.
Our Christmas Eve worship service with Holy Communion will begin at 11 p.m. Dec. 24th in the Gloria Christi Chapel, the chapel located down the stairs on the eastern end of the building. Rev. James A. Wetzstein will preside and Dr. Fred Niedner will preach.
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.