The Chapel of the Resurrection
Centered in Christ, the Ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection proclaims God’s love and serves students, faculty, and staff by building an inclusive community. Learn more about the University’s Lutheran character.
Worship with us
With the start of the new semester, worship has resumed. There are eight services a week, open to all, when classes are in session. Worship with us this Sunday. Or learn about upcoming Sundays. Masks are currently required at the Chapel.
Previous livestreams of our Sunday Morning Worship, Celebrate! and Candlelight worship as well as Morning Prayer speakers are all accessible through our YouTube channel.
You are invited to provide feedback about our worship services
Contact a Pastor
Need to talk with one of our campus pastors?
Read the latest devotional by Pastor Jim.
Morning Prayer moves to 10 a.m.
For the Spring 2022 semester, Morning Prayer now begins at 10 a.m. and concludes by 10:20.
New Assistant Vice President
The Rev. Brian A.F. Beckstrom has joined Valparaiso University as assistant vice president for mission, church, and ministry. Learn more.
Hiring student workers
The Chapel has a few openings for student workers! If you are interested in working as a sound technician, as an usher/hospitality attendant or as a building associate (the people who move the furnishings to set up for worship), apply here.
Please check out Pastor Jim’s weekly cartoon Agnus Day, that he creates to accompany the liturgical texts.
Giving a gift to the Chapel
Financial gifts to support the ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection are always appreciated. You can donate through the university’s secure giving page. After you enter the amount you wish to give, click on the “Designation Options” and choose “Other” then designate your gift for the Chapel of the Resurrection.
More about the Chapel
Take a 360-degree look at the building and learn about its history. The Chapel of the Resurrection was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. See the latest virtual campus tour that begins at the Chapel. Or watch this Prezi presentation, created by students, to “walk” you through the building. Watch this Lakeshore PBS “Eye on the Arts” video about the Chapel’s organ. Read more about the Coventry Chairs that were redesigned for our Chapel.
To reserve space for either the Chapel or Helge Center, contact Deb Garbukas, 219.465.7956.
In addition to Sunday morning worship, when classes are in session during the regular school year we normally offer eight worship services a week. During the regular school year, Morning Prayer is our most frequent service. Celebrate! is worship in a creative, laid-back style Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Candlelight Evening Prayer helps set the tone for the week in a contemplative fashion by candlelight, 9 p.m. Sundays.
We are once more accepting reservations for weddings at the Chapel. You can read our marriage service guidelines here. Download the application here. Call Deb Garbukas at 219.465.7956 or email her at Deb.Garbukas@valpo.edu.
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. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Rev. James A. Wetzstein.