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.

Worship services conclude May 12

There are no scheduled services after May 13th for the summer. We plan to begin worship when classes are in session in the fall.  As the university makes its plans for fall instruction, we will have more details about our worship schedule.

The Chapel of the Resurrection and the Helge Center remain closed.

Pastor Jim and Deaconess Kristin will be on furlough May 15 and unavailable for contact until July 31.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Brian Johnson at or 507-469-9961.

Previous Chapel sermons and reflections from Sunday morning, Celebrate!, Candlelight, and Morning Prayer services can be found here. You can also find video of services on the Chapel YouTube page.

Agnus Day

Please check out Pastor Jim’s weekly cartoon Agnus Day, that he creates to go with the liturgical texts.

Naming those lost in this time of pandemic

Many of us know people who have died since the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we live our lives.

This form is provided to the Valparaiso University community by the Chapel of the Resurrection as a way for you to memorialize those you have lost to death. The deceased need not have died due to the coronavirus.

There’s also a place in the form for you to submit prayer requests and make note of other losses that you have suffered in this time.

This form is accessible through

The resulting spreadsheet is viewable at

More about the Chapel

Take a 360-degree look at the building and learn about its history. See the latest virtual campus tour that begins at the Chapel. 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.

Sermons:  Audio versions as well as some video of sermons, homilies, and reflections from the school year can be found on our Sermons page. Sermons are not recorded during the academic break.


When classes are in session during the regular school year, we normally offer eight worship services a week. Morning Prayer is our most frequent service. Normally at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, Morning Prayer was offered on line for the conclusion of the 2019-20 school year.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 situation,  we will respond starting September 1st to inquiries about weddings for 2021. A copy of the complete guidelines for Chapel weddings is now available online. Call Deb Garbukas at 219.465.7956 or email her at

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 onto our waiting list. You may also download the application form and read important tips about the sound system and use of the Chapel.

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 Brian Johnson at or 507-469-9961.