Centered in Christ, the Ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection proclaims God’s love and serves students, faculty, staff by building an inclusive community. Learn more about the University’s Lutheran character.

Changes in worship

Our full worship schedule has resumed with the start of classes, Aug. 25, 2021. There are eight services a week.

Previous livestreams of our Sunday Morning Worship, Celebrate! and Candlelight worship as well as Morning Prayer speakers are all accessible through our YouTube channel.

Sermons online

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.

You are invited to provide feedback about our worship services

Contact a Pastor

Need to talk with one of our campus pastors?

Read this week’s devotional by Pastor Jim.

Hiring student workers

The Chapel has a few openings for student workers this fall! 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.

New ELCA Pastor joins Valpo

Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay (ELCA) has joined Valparaiso University as our newest university pastor. She will be installed in a special service at 3 p.m. Oct. 10, 2021. Details to be announced!

Agnus Day

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. 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.

This Sunday:  10 a.m. Sept. 26, service of Holy Communion. Pastor James A. Wetzstein (LCMS) will preach.  Our service is also livestreamed.

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.


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

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.