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.

We’re here for you — even if we can’t be together

Valparaiso University’s operations have been modified to keep our campus community safe and healthy and reduce the spread of COVID-19 to more vulnerable populations. As part of the preparedness plan, our building has closed as of 5 p.m. March 24 and our Sunday morning worship services, Sunday evening Candlelight service, and Wednesday evening Celebrate! services will not be held at the Chapel of the Resurrection until further notice. These communities will continue to be served online and in other creative ways by our pastoral and student staff.

Our pattern of Morning Prayer has shifted, but you’re welcome to join us online at 10 a.m. Monday-Friday for Morning Prayer by using this link.

To join in on the Celebrate! worship (10 p.m. Wednesday), go to this Facebook page when they’ll be doing a Facebook Live event.

This Easter Sunday morning, meet us online at 10 a.m. Sunday through Webex. Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister, is scheduled to preach.

The Candlelight team has brought Candlelight online through Webex, with a message from Deaconess Kristin Lewis. Use this link Sunday evening at 9 p.m. See our Candlelight page for more info.

Please email prayer requests to

The Chapel will remain closed until further notice, per Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order.

Previous Chapel sermons and reflections are available in various online formats. You can find audio recordings from Sunday morning, Celebrate!, Candlelight, and Morning Prayer services here. We are adding video of services, as we are able, to the Chapel YouTube page.

Our pastoral staff will continue to be available and encourage you to use their “You Can Book Me” contacts for appointments.

Offices for Chapel staff are found in the Kathleen and Mark Helge Center, adjacent to the Chapel. Contact a pastor/campus minister here


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.

Do you have a suggestion? Please email us:

To receive our weekly digital newsletter, including a devotional piece by one of our university pastors, (sent only during the academic year), email us:

To reserve space for either the Chapel or Helge Center, contact Deb Garbukas, 219.465.7956.

This Sunday: Services for Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and Wednesday evenings are being suspended at this time but are being offered online.

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 has gone on line. Use this link to come to Morning Prayer virtually.


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 219.465.7956 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.