We apologize for the delay in updating our audio links for 2018-19. Audio versions of sermons, homilies, and reflections are now available through Soundcloud.com. You also can follow the Chapel on Facebook for links or see below:

Sermons are not usually recorded during academic breaks (including summer).

Sunday Mornings 2018-19

  • Aug, 19, 2018 – Welcome Sunday, Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Aug. 26, 2018 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Sept. 2, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Sept. 9, 2018 – Rev. Brian Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry
  • Sept. 16, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Sept. 23, 2018 – Rev. Liv Larson Andrews (’02), pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, Spokane, Wash.

Candlelight Evening Prayer 2018-19

  • Aug. 19, 2018 – Welcome Sunday – Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Aug. 26, 2018 – Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Sept. 2, 2018 – Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Sept. 9, 2018 – Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Sept. 16, 2018 – Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Sept. 23, 2018 –

Celebrate! 2018-19

  • Aug. 22, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Aug. 29, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Sept. 5, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Sept. 12, 2018  – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Sept. 19, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor

Morning Prayer 2018-19

  • Aug. 27, 2018 – President Mark Heckler
  • Sept. 2, 2018 – Dr. Heath Carter, Associate Professor of History
  • Sept. 10, 2018 – Dr. Eric Johnson, Dean of the College of Engineering
  • Sept. 17, 2018 – Byron Martin, Director of Multicultural Programs
  • Sept. 24, 2018 – Rev. Amanda Brobst-Renaud, Assistant Professor of Theology
  • Oct. 1, 2018 – Cherelle Dunn, Study Abroad Assistant, International Programs
  • Oct. 8, 2018 – Gretchen Buggeln, Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christianity and the Arts, Christ College

Sunday Mornings 2017-18

  • May 6, 2018 – Senior Sunday – Seniors Jen Kvasnicka and Deanna Johanson plus University Pastor James A. Wetzstein
  • April 29, 2018 – Pastor Heitor Stahnke of the Universidade Luterana do Brasil (ULBRA)  (Wangerin Preaching Series)
  • April 22, 2018 – Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, Founder and President of Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem (Wangerin Preaching Series)
  • April 15, 2018 – University Pastor Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox
  • April 8, 2018 – Rev. Dr. David Weber, Lecturer in Theology – Read the manuscript here
  • April 1, 2018 – EASTER SUNDAY – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • March 30, 2018 – GOOD FRIDAY – University Pastor James A. Wetzstein
  • March 29, 2018 – MAUNDY THURSDAY – University Pastor James A. Wetzstein
  • March 25, 2018 PALM SUNDAY –  Bishop Emeritus Dr. Munib Younan, of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land
  • Feb. 25, 2018 – Rev. Dr. Fred Niedner
  • Feb. 18, 2018 – Rev. Dr. Walter Wangerin Jr.
  • Feb. 4, 2018 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor, with Baptism of Fiona Elizabeth Jack
  • Jan. 28, 2018 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Jan. 21, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Jan. 14, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Dec. 10, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Dec. 3, 2017 – Rev. Dr. George C. Heider, Professor of Theology
  • Nov. 19, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Nov. 12, 2017 – Rev. Dr. David Weber, Lecturer in Theology
  • Nov. 5, 2017 – Wangerin Preaching Series: Rozella Haydée White, Houston City Director for Mission Year
  • Oct. 29, 2017 – Reformation Sunday. Rev. Abdi Mulat of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) preaches. 2017-18 Wangerin Preaching Series
  • Oct. 22, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Oct. 15, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Mark Bartusch, Chair, Department of Theology
  • Oct. 8, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Oct. 1, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Sept. 24, 2017 – Dr. Walter Wangerin Jr., Senior Research Professor
  • Sept. 17, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Sept. 10, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Sept. 3, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • August 27, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • August 20, 2017 – Welcome Sunday, Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor

Candlelight Evening Prayer 2017-18

  • May 6, 2018 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • April 29, 2018 – Senior Jen Kvasnicka
  • April 15, 2018 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • April 8, 2018 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • April 1, 2018 – Student reflection, Nicholas Egertson
  • March 18, 2018 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Feb. 18, 2018 – Student reflection, Callum Casey, Senior
  • Feb. 11, 2018 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis
  • Jan. 28, 2018 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Jan., 21, 2018 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Jan. 14, 2018 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Dec. 10, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Dec. 3, 2017 – Hannah Purkey
  • Nov. 26, 2017 – A reflection on Psalm 139, Sara Manning
  • Nov. 11, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Nov. 5, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Oct. 29, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Oct. 22, 2017 – Caylyn Moglia
  • Oct. 15, 2017 –  (technical difficulties; audio not available.)
  • Oct. 8, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Oct. 1, 2017 – Homecoming – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Sept. 24, 2017 – “God’s Song in My Heart” – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Sept. 17, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Sept. 10, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • Sept. 3, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor
  • August 27, 2017 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis
  • August 20, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor

Celebrate! 2017-18

  • May 9, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • April 25, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • April 18, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • April 11, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • April 4, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • March 21, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Feb. 28, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Feb. 21, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Jan. 31, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Jan. 24, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Jan. 17, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Jan. 10, 2018 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Dec. 13, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Dec. 6, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Nov. 29, 2017 – Matthew Pieters
  • Nov. 15, 2017 – “The Joy of Thanksgiving” – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Nov. 8, 2017 – Unwelcome words that make the faith: the Christ must suffer – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Nov. 1, 2017 – Honoring the Faith of our Spiritual Mentors – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Oct. 25, 2017 – Engaging in dialogue with others: “Who do people say that I am?” Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Oct. 18, 2017 – “Peter’s Confession as a Model of Our Own” – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Oct. 11, 2017 – “Jesus Empowers Us with Forgiveness Q & A” – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Oct. 4, 2017 – “Jesus empowers us with forgiveness” – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Sept. 27, 2017 – “Jesus offers an invitation” – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Sept. 20, 2017 – “Jesus Calls Us to Join in His Celebration of Life Where There Was Death” – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Sept. 13, 2017 – “Jesus will never stop looking for you.” – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Sept. 6, 2017– “Jesus says, ‘Come and celebrate with me! I’ve found my lost sheep!’ ” Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Aug. 30, 2017 – “Jesus says there is nothing to fear” – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor

Morning Prayer 2017-18

  • May 14 – Seniors Hannah Koby, Ethan Stoppenhagen
  • May 7 – Fr. Chris Stanish of St. Teresa’s
  • April 30 – Dr. Sunghee Kim, Interim Director of Chapel Music
  • April 23 – Kristin Barnett Lewis, Co-Director of Education and Formation, Lutheran Deaconess Association
  • April 16 – Deaconess Lisa Polito, Executive Director, Lutheran Deaconess Association
  • April 9 – Adam Antone, Director of Collegiate Outreach, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Student Center
  • April 2 – Anna Stewart, Assistant Dean Arts and Sciences
  • Feb. 26 – Thais Carter, Coordinator for the Pathways to Purpose Speaker Series, Institute for Leadership and Service
  • Feb. 19 – Agnes Howard, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities
  • Feb. 12 – Redrick M. Taylor III, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admission
  • Jan. 29 – Provost Mark Biermann
  • Jan. 22 – Rev. Brian Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry
  • Dec. 4 – Melizza Zygmunt, Associate Director of Institutional Research
  • Nov. 27 – Rev. Matthew Becker, Professor of Theology
  • Nov. 13 – Dr. Lisa Maugans Driver, Associate Professor of Theology
  • Nov. 6 – Dr. Stan Zygmunt, Professor of Physics
  • Oct. 30 – Dr. George C. Heider, Professor of Theology
  • Oct. 23 – Kevin Gary, Chair, Department of Education  (technical difficulties; audio not available. Download the manuscript here)
  • Oct. 16 – Philip Woodward, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Oct. 9, 2017 – Hannah Langhoff, Lecturer in English & Core
  • Oct. 2, 2017 – Dr. David Weber, Lecturer in Theology
  • Sept. 25, 2017 – Byron Martin, Director of Multicultural Programs
  • Sept. 18, 2017 – Nancy Scannell, Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sept. 11, 2017 – VUPD Assistant Chief Chuck Garber
  • Sept. 4, 2017 – Prof. Jim Nelson (technical difficulties; audio not available. Download the manuscript here)
  • Aug. 28, 2017 – President Mark Heckler

 

Special Events 2017-18

 

Sunday Mornings Summer 2017

  • June 25, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • June 11, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • June 4, 2017 –  Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • May 28, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University Pastor

Sunday Mornings 2016–17

  • May 14, 2017 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis
  • May 7, 2017 – Senior Sunday: Graduating seniors Brittany Barkus, Myles Hayden, and Maria Bruno offer reflections
  • April 30, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Frederick Niedner, Senior Research Professor of Theology
  • April 30, 2017 – Farewell and Godspeed for Dr. Lorraine Brugh
  • April 23, 2017 – Rev. Timo-Matti Haapiainen, Project Secretary at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. (2016-17 Wangerin Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series)
  • April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • April 9, 2017 – Palm/Passion Sunday – Dr. David Weber, Lecturer in Theology
  • April 2, 2017 – Dr. George C. Heider, Chair, Theology Department
  • March 26, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • March 19, 2017 – Rev. Emily Leitzke
  • Feb. 26, 2017 – Transfiguration Sunday – Rev. Dr. Fred Niedner, Senior Research Professor of Theology
  • Feb. 19, 2017 – Dr. Walt Wangerin Jr., Senior Research Professor
  • Feb. 12, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • Feb. 5, 2017 – Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University pastor
  • Jan. 29, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • Jan. 22, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • Jan. 15, 2017 – Dr. Joy J. Moore, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Dec. 18, 2016 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • Dec. 11, 2016 – Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University pastor
  • Dec. 4, 2016 – Dr. David Weber, Lecturer in Theology
  • Nov. 27, 2016 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • Nov. 20, 2016 – Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University pastor
  • Nov. 13, 2016 – Rev. Dr. George Heider, Chair, Department of Theology – No recording available; Manuscript here: 161113-luke-21-5-19-vu-heider
  • Nov. 6, 2016 – All Saints Sunday, Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • Oct. 30, 2016 – Dr. Y. Franklin Ishida, Walt Wangerin Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series
  • Oct. 23, 2016 – Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox
  • Oct. 16, 2016 – Deaconess E. Louise Williams
  • Oct. 9, 2016 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • Oct. 2, 2016 – Mark Bartusch, associate professor of theology
  • Sept. 25, 2016 ~ Homecoming – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • Sept. 18, 2016 – Rev. Brian T. Johnson, assistant vice president for mission and ministry
  • Sept. 11, 2016 – Rev. Joshua Hollmann, Walt Wangerin Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series
  • Sept. 4, 2016 – Rev. Walter Wangerin Jr.
  • Aug. 28, 2016 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • Aug. 21, 2016 – Welcome Sunday – Rev. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox, University pastor
  • Aug. 14, 2016 – Football Sunday – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor

Candlelight Evening Prayer 2016–17

Celebrate! 2016–17

Morning Prayer 2016–17

  • May 16, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein
  • May 15, 2017 – Katie Bahn, junior, nursing major
  • May 8, 2017 – Father Chris Stanish, St. Teresa’s
  • May 1, 2017 – Dr. Amy Cory, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • April 24, 2017 – Deaconess Lindsay Fertig (no recording available)
  • April 17, 2017 – Stacia Hackmann, senior
  • April 12, 2017 – Genevieve Dornemann, senior
  • April 11, 2017 – Evan McVann, senior
  • April 10, 2017 – Dr. Peter Kanelos, Dean of Christ College
  • April 3, 2017 – Matthew Puffer, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Ethics, Christ College
  • March 27, 2017 – Brother James Dickson, Come Be Blessed Barbershop
  • March 20, 2017 – Dr. Matthew Becker, Professor of Theology
  • Feb. 27, 2017 – Nicholas Kauffman, Lily Fellow
  • Feb. 20, 2017 – Dr. Carolyn Whittier, Assistant Dean of Students for Greek Life, Leadership and Volunteer Programs.
  • Feb. 13, 2017 – Fr Chris Stanish, St. Teresa’s
  • Feb. 6, 2017 – Zachary Bruick, WRC Chair
  • Jan. 30, 2017 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • Jan. 23, 2017 – Jeff Hazewinkel, director of the VU Center for the Arts
  • Dec. 6, 2016 – Ethan Stoppenhagen, junior
  • Dec. 5, 2016 – Dr. Christopher Cock, Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Lutheran Music
  • Dec. 2, 2016 – Father Chris Stanish, St. T’s
  • Nov. 28, 2016 – Brittany Barkus (No audio available)
  • Nov. 14, 2016 – David King, senior
  • Nov. 7, 2016 – Katie Bernabei, Center for Civic Reflection
  • Oct. 31, 2016 – Ronald K. Rittgers, the Erich Markel Chair in German Reformation Studies (No audio available; text: oct-31-2016-reflection)
  • Oct. 24, 2016 – Tal Howard, Duesenberg Chair of Ethics
  • Oct. 17, 2016 – Provost Mark Biermann
  • Oct. 10, 2016 – Rev. Greg Jones, Lecturer in Theology
  • Oct. 3, 2016 – Ryan Blevins, asst. Dean of Students for Residential Life
  • Sept. 26, 2016 – Byron R. Martin, director of Multicultural Programs
  • Sept. 19, 2016 – Poor audio quality; no recording available
  • Sept. 12, 2016 – Rev. Brian Johnson, assistant vice president for mission and ministry
  • Sept. 5, 2016 – Lara Pudwell, associate professor, mathematics and statistics department
  • Aug. 29, 2016Mark Heckler, University president

Memorial Services & Other Special Events

Sunday Mornings 2015–16

Spring Semester 2016:

Wangerin Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series 2015–16

Memorial Service – Samantha Salvador

Memorial Service – Wilberto Gonzalo Mendosa

Holy Week 2016

Opening Convocation

Candlelight 2015–16

Celebrate 2015–16

Morning Prayer 2015–16

A series on “What’s on YOUR Calendar? Setting Priorities for a Faithful Life”

  • Aug. 31, 2015 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • Sept. 7, 2015 – Rev. John A. Nunes, Emil & Elfrieda Jochum University Chair
  • Sept. 14, 2015 – Carlos Miguel-Pueyo, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures
  • Oct. 5, 2015 – Julien Smith, assistant professor, Christ College
  • Oct. 12, 2015 – Tom Cedel, distinguished visiting professor of leadership
  • Oct. 19, 2015 – Stacy Maugans, associate professor of music
  • Jan. 11, 2016 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University pastor
  • Feb. 1, 2016 – Heath Carter, assistant professor of history
  • Feb. 8, 2016 – Senior Cogan Blackmon
  • Feb. 22, 2016 – SimonMary Aihiokhai, visiting assistant professor of theology
  • March 14, 2016 – Deaconess Lisa Polito, executive director of the LDA
  • March 28, 2016 – Senior Miranda Joebgen
  • April 11, 2016 – Rick AmRhein, Chief Information Officer
  • April 18, 2016 – Jennifer Ziegler, dean, Graduate School & Continuing Education
  • April 25, 2016 – Andy White, professor of theatre

Sunday Mornings 2014–15

Holy Week 2015

Morning Prayer 2014–15

Candlelight Evening Prayer 2014–15

Fall series on Identity

Celebrate!

Institute of Liturgical Studies 2015

LBAA 2015 Opening Ceremony

Memorial Service – David L. Schroeder

December 2014 Commencement

Memorial Service – Prof. Gary Fetter

Opening Convocation 2014

Sunday Mornings 2013–14

Holy Week 2014

MLK 2014 Convocation

Winter Commencement 2013

Candlelight Evening Prayer 2013–14

Celebrate!

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Morning Prayer 2013–14

May 2014:

April 2014:

March 2014:

February 2104:

January 2014:

Advent series:

  • Dec. 2, 2013 – Jacob Igney
  • Dec. 3, 2013 – No recording available
  • Dec. 4, 2013 – Jared Townley
  • Dec. 5, 2013 – David Rojas Martinez
  • Dec. 6, 2013 – Rachel Gilman
  • Dec. 9, 2013 – No recording available
  • Dec. 10, 2013 – Johannah Facer
  • Dec. 11, 2013 – Rebecca Berry

Morning Prayer Fall 2013:

Institute of Liturgical Studies

Celebration of the Life of Prof. Gus Sponberg ~ Nov. 9, 2013

Celebration of the Life of Prof. Alan Bloom ~ Oct. 14, 2013

(Please note: sermons are not recorded during academic breaks.)

To hear or read homilies delivered at Morning Prayer in previous academic years, please see our Morning Prayer pages.

You can also hear sermons from our Celebrate! service.

2010–11 and earlier

We are able to offer the following text versions of sermons:

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