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Sermons

Welcome to our sermons page! We post audio versions of sermons, homilies, and reflections here as well as Soundcloud.com and on YouTube. You also can follow the Chapel on Facebook for links or see below:

Watch our livestreamed services and find more recordings on the Chapel YouTube channel.

Spring 2022

Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 – An excerpt from Rob Bell’s Love Wins, “The Good News is Better than That”

Fall 2021

Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 – Senior Jakob Wiegand

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay

Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 – Dr. Nicholas Rosasco – See the YouTube video

Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 – Senior Alyssa Jabarek – See the YouTube video

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 – Dr. Lisa Driver – See the YouTube video

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 – All Saints Sunday – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 – Kurt Brown, “A Faith Beyond Words” – See the YouTube video

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 – Patricia Cochran, American Red Cross – See the YouTube video

Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 – Reformation Sunday – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay, University Pastor, with University President Jose D. Padilla – See the YouTube video

Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 – Kayla Sleeper, Friday Morning Prayer praise band music coordinator – See the YouTube video

Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 – The Rev. Dr. Matthew Becker, Professor of Theology – See the YouTube video

Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 –  Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay, University Pastor – See the YouTube video

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 – Fr. Joshua Kammerer – See the YouTube video

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 – Dr. James Nelson, Professor of Psychology – See the YouTube video

Sunday Oct. 10, 2021 – Installation of Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – The Rev. Dr. William O. Gafkjen, bishop of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the ELCA, preaches – See the YouTube video

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 – Senior Robyn Brown – See the YouTube video

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Monday,  Oct. 4, 2021 – Rev. Dr. Amanda Brobst-Renaud – See the YouTube video

Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 – Homecoming Sunday – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 – Senior Mary Fitchett – See the YouTube video

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay

Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 – Jen Marr, Founder & CEO of Inspiring Comfort – See the YouTube video

Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 – Friday Morning Prayer: Seniors Robyn Brown, Jakob Wiegand, and Genevieve Brown share a devotion based on Jer. 29:11, written by Daniel Rowlands (Beautiful Christian Life) – See the YouTube video

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Monday, Sept. 20, 2021  Joseph Goss, Assistant Program Director of the Lilly Fellows – See the YouTube video

Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 – Memorial service for Rev. Walter M. Wangerin Jr. – Sermon by Rev. Dr. Fred Niedner –See the YouTube video

Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 – Dr. James Caristi – See the YouTube video

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay

Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 – Dr. Julien Smith, Christ College – See the YouTube video

Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Friday Morning Prayer, Sept. 10, 2021 – Senior Maredeth Sims – See the YouTube video

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein

Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

Friday Morning Prayer, Sept. 3, 2021 – Rick Gillman, Senior Research Professor of Mathematics and Statistics –See the YouTube video

Monday Morning Prayer, Aug. 30, 2021 – Jeff Hazewinkel, Educational Technology Specialist and Diaconal Student – LDA – See the YouTube video

Sunday Morning, Aug. 29, 2021 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor – See the YouTube video

Friday Morning Prayer, Aug. 27, 2021 – Dawson Penshorn – See the YouTube video

Celebrate! Aug. 25, 2021 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Welcome Sunday, Aug, 22, 2021 – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

Sermons are not usually audio recorded during academic breaks (including summer). But there is an exception to every rule:

Rev. James A. Wetzstein

And you can read Pastor Kate’s summer sermons here:

2020-21

May 16, 2021 – Baccalaureate – See the YouTube video

May 12, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the Facebook livestream

May 9, 2021 – Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

May 7, 2021 – Friday Morning Prayer – senior Grace Biermann – See the YouTube video

May 5, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

May 3, 2021 – Monday Morning Prayer –  Dr. Sara Danger, associate professor of English – See the YouTube video

May 2, 2021 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Genevieve Brown – See the YouTube video

May 2, 2021 – Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

April 30, 2021 – Friday Morning Prayer – senior Jenna Johnston – See the YouTube video

April 28, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

April 26, 2021 – Monday Morning Prayer – Dr. Stephanie Wong, assistant professor of Theology – See the YouTube video

April 25, 2021 – Candlelight Evening prayer – senior Mary Fitchett on 1 John 3:16-24 – See the YouTube video

April 25, 2021 – Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

April 23, 2021 – Friday Morning Prayer – senior Ashlee Will – See the YouTube video

April 21, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

April 19, 2021 – Monday Morning Prayer – Rev. Dr. Mark Bartusch, Chair & Associate Professor of Theology – See the YouTube video

April 18, 2021 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Kaitlyn Jedrzejowski – See the YouTube video

April 18, 2021 – Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

April 16, 2021 – Memorial Service for Rev. Dr. Richard P. Baepler – See the YouTube video (full service)

April 14, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

April 12, 2021 – Monday Morning Prayer – Kristina Bryant – See the YouTube video

April 11, 2021 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Dahliah Wilkes “I Am Different” – See the YouTube video

April 11, 2021 – Sunday Morning – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

April 9, 2021 – Friday Morning Prayer – Senior Sophia Sagrestrano – See the YouTube video

April 7, 2021 – Celebrate! for MLK Day – Guest preacher: Pastor Lawrence Rodgers, Minister of the Historic Second Baptist Church in Detroit, Mich. – See the YouTube video

April 4, 2021 – Easter Sunday – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

March 31, 2021 – Celebrate! in Holy Week – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

March 29, 2021 – Monday Morning Prayer – Dr. Luke Venstrom, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering – See the YouTube video

March 28, 2021 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Stations of the Cross – See the YouTube video

Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

March 26, 2021 – Friday Morning Prayer – Senior Sarah Buckman – See the YouTube video

March 24, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

March 22, 2021 – Monday Morning Prayer – Aaron Morrison, assistant director of the Institute for Leadership and Service – See the YouTube video

March 21, 2021 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

March 21, 2021 – Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

March 19, 2021 – Friday Morning Prayer via Zoom – Senior Gwyneth Hoeksema – See the YouTube video

March 17, 2021 – Virtual Celebrate! – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

March 15, 2021 – Monday Morning Prayer via Zoom – Katie Gillaspie, Intervarsity Campus Ministry Intern – See the YouTube video

March 14, 2021 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

March 14, 2021 – Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

March 12, 2021 – Friday Morning Prayer via Zoom – Senior Paige Mecyssine – See the YouTube video

March 10, 2021 – Virtual Celebrate! – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

March 8, 2021 – Monday Morning Prayer via Zoom – Dr. Stan Zygmunt, Professor of Physics and Astronomy “Ceasing from Self” – See the YouTube video

March 7, 2021 – Candlelight Evening Prayer via Zoom – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

March 7, 2021 – Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

March 5, 2021 – Friday Morning Prayer via Zoom – Senior Thomas Paul – See the YouTube video

March 3, 2021 – Celebrate! via Zoom – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

March 1, 2021 – “Things We Hope For” Monday Morning Prayer with President José Padilla – See the YouTube video

Feb. 28, 2021 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Feb. 28, 2021 – Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Feb. 24, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Feb. 22, 2021 – Monday Morning Prayer – Christina Hearne, Interim Director of the Office of Multicultural Programs – See the YouTube video

Feb. 21, 2021 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

Feb. 21, 2021 – Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

Feb. 19, 2021 – Friday Morning Prayer – Senior Abby Seeber – Read the Manuscript – See the YouTube video

Feb. 17, 2021 – Celebrate for Ash Wednesday – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

Feb. 15, 2021 – Monday Morning Prayer – Dr. James Old, Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Relations –See the YouTube video

Feb. 14, 2021 – Candlelight Evening Prayer via Zoom – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor – See the YouTube/Zoom recording

Feb. 14, 2021 – Transfiguration Sunday – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor – See the YouTube video

Feb. 12, 2021 – Friday Morning Prayer – Senior Lauren Wick – See the YouTube video

Feb. 10, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor – See the YouTube video

Feb. 8, 2021 – Monday Morning Prayer – Doreen Olguin-Flores, Executive Assistant for Campus Ministries –Read the manuscript ~ See the YouTube video 

Feb. 7, 2021 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – This service was conducted via Zoom. See the service recording

Feb. 7, 2021 – Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay, University Pastor – See the YouTube video

Feb. 5, 2021 – Friday Morning Prayer – Senior Rachel Winkler – Read the manuscript

Feb. 3, 2021 – Celebrate! Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay, University Pastor – See the YouTube video

Feb. 1, 2021 – Monday Morning Prayer – Dr. Julien Smith, Associate Professor of Humanities & Theology, Christ College – See the YouTube video

Jan 31, 2021 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor – See the YouTube video

Jan. 31, 2021 – Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor – See the YouTube video

Jan. 29, 2021 – Friday Morning Prayer – Senior Bryce Jones – See the YouTube video

Jan. 27, 2021 – Celebrate! See the YouTube video

Jan. 25, 2021 – Monday Morning Prayer – Eli Owen, Director of Collegiate Outreach, St. Teresa of Avila – Read the manuscript

Nov. 18, 2020 – Final Celebrate! for Fall 2020 (Online only) – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Nov. 15, 2020 – Final Candlelight for Fall 2020 – Comments from Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Sermon by Rev. Dr. Amanda Brobst-Renaud – See the YouTube video

Nov. 15, 2020 – Final Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Nov. 13, 2020 – Memorial Service for Dr. Alan Harre, President Emeritus – See the YouTube video of the sermon

Nov. 11, 2020 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Nov. 11, 2020 – Morning Prayer – recognition of Chapel seniors – See the YouTube video

Nov. 9, 2020 – Monday Morning Prayer – Jeanne Brown – See the YouTube video

Nov. 8, 2020 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Dcs. Kristin Lewis – See the YouTube video

Nov., 8, 2020 – Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Nov. 4, 2020 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Nov. 2, 2020 – Monday Morning Prayer – Rev. Dr. Amanda Brobst-Renaud – See the YouTube video

Nov. 1, 2020 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Dcs. Kristin Lewis – See the YouTube video

Nov. 1, 2020 – All Saints Sunday – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Oct. 30, 2020 – Friday Morning Prayer – Jennifer Perkne – Read the manuscript – See the YouTube video 

Oct. 28, 2020 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Oct. 26, 2020 – Monday Morning Prayer – Dr. Matthew Puffer – See the YouTube video

Oct. 25, 2020 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Dcs. Kristin Lewis – See the YouTube video

Oct. 25, 2020 – Reformation Sunday Worship – Dcs. Kristin Lewis – See the YouTube video

Oct. 23, 2020 – Friday Morning Prayer – Chad Dykman – See the YouTube video

Oct. 21, 2020 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Oct. 19, 2020 – Monday Morning Prayer – Richard Miller – See the YouTube video

Oct. 18, 2020 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Dcs. Kristin Lewis – See the YouTube video

Oct. 18, 2020 – Sunday Morning Worship – Dcs. Kristin Lewis – See the YouTube video

Oct. 16, 2020 – Friday Morning Prayer – Andrew Bottom – See the YouTube video

Oct. 14, 2020 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein – Due to internet connectivity problems the full sermon (based on Matt. 9:1-8) could not be livestreamed

Oct. 12, 2020 – Monday Morning Prayer – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

Oct. 11, 2020 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay – See the YouTube video

Oct. 11, 2020 – Sunday Morning Worship – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Oct. 9, 2020 – Friday Morning Prayer – Laura Muther – Read the manuscript – See the YouTube video

Oct. 5 , 2020 – Monday Morning Prayer – Rev. Amanda Nesvold – See the YouTube video

Oct. 4, 2020 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Rev. Amanda Nesvold – See the YouTube video

Oct. 4, 2020 – Sunday Morning Worship – Dcs. Kristin Lewis – See the YouTube video

Oct, 2, 2020 – Friday Morning Prayer – Charlie Presar – See the YouTube video

Sept. 28, 2020 – Monday Morning Prayer – Dr. Mel Piehl – See the YouTube video

Sept. 27, 2020 – Homecoming Sunday – Rev. James A. Wetzstein – See the YouTube video

Sept. 25, 2020 – Friday Morning Prayer – Kyle Duff ’15 – read the manuscript

Sept. 21, 2020 – Monday Morning Prayer – Dr. Julie DeGraw, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students – See the YouTube video

Sept. 20, 2020 – Sunday Morning Worship – Dcs. Kristin Lewis

Sept. 18, 2020 – Friday Morning Prayer – Emily Friedman – read the manuscript

Sept. 14, 2020 – Monday Morning Prayer – Dr. Byron Martin, Executive Director of Intercultural & International Engagement – See the YouTube video

Sept. 13, 2020 – Sunday Morning Worship

Sept. 11, 2020 – Friday Morning Prayer – Senior Lydia Knorp – read the manuscript

Sept. 7, 2020 – Monday Morning Prayer – Dr. David Henreckson, Director, Institute for Leadership and Service

Sept. 6, 2020 – Sunday Morning Worship

Sept. 4, 2020 – Friday Morning Prayer – Senior Natalie Kasberger – read the manuscript

Aug. 31, 2020 – Monday Morning Prayer – Interim President Elect Colette Irwin-Knott

Aug. 30, 2020 – Sunday Morning Worship – Dcs. Kristin Lewis – See the YouTube video

Aug. 28, 2020 – Friday Morning Prayer – Senior Veronica Campbell – read the manuscript

Aug. 26, 2020 – Celebrate! Rev. James A. Wetzstein preaching (outdoors)

Aug. 24, 2020 – Monday Morning Prayer – Dr. Susan Van Zanten, Dean of Christ College

Aug. 23, 2020 – Sunday Morning Worship – See our Facebook Live video of Rev. James A. Wetzstein preaching

Aug. 21, 2020 – Friday Morning Prayer – Senior Madeline Brown – read the manuscript

Aug. 16, 2020 – Welcome Sunday Worship – Rev. James A. Wetzstein preaching

Video from our Online Worship Spring 2020

March 22, 2020 – Rev. Dr. Fred Niedner, Senior Research Professor of Theology

March 22, 2020 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister

March 25, 2020 – Celebrate! with Pastor Jim and Father Josh

March 29, 2020 – Dcs. E. Louise Williams, Executive Director Emeritus of the Lutheran Diaconal Association, Service of Word & Prayer

March 29, 2020 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister

April 1, 2020 – Celebrate! with Pastor Jim and Dcs. Kristin

April 3, 2020 – Senior Tyler Betustak offers a reflection for Friday Morning Prayer

April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday Morning Service of Word & Prayer – Rev. Dr. Amanda Brobst-Renaud

April 5, 2020 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister

April 7, 2020 – Tuesday Morning Prayer in Holy Week

April 8, 2020 – Celebrate! in Holy Week via Facebook or Sermon only

April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday morning sermon – Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister

April 12, 2020 – Candlelight Evening Prayer for Easter Sunday – Hannah Purkey, Wartburg Theological Seminary

April 15, 2020 – Celebrate! with Pastor Jim

April 19, 2020 – Sermon for Second Sunday in Easter, Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor

April 19, 2020 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister

April 22, 2020 – Celebrate! with Pastor Jim

April 24, 2020 – Senior Jesse Hershberger offers a reflection for Friday Morning Prayer

April 26, 2020 – Sermon for Third Sunday in Easter, Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister

April 26, 2020 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Caylyn Moglia, VU ’19

April 29, 2020 – Celebrate! with Pastor Jim

May 1, 2020 – Senior Katherine Germann offers a reflection on vocation for Friday Morning Prayer

May 3, 2020 – Sermon for Fourth Sunday in Easter, Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor

May 3, 2020 – Candlelight Evening Prayer – Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister

May 6, 2020 – Final Celebrate! with Pastor Jim

May 8, 2020 – Senior Tim Bimler, a reflection on growing in his faith at Valpo

May 10, 2020 – Pastor Jim and Dcs. Kristin

May 10, 2020 – Final Candlelight Evening Prayer – Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister

Sunday Mornings – Spring 2020
  • Jan. 5, 2020 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Jan. 12, 2020 – Rev. Dr. William O. Gafkjen, Bishop, Indiana-Kentucky Synod ELCA
  • Jan. 26, 2020 –  Rev. Ruth A. Popkin, ’09, pastor of St. Luke United Lutheran Church in Michigan City, Ind.
  • Feb. 2, 2020 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor, SALT World Relief Campaign Sunday
  • Feb. 16, 2020 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • March 15, 2020 – Rev. Dr. Mark W. Bartusch, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theology; No audio recording. Worship was canceled but Dr. Bartusch delivered a portion of this sermon as part of a service of baptism (Manuscript)
Sunday Mornings – Fall 2019
  • Aug. 11, 2019 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor, preaches; the Football team was present for a blessing and the members of the team assisting with scripture readings
  • Aug. 18, 2019 – Welcome Sunday – Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister (Manuscript)
  • Aug. 25, 2019 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Sept. 1, 2019 – Rev. Dr. Amanda Brobst-Renaud, Assistant Professor of Theology
  • Sept. 8, 2019 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor (Manuscript)
  • Sept. 15, 2019 – Rev. Timothy Brown ’03 ’05, Alumni Preaching Series
  • Sept. 22, 2019 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Sept. 29, 2019 – Homecoming – Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Oct. 6, 2019 – Wangerin Preaching Series: The Rev. Hesham Shehab, associate pastor for Salam Christian Fellowship at Peace Lutheran Church (LCMS), Lombard, Ill.
  • Oct. 13, 2019 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor – (Manuscript)
  • Oct. 27, 2019 – Reformation Sunday – Rev. Dr. David Weber, Lecturer in Theology
  • Nov. 3, 2019 – All Saints – Wangerin Preaching Series: The Rev. Kelly Chatman, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church (ELCA), Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Nov. 10, 2019 – Dcs. E. Louise Williams, Executive Director Emeritus of the Lutheran Deaconess Association and Former President of DIAKONIA World Federation of Diaconal Associations and Communities. Celebrating 100 Years of Service: The Lutheran Diaconal Association
  • Nov. 17, 2019 – Rev. Dr. Fred Niedner, Senior Research Professor of Theology
Candlelight Evening Prayer – Spring 2020
Candlelight Evening Prayer – Fall 2019
  • Aug. 18, 2019 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Sept. 1, 2019 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Sept. 8, 2019 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Sept. 15, 2019 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Sept. 22, 2019 – Rev. Dr. Amanda Brobst-Renaud, Assistant Professor of Theology
  • Sept. 29, 2019 – Senior Tommy Langejans
  • Oct. 6, 2019 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Oct. 13, 2019 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Oct. 20, 2019 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Oct. 27, 2019 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Nov. 3, 2019 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister
  • Dec. 1, 2019 – Deacon David Rojas Martinez, ’05
Celebrate! – Spring 2020
  • Jan. 15, 2020 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Jan. 22, 2020 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Jan. 29, 2020 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Feb. 12, 2020 – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
  • Feb. 26, 2020 – Ash Wednesday – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor
Celebrate! – Fall 2019
Morning Prayer – Spring 2020

You can also find some of our Morning Prayer services on our YouTube Channel

Morning Prayer – Fall 2019
Spring 2019
  • April 14, 2019 – Deaconess Kristin Lewis for Candlelight Evening Prayer
  • April 15, 2019 – Dr. Julien Smith, Associate Professor of Humanities and Theology, Christ College, for Monday Morning Prayer
  • April 16, 2019 – Rev. Amanda Brobst-Renaud, Assistant Professor of Theology, for Tuesday Morning Prayer
  • April 17, 2019 – Tommy Langejans for Wednesday Morning Prayer
  • April 17, 2019 – Rev. James Wetzstein, University Pastor, for Celebrate!
  • April 18, 2019 – Kelly Rayner for Thursday Morning Prayer
Spring 2018
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 BarkusMyles 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, 2016 – Mark 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: