Morning Prayer is offered at 10 a.m. for 20 minutes daily, Monday through Friday each day classes are in session and during Finals Week. All are welcome!
Our theme the 2017-18 academic year is “Ever Reforming: Faith, doubt and certainty.” This past October marked the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Questions of faith and doubt were at the center of the reformation debates. This year’s Monday Morning Prayer speaker series invites the Valpo community to explore the question of faith, doubt and certainty through the stories and reflections of faculty, staff and students. See the list below to see who is up next.
Morning Prayer is Core approved.
About Morning Prayer
Services are led nearly every day by students from a variety of backgrounds. You may also find one of your professors taking a turn leading the singing or sharing thoughts about his or her faith life. Morning Prayer during Chapel Break is a time for students, faculty, and staff to gather together as a community of faith. Whichever days of the week you choose, there’s time to connect with others. Each day of Morning Prayer is a different style of worship — and it’s not variety for variety’s sake, but out of respect for the varied backgrounds of students and their changing needs as they grow on our campus.
Here is our regular schedule:
- Mondays – Campus speaker
- Tuesdays – A service of uplifting music
- Wednesdays – Service of Matins, a long-standing tradition at the Chapel*
- Thursdays – Prayer Around the Cross, a contemplative service
- Fridays – Our all-student Praise Band leads worship
*On Wed., Feb. 14, our regular service will be replaced with an Ash Wednesday service, with the opportunities for imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. The service will still be no more than 20 minutes long. As always, ALL are welcome.
Spring 2018 Speaker Series Schedule:
Jan. 22 – Rev. Brian T. Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Jan. 29 – Dr. Mark Biermann, Provost
Feb. 5 – Jen Gregory, Director of Instructional Design
Feb. 12 – Redrick M. Taylor III, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admission
Feb. 19 – Agnes Howard, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities
Feb. 26 – Thais Carter, Coordinator for the Pathways to Purpose Speaker Series, Institute for Leadership and Service
March 19 – Jason Gehrke, Visiting Assistant Professor in Theology
March 26 – Anna Stewart, Assistant Dean Arts and Sciences
April 9 – Adam Antone, Director of Collegiate Outreach, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Student Center
April 16 – Lisa Polito, Executive Director of Lutheran Deaconess Association
April 23 – Kristin Barnett Lewis Co-Director of Education and Formation Lutheran Deaconess Association
Fall 2017 Speaker Series Schedule:
Aug. 28 – Dr. Mark Heckler, University President
Sept. 4 – Jim Nelson, Professor of Psychology
Sept. 11 – Chuck Garber, Assistant Chief, VUPD
Sept. 18 – Nancy M. Scannell, Assistant Dean College of Arts and Sciences
Sept. 25 – Byron R. Martin, Director of Multicultural Programs
Oct. 2 – David Weber, Lecturer in Theology
Oct. 9 – M. Hannah Langhoff, Lecturer, English and Core
Oct. 16 – Philip Woodward, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Oct. 23 – Kevin Gary, Chair, Department of Education
Oct. 30 – George C. Heider, Ph.D., Professor of Theology
Nov. 6 – Stan Zygmunt, Professor of Physics
Nov. 13 – Lisa D. Maugans Driver, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology
Nov. 27 – Matthew Becker, Professor of Theology
Dec. 4 – Melizza Zygmunt, Associate Director of Institutional Research