Morning Prayer is offered at 10 a.m. for 20 minutes daily, Monday through Friday each day classes are in session. All are welcome!
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.
Our theme for 2019-20 is Journeys of Faith: Wilderness, Hope, and Promise
Aug. 23: Kurtis Arndt, Senior, Theology and Ministry major
Aug. 30: Tommy Langejans, Senior, Theology and Ministry major
Sept. 6: Craig Behnke, Senior, Computer Engineering major
Sept. 13: Olivia Janke, Senior, Biology and Chemistry
Monday speakers (Core Lab approved):
Aug. 26: Dr. Mark Heckler, University President
Sept. 2: Aaron Morrison, Assistant Director, Institute for Leadership and Service (“Solidarity When Your Paper Is Due At Midnight.”)
Sept. 9: Christopher W. Drapeau, Assistant Professor of Education (School Psychology)
Sept. 16: Rev. Dr. David Weber, Lecturer in Theology and Director of Church Vocations Programming
Our regular schedule of services:
- Mondays – Campus speaker (Core Lab approved)
- Tuesdays – A service of uplifting music and prayer for the campus
- Wednesdays – Service of Matins, a long-standing tradition at the Chapel
- Thursdays – Prayer Around the Cross, a contemplative service ~ Gloria Christi Chapel (on lower level, east end)
- Fridays – Our all-student Praise Band leads worship AND a student offers a reflection
Extending God’s Welcome & Care
I was reading the “about” section on the Chapel’s Facebook page … and I noticed the part that says, “Through Hospitality and Stewardship we extend God’s welcome and care to all people.” I wanted to let you know how true this rang to me — I had never attended a church service in my life before coming to Valpo, yet I was welcomed with open arms. I joined Kantorei for a scholarship requirement and attended Morning Prayer services for a CORE requirement, but now I volunteer to play piano and sing for services weekly. I feel so welcome whenever I’m there, despite having no background knowledge or any idea what’s happening (usually). Thank you for showing me what community is and for making Valpo feel more like home.
2018-19: Our theme
Our theme 2018-19 was “Sacred Spaces & Sacred Stories.” For this year’s Monday Morning Prayer speaker series, speakers were invited to reflect on places and moments in their own journey where God encountered them or they grew in their understanding of God through their encounters with others. Some reflected on how location/place/space impacts our faith journey. Hear audio from Monday reflections here.