The Chapel of the Resurrection invites you to worship with us!

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP is at 10 a.m. with the exception of July 21.

Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. and includes Holy Communion each week. Everyone is welcome! Want to know more about what Sunday morning worship is like at the Chapel?

Audio versions of sermons, homilies, and reflections from the academic year can be found on our Sermons page. Sermons are not recorded during the academic breaks, including summer.

The Gloria Christi Chapel is located on the lower level of the east end of the Chapel. Access it by either walking through the Chapel and going down the stairs next to the main altar, or at the ground level from the doors facing Kretzmann Hall.

Summer 2019 Sunday Worship

May 26: 10 a.m. Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor (LCMS) ~ Gloria Christi Chapel

June 2: 10 a.m. Rev. John Albers (’85), Principal, Ascension Lutheran Christian School, Gary (LCMS) ~ Gloria Christi Chapel

June 9: 10 a.m. Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor (LCMS) ~ Gloria Christi Chapel

June 16: 10 a.m. Dcs. Kristin Barnett Lewis preaching (ELCA); Rev. Ron Barnett presiding ~ Gloria Christi Chapel

June 23: 10 a.m. Rev. Amanda Brobst-Renaud, Assistant Professor of Theology (ELCA) ~ Gloria Christi Chapel

June 30: 10 a.m. Lutheran Summer Music leads worship

July 7: 10 a.m. Lutheran Summer Music leads worship

July 14: 10 a.m. Lutheran Summer Music leads worship

July 21: 9 a.m. Lutheran Summer Music leads worship

July 28: No Worship Services; Maintenance of Chapel

Aug. 4: 10 a.m. Rev. Mark Bartusch, Chair, Department of Theology, (ELCA) preaching and presiding

Aug. 11: 10 a.m. Football Sunday (with blessing of team) Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor (LCMS)

Spring 2019 Sunday Worship

Jan. 13: 10 a.m. Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister (ELCA)

Jan. 20: 10 a.m. Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor (LCMS)

Jan. 27: 10 a.m. Guest preacher and presider – Rev. Angela Lynn Shannon* (ELCA)

Feb. 3: 10 a.m. World Relief Campaign Kick-Off Sunday – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor (LCMS)

Feb. 10: 10 a.m. Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister (ELCA) preaches; Rev. Amanda Brodst-Renaud, Assistant Professor of Theology, presides

Feb. 17: 10 a.m. Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor (LCMS)

Feb. 24 – 10 a.m. Guest preacher and presider: Rev. Sarah Friesen-Carper (’01), Interim Associate Pastor, St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, Minn. (ELCA).

March 3 (Spring Break) 10 a.m. – Rev. John Albers (’85), Principal, Ascension Lutheran Christian School, Gary (LCMS)

March 10 (Spring Break) 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Mark Bartusch (’86), Chair, Department of Theology (ELCA)

March 17 (Spring Break) 10 a.m. Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor (LCMS)

March 24: 10 a.m. Guest preacher and presider: Rev. Sarah Kretzmann Goettsch (’94)Campus Pastor, University of Iowa (ELCA).

March 31: 10 a.m. Rev. Amanda Brobst-Renaud, Assistant Professor of Theology (ELCA)

April 7: 10 a.m. Wangerin Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series: Rev. William (“Billy”) Brath (LCMS), Lutheran Church Extension Fund, preaching.

April 14 (Palm Sunday) 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. David Weber, Lecturer in Theology, preaching; Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor, presiding (LCMS)

  • Holy Week narratives at Morning Prayer April 15-18 10 a.m.
  • April 18 Maundy Thursday – 7 p.m. Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister, preaching; Rev. Brian Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry, presiding (ELCA)
  • April 19 Good Friday – noon Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister, presiding (ELCA)
  • April 20 Easter Vigil – 8 p.m. Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister, preaching/worship leader; Rev. Amanda Brobst-Renaud, Assistant Professor of Theology, presiding (ELCA)

April 21 (Easter Sunday): 10 a.m. Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor (LCMS)

April 28: 10 a.m. Wangerin Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series: The Very Reverend John Witcombe, dean of Coventry Cathedral, England, preaching.

May 5: 10 a.m. Senior Sunday: Senior reflections by Chris Bean, Avery Jackson, and Caylyn Moglia, with Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister; Rev. Brian Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry, presides (ELCA).

May 12: 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Fred Niedner, Senior Research Professor of Theology, preaching (LCMS)

May 19: 10 a.m. Baccalaureate, Rev. James A. Wetzstein presiding

 

About our Spring 2019 Guest Preachers:

*Jan. 27, 2019: The Rev. Angela Lynn Shannon

The Rev. Angela Lynn Shannon grew up in a law enforcement family in Gary, IN. Pastoral ministry is her second career but first love and calling. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology/criminal justice from Valparaiso University. Rev. Shannon graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in June 1996 and was ordained January 12, 1997, the feast day of the baptism of our Lord at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Gary, IN. She has served congregations in Indiana, Ohio and Texas. She has served as Dean of Student Life of Luther Seminary, St Paul, MN.

Rev. Shannon is the national Vice-President for the African Descent Lutheran Association. For over twenty years she has been involved in ecumenical and interfaith conversation at home and abroad. A self-described, church “blerd,” she loves liturgy and theology.

However, her driving passion is the ministry of reconciliation. As such, she is trained in conflict transformation. Says Rev. Shannon: “My deepest hope is that we will deepen our empathy for one another in these very odd times and restore hope. To engage a sustainable reconciliation, we must take a middle step towards each other.”

Students are invited to a lunch-time discussion with her in the Helge Center, following the 10 a.m. service.

The Rev. Angela Lynn Shannon

 

Feb. 24, 2019: The Rev. Sarah Friesen-Carper

The Rev. Sarah Friesen-Carper graduated from Valparaiso University in 2001 with a BA in Psychology and minors in Theology and Humanities. She worked as an Admission Counselor for two years at Valpo heading Engineering and International Student recruitment and co-leading the freshman orientation program. In August of 2007 Sarah was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and began six years of ministry as the pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Charlotte, MI. Sarah served as Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational and Leadership Excellence in the North/West Lower Michigan Synod for five years working with call processes, candidacy, lay theological and spiritual education, youth ministry, pastoral formation, and anti-racism and justice ministries. Sarah and her family relocated to Saint Paul, Minnesota in 2018 where she is Interim Associate Pastor of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Como Park.

Sarah finds deep joy in spending time with her husband, Rev. Andrew Tengwall, and their two children, Micah, age 6, and Stellan, age 2.

The Rev. Sarah Friesen-Carper

 

March 24, 2019: The Rev. Sarah (Kretzmann) Goettsch

The Rev. Sarah Kretzmann Goettsch is a 1994 graduate of Valparaiso University. She graduated from Valparaiso with a Bachelor of Arts degree in German and religion. She spent her junior year abroad as a participant in the exchange program to the Universitaet Tubingen in southern Germany, during which time she traveled extensively throughout central and eastern Europe.

After graduating from Valparaiso, she enrolled in the short-term Volunteer Missions program through the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod as a certified ESL teacher. She assumed a post at the Bonyhadi Evangelikus Gimnazium in Bonyhad, Hungary, where she taught English, German and Religion. She considers these years as central to her call to ordained ministry.

Rev. Goettsch returned home in 1996 and enrolled at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. She spent the winter of 1997 volunteering at a medical mission and elementary school in Kathmandu, Nepal. Rev. Goettsch graduated from Wartburg in 2001 and was ordained in May of that same year, the first female pastor to be ordained in a long line of male clergy in the Kretzmann family.

Rev. Goettsch’s first call in 2001 was to Faith and Our Savior’s Lutheran churches in Calamus, Iowa, a two-point rural parish. She served there until 2014, during which time her three sons were born. She met her husband Doug, currently a restaurateur and brewery owner in Iowa City, while living in Calamus. Rev. Goettsch was among the first to officiate at a same-gender wedding in her synod, a social justice issue she regards as central to the Gospel.

Rev. Goettsch currently serves both Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. She is also co-founder of JustChurch, a downtown worshiping community that focuses on issues of justice and advocacy. Rev. Goettsch believes “to know Jesus is to do justice” and that preaching with authenticity automatically pulls us into those places where current events and Scripture intersect.  She currently lives in North Liberty, IA, with her three sons, ages 11, 13 and 14 and her husband.

The Rev. Sarah (Kretzmann) Goettsch

Fall 2018 Sunday Worship

Sunday morning worship during the school year is at 10 a.m. and includes Holy Communion each week.

Aug. 19: 10 a.m. Welcome Sunday. Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor, preaching and presiding

Aug. 26: 10 a.m. Rev. Brian Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry, presiding; Deaconess Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister, preaching.

Sept. 2: 10 a.m. Holy Baptism Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor, preaching and presiding

Sept. 9: 10 a.m. Installation of Dcs. Kristin Lewis as Interim Campus Minister. Rev. Brian Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry, preaching and presiding

Sept. 16: 10 a.m. Holy Baptism Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor, preaching and presiding

Sept. 23: 10 a.m.  Rev. Liv Larson Andrews (’02), pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, Spokane, Wash., preaching and presiding, with Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister

Sept. 30: 10 a.m. Homecoming Sunday – Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor, preaching and presiding

Oct. 7: 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Mark Bartusch, Chair, Department of Theology, preaching and presiding, with Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister

Oct. 14: 10 a.m.  Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor, preaching and presiding

Oct.  21: 10 a.m. Wangerin Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series: The Rev. Pamela R. Fickenscher (‘90), Senior Pastor, St John Lutheran Church, Northfield, Minn., preaches and presides at Sunday morning worship with Deaconess Kristin Lewis as worship leader. Students are invited to attend a free lunch-time discussion with the speaker in the Helge Center Multipurpose Room, following the worship service.

Oct. 28: 10 a.m. Reformation Sunday Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor, preaching and presiding

Nov. 4: 10 a.m. All Saints Sunday. Rev. Dcs. Gwen Sayler (’71) preaching and presiding, with Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister, worship leader.

Nov. 11: 10 a.m. Wangerin Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series: Rev. William Yonker, senior pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS), East Dundee, IL, will be our guest preacher; University Pastor James A. Wetzstein presiding

Nov. 18: 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Walter Wangerin Jr., Senior Research Professor of English, preaching

Nov. 25: 10 a.m. Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor, preaching and presiding

Dec. 2: 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. David Weber, Lecturer in Theology, preaching; Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor,presiding ~ Gloria Christi Chapel

Dec. 9: 10 a.m. Rev. Amanda Brobst-Renaud, Assistant Professor of Theology, preaching and presiding, with Dcs. Kristin Lewis, Interim Campus Minister, worship leader ~  Chapel

Dec. 16: 10 a.m. Rev. James A. Wetzstein, University Pastor, preaching and presiding ~ Gloria Christi Chapel

Dec. 23: 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Fred Niedner, Senior Research Professor of Theology, preaching ~ Gloria Christi Chapel

 

Christmas Eve worship is at 10 p.m. Dec. 24, Gloria Christi Chapel

There are no services on Dec. 25, Dec. 30 or Jan. 6.

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