Centered in Christ, the ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection proclaims God’s love, serves students, faculty, staff and the wider community, and welcomes all.

Two university pastors serve the Valpo community through worship, mentoring, pastoral care, and spiritual nurture. While both pastors are Lutheran, they serve all, regardless of religious or spiritual affiliation. Deaconess Kristin Lewis is serving as Interim Campus Minister for 2020-21. A search for the next ELCA University Pastor resumes this fall.


Our pattern for 2020-21

There are eight times each week to worship on campus when classes are in session during the regular school year and plans are being formed to stream all services.

Learn more about our worship values and COVID-19 protocols.

Holy Communion is celebrated Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m., Candlelight Evening Prayer gathers around word, song and prayer.

Celebrate! is our weekly praise band service of Holy Communion that meets on Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m.

Morning Prayer is a 20-minute service every weekday at 9:50 to 10:10 a.m. Each day offers a different style of worship through which the Valpo community joins together in prayer and praise.

Listen to audio from various services

Student Leadership

Students are invited and encouraged to participate in a variety of ministry and leadership opportunities through the Chapel of the Resurrection. Students are welcome to serve in both planning and leadership roles for all worship services. Other ministry opportunities include SALT (Social Action Leadership Team), BRO (Brothers Reaching Out), SIS (Sisters in Spirit), Kantorei (Chapel Choir, by audition), Peer Ministry (residential and cohort ministry), LuMin (ELCA campus ministry) and LCMS-U. The Chapel Programming Council (CPC) was started by students in 2018-19 to help introduce students to the Chapel with fun activities.

Students are also encouraged to bring their ideas and passions for new ministry experiences to the life of the Chapel.

A scene from 2019-20. Candlelight Evening Prayer is offered Sunday evenings at 9 p.m.


A scene from 2019-20. There are five different styles of worship a week during our time of Morning Prayer.


Walter Wangerin Jr. Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series

The Chapel hosts four special guest preachers a year as part of the Walter Wangerin Jr. Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series. It will not be held for 2020-21. Read more about the history of this series.