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Worship Opportunities

Centered in Christ, the ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection proclaims God’s love, and serves students, faculty, and staff by building an inclusive community.

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.

Our schedule for Fall 2024

There are eight times each week to worship at the Chapel when classes are in session during the regular school year. Students are involved in all aspects of worship leadership. Regular services will resume on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2024 with Welcome Sunday.

Holy Communion is celebrated Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.  The service is also regularly livestreamed. Learn about Sundays at the Chapel.

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

Celebrate! is our weekly contemporary Christian praise band service of Holy Communion that meets on Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m.  The service is also regularly livestreamed.

Morning Prayer is a 20-minute service every weekday when classes are in session and usually during Finals Week, too. For the Fall 2024 semester, it is Monday-Friday at 10:10 to 10:30 a.m.  Each day offers a different style of worship through which the Valpo community joins together in prayer and praise. Monday and Friday’s speakers are regularly livestreamed.

See videos or Listen to audio from our various services!

Candlelight Evening Prayer
Candlelight Evening Prayer is offered Sunday evenings at 9 p.m.
Students gather after Morning Prayer, a place to strengthen friendships.

The Chapel is more than an impressive building on campus. It’s where you’ll find great people and an active worship life. Here are some areas in which you might wish to get involved:

  • Prayer Team – Serve as a member of the team that reads the community’s prayers for each Sunday morning service.
  • Acolyte – Serve on a team as a torch bearer, crucifer, or book-bearer at our Sunday morning worship services.
  • Altar Care – Serve on a team that shares the distinct honor of preparing the worship space for the service of Holy Communion.
  • Reader – On Sunday mornings, you could read one of the scripture readings for our worship service.
  • Morning Prayer Musicians – Musicians are needed to help lead or support Morning prayer worship, from keyboardists to instrumentalists to vocalists who know (or want to learn) how to cantor.
  • Celebrate! Praise Team – Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome for our Wednesday night Celebrate! Service.

To get involved, talk to one of the pastors or join our Discord group.

The Chapel began using this gluten- and dairy-free communion bread recipe during the 2015–16 academic year:

  1. We use Pamela’s gluten-free, nondairy whole grain bread mix.
  2. Mix together 3 1/2 cups of the bread mix, with 1 package of yeast. Whisk together.
  3. Using a 2-cup measuring container, combine 1/4 cup of safflower oil and 3 large eggs, then fill with warm water to the 2-cup line. Mix well.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Stir till doughy, but do not overmix.
  5. Split into 3 round loaves, placed on a greased baking sheet. Cover with parchment paper and a towel, and allow to rest in a warm place one hour so bread can rise.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. Using a sharp knife that has been wet with water, cut a cross in the top of each loaf. Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes (possibly 70 minutes). Bread is done when it sounds hollow when flicked with your fingers.
CHAPEL OF THE RESURRECTION COMMUNION BREAD RECIPE

This is the Chapel’s regular communion bread recipe. Amended by Aileen Wetzstein

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup of honey

  1. Mix dry ingredients well and set aside. Dissolve the honey in the warm water, add the oil, then the dry ingredients. Mix well. Knead, but don’t overdo it (it doesn’t take much).
  2. Divide into 2 balls and cover with a tea towel. Let rest for 10 minutes. Now flatten each ball with the palm of your hand or rolling pin to approx 1/4 in. (It will be quite springy, so do the best you can).
  3. With a very sharp knife, cut a cross on the top of each flattened “loaf” and bake in an oven that has been preheated to 325°F for 15 minutes.
  4. You can add another 5 minutes to the baking time, which will make it 20 minutes. One doesn’t want it too dark, hence the oven temp at 325°F.