Schedule

Click the (+) buttons next to each day to see the tentative schedule. Events marked with an asterisk (*) denote planned livestreamed events that are included with online registration options. All times are listed in Central Daylight Time (CDT). Click here to view a campus map.

Last revised: April 1, 2022

Mark, Evangelist

11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Registration and Hospitality Desk open (Harre Union: Welcome Desk)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Seminars pre-registration required

2:00–6:30 p.m. Exhibits open (Harre Union: Ballroom A and nearby areas)

4:15 p.m. Worship leader rehearsal for gathering eucharist (Chapel of the Resurrection)

5:00 p.m. Reception (Harre Union: Ballroom A) complimentary snacks and light hors d’oeuvres

*6:00–6:30 p.m. Welcome and Orientation (Harre Union: Ballrooms B and C)

*7:00 p.m. Gathering Eucharist (Chapel of the Resurrection)

  • Commemoration of Mark, Evangelist
  • Isaiah 52:7–10 • Psalm 57 • 1 Peter 4:12–14 • Mark 1:1–15
  • Worship Leaders: Rev. Dr. Gennifer Brooks, Dr. Lorraine S. Brugh, Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay, Paul Damico-Carper, Anne Krentz Organ, Omaldo Perez

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration and Hospitality Desk open (Harre Union: Welcome Desk)

8:00 a.m. Worship leader rehearsal for morning prayer (Chapel of the Resurrection)

*8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer (Chapel of the Resurrection)

  • Jeremiah 31:7–17
  • Worship Leaders: Paul Damico-Carper, Dr. Rhoda Schuler, Paul Vasile

9:00 a.m. Worship leader rehearsal for midday prayer (Chapel of the Resurrection)

*9:30–10:30 a.m. Plenary Session 1 (Harre Union: Ballrooms B and C)

10:30 a.m. Break (Harre Union: Ballroom A) complimentary refreshments

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Exhibits open (Harre Union: Ballroom A and nearby areas)

10:45–11:45 a.m. Workshop Session 1 includes livestreaming of post-plenary conversation

*12:00 p.m. Midday Prayer (Chapel of the Resurrection)

  • Joel 2:12–14 • Philippians 4:4–13
  • Worship Leaders: Sally Messner, Rev. Dr. Travis Scholl

12:45 p.m. Worship leader rehearsal for evening prayer (Chapel of the Resurrection)

12:45 p.m. Lunch on your own (Harre Union or local restaurants)

1:00 p.m. Seminarian and music student lunch (TBD) by invitation

1:00–2:30 p.m. Exhibits open (Harre Union: Ballroom A and nearby areas)

*1:30–2:20 p.m. Musica Viva (Chapel of the Resurrection) weekly performance series hosted by the Valparaiso University Department of Music; featuring organ students from the studio of Dr. Sunghee Kim

*2:30–3:30 p.m. Plenary Session 2 (Harre Union: Ballrooms B and C)

3:30 p.m. Break (Harre Union: Ballroom A)

3:30–5:00 p.m. Exhibits open (Harre Union: Ballroom A and nearby areas)

*3:45–4:45 p.m. Open Conversations (Various Locations) join any conversation that interests you; includes livestreaming of post-plenary conversation

  • Post-Plenary Conversation with Rev. Canon Dr. Hugh R. Page, Jr. (Harre Union: Ballrooms B and C)
  • Post-Pandemic Youth Outreach,” or how communities are using digital tools and platforms to engage young people (Harre Union: Alumni Room)
  • Changing Vocational Experience,” or “an honest conversation and lament about how hard this work is and how it has changed over the past two years; focused on the experience for the leader more than the work of the leader” (Harre Union: Brown and Gold Room)
  • New Paradigms and Paradoxes,” or “how the pandemic has affected your congregation, setting, or community” (Harre Union: Heritage Room)
  • Open conversation with the Institute’s advisory council (Helge Center: Multipurpose Room)

*5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer (Chapel of the Resurrection)

  • Revelation 7:9–17
  • Worship Leaders: Paul Damico-Carper, Rev. Warren Lattimore, Dr. Melissa Plamann

5:30 p.m. Reception (Center for Diaconal Ministry) all are invited to attend a combined reception hosted by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM) and the Lutheran Diaconal Association (LDA) on the lawn of the Center for Diaconal Ministry, 1304 LaPorte Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383, which is about a 10-minute walk from the chapel

5:30 p.m. Dinner on your own (Harre Union or local restaurants)

*8:00 p.m. David G. Truemper Memorial Concert (Chapel of the Resurrection)

  • The Elm Ensemble will present a “In Deepest Night: A Festival of Psalms” that explores the gamut of emotions voiced by the psalmists while also modeling many and creative ways in which the psalms can be sung in worship—a program that will explore the rich, thin, and deep spaces between exquisite and practical, between Kyrie and Gloria, and between liturgy and life. Click here to read more about the program.

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration and Hospitality Desk open (Harre Union: Welcome Desk)

*8:30–9:30 a.m. Plenary Session 3 (Harre Union: Ballrooms B and C)

9:30 a.m. Break (Harre Union: Ballroom A) complimentary refreshments

9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Exhibits open (Harre Union: Ballroom A and nearby areas)

*10:00–10:20 a.m. Morning Prayer (Chapel of the Resurrection) with the Valparaiso University Community

*10:45–11:45 a.m. Workshop Session 2 includes livestreaming of post-plenary conversation

11:45 a.m. Lunch on your own (Harre Union or local restaurants)

12:00 p.m. Worship leader rehearsal for sending eucharist (Chapel of the Resurrection)

*12:45–1:30 p.m. Singing Our Faith in Isolation: Community Video Hymn Sing (Harre Union: Ballrooms B and C)

  • The Community Video Hymn Sing (CVHS) was a year-long, daily ministry that helped people sing together when the COVID-19 pandemic kept us from physically singing together. Gather with Paul and Elizabeth Damico-Carper to share, learn, sing, and pray in the rhythm of a CVHS. They will also reflect on the inspiring moments and awkward debacles that were realities for all of us as we newly embraced online ministry.

*1:30–2:30 p.m. Plenary Panel (Harre Union: Ballrooms B and C)

2:30 p.m. Break (Harre Union: Ballroom A) complimentary refreshments

2:30–3:00 p.m. Exhibits open (Harre Union: Ballroom A and nearby areas) final scheduled exhibit time

*3:00–4:00 p.m. Workshop Session 3 includes livestreaming of post-plenary conversation

*4:30 p.m. Eucaristía de SalidaSending Eucharist (Chapel of the Resurrection)

  • Isaías 12 • Salmo 30 • Apocalipsis 5:11–14 • Juan 21:1–19
  • Worship Leaders: Paul Damico-Carper, Bishop Felix J. Malpica, Rev. Dr. Frederick Niedner, Omaldo Perez, Paul Vasile

6:00 p.m. Banquet (Christopher Center Library: Community Room) pre-ordered and pre-paid with registration

Paperless Schedule

As part of the Institute’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability, all on-campus participants are encouraged to subscribe to the Institute’s Google Calendar for use during the conference. This calendar contains the complete Institute schedule as well as notes about each event such as lists of simultaneous offerings during workshop sessions. To access the schedule, copy and paste the following address into your calendar’s subscription settings:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/c_6h4o8iuvndkon9k4o8gl3fhdbc%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

For iCal (Apple) Users

Unfortunately, iCal renders the descriptions for each event with HTML formatting codes (e.g. <b>, <br>, <i>), making it somewhat difficult to read and navigate. Accordingly, we recommend downloading and installing the Google Calendar app.

Using the Google Calendar App

Google Calendar requires that calendars be added in a browser. You will not be able to subscribe directly from the app. 

Viewing the Schedule in a Web Browser

If you plan to bring a laptop computer to the Institute, you can click here to view or bookmark the schedule in a web browser.

Time Zone

Institute events take place in Central Daylight Time, though your calendar may display events in your current local time zone. Once on campus, you may need to refresh your calendar or update your device settings to display correct times. For example, on Monday, April 25, 2022, you should see a seminar block at 1:00–4:00 PM followed by a Reception at 5:00 PM, a Welcome and Orientation at 6:00 PM, and the Gathering Eucharist at 7:00 PM.