Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University

Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University As a Christian community amid an academic setting, we seek a collaborative life together in our commitment and service to Jesus Christ. Centered in Christ, the ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University proclaims God’s love, serves students, faculty, staff, by building an inclusive community.
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The Chapel offers eight worship services a week when classes are in session.

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Where am I? On a week with a Monday holiday you may be asking yourself what day it is. But at least if you ever voluntee...
09/07/2021

Where am I?
On a week with a Monday holiday you may be asking yourself what day it is. But at least if you ever volunteered or worked at the #valpochapel, you may know the location of this “secret” staircase.
Do you?
#valpo #alumni

Where am I?
On a week with a Monday holiday you may be asking yourself what day it is. But at least if you ever volunteered or worked at the #valpochapel, you may know the location of this “secret” staircase.
Do you?
#valpo #alumni

This Labor Day, we pray: Lord, You give each person a calling. As we celebrate Labor Day, unite us in honoring the digni...
09/06/2021

This Labor Day, we pray:
Lord, You give each person a calling. As we celebrate Labor Day, unite us in honoring the dignity of all workers. We pray especially for the overworked, the underpaid, and the abused workers. Move our world, that we give honor and justice to all.

This Labor Day, we pray:
Lord, You give each person a calling. As we celebrate Labor Day, unite us in honoring the dignity of all workers. We pray especially for the overworked, the underpaid, and the abused workers. Move our world, that we give honor and justice to all.

Pastor Kate preaches and presides for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost (10 a.m. CST). Readings and Psalm:Isaiah 35:4-7a  ...
09/04/2021

Pastor Kate preaches and presides for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost (10 a.m. CST).
Readings and Psalm:
Isaiah 35:4-7a ~ Like streams in the desert, God comes with healing
Psalm 146 ~ I will praise the LORD as long as I live. (Ps. 146:2)
James 2:1-10 [11-13] 14-17 ~ Faith without works is dead
Mark 7:24-37 ~ Christ healing a little girl and a deaf man

Our theme: James tells us to stop showing favoritism in the assembly, treating the rich visitor with more honor than the poor one. Jesus himself seems to show partiality in his first response to the Syrophoenician woman in today’s gospel. Was he testing her faith in saying Gentiles don’t deserve the goods meant for God’s children? Or was he speaking out of his human worldview, but transcended those limits when she took him by surprise with her reply? Either way, the story tells us that God shows no partiality. Everyone who brings a need to Jesus is received with equal honor as a child and heir.

Pastor Kate preaches and presides for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost (10 a.m. CST).
Readings and Psalm:
Isaiah 35:4-7a ~ Like streams in the desert, God comes with healing
Psalm 146 ~ I will praise the LORD as long as I live. (Ps. 146:2)
James 2:1-10 [11-13] 14-17 ~ Faith without works is dead
Mark 7:24-37 ~ Christ healing a little girl and a deaf man

Our theme: James tells us to stop showing favoritism in the assembly, treating the rich visitor with more honor than the poor one. Jesus himself seems to show partiality in his first response to the Syrophoenician woman in today’s gospel. Was he testing her faith in saying Gentiles don’t deserve the goods meant for God’s children? Or was he speaking out of his human worldview, but transcended those limits when she took him by surprise with her reply? Either way, the story tells us that God shows no partiality. Everyone who brings a need to Jesus is received with equal honor as a child and heir.

Friday at Morning Prayer, we'll hear from former provost Rick Gillman, 9:45 a.m. Core Lab approved. #valpochapel
09/02/2021

Friday at Morning Prayer, we'll hear from former provost Rick Gillman, 9:45 a.m. Core Lab approved. #valpochapel

Friday at Morning Prayer, we'll hear from former provost Rick Gillman, 9:45 a.m. Core Lab approved. #valpochapel

Join us in wishing Dr. Sunghee Kim, university organist and director of Chapel music, a happy birthday today!
09/02/2021

Join us in wishing Dr. Sunghee Kim, university organist and director of Chapel music, a happy birthday today!

Join us in wishing Dr. Sunghee Kim, university organist and director of Chapel music, a happy birthday today!

Have your listening skills changed during the pandemic? Jeff Hazewinkel, Educational Technology Specialist and Diaconal ...
08/30/2021
Monday Morning Prayer: Jeff Hazewinkel

Have your listening skills changed during the pandemic? Jeff Hazewinkel, Educational Technology Specialist and Diaconal Student - LDA, talks about the role of listening in comfort. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdTgxR1gUvA&t=324s

Morning Prayer at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University presents a speaker series, "Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God” (Isaiah 40:1...

Thanks to Dawson Penshorn who started off our Friday Morning Prayer speakers today. If you missed it, we also livestream...
08/27/2021

Thanks to Dawson Penshorn who started off our Friday Morning Prayer speakers today. If you missed it, we also livestreamed it: https://youtu.be/92tmHSz8tPY?t=501
(Photo credit: Daniel Asselstine)

Thanks to Dawson Penshorn who started off our Friday Morning Prayer speakers today. If you missed it, we also livestreamed it: https://youtu.be/92tmHSz8tPY?t=501
(Photo credit: Daniel Asselstine)

08/20/2021

All incoming and returning students and graduates are invited to join the volunteer choir for Welcome Sunday this weekend!

Here are the rehearsal and service times:
Saturday, August 21 at 4:00 pm: Rehearsal in Chapel West Gallery
Sunday, August 22 at 9:00 am: Rehearsal in Chapel West Gallery (Service at 10 am)

Contact [email protected] if you plan to attend or for more information. #valpomusic

This year’s RAs and Peer Ministers gather in the #ValpoChapel for a blessing. We’re so excited to see everyone this week...
08/20/2021

This year’s RAs and Peer Ministers gather in the #ValpoChapel for a blessing. We’re so excited to see everyone this weekend!

This year’s RAs and Peer Ministers gather in the #ValpoChapel for a blessing. We’re so excited to see everyone this weekend!

For some of us, seeing the crown of the #ValpoChapel from a distance that first day as we moved to campus gave us the se...
08/19/2021

For some of us, seeing the crown of the #ValpoChapel from a distance that first day as we moved to campus gave us the sensation of butterflies in our stomachs. True for you?

Please keep this year's incoming class in your prayers as they move to campus this weekend.

#TBT The Chapel of the Resurrection was designed to be the tallest building on campus.

For some of us, seeing the crown of the #ValpoChapel from a distance that first day as we moved to campus gave us the sensation of butterflies in our stomachs. True for you?

Please keep this year's incoming class in your prayers as they move to campus this weekend.

#TBT The Chapel of the Resurrection was designed to be the tallest building on campus.

Another beautiful day on campus! Hoping the nice weather pattern stays in town for move in weekend. #valpochapel
08/17/2021

Another beautiful day on campus! Hoping the nice weather pattern stays in town for move in weekend. #valpochapel

Another beautiful day on campus! Hoping the nice weather pattern stays in town for move in weekend. #valpochapel

This Sunday, Aug. 15, starting at 10 a.m. Pastor Jim preaches and presides for our morning service of Holy Communion and...
08/14/2021

This Sunday, Aug. 15, starting at 10 a.m. Pastor Jim preaches and presides for our morning service of Holy Communion and the university football team members and coaching staff join us for a blessing. The service also will be livestreamed. https://youtu.be/marDNTaKznM

This Sunday, Aug. 15, starting at 10 a.m. Pastor Jim preaches and presides for our morning service of Holy Communion and the university football team members and coaching staff join us for a blessing. The service also will be livestreamed. https://youtu.be/marDNTaKznM

#TBT In 2018, members of the university's football team received a blessing as part of the Sunday morning service at the...
08/12/2021

#TBT In 2018, members of the university's football team received a blessing as part of the Sunday morning service at the #ValpoChapel. While this year's blessing may look a little different, we look forward to having the 2021-22 team and coaching staff in worship Aug. 15th. https://www.valpo.edu/chapel/worship/this-sunday-at-the-chapel/

#TBT In 2018, members of the university's football team received a blessing as part of the Sunday morning service at the #ValpoChapel. While this year's blessing may look a little different, we look forward to having the 2021-22 team and coaching staff in worship Aug. 15th. https://www.valpo.edu/chapel/worship/this-sunday-at-the-chapel/

#TBT Remember when we gathered for Morning Prayer outside the #ValpoChapel at the start of the school year? Morning Pray...
08/05/2021

#TBT Remember when we gathered for Morning Prayer outside the #ValpoChapel at the start of the school year? Morning Prayer begins Aug. 25th and we anticipate being on the Chapel patio for 20 minutes of worship, starting at 9:45 a.m.

A reminder that Sunday morning worship resumes Aug. 15th at 10 a.m. Welcome Sunday is Aug. 22nd and kicks off our new ac...
07/31/2021

A reminder that Sunday morning worship resumes Aug. 15th at 10 a.m. Welcome Sunday is Aug. 22nd and kicks off our new academic year. #valpochapel

A reminder that Sunday morning worship resumes Aug. 15th at 10 a.m. Welcome Sunday is Aug. 22nd and kicks off our new academic year. #valpochapel

#TBT Located in the #ValpoChapel narthex, the bronze Great Seal of the University was a gift of the Centennial graduatin...
07/29/2021

#TBT Located in the #ValpoChapel narthex, the bronze Great Seal of the University was a gift of the Centennial graduating class of 1959. Here, Chad Dykman, class of '21, puts some elbow grease into restoring its luster during Fall Break 2020. But what, according to campus lore, happens to a student who steps on the seal?

Merlin’s view. #valpochapel
07/27/2021

Merlin’s view. #valpochapel

Merlin’s view. #valpochapel

Sunday, July 25, is the ninth Sunday after Pentecost. There are currently no worship services at the #ValpoChapel open t...
07/24/2021

Sunday, July 25, is the ninth Sunday after Pentecost. There are currently no worship services at the #ValpoChapel open to the public. Lutheran Summer Music is in session at Valparaiso through July 25th. https://www.lsmacademy.org/news-1/2021/6/23/lsm-2021-livestream-calendar?fbclid=IwAR1vDktoFBWcaqIFXdk2fu4dZZb7MDyknJxlbZav39m-z08099Tkkc8horw

Sunday, July 25, is the ninth Sunday after Pentecost. There are currently no worship services at the #ValpoChapel open to the public. Lutheran Summer Music is in session at Valparaiso through July 25th. https://www.lsmacademy.org/news-1/2021/6/23/lsm-2021-livestream-calendar?fbclid=IwAR1vDktoFBWcaqIFXdk2fu4dZZb7MDyknJxlbZav39m-z08099Tkkc8horw

#TBT A history lesson: Did you know a specific brick color, called Valparaiso Amber, was created for the Chapel of the R...
07/22/2021

#TBT A history lesson: Did you know a specific brick color, called Valparaiso Amber, was created for the Chapel of the Resurrection? How many bricks did it take to construct the #ValpoChapel?

Water 💦 is again flowing in the baptismal font. #valpochapel #baptism #grace
07/21/2021

Water 💦 is again flowing in the baptismal font. #valpochapel #baptism #grace

Water 💦 is again flowing in the baptismal font. #valpochapel #baptism #grace

Photos from Lutheran Summer Music (LSM)'s post
07/15/2021

Photos from Lutheran Summer Music (LSM)'s post

A prayer for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.Worship at the #valpochapel will resume in August. Learn more at valpo.e...
07/10/2021

A prayer for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.
Worship at the #valpochapel will resume in August. Learn more at valpo.edu/chapel

A prayer for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.
Worship at the #valpochapel will resume in August. Learn more at valpo.edu/chapel

Prayer for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.The #ValpoChapel staff members are taking some vacation time in July but liv...
07/02/2021

Prayer for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.
The #ValpoChapel staff members are taking some vacation time in July but livestreaming of our worship services will resume in August. In the meantime, Lutheran Summer Music is at Valpo and you can catch some of their livestreamed events: https://www.lsmacademy.org/news-1/2021/6/23/lsm-2021-livestream-calendar?fbclid=IwAR0M9ZlHgUQSM15bJGkJE7eBuZWMaywm4ylidyffey848fcenTrYPBQZPhI

Prayer for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.
The #ValpoChapel staff members are taking some vacation time in July but livestreaming of our worship services will resume in August. In the meantime, Lutheran Summer Music is at Valpo and you can catch some of their livestreamed events: https://www.lsmacademy.org/news-1/2021/6/23/lsm-2021-livestream-calendar?fbclid=IwAR0M9ZlHgUQSM15bJGkJE7eBuZWMaywm4ylidyffey848fcenTrYPBQZPhI

Sermons are not normally recorded at the #ValpoChapel during the summer break, but they say there's an exception to ever...
06/30/2021
Wetzstein Mark 5 21 - 43 2021 - 06 - 27

Sermons are not normally recorded at the #ValpoChapel during the summer break, but they say there's an exception to every rule.

The exceptional Pastor Jim recorded his own sermon this past Sunday (our last Sunday service of the summer), so we've made it available! https://soundcloud.com/valpochapel/wetzstein-mark-5-21-43-2021-06-27

University Pastor James A. Wetzstein preaches June 27, 2021 on Mark 5:21-43 for Sunday morning worship at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana.

The #ValpoChapel is so happy to welcome back Lutheran Summer Music, an immersive residential performance and training pr...
06/28/2021

The #ValpoChapel is so happy to welcome back Lutheran Summer Music, an immersive residential performance and training program for young musicians grades 8-12. Learn more about LSM: https://www.lsmacademy.org/about

The #ValpoChapel is so happy to welcome back Lutheran Summer Music, an immersive residential performance and training program for young musicians grades 8-12. Learn more about LSM: https://www.lsmacademy.org/about

Pastor Jim preaches Sunday at 10 a.m., our final Sunday morning service of the summer at the #ValpoChapel until Aug. 15t...
06/25/2021

Pastor Jim preaches Sunday at 10 a.m., our final Sunday morning service of the summer at the #ValpoChapel until Aug. 15th. Learn more at valpo.edu/chapel

Pastor Jim preaches Sunday at 10 a.m., our final Sunday morning service of the summer at the #ValpoChapel until Aug. 15th. Learn more at valpo.edu/chapel

06/24/2021

As we get ready for our last Sunday morning service of the summer, hear what the #ValpoChapel staff are thinking about in their preparations. This week's "Grace Notes" will premiere on YouTube 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26:
https://youtu.be/4NRM5Tu4BBE

We're continuing to meet members of the incoming class at FOCUS21 this week. Be sure to take time for the end-of-day ref...
06/22/2021

We're continuing to meet members of the incoming class at FOCUS21 this week. Be sure to take time for the end-of-day reflection at the #ValpoChapel, just 30 minutes.

We're continuing to meet members of the incoming class at FOCUS21 this week. Be sure to take time for the end-of-day reflection at the #ValpoChapel, just 30 minutes.

06/17/2021

What are the #ValpoChapel folks thinking about for Pentecost 4? This week, Pastor Jim hosts and Dr. Kim (organist) and Pastor Kate (preacher) give us insight in "Grace Notes," a video premiering on YouTube 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19:
https://youtu.be/-WyIk3dwQUQ

Masks for those who are fully immunized are no longer required during our Sunday morning worship services in summer. Joi...
06/17/2021

Masks for those who are fully immunized are no longer required during our Sunday morning worship services in summer. Join us at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 20, when Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay preaches and presides. https://www.valpo.edu/chapel/worship/this-sunday-at-the-chapel/

Masks for those who are fully immunized are no longer required during our Sunday morning worship services in summer. Join us at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 20, when Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay preaches and presides. https://www.valpo.edu/chapel/worship/this-sunday-at-the-chapel/

Summer Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. at the #ValpoChapel. This Sunday, Pastor Jim preaches. COVID precautions are...
06/12/2021

Summer Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. at the #ValpoChapel. This Sunday, Pastor Jim preaches. COVID precautions are in place. Learn more at valpo.edu/chapel.

Summer Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. at the #ValpoChapel. This Sunday, Pastor Jim preaches. COVID precautions are in place. Learn more at valpo.edu/chapel.

06/11/2021

What are the #ValpoChapel folks thinking about for Pentecost 3? This week, Pastor Kate hosts and Dr. Bognar (organist) and Pastor Jim (preacher) give us insight in "Grace Notes," a video premiering on YouTube 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12: https://youtu.be/Ps7DMoG7AgM

#TBT to FOCUS (freshman orientation) in years past. FOCUS 21 begins Monday and we are so excited to meet the incoming cl...
06/10/2021

#TBT to FOCUS (freshman orientation) in years past. FOCUS 21 begins Monday and we are so excited to meet the incoming class! The day's orientation concludes at the Chapel by candlelight with a meaningful end-of-day reflection. #ValpoChapel

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1600 Chapel Dr
Valparaiso, IN
46383

General information

Valparaiso University’s operations have been modified to keep our campus community safe and healthy and reduce the spread of COVID-19 to more vulnerable populations. As part of the preparedness plan, our building has closed until further notice and our Sunday morning worship services, Sunday evening Candlelight service, and Wednesday evening Celebrate! services will not be held at the Chapel of the Resurrection until further notice. All services are online through May 12, 2020. Watch for more information about worship in the Fall of 2020. Through May 10, 2020, the Chapel's Sunday morning worship is online at 10 am CDT using WebEx. Get more information here: https://www.valpo.edu/chapel/worship/this-sunday-at-the-chapel/ The Candlelight team has brought Candlelight online weekly through WebEx, with a message from Deaconess Kristin Lewis. Through May 10, 2020, use this link Sunday evening at 9 p.m. https://valpo.webex.com/webappng/sites/valpo/meeting/info/cf49a7c5db4143e5acc8865efe8570d4?siteurl=valpo&MTID=md812af37cb09d229d6fcdc859cce7a8e and get more information about Candlelight here: https://www.valpo.edu/chapel/worship/candlelight/ Our pattern of Morning Prayer has shifted, but you’re welcome to join us online at 10 a.m. Monday-Friday for Morning Prayer by using this link. https://meet.google.com/rdx-amcf-kyb through May 12, 2020. When classes are in session, there are 8 opportunities to worship or pray at the Chapel each week: Sunday morning at 10 a.m., Sunday evening Candlelight service at 10 p.m., Wednesday evening's Celebrate service at 10 p.m., and Morning Prayer at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

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(219) 464-5093

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My heart is in Valpo today--45 years ago today I graduated from the VU Law School. Valpo shaped who I am. I am grateful. "In Your Light We See Light" Psalm 36:9
My alarm tells me it is time for Morning Prayer, but there is this 900 mile barrier. I will pause from my work and listen to appropriate music and spend 16 minutes working on the prayer shawl I keep in the office and think of all those who need my prayers.
Eighty years ago today Coventry--England--was heavily bombed destroying most of the city and its 14th century cathedral whose official name was the Cathedral of St. Michael. Hundreds of Coventry's citizens were killed and injured--Only the tower, spire, the outer wall and the bronze effigy and tomb of its first bishop, survived. In the days after the bombing two charred roof beams that had fallen in the shape of a cross were discovered by the cathedral stone mason. The Provost of the Cathedral had the words "Father Forgive" on the wall behind the altar. They were lashed together and put where the ruined altar stood. Another cross was fashioned out or the Medieval roof nails that had rained down as the cathedral was collapsing. The decision to rebuild the cathedral was taken the morning after its destruction. Rebuilding would not be an act of defiance, but rather a sign of faith, trust and hope for the future of the world. It was the vision of the Provost at the time, Richard Howard, which led the people of Coventry away from feelings of bitterness and hatred. This has led to the cathedral’s Ministry of Peace and Reconciliation, which has provided spiritual and practical support, in areas of conflict throughout the world. The Cross of Nails has become the symbol of Coventry’s ministry of reconciliation. I first learned of this history as a student at Valparaiso University. Valpo's Chapel of the Resurrection is part of a worldwide network of over 200 churches, charities, peace-building centers, and educational and training inspired by the Coventry story of destruction, rebuilding and renewal, and active in reconciliation in our own ways. organizations, inspired by the Coventry story of destruction, rebuilding and renewal, and active the work of reconciliation. As we walk through the difficult days ahead that we face as a nation let us ponder and act to reconcile our differences.
Reminded me of a place I know---
Valparaiso University Class of 1968--
Additional words not necessary---
ROGER WILBUR ANDERSON JR, 1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve 1st Cav Division (AMBL) His tour began on Oct 3, 1970. Casualty was on Dec 1, 1970 In PHUOC LONG, SOUTH VIETNAM He was a 1968 graduate of Valparaiso University. Remembering him this Veteran's Day.
For all the saints who inspired us and who we remember with thanksgiving....O.P. Kretzmann, Karl Lutze, Walt Keller,Walter Rast and many more whose voices echo in my mind when ever I have the privilege of being present in the Chapel----
Only 171 days until I get to visit and attend the Institute of Liturgical Studies!!!!!!
A wonderful page--check out a Reformation Minute #52--Luther on Vocation--the essence of "Passion with a Purpose".