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, and the wider community, and welcomes all.
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The Chapel offers eight worship services a week when classes are in session.

Mission: The Chapel's Mission and Vision: 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. What does this mean? As a Christian community amid an academic setting, we seek a collaborative life together in our commitment and service to Jesus Christ. How do we seek to live out this mission? Through Worship and the Arts we proclaim God’s Word, offer our talents and gifts, and receive forgiveness, life and salvation Through Spiritual Formation and Empowerment for Service we teach and learn together, mentor toward leadership, and practice faith. Through a Lutheran Character and an Ecumenical and Interfaith Context we bear witness to the theology of the cross and embrace a diverse community through a variety of programs and chaplaincy. Through Hospitality and Stewardship we extend God’s welcome and care to all people and tend to that which is entrusted to us.

Operating as usual

A reminder you need to pre-register by 9 am for Sunday morning worship, since attendance is capped at 100 for everyone's...
08/29/2020
Sunday Morning Worship at the Valpo Chapel

A reminder you need to pre-register by 9 am for Sunday morning worship, since attendance is capped at 100 for everyone's safety. Dcs. Kristin Lewis will be preaching for our 10 a.m. service of Holy Communion.

Here's the ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-morning-worship-at-the-valpo-chapel-tickets-117701806271?fbclid=IwAR1QIy2AQXWdl9jLFANMS0isg5ul83bvtT6y_w_Oiex3ztdQBdb3NgpW8NA

Worship is limited to 100 at this time. Reserve a place now.

08/28/2020

Morning Prayer

Thursday morning at 9:50 to 10:10 is a time of contemplative prayer. Join us. #valpochapel #takeabreak
08/26/2020

Thursday morning at 9:50 to 10:10 is a time of contemplative prayer. Join us. #valpochapel #takeabreak

Friday at Morning Prayer our next senior speaker is Veronica Campbell. Join us at 9:50 a.m. on the chapel patio.
08/26/2020

Friday at Morning Prayer our next senior speaker is Veronica Campbell. Join us at 9:50 a.m. on the chapel patio.

08/23/2020
Monday at Morning Prayer (9:50 a.m.) we begin a new speaker series, "Things I Hope For." It's Core Lab approved. Our fir...
08/21/2020

Monday at Morning Prayer (9:50 a.m.) we begin a new speaker series, "Things I Hope For." It's Core Lab approved. Our first speaker will be Dr. Susan VanZanten, Dean of Christ College. She also serves as Assistant Vice President for Mission & Spiritual Life. We also plan to livestream to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyvpDdN4Rtw_tlDvZQuhyLw

08/21/2020

Morning Prayer from the Chapel

For our first Friday Morning Prayer at 9:50 a.m. we'll be outside! Senior speaker is Madeline Brown and the Praise Band ...
08/20/2020

For our first Friday Morning Prayer at 9:50 a.m. we'll be outside! Senior speaker is Madeline Brown and the Praise Band plays!

Scenes from our first day of Morning Prayer -- outside.
08/19/2020

Scenes from our first day of Morning Prayer -- outside.

08/17/2020
New time for Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer at the ValpoChapel is at a new time -- 9:50 to 10:10 a.m. Mon.-Fri. when classes are in session.

Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University's cover photo
08/17/2020

Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University's cover photo

This Wednesday starting at 8:30 pm, stop by the the big white tent on the lawn (yes, our location has changed!) to meet ...
08/17/2020

This Wednesday starting at 8:30 pm, stop by the the big white tent on the lawn (yes, our location has changed!) to meet people from different service, music, and Bible study groups on campus! It's the Campus Ministries Fair, until 10 p.m. when our Celebrate! praise service starts on the porch. #maskup

08/17/2020
It's a new school year! And Morning Prayer starts today, too. We'll be outside, on the Chapel porch across from the libr...
08/17/2020

It's a new school year! And Morning Prayer starts today, too. We'll be outside, on the Chapel porch across from the library, starting at 9:50 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. to introduce what you can expect. Stop by!

The first Celebrate! service of the school year is tonight at 10, under the tent outside the Union. Wear your mask! Cele...
08/12/2020

The first Celebrate! service of the school year is tonight at 10, under the tent outside the Union. Wear your mask! Celebrate! is a late night worship service celebrating Holy Communion with a high energy band and a message that relates to your life as a student at Valparaiso University.

Our Peer Ministers are helping space chairs in the #valpochapel for social distancing. They’re looking forward to meetin...
08/11/2020

Our Peer Ministers are helping space chairs in the #valpochapel for social distancing. They’re looking forward to meeting the incoming class soon. #govalpo

As Solomon prays for wisdom, we seek to more deeply know the treasures of faith. In today’s gospel Jesus offers everyday...
07/26/2020

As Solomon prays for wisdom, we seek to more deeply know the treasures of faith. In today’s gospel Jesus offers everyday images that reveal to us the reign of God: a tree that becomes a sheltering home, yeast that penetrates and expands, a treasured pearl, a net that gains a great catch. Even as we seek the riches of God’s reign, the great surprise is that God’s grace finds us first!

Prayer of the Day:
Beloved and sovereign God, through the death and resurrection of your Son you bring us into your kingdom of justice and mercy. By your Spirit, give us your wisdom, that we may treasure the life that comes from Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that...
07/19/2020

It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest. With Paul, we long for the day that all creation will be set free from bondage and suffering. Having both weeds and wheat within us, we humbly place our hope in the promises of God, and from the Lord’s table we go forth to bear the fruit of justice and mercy.

Prayer of the Day
Faithful God, most merciful judge, you care for your children with firmness and compassion. By your Spirit nurture us who live in your kingdom, that we may be rooted in the way of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy,...
07/12/2020

Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy, live according to it, and grow in faith and hope and love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

You are great, O God, and greatly to be praised. You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they r...
07/05/2020

You are great, O God, and greatly to be praised. You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Grant that we may believe in you, call upon you, know you, and serve you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

O God, you direct our lives by your grace, and your words of justice and mercy reshape the world. Mold us into a people ...
06/28/2020

O God, you direct our lives by your grace, and your words of justice and mercy reshape the world. Mold us into a people who welcome your word and serve one another, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Teach us, good Lord God, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wo...
06/21/2020

Teach us, good Lord God, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward, except that of knowing that we do your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

God of compassion, you have opened the way for us and brought us to yourself. Pour your love into our hearts, that, over...
06/14/2020

God of compassion, you have opened the way for us and brought us to yourself. Pour your love into our hearts, that, overflowing with joy, we may freely share the blessings of your realm and faithfully proclaim the good news of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

It's Holy Trinity Sunday.God of heaven and earth, before the foundation of the universe and the beginning of time you ar...
06/07/2020

It's Holy Trinity Sunday.

God of heaven and earth, before the foundation of the universe and the beginning of time you are the triune God: Author of creation, eternal Word of salvation, life-giving Spirit of wisdom. Guide us to all truth by your Spirit, that we may proclaim all that Christ has revealed and rejoice in the glory he shares with us. Glory and praise to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever.
Amen.

Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fif...
05/31/2020

Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all people. Paul reminds us that though we each have different capacities, we are unified in the Spirit that equips us with these gifts. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we too are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God’s redeeming love to all the world.

Prayer for Pentecost:
O God, on this day you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us your Holy Spirit. Direct us by the light of that Spirit, that we may have a right judgment in all things and rejoice at all times in your peace, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

O God of glory, your Son Jesus Christ suffered for us and ascended to your right hand. Unite us with Christ and each oth...
05/24/2020

O God of glory, your Son Jesus Christ suffered for us and ascended to your right hand. Unite us with Christ and each other in suffering and in joy, that all the world may be drawn into your bountiful presence, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

May 21 is the Ascension of Our Lord. (Luke 24:44-53)Almighty God, your only Son was taken into the heavens and in your p...
05/21/2020

May 21 is the Ascension of Our Lord. (Luke 24:44-53)

Almighty God, your only Son was taken into the heavens and in your presence intercedes for us. Receive us and our prayers for all the world, and in the end bring everything into your glory, through Jesus Christ, our Sovereign and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Almighty and ever-living God, you hold together all things in heaven and on earth. In your great mercy receive the praye...
05/17/2020

Almighty and ever-living God, you hold together all things in heaven and on earth. In your great mercy receive the prayers of all your children, and give to all the world the Spirit of your truth and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Timeline Photos
05/15/2020

Timeline Photos

05/12/2020

God the Author of Life, on this last day of the semester we lift up those in our Valpo community. For students, that they would have time to rest and be rejuvenated. For graduating seniors, that they would find your path, plan, and purpose for them in the world. For students without safe homes to return to, that your hand would protect them. We pray for faculty, that they would grow in wisdom and knowledge. For staff, especially those experiencing furlough, that they would feel a sense of community and know they are not alone. For administrators, that they will have wisdom in navigating the coming months. God, this time of physical separation has been painful and we long for the days when we can be in a physical community again. But until that day, let us treasure the memories we hold in our hearts, remembering all the ways we have grown and learned in this place.

Here is the video Pastor Jim put together of the seniors who were a part of our Chapel staff.

05/12/2020
Thanks to our Chapel seniors

Students are a vital part of the Chapel's ministry. As we conclude the 2019-20 school year, we say farewell to these seniors who have been on our staff.

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Valparaiso, IN
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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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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.

As a ministry in an academic setting, we seek a collaborative life together in our commitment to Jesus Christ.

Through Worship and the Arts we proclaim God’s Word, offer our talents and gifts, and receive forgiveness, life and salvation.

Through Spiritual Formation and Empowerment for Service we teach and learn together, mentor toward leadership, serve our neighbor, and practice faith.

Through a Lutheran Character and an Ecumenical and Interfaith Context we bear witness to the theology of the cross and embrace a diverse community through a variety of programs and chaplaincy.

Through Hospitality and Stewardship we extend God’s welcome and care to all people and tend to that which is entrusted to us.

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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".