We're part of the Valparaiso University division of Calling and Spiritual Life The Chapel offers eight worship services a week when classes are in session.
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.
The Biblical story of Jacob is problematic. His life seems to be one deception after another. To make it worse, he’s introduced to us as God’s preferred person and then seizes that identity by outwitting his brother and lying to his father. The whole time, God seems to be okay with it all. Jacob...
Durante la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana (15 septiembre - 15 octubre) celebraremos la liturgia cada martes en español. Están cordialmente invitadxs para cantar, alabar y orar en español. Habrá traducción escrita para que todxs puedan participar.
As Valpo celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15), we are holding our Tuesday Morning Prayer services in Spanish. Come on down to learn some Latin American worship music. Translations will be printed to help everyone worship.
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Students: You don’t need to be a music major to sing or play! Anyone interested in participating in music can request an audition time.
Choral Ensembles: Sunday, August 20 — Tuesday, August 22
Concert Bands: Sunday, August 20 – Tuesday, August 22
Orchestra: Sunday, August 20 – Tuesday, August 22
Jazz Bands: Monday, August 21 – Tuesday, August 22
Welcome Sunday marks the start of the new school year, with a festive service brimming with a variety of music.
You can find me in office 109 in the Helge Center! Come say hi :)
This coming Sunday, July 23, Lutheran Summer Music hosts the final service of the summer at the , starting with Porch Brass (outside) at 8:30 a.m. See the full schedule here:
Just for fun... it's National Emoji Day. What emoji captures the way you looked -- or felt -- when you first stepped into the Chapel of the Resurrection?
This Sunday, July 2, through July 23, Lutheran Summer Music will be hosting worship in the morning at the and it's open to the public. Get the full schedule as well as livestream links here:
With great joy, we welcome you to LSM 2023! For over 40 years, the transformational LSM experience has guided the lives of thousands of young musicians. We are excited to welcome new and returning students for a fantastic summer of music, community, and faith.
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Purpose of this position To steward the resources God has provided through administrative management Position Details This is a new full-time, benefit-eligible ministry position that supports each of the offices within ...
We at the Chapel/division of Calling & Spiritual Life are sorry to say farewell to our Budget & Planning Manager Angela Kracht Strotman who is leaving Valpo for an exciting new position in St. John, IN. Angela's last day with the university is Friday. Thanks for everything and Godspeed, Angela!
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. (Collect for June 18, 2023, Sundaysandseasons.com)
to Oct. 11, 1958, The Torch has some fascinating facts about the "new" chapel that would be dedicated in 1959. Do you know, for example, the bricks were a new color, called Valparaiso amber? Or that there were five heating systems including hot water coils embedded in the floor?
Musicians from the award-winning Apollo’s Fire ensemble will be joining LSM on Valparaiso campus working with our students and performing this summer June 30 - July 2.
Do you remember your freshman orientation, class of '21? We're looking forward to welcoming this fall's incoming students for FOCUS as the first session begins tomorrow.
We were at a loss for words, so we made one up.
This Sunday, May 28, worship is at 10 a.m. in the Gloria Christi Chapel. University-sponsored services will be be suspended, starting June 4. Services will resume Aug. 13.
Please note that Lutheran Summer Music will hold public services of Holy Communion at the Chapel July 2-23 at 10 a.m.
In the April 30, 1959 edition of The Torch, Peter Dohmen, the creator of the Munderloh stained glass windows in the , is pictured working on a painting that would become the windows. Did you know the Chapel of the Resurrection was originally named Memorial Chapel? Learn more about the windows: https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/wm4NBN_Munderloh_Windows_Chapel_of_the_Resurrection_Valparaiso_IN_USA
Today the church marks the Ascension of Our Lord. In today’s readings the risen Christ ascends into heaven and his followers are assured that the Spirit will empower them to be witnesses throughout the earth. The disciples were told to not gaze up into heaven to look for Jesus (Acts 1:11); we find his presence among us as we proclaim the word and share the Easter feast. We too long for the Spirit to enliven our faith and invigorate our mission.
Readings and Psalms:
Jesus sends the apostles
God has gone up with a shout. (Ps. 47:5)
Psalm 93 (alternate)
Ever since the world began, your throne has been established. (Ps. 93:2)
Eyes to see the risen and ascended Christ
Christ present in all times and places
Art: Kath. Pfarrkirche St. Johannes Baptist, Obereschach, Stadt Ravensburg Fresken von Gebhard Fugel, 1893/1894 Christi Himmelfahrt
A prayer for the Sixth Sunday of Easter.
A Prayer for Good-Byes:
God, thank you for this community – Lord, I am going to miss the people here.
I can hardly believe how far you’ve brought me, and now we are taking this next step into only you know what. You are so much more steady than my life is these days.
Keep me steadfastly seeking you when I leave this place. Grant me inspiration, motivation and humility as I put to use the gifts you have given me.
From “In Thy Light We See Light,” the Valpo prayer book (2008)
Their majors and experiences vary, but what they have in common is the Chapel of the Resurrection. Congratulations, graduating seniors of 2023.
Applicants are now being accepted for the position of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Church Music/University Organist.
This morning at 10am, our final speaker of the school year, senior Graham Butler reflects on "Finding My Way Through God." Take 20 at 10:00!
Dr. Sunghee Kim will inaugurate an Organ Concert Series at Christ Lutheran Church of Valparaiso at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7. She will be performing works by J.S. Bach, Schumann, Clayton, Böhm, Mendelssohn and Eben. Admission is free. The church is located at 2610 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso, and this event is free.
Monday at Morning Prayer, we continue our Core Lab approved speaker series, “My Favorite Verse,” with Andrew Knox, senior coordinator of international student services. It starts at 10 a.m. Take 20 minutes at 10:00!
On the anniversary of the Art/Psych fire: Holy God, you are our Creator, our Redeemer, and our Sustainer. In your hands even rubble and ash can be a garden for new life. We pray for the art and psychology departments as they continue to adjust to new ways of being on campus. Comfort and heal where grief persists. Bless the future of this university, and guide each of us as we play our part in building what is to come. We ask all this in the name of Jesus, trusting in your care and love for us. Amen.
Two long-time members of the Chapel/Helge Center staff are leaving Valparaiso University in May.
After 16 years of serving the Valpo community, Doreen Olguin-Flores ‘13 has accepted a new position at the Dunes Learning Center as marketing and office coordinator. Her last day in the office will be May 5. Doreen began her work at Valpo as administrative assistant in Church Vocations. She presently serves as administrative assistant for the Division of Mission, Church and Ministry and as conference administrator of the Institute for Liturgical Studies (ILS). Over the years she also has worked as a wedding coordinator for the Chapel and has served as a Staff Employee Advocacy Council (SEAC) member and on GSAC, the Graduate Student Advisory Council.
Deb Garbukas will be leaving the university May 12. She currently serves as the facilities and event manager for both the Chapel of the Resurrection and Helge Center, as well as the Chapel wedding coordinator and as the administrative assistant for the Institute for Leadership and Service (ILAS). She started 16 years ago as the administrative assistant for the Project on Civic Reflection (a forerunner of the ILAS). In her new position, she will be assisting the division chief for the Indiana University School of Medicine Pediatrics Department, the Ryan White Center for Infectious Diseases and Global Health.
Please join us in wishing them well at a reception Tuesday, May 2, between 2:30 and 5:00 p.m. in the Harre Union Brown and Gold Room.
Our next student reflection for Friday Morning Prayer will be given by Micah Koppang, 10 a.m. April 28, ("From Bitter to Bittersweet") with music by the praise band. Learn more about Morning Prayer: https://www.valpo.edu/chapel/worship/morning-prayer/
Baccalaureate is Friday, May 12, at 5 p.m. at the Chapel and will include remarks from three graduating seniors. The Baccalaureate Service is a faith-based celebration of Valparaiso University’s graduates. We know that one’s years at Valpo are not only a time of rich intellectual and social development; but, they are also a time of spiritual growth and intentional service. As such, we’ve set aside this time to mark the journey of every Valparaiso University student by hearing from a sample of our graduates. They will tell their stories of faith and service and, in doing so, will call all of us to reflect on the gifts we’ve received at Valpo and give thanks to God, the giver of all good things.
Morning Prayer is a 20-minute time to take a break at the Chapel, Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. with a different style of worship each day. Our next student reflection for Friday Morning Prayer will be given by Azeez Lakhani, "Building Ourselves and Connecting Our Communities," 10 a.m. April 14, with music by the praise band. Our "My Favorite Verse" speaker series continues Monday, April 17, with Robert Clark, associate professor of chemistry.
Let all the world rejoice: Christ is risen! Alleluia!
What's Holy Week all about? Our pastors explain: https://youtu.be/AbPEeROxc64
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Palm Sunday services at the in 2014. Can you believe we're just over a week away from Palm/Passion Sunday?
EDIT: The TIME of this trip has changed to 11:30 am to 8:30 pm! Interested in visiting a monastery? Register now to join Orthodox Christian Fellowship on a day trip to a local Serbian monastery this Saturday, March 25th, for a day of prayer, education, and service in a monastic setting! Use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hWhbZBddk0eU_P3V16d_XfvQsKrIBz0ZtAP8K9QbRME/viewform?ts=640c94fa&edit_requested=true
Tal Howard, Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christianity, is our next "My Favorite Verse" speaker Monday at Morning Prayer. Take 20 minutes at 10:00 to join us. Also livestreamed: https://youtube.com/live/lcxztaEaYjU?feature=share
The making of an annual Paschal Candle has a long history at the . Each year, students design and create the candle, which is first lit during Easter Vigil. It stands in the chancel from that point until the Day of Pentecost, symbolizing the light of Christ. During the remainder of the year, it is placed in the baptistery, next to the font, and is lighted for all services of Holy Baptism.
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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.
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Through Worship and the Arts we proclaim God’s Word, offer our talents and gifts, and receive forgiveness, life and salvation.
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Head over to the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University for the free holiday concert featuring the Valparaiso Community/University Band and the Luce Concert Band 🎶 The concert begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments are available.
Today was an electric day on campus, starting before 8:30 a.m. and continuing on into the night. With thousands of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and guests and dozens of events, it would be impossible to detail every significant moment, but we'll share some highlights of the day.
The Beacon Street Fair kicked off with a bouncy house, face painting, and fraternity and sorority tents 🎪 Students got the chance to chat with alumni from the Classes of 1997 and 2012 while the International Food Bazaar provided food and drinks!
Valpo Football took on the San Diego Toreros at Brown Field for their first game of the Pioneer Football League season 🏈 After a 14-0 first-half deficit, the Beacons came back to defeat San Diego 21-28.
During the football game halftime, the Homecoming King and Homecoming Queen were announced! Emmett Twomey and Angelina Neme, both members of Valpo FSL, looked ecstatic after being crowned 👑 in front of hundreds of fans. Congratulations to our King and Queen and the entire Homecoming Court!
Valpo Volleyball with a game against Drake that would take all 5 to settle! 🏐 With a close final score of 3-2, the Beacons bounced back to capture their 13th win of the season. Way to go, Beacs!
To end the night, the Valparaiso University Chorale held a reunion and celebration at the Chapel. In honor of Dr. Christopher Cock’s transition to research professor, the evening served as a time to celebrate the past and look toward the future.
Homecoming day 2 might be winding down – but we aren't done yet! Make sure to come back out tomorrow for a bite at the Valparaiso University Alumni VUAA Breakfast, for reflection during Sunday Worship at the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University, or to cheer on Valpo Womens Soccer ⚽️ at Brown Field. Visit valpo.edu/homecoming to see the full schedule. See you there 🤎💛
These CUTIES are married! I’ve been looking forward to this wedding all year. They were so kind, so thoughtful. Their wedding was nothing but a celebration of those around them. So much love (and history! My mother in law babysat the groom all the time!) keep an eye on your inbox this weekend guys! 🙂
Venue: Aberdeen Manor Ballroom, Chapel, Garden Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University
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