Chapel of the Resurrection

Welcome to the Chapel of the Resurrection!

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. Learn more about the University’s Lutheran character.

Building Hours: The Chapel is open to the public 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Students, faculty and staff can access the building until 11 p.m. daily using the card reader entrance, across from the Harre Union.

Take a 360-degree look at the building and learn about its history. Read more about the Coventry Chairs that were redesigned for our Chapel.

Students! Learn how you can get involved at the Chapel. Apply for student jobs for 2019-2020

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Ash Wednesday 2019: Please note that Ash Wednesday, March 6, falls during Valparaiso’s Spring Break (March 2-17). Because of this there will be no Ash Wednesday worship services at the Chapel this year.

Change in Worship Schedule for Spring Break: Please note there is only 1 service a week during Spring Break. Sunday Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. in the Gloria Christi Chapel March 3, 10 and 17. Candlelight Evening Prayer resumes at 10 p.m. March 17. Celebrate! resumes at 10 p.m. March 20. Morning Prayer resumes at 10 a.m. March 18.

Offices for Chapel staff are found in the Kathleen and Mark Helge Center, adjacent to the Chapel. To reserve space for either the Chapel or Helge Center, contact Deb Garbukas, 219.465.7956.

This Sunday  — Our next Sunday morning service begins at 10 a.m. on March 10. During Spring Break, our Sunday morning worship will be held in the Gloria Christi Chapel. Rev. Dr. Mark Bartusch (’86), Chair, Department of Theology, will preach and preside at our service of Holy Communion. All are welcome!

Check out our schedule of upcoming Sundays.

Audio versions of sermons, homilies, and reflections from the school year can be found on our Sermons page. Sermons are not recorded during the academic break.


When classes are in session during the regular school year, in addition to our two Sunday services …

Morning Prayer is our most frequent service. It’s 10 to 10:20 a.m., Monday through Friday when classes are in session and during Finals Week. Monday Morning Prayer is Core Lab approved. There is NO Morning Prayer during Spring Break, March 2-17.

Learn more about our eight worship services a week, offered when classes are in session, including Wednesday evening’s Celebrate! service.


For those interested in scheduling a wedding at the Chapel, please call or email about available openings. A copy of the complete guidelines for Chapel weddings is now available online. Call Deb Garbukas at 219.465.7956 or email her at

We regret that we are not able to book weddings more than one calendar year in advance. However, you may fill out an application and get onto our waiting list. You may also download the application form and read important tips about the sound system and use of the Chapel.

For those interested in being baptized or having their children baptized at the Chapel, the policy and application form can now also be found here.