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  412 North Church Street · Rockford, Illinois 61103 | (815) 964-5514       
​Welcome to Emmanuel Episcopal Church

​Welcome to Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Welcome to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, an inclusive, caring Christian community, dedicated to learning and worship in the Episcopal tradition. We are happy you are here!

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Children and Youth

Children and Youth

At Emmanuel, our children and youth are included, important and celebrated. Learn about our Children at Heart service, our Sunday School program and our Youth Group.

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Urban / Social Outreach

Urban / Social Outreach

Emmanuel Episcopal Church's commitment to outreach in downtown Rockford extends back 30 years to the purchase of the Franklin School property next door, where the first soup kitchens were held that winter.

Get involved and help make a difference in our ever-changing urban community!

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Music / Liturgy

Music / Liturgy

Emmanuel has a vibrant musical tradition that includes our choir, organists and other musicians. Join us at 10:30AM to experience our sung Eucharist and worship through song.

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Latest Sermon

One In Three, Three In One: Trinity Sunday

Jun 11, 2017

By: The Reverend Douglas Rogers

One of the most discussed, and often misunderstood, doctrines of the Christian faith is that of the Trinity. How can God be of three different forms, yet be the same? Even though the Triune nature of God is found in Genesis, in the Gospels, and in the New Testament, we still find it hard to wrap our minds around the concept. As Saint Augustine said, there is not a single meaning of the Trinity or a single way of describing it; they are symbols of a greater reality. So, let us focus less on defining God in our terms and more on experiencing Him in all His forms as Christ commands us, by doing His work.

The Scripture references are Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Canticle 13, and 2 Corinthians 13:11-13. The Gospel reference is Matthew 28:16-20.


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