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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

Following the Law

Feb 12, 2017

By: The Reverend Andria Skornik

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus interprets four of the laws given in the Torah in the light of His knowledge of God. Rather than seeing the Law as a fixed set of strictures, Jesus is concerned with looking and living beyond the letter of the Law. To Him, keeping the Law is not just about avoiding harm or punishment; to truly follow the Law means living and obeying God with our whole heart in our intents and in our actions. When we interpret His instructions in the light of God's will for us, to see each and every person as a fellow creature of God, much more is demanded of us than is by a mere literal interpretation.

The Scripture references are Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Psalm 119, and 1 Corinthians 3:1-9. The Gospel reference is Matthew 5:21-37.

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