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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

Good News About Bad Attitudes: The Third Sunday in Lent

Mar 19, 2017

By: The Reverend Andria Skornik

Who of us hasn't felt like Moses must have at Meribah? We give something our all, like he did in leading the children of Israel out of bondage, and all we hear are snide comments and complaints that our efforts weren't enough. The harder question is, how many times have we acted like one of the Israelites demanding water, compared to those when we gave our best efforts? It's easy to see bad behavior in others, less so in ourselves. The good news is that God has given us all the gifts we need to change our behavior, to be supportive and helpful instead of critical and dismissive. Just like the Israelites, we are on our way to a good place and God will help us get there.

The Scripture references are Exodus 17:1-7. Psalm 95:1-7, and Romans 5:1-11. The Gospel reference is John 4:5-30.

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