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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 open, 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

Honoring The Sabbath

Aug 21, 2016

By: The Reverend Andria Skornik

In Luke's Gospel story of Jesus healing the crippled woman on the Sabbath, we see Jesus reclaiming God's holy day from the legalistic interpretation of the synagogue leader and returning it to to the restorative day that God intended in Genesis. We need the Sabbath to rest and reflect, and to be restored to God. We are so connected to our busy days of work and obligations that we miss being connected to God's holiness in holy time. Setting aside intentional, dedicated time to heal our spirit, as well as our body, is to truly keep the Sabbath.

The Scripture references are Isaiah 58:9b-14, Psalm 103:1-8, and Hebrews 12:25-29. The Gospel reference is Luke 13:10-17.

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