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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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Summer Film Series

Summer Film Series

Second Wednesdays in May, June, and July

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Latest Sermon

Looking Forward: Plow On

Jun 26, 2016

By: The Reverend Stephen Winsett

Too often our love for tradition keeps us from seeing that the church is not an organization, but an organism that lives, breathes, and grows. We are called to look ahead and not back, at what lies before us and not at what is past. It is well and good to cherish the past, but our faith is all about living joyfully in the present, thinking about the future with God.


The Scripture references are 1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21, Psalm 16:5-9,11, and Galatians 5:1,13-25. The Gospel reference is Luke 9:51-62.

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STAND FOR LOVE Once again we are moving through the gamut of emotions as we react to the terrorist attack on Americans, LGBT brothers and sisters, and Hispanic young adults and their...
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The bell will toll 50 times at @EmmanuelRkfd Wednesday at 3pm in memory of the dead in Orlando. https://t.co/0NqVwdfkFy
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RT @Opal26: Emmanuel Episcopal Youth at Canterbury Cathedral today, concluding their pilgrimage. @B_Leaf https://t.co/6ED3WGRGq2
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"Today our group left bright and early - 6:30 AM - for Canterbury. Upon arrival, we held Morning Prayer in the cathedral's courtyard until we had to move indoors due to the rain. We...
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From Amy, "'We took a tour of St. James Cathedral, learned more about its history and climbed the 560 steps to the top of the dome for a glorious view of the city. There was a prayer...
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