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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

"I Don't Like Half the Folks I Love"

Apr 24, 2016

By: The Reverend Andria Skornik

When singer/songwriter Paul Thorn wrote those words he nailed the seldom discussed truth that liking someone and loving them are not the same thing. We see in John's Gospel Jesus' command to "love one another as I have loved you" taken in a new context; to love those we know, to love those who make it hard to be loved, who vex us and test us. We are commanded to love each other as Jesus loved all His disciples, Judas and Peter included. Jesus thinks we have it in us to commit ourselves to love - let's prove Him right.

The Gospel reference is John 13:31-35.

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Recent News

Mother's Day is this Sunday! Children will be potting flowers for the mother's of Maya's House after the 9:00 am service. MAYA’S House is a drop-in center for children under five...
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May 11 screening is the first in a series of three film nights. All on the second Wednesday of the month.
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Leaves conquered! Thank you, Pelley family, for supporting the Youth Group!
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Today's sermon in our family service was about the Parable of the Good Shepherd...here were some of our sheep!
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Emmanuel choir members joined choristers from throughout the region on April 16 for a day of training and singing under the direction of Timm Adams. The many colors of robes...
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Fun and fellowship at Youth Cathedral Day in Chicago.
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The Jeremiah Development Luminaries event raised over $5,000! Thank you everyone who participated. There are a limited number of "Be Your Own Artist" kits remaining. Kits are $20 and...
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Sondheim and Bernstein. Gershwin. Wm. Wordsworth, Billy Collins, and Stanly Kunitz. Just to name a few composers and poets whose work appears on the program for the ASPIRE event this...
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Join us for Toxic Charity Presentations at Emmanuel Wednesday, April 6 & 13 at 6:00 pm with presentation and discussion with Brad Roos, former Executive Director of the Zion...
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Carolyn Cadigan has assembled a group of talented actors, musicians and readers to provide an evening of poetry readings and songs. Plan to arrive at 6:30 PM. for the reception and...
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