Service Times
  412 North Church Street · Rockford, Illinois 61103 | (815) 964-5514     
​Welcome to Emmanuel Episcopal Church

​Welcome to Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Learn more »

Children and Youth

Children and Youth

Learn more »

Music & Liturgy

Music & Liturgy


Learn more »

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Learn more »

Latest Sermon

The Cost of Discipleship: The Third Sunday after Pentecost

Jun 30, 2019

By: The Reverend Bill Nesbit

To be a disciple of Jesus is not a position of power, it is a position of grace. One of the hardest parts about being a follower of Jesus is remembering that truth. And acting that way.
The Scripture references are 2 Kings 2:1-2,6-14, Psalm 77:1-2,11-14, and Galatians 5:1,13-25. The Gospel reference is Luke 9:51-62.

Listen Now

Recent Sermons

Jun 9, 2019
Following the Holy Spirit is Not for the Faint of Heart: The Day of Pentecost  |    
Jun 2, 2019
Athanasius to the Rescue! The Seventh Sunday of Easter  |    
May 26, 2019
The Times They are a Changin'! The Sixth Sunday of Easter  |    
More Recent Sermons

Recent News

This morning at 9:30 during our Children at Heart service we will be wondering through the Godly play lesson about the Good Samaritan. Presiding Bishop Curry's message encourages us as...
7 minutes ago
This Week's Just Thinkin' - https://mailchi.mp/66838a8b1f5c/this-weeks-just-thinkin Mary and Martha are at it again!
4 days ago
This weeks Just Thinkin' - https://mailchi.mp/afdf47df14d3/this-weeks-just-thinkin And who is my neighbor?
2 weeks ago
This week's Just Thinkin' - https://mailchi.mp/767c880eea77/this-weeks-just-thinkin It is the week of the Fourth of July. God Bless America. Please.
3 weeks ago
As the long stretch of the church year between Pentecost and Advent begins, some food for thought on what it actually means to be a disciple...enjoy!
3 weeks ago
Save the Date!: Sunday, August 4th at 5:00 p.m. Emmanuel will host an Evensong for Peace. We’re sharing this most Anglican of all services to sing and pray for peace in the...
3 weeks ago
“It’s as true for children as it is for adults: faith must be practiced. What will be remembered is the scent of a hot bubbling casserole for a family in need, the whoosh of a...
3 weeks ago
This week's Just Thinkin' - https://mailchi.mp/5ce77ef0a473/this-weeks-just-thinkin Here come Elijah and Elisha!
4 weeks ago
This week's Just Thinkin' - https://mailchi.mp/d6544d44f906/this-weeks-just-thinkin Why is it so darn hard to lay down the Law?
1 month ago
Choristers hung up their robes for the summer after the service on Trinity Sunday. Even though the full choir will not be in the loft, soloists, duos, and instrumental specialists will...
1 month ago