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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

Children of Promise: The Second Sunday of Advent

Dec 9, 2018

By: The Very Reverend Thomas Rosa

The lessons today tell us we are to clear a path for God to enter our lives, which He so desires to do. We need to remove the impediments that keep God out. We are children of promise, God's promise, and by opening our lives to transforming grace we open ourselves to the possibility that our hearts and our world can be a place for Jesus to live in us and abide with us always.

The Scripture references are Malachi 3:1-4, The Song of Zechariah (Luke 1:68-79), and Philippians 1:3-11. The Gospel reference is Luke 3:1-6.

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Recent Sermons

Dec 2, 2018
A Gift of Patience: The First Sunday of Advent  |    
Nov 25, 2018
A Throne in Our Hearts: The Last Sunday of Pentecost Christ the King  |    
Nov 18, 2018
A Dance of Gratitude: The Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost Thanksgiving Sunday  |    
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Our Thanksgiving Sunday sermon from Father Rosa, where we gain insight into the benefits of an attitude of gratitude...enjoy!
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Winter art created by students at Haskell School
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Let us choose trust over cynicism and generosity over selfishness and work for a better world.
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