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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

A Mother's Love: The Feast of St Mary the Virgin

Aug 13, 2017

By: The Reverend Andria Skornik

As we celebrate the feast of St Mary, we should consider how a child's relationship to the world is formed through the relationship with the mother of that child. What love must Mary have shown her Son, that He could love the world as completely as He did. Please enjoy this video of the whole garden service celebrating the Virgin Mother, but know also that the sermon starts at the 8:45 mark.

The Scripture references are Isaiah 61:10-11, Psalm34:1-9, and Galatians 4:4-7. The Gospel reference isLuke 1:46-55.

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We are blessing backpacks and saying prayers for teachers and students going back to school this Sunday!
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How our Episcopal brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Virginia are responding. https://www.episcopalcafe.com/episcopal-faith-leaders-speak-out-after-charlottesville/
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Perfect weather for the Eucharist in the Resurrection Garden today. Guitars, banjo, the Rector even sang (not chanted, sang) the gospel, children helped with the offering and Father...
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We got some great music lined up for our annual worship in the garden this Sunday at 10:30 AM. The forecast is looking good!
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A fun way to spend a Wednesday night AND support Shelter Care next week.
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Timothy Borden and Mickey Swart performed three special duets this morning, July 23: "Long Ago, Prophets Knew" and "Be Still My Soul" -arr. Larson. Also, "To God With Gladness Sing." ...
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