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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

Living In Harmony With All Creation: Saint Francis Sunday and Blessing of the Animals

Oct 8, 2017

By: The Reverend Andria Skornik

On this Saint Francis Sunday we come together with our beloved pets, knowing that we all are part of God's creation. God cares about all that he has created, and as we are made in His image we must strive always to protect our planet and its environment, and to care for all those other creatures beloved of God with whom we share it. There are practical actions we can take every day, and remember that creation care is about giving our hearts and hands to the relationship that God has in mind for us.

The Scripture references are Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm148:7-14, and Philippians 3:4b-14. The Gospel reference is Matthew 21:33-46.

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