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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

Don't Hold Back: The Day of Pentecost

May 20, 2018

By: The Reverend Andria Skornik

We often approach our faith like one approaches a new recipe, carefully following prescribed rules and never varying the ingredients. As our faith grows, though, we should move outside our comfort zone just as great chefs try new innovations and techniques. God has asked to be faithful, not infallible. We must look for God's spirit within us, and trust in that Spirit to help us seek out the persons and references that will help us to truly examine our faith. We have to learn to speak our truth, and to not remain silent when we see God's message of love co-opted or corrupted. The Spirit will support us when we do, and we will not fail.

The Scripture references are Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:25-35,37, and Romans 8:22-27. The Gospel reference is John 15:26-27,16:4b-15.

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Jennifer Smith and Susie Matthews sang beautiful duets this morning, June 17th, as part of our summer music series.#EEC Music
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It is always such a treat to have Father Rosa with us at the Children at Heart service!
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Wednesday, June 13: Aspire Movie Night - Aspire will be featuring the film “Darkest Hour” at Emmanuel. There will be a light supper at 6:00pm followed by a screening at 6:30pm....
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Volunteers are needed through the late forenoon and lunch hour at the soup kitchen, please call Tammy Lewis, 815-397-8612 to volunteer. Thank you.
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A hearty thank you to Michael Smith, Ashley Sarver and Steve Ernst who taught us so much about "Getting Around Rockford" at the ASPIRE event on Tuesday evening. The take away was that...
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Bike Blessing - Year II. Bike checks outside and one-by-one blessings inside,
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Congratulations to our graduating high school seniors!
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