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

Following the Holy Spirit is Not for the Faint of Heart: The Day of Pentecost

Jun 9, 2019

By: The Reverend Bill Nesbit

This Sunday we ask the Holy Spirit to come among us. It takes courage to ask God to change your life, but we ask anyway. Come, Holy Spirit!

The Scripture references are Acts 2:1-21, Psalm104:25-35,37, and Romans 8:14-17. The Gospel reference is John 14:8-17.

Listen Now

Recent Sermons

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  |    
May 19, 2019
The Look of Love: The Fifth Sunday of Easter  |    
More Recent Sermons

Recent News

This week's Just Thinkin' - https://mailchi.mp/5ce77ef0a473/this-weeks-just-thinkin Here come Elijah and Elisha!
10 minutes 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 week 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 week ago
1 week ago
Lettuce, Collards, and Kale are nearly ready in the Jeremiah Development Garden. Snap peas, cucumbers, many other vegetables are growing quickly. While the gardeners were planting,...
1 week ago
Engaged. Inclusive. Adaptable. Are you our next rector? Part of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Rockford, IL is looking for a full-time rector who can...
2 weeks ago
This weeks Just Thinkin'! - https://mailchi.mp/a9f60a3d8803/this-weeks-just-thinkin The Trinity is a mystery. Of course it's hard to understand!
2 weeks ago
Summer Service Alert! Follow the link for our worship times this summer. https://www.emmanuelrockford.org/blog/summer-service-times/
2 weeks ago
At Pentecost, along with rushing winds and tongues of fire, courage is another gift of the Spirit...
2 weeks ago
When overwhelmed by the divisions we experience today, remember that it is not a new development. Fr Bill Nesbit​ shares his take on Anathasius' view...
2 weeks ago