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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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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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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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Latest Sermon

Are You Ready For A Miracle? The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Feb 10, 2019

By: The Reverend Bill Nesbit

We are too often too willing to be skeptical of miracles. We explain them away, discount their importance, or don't even take the time to acknowledge them at all. But we live in an age of miracles. Faith is taking the time to see the miracles around us, and to reclaim the wonder at the world we had as children. God is there, waiting for us. Are you ready for a chance to wonder?

The Scripture references are Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. The Gospel reference is Luke 5:1-11.

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Honoring Don Andre: Sunday, March 3, at the 10:30 AM Eucharist, the choir, assisted by several instrumentalists will share the Jazz Mass composed by Don Andre and premiered at Emmanuel...
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Emmanuel Episcopal Church​ welcomes the Reverend Bill Nesbit​ as our interim rector! He shares his take on just who we might be in a very familiar Gospel story...
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We had such a lovely time last Saturday at the annual Ladies Tea hosted by the Emmanuel Guild. It was our first year attending and it won’t be our last! Thank you Emmanuel Guild for...
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We thank the Very Reverend Tom Rosa for his gentle caring hand as he shepherded Emmanuel Episcopal Church​ through Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, and the Epiphany. He shares his...
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Great fun, a chance to visit over a sit-down dinner. Plenty of danceable tunes. Don't be shy!
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Keep up to date with our search for #NewRector by visiting our website! https://www.emmanuelrockford.org/search-process/
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Emmanuel’s next step in the Search Committee process is church-wide participation in small groups. The input from each small group is essential in helping the Search Committee...
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