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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

We Are Holy: Ascension Sunday

May 13, 2018

By: The Reverend Andria Skornik

What does it mean to live a holy life? Holiness should not be confused with perfection. It's not something we can achieve on our own, but is received from God. When Jesus prayed for His disciples, He was also praying for those who belong to God, and who is not created and loved by God? He has made us holy, completely and irrevocably. We can and should fully live lives of reverence, in the deep joy of knowing who we are in God.

The Scripture references are Acts 1:1-11, Psalm 1, and Ephesians 1:15-23. The Gospel reference is John 17:6-19.

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