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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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Annual Meeting Sunday, January 28

Annual Meeting Sunday, January 28

Join us for a combined worship service at 9:00am. The church business meeting will take place in the Undercroft at 10:00am. Note: Regular 8am, 9am, and 10:30am service times resume February 4.

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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

"Come, And See" The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Jan 14, 2018

By: The Reverend Andria Skornik

"Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" It's easy to see ourselves in Nathaniel's example, quick to dismiss things that don't fit our preconceptions and prejudices. There is no shame in that, as our judgements are often rooted in our own insecurities and we judge ourselves even more harshly for the same reasons. By following Philip's call to "come and see" we can look for ourselves, and learn for ourselves. Jesus calls us to follow Him and find that serenity and sense of self in God, fully appreciating ourselves and those around us. We come to know we have God's grace, and hearts big enough to share it.

The Scripture references are 1 Samuel 3:1-10, Psalm 139:1-6,13-14, and 1 Corinthians 6:12-20. The Gospel reference is John 1:43-51.

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