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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

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want." The Fourth Sunday in Easter

May 12, 2019

By: The Reverend Bill Nesbit

What does it mean to follow the Good Shepherd? How is a life with God lived out? Well, it's complicated, and it's simple.

The Scripture references are Acts 9:36-43, Psalm 23, and Revelation5:11-14. The Gospel reference is John 21:1-19.

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One of my favorite aspects of our Children at Heart family service is how the children are involved in every component of the service. They carry the worship elements to our table,...
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Movies will be the second Wednesday of June July and August. Bring a friend, have a bite to eat, enjoy the discussion led by Rufus Cadigan. Free will offering.
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This week's Just Thinkin' - https://mailchi.mp/4c1bd1050f4b/this-weeks-just-thinkin The Holy Spirit is coming!
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A productive day in the Jeremiah Garden: Steve Nancy, Mary, and another Mary, Adrienne, Richard, Ron, and Kevin. Beds cleared and mulched, tomatoes, lettuce, and peppers planted. The...
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Gusting wind and the threat of rain didn't stop Robb and Theresa from putting up the tent and providing TLC to bikes as they were rolled in for the bike blessing. What a welcoming...
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We had all kinds of wheels at our Children at Heart service this morning. We also had a great discussion about what loving one another looks like.
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The Good Shepherd & World Communion lessons are combined today in our #godlyplay Sunday school class. I love that we get to talk about The Table with our kids. Even though this lesson...
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This week's Just Thinkin' - https://mailchi.mp/1c8b2f43ea3b/this-weeks-just-thinkin Jesus gives us a new commandment. To love one another. But that's not the hard part!
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Gary Anderson presents Great Neighborhoods Wed. evening, May 15, at 7 PM. in the undercroft. Come to learn about the extraordinary surge in neighborhood organizations. Learn more...
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Part of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, we are looking for a full-time rector who can guide us in spiritual formation, lead us in community engagement, and equip each of us for...
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