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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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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Services at Noon and 7 PM

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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

Imagine What Might Be: Transfiguration Sunday

Feb 11, 2018

By: The Reverend Andria Skornik

All transfigurations, from the resurgence of Rockford's urban center to Jesus on the mountaintop, have one thing in common: First, someone has to see the potential for greatness in the ordinary. God has seen the potential in all of us, has seen the vision of what our lives and our world can be transfigured in His light and love. Faith should be dynamic, not bound by the past but a proactive belief in the present and our shared future. As is written in the letter to the Hebrews, "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen." Let us all keep our eyes open for the hidden potentials that can usher in the transfigurations we desire.

The Scripture references are 2 Kings 2:1-12, Psalm 50:1-4, and 2 Corinthians 4:3-6. The Gospel reference is Mark 9:2-9.

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