Welcome to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, an open, caring Christian community, dedicated to learning and worship in the Episcopal tradition. We invite you to participate in a worship service and upcoming events. Miss Sunday? CLICK HERE for Emmanuel sermons now online. For current news and events, follow us on FACEBOOK.








Sunday, March 29 Palm Sunday 8:00, 9:00, 10:30 a.m. The service begins with the triumphal entry into Jerusalem and ends in the dramatic reading of Christ’s Passion.

Wednesday, April 1 Stations of the Cross at Noon Stations of the Cross.

Thursday, April 2 Maundy Thursday 6:00 p.m. This service calls to mind the Last Supper that Jesus shared with his disciples through symbolic foot washing and an Agape Meal. 

Friday, April 3 Good Friday at Noon The Solemn Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ with the Veneration of the Cross.

Saturday, April 4 The Great Vigil of Easter 7:00 p.m. The culmination of the sacred celebration of Holy Week and the first celebration of the Resurrection.

Sunday, April 5 Easter Sunday 8:00, 9:00, 10:30 a.m. Christ is Risen! Festive, joyful, Alleluia-filled services with celebratory brunch following the 8:00 and 10:30 services and Easter Egg Hunt after the 10:30 service. 




8:00 AM

Spoken service with Communion,
followed by coffee and conversation


9:00 AM

Children at Heart: An interactive worship service with Communion for young children, families (30 min)


10:30 AM

Service with music and communion,
followed by coffee and conversation (nursery is provided)


10:00 AM
Spoken service with Communion and Healing Prayer in the Chapel


Please see "Music"  for details on the music selected for the 10:30 AM sung service as well as the Psalm.





Emmanuel Episcopal Church's commitment to outreach in our downtown Rockford setting extends back 30 years to the purchase of the Franklin School property next door to the church and the first soup kitchens held there that winter. Soup Kitchens continue every Saturday with 14 other churches and organizations providing volunteers. Volunteers cook and serve meals to at least 150 individuals each Saturday.

Shelter Care Ministries, an outreach of Emmanuel Church, serves homeless families with children and also has a program for people living with mental illness. Emmanuel, with its neighbor churches, is also a founding member of Jeremiah Development, an organization dedicated to the well-being of our neighborhood. 


Please visit our "UPCOMING EVENTS" page and check out our monthly "NEWSLETTER."