Welcome

 

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.

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

 

SUNDAY SERVICES 

8:00 AM

Spoken service with communion,
followed by coffee and conversation.
 
9:00 AM

Children at Heart: An interactive Worship Service for young children, families, and all who remain "children at heart." This service is designed to engage the youngest among us in an interactive manner, lasting approximately 30 minutes.

 
10:30 AM Service with music and communion,
followed by coffee and conversation.
Nursery is provided.
 
WEDNESDAY 
10:00 AM
Spoken service with communion
in the chapel.

 
 

 

 

HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES 

PALM SUNDAY April 13 

8:00, 9:00, 10:30 AM: Procession of the palms and dramatic reading of Christ’s Passion. 

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY April 17

6:00 PM: Eucharist with foot washing, a simple "desert meal,” and stripping of the altar.

 
GOOD FRIDAY April 18Noon: Solemn liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ with veneration of the Cross. 

EASTER VIGIL 

April 19

 

EASTER SUNDAY April 20

7:00PM: The culmination of Holy Week and the first Sunday of the Resurrection. 

 

8:00, 9:00, 10:30 AM: Christ is Risen! Joyful, Alleluia-filled services with an Easter Brunch following the services. Easter Egg Hunt following the 10:30 service. 

 

Emmanuel is delighted to welcome our new priest The Rev. Andria Skornik. 

 

ABOUT US

Emmanuel Episcopal'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.  To learn more about this ministry, please use the tab in the left column.

Emmanuel, with its neighbor churches, is a founding member of Jeremiah Development.  This is an organization dedicated to the well-being of our neighborhood.  Activities include a large shared garden on Park Ave., a house rehabitation on Winnebago Street and tutoring in a neighborhood school.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church is affiliated with the Worldwide Anglican Communion www.anglicancommunion.org, the Episcopal Church U.S.A. www.ecusa.anglican.org, and the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago www.episcopalchicago.org/

The Holy Eucharist, also known as the Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper, is our central act of worship. All persons of any denomination or age are welcome to receive Holy Communion at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

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