Welcome to Emmanuel!





Join us and explore EMMANUEL, "God with us,"

a community of people devoted to Christ and to all of God's creation.

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Exciting News!
Beginning March 7, 2021 Emmanuel will offer In-Person services complying with State and County Covid-19 guidelines. Attendance is limited to 50 and attendees must be masked, temperature checked, and sign a waiver. 
Services will also be broadcast via Zoom and posted to Facebook afterwards for those unable to attend in person. 
Sunday Service will be at 10:30a.m. 
CHECK YOUR EMAIL each week for the Zoom link and join us LIVE at 10:30a.m
If you need to be added to the email list, contact Catherine at cathy.rennert@gmail.com or sign up for the newsletter below. 
Food Pantry Open: Social Distancing observed
Spiritual Journeys Book Group: Meeting through Zoom
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We are open to the uniqueness of each person's story and are about helping you discover your gifts and your calling. We seek to become compassionate servants of God, reaching out through service to heal and inspire Rockford and the world. We learn from our own Christian tradition as well as from other cultures and religions.

Due Saturday, June 19, 2021


All application packets must be inclusive (including three letters of reference) and submitted to the church office by the deadline

No partial or late applications will be accepted.


Selections will be based on many different criteria including spiritual involvement and motivation, scholarship achievement, financial need, leadership and extra-curricular activity, strength of recommendations, and quality of application materials (not necessary in that order.)


The scholarship amount will be based on the individual recommendations of the Scholarship Committee 


Letters of notification will be mailed to all applicants

by the end of July.  




9:00am - Traditional Worship (Paused for Covid) 

10:30am - ReFresh Worship (Sanctuary) 

Breathe Meditation Service:

Second Saturday, 5:00pm (September - April)

All are welcome to come as you are to our worship services!


Join us for coffee and fellowship after each Sunday service.

Parking lot and entrance in rear of church off of Second Avenue by the Election Commission.


Spiritual Journeys

Started on Zoom

New book

Where Do We Go From Here

By Martin Luther King


Every Tuesday @ 9:30am - 11am

All are Welcome

Contact Harlan Johnson at

harlan@actualizations.net to receive invite to join meeting

Why Emmanuel?
What's Coming Up at Emmanuel?
Mailing Address: PO Box 4362 Rockford, IL 61110
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Office Hours:

8:00am - Noon, Monday and Friday

8:00am - 2:00pm Tues., Wed., Thurs. 815.963.4815

Pastor Frank: 309.509.5241

Parish Nurse: 815.222.1299

Food Pantry:
9:30am - 11:30am, Mondays and Fridays

Service Hours:

9:00am - Traditional Worship

10:30am - ReFresh Worship

Breathe Meditation Service:

Second Saturday, 5:00pm (Sept. - April)

Emmanuel is a RIC congregation. LGBTQ+ individuals are openly welcomed.

Emmanuel is an ELCA church and a member of the Northern IL Synod.