EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 920 3RD AVENUE, ROCKFORD, IL 61104  815.963.4815
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Office Hours:

8:00am - Noon, Monday and Friday

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

Parish Nurse: 815.222.1299

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

Service Hours:

8:15am - Traditional Worship

10:30am - ReFresh Worship

Breathe Meditation Service:

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

Emmanuel is a RIC congregation. LGBT individuals are openly welcomed.

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

Volunteer at Emmanuel

We called Emmanuel a "congregation" not a "church" from the beginning. By this we mean that the congregation, with the help of God, takes responsibility for the things that need to be done, organizes itself to achieve common goals, and thereby becomes an example of what the love of Christ is all about. At Emmanuel we feel that when we serve on a Committee we are doing Christ's work, and thus the act of serving becomes a Ministry of God.

Emmanuel functions because of the talent and time its members give. We need your help! Contact us to learn more about any of these initiatives, or fill out the Volunteer Form at the bottom of this page.

Committees

  • Buildings and Grounds: Maintain the physical and natural spaces of the church. Meet the second Tuesday of the month at 5pm.

  • Caring Connections: Work to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the Emmanuel family, including responding to prayer requests. Meet the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 - 7:30pm.

  • Children's Ministry: Partner with Emmanuel families in nurturing the spiritual development of children of Emmanuel. This committee meets as needed.

  • Finance and Stewardship: Provides financial management of Emmanuel's investments and oversight of expenditures. Meet the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00pm.

  • Membership: The driving force behind projects to increase, support, and retain Emmanuel membership. Meet the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm.

  • Outreach: Respond to the physical and Spiritual needs of Emmanuel's neighbors and the wider community by providing support and resources. Meet on either the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm or the first Sunday of the month after the worship service.

  • Publicity, Web Presence, and Oversight: Build resources and tools to easily and efficiently promote Emmanuel and Emmanuel events, and to help the other committees promote themselves and their events. Meet as needed.

  • Sound Engineering: Record the service on Sunday mornings.

  • Staff Support: Provide human resource services for the employees of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Meet as needed.

  • Workshop and Music: Help deepen the faith of the members of Emmanuel through their worship experience, and plan the worship life of the congregation in conjunction with the pastor. Meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:15pm.

  • Youth Ministry: Work to involve Emmanuel's youth in the work of Christ in the congregation and the community, and to nurture students so they mature into beautiful, well-rounded adults, to provide opportunities for spiritual growth, promote genuine Christian fellowship, and encourage integration of youth into congregational activities. Meet as needed.