Worship Services

Emmanuel offers three services (Traditional, ReFresh, and Breathe) that provide unique worship experiences through which we endeavor to feed each person's individual Spiritual needs.
Traditional - 9am, Sunday

Emmanuel and Calvary have a shared time of traditional Lutheran worship held in our Chapel, which is a more intimate setting than our Sanctuary. This service follows the traditional liturgy found in the Lutheran Book of Worship (LBW).

ReFresh - 10:30am, Sunday
Restoring Energy, Faith, and Relevance to Every Soul’s Heart

Grounded in the Lutheran tradition but embracing a broader view of Jesus’ life and teachings as a path of transformation for our own individual spiritual journeys, our ReFresh service draws upon readings from the Bible and other sacred texts, poetry, dance, and song. 

  • We recognize the many names of God and strive to use inclusive language in our liturgies. 

  • We offer ways for people to creatively participate in the service. 

  • We listen as God speaks to us, guides us, and challenges us through sacred writings, our relationships, and our experiences in the world. 

Breathe - 5:00pm, 2nd Saturday, September - May

At Emmanuel's Breathe Meditation Service we gather for one hour to enter a sacred time -- the "thin place" between the worlds -- and Breathe. We listen to sacred scriptures and poetry from many traditions, we chant, and we sit in silence as we open ourselves to the Great Mystery.

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.