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.

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.

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Traditional - 8:15am, Sunday

Emmanuel has a traditional Lutheran worship service 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.