Welcome to the Episcopal Church of the Nativity! All are welcome in this place.

Founded in 1864, we are the Episcopal Church for the Lewiston/Clarkston Valley. We seek and serve Christ in all persons. We rejoice in the all-encompassing inclusive embracing love of God, and our response in love out to all creation.

Wednesday Morning Prayer – 7am
Sunday Eucharist – 8am and 10:30am
Summer (current) – Eucharist at 9 am

Address: 731 8th Street Lewiston, Idaho 83501

Email: office@nativitylewiston.com

Phone: (208)-743-9121; Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-Noon

Irrational Fears

I am not afraid of spiders.  I am afraid of snakes.  Spiders for some reason don’t bother me at all.  This morning there was a black spider on crawling along my bathroom sink and I simply went about my business.  There was a big brown spider in the shower and...

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Trusting in God

Every year when I open the prayer book to the collect (the prayer) for Proper 18 I am brought up short, once again.  I have that collect “pointed” – marked for how it is to be chanted during worship.  That was one of the prayers I chanted the first time...

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How come they have never heard of us?!

The other day I was eating breakfast with one of my parishioners at the same place that I have had breakfast almost every week for over 10 years.  There has been remarkably little turnover in staff, so the folks working there know us, and we simply wave when we walk...

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Recent Sermons

Our Rector

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The Reverend Canon Gretchen Rehberg, Ph.D., D.Min.

Gretchen is passionate about proclaiming the inclusive love of God and equipping the people of God for transformation and growth. Christian formation for all ages is of vital importance to Gretchen, she stresses the need for both rigorous engagement and the need for openness and humility in learning. Gretchen has served as the Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity since 2006. She is the Chair of the Commission on Ministry, a Canon for Regional Mission, and a trainer for the College for Congregational Development. In these ministries she combines her passion for equipping people for ministry and assisting congregations in becoming more faithful, healthy, and effective communities of faith. She has a M.Div. from General Seminary, a D. Min. from Wesley Seminary, and Ph.D. in Chemistry. Previously she was a professor of organic chemistry, and served her community as an EMT/firefighter.