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

A photo with just some of Nativity's parishioners after our former rector, Gretchen Rehberg was ordained and consecrated a Bishop in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, and Ninth Bishop of our Episcopal Diocese of Spokane.

Our former rector, Bishop Gretchen Rehberg, Ph.D., D.Min.

Bishop Gretchen Rehberg, Ph.D., D.Min. was ordained and consecrated March 18, 2017 as ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane.

She 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, and she stresses the need for both rigorous engagement and the need for openness and humility in learning. She served as the Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity from 2006 to 2017, after having been elected bishop in 2016.

She has served as 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 combined 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.