The St. David’s Anglican Church is a young Anglican church in North Idaho. A handful of us began gathering for weekly Compline (“completing the day in prayer”) in the summer of 2019. As we grew, we focused our worship time on Sunday mornings for the Service of Word and Sacrament in February, 2020. In addition, we meet Wednesday evenings for our 3 Priories (Liberty Lake, Post Falls, and CDA) for supper, Holy Conversation, and Compline. We value Scripture, prayer, Holy Eucharist, study, ancient and new music, and mission.
We are Anglicans because we believe that the Anglican tradition faithfully expresses the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and thereby gives a God-centered, Scripture-saturated, prayer-immersed shape to all corporate worship and daily discipleship. This tradition draws from the Early Church Fathers and ancient practices that provide structure and rhythm for worship and in our lives today. Anglicanism is not just about “going to church”; instead, we are invited into a way of life, a “rule of life”.
St David’s is a part of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) and is in fellowship with millions of Anglicans worldwide.
Holy Week 2024
Holy Monday 3/25 – Said Holy Eucharist, 12:15-12:45p
Holy Tuesday 3/26 – Said Holy Eucharist, 12:15-12:45p
Holy Wednesday 3/27 – Said Holy Eucharist, 12:15-12:45p
Maundy Thursday 3/28 – Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing, 6p
Good Friday 3/29 – The Seven Last Words of Christ, 6p
Holy Saturday 3/30 – The Great Vigil of Easter followed by a feast! 6p
Easter Sunday 3/31 – Holy Eucharist, 10:30a followed by a feast! (No Morning Prayer)
On Holy Monday-Wednesday, St David’s will offer Holy Eucharist at mid-day. These services will be abbreviated, spoken (no music), and offer a contemplative, quiet space to reflect on our Lord’s Passion. Maundy Thursday – Holy Saturday make up one continuous service known as the Triduum (sacred three days) where we recount our Lord’s Passion and Resurrection. Join us for a Feast after the Great Vigil and Easter Sunday services to celebrate our Lord’s triumphant Resurrection!
Our rector, Fr Thomas, received his theological training at Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div and Th.M) and pursued a PhD in Liturgical Studies at Drew University Graduate School. He has served as pastor or church planter in New Jersey, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Montana. Fr Thomas and his wife, Dixie, have two married children and two grandsons (who are acolytes at St David’s).
Fr. Joshua Misner is the Associate Rector at St. David’s. He graduated from Trinity School for Ministry in 2021 and was made a deacon the same year, then ordained a priest in 2022. He recently defended his STM thesis covering early Prayer Book history and a doctrine of creation. He continues to study Prayer Book history as well as biblical interpretation. Fr. Josh and his wife, Emily, recently celebrated ten years of marriage and they have one daughter. They love the West, its beauty, and its people, and serve alongside the people of St. David’s as they proclaim the Gospel of Jesus in North Idaho.
Dixie has an MM degree in Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, and has served several congregations along with her husband, our rector. She works with other musicians at St David’s as well as composes service music for the liturgy. Dixie is currently a member of the Music Resources Task Force for the ACNA.
We are inspired and humbled by processionals, centuries-rich prayers, confession and absolution, readings from Holy Scripture, and homiles. And we have discovered that the Eucharist offers us a life-giving response to the Word.
If you are not from a liturgical or sacramental background, then fasten your seatbelt: Anglican worship involves the whole person and draws on all our senses. You’ll enter worship to smells and banners and crosses and icons and music as ancient as the 5th century and as new as this year. Our whole being is fully engaged in worship. We kneel, stand, sit. We listen to lessons—passages of Scripture—chant Psalms, and affirm our trust in the Triune God in the ancient Creeds.