Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church


“Inviting Mystery, Embracing Compassion, Encountering Christ”


6 Years -  Episcopal Church Community in Cook County, MN

Church Services at 10:30 AM on Sundays

at the Historic Maple Hill Church

County Road 54 (off the Gunflint Trail just past

the Gunflint Hills Golf Course).  Click Location tab for a map and driving instructions.

Everyone is Welcome

The Rev. Dr. Mary Ellen Ashcroft, Vicar

The Rev. Carolyn Schmidt, Assisting Priest

P.O. Box 1115, Grand Marais, MN  55604

For information call 218-387-1536

We are a liturgical, inclusive community.


Click here to download a copy of our 2014 Pledge Card..

Weddings!!  For wedding rentals call  Gail Hedstrom at 218-387-2947


Prayer Chain:  We now have a prayer chain.  Please contact Patsy Coleman to add someone with prayer needs, or if you’d like to hear of (and pray about) requests.  pcoleman@chem.wayne.edu

To Contact:  Our Vicar, the Rev. Dr. Mary Ellen Ashcroft:  <spiritwilderness@boreal.org> or  218-387-1536

Upcoming Events:

Nov. 13th, Empty Bowls at St. John’s Church. SOTW does clean up.

Nov. 16th A forum after church on “Difficult passages of the Bible” by Hillary Freeman.

Nov. 26th, 7:00-8:00 PM—Thanksgiving service at Maple Hill. Dec. 3rd, 6:30—Bishop’s Committee Meeting.

Dec. 7th —A forum after church on the book of the year—the Gospel of Mark! Carol Mork.

Dec. 7th SOTW leads worship at The Care Center.

    Bishop’s Committee:
        Milan Schmidt, Senior Warden
        Karen Halbersleben, Junior Warden
        Tim Kennedy, Treasurer
        Kathy Sullivan
        Karen Kobey
        Bob Padzieski
        Bonnie Gay Hedstrom
        Karl Hansen, Book Keeper 
        Vicar:  Mary Ellen Ashcroft

Wedding of Mary Ellen Ashcroft and Suzanne Sherman (8/15/2014)  Photo by Ellen Stubbs