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

CALL FOR ARTISTS to participate in the 2014 ‘Entry Points to the Creative’ on March 28 - April 13.  Click Here to download a full copy of the prospectus.

Upcoming Events:

March 28 - April 13th — Entry Points to the Creative, Johnson Heritage Post.
Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 PM -- Bishop’s Committee
Tuesday, April 8th, 6:00 PM -- New small group at Hedstroms’
Thursday, April 10th, 5:30 for 6:00 PM --  Centering Prayer at Schmidts’
Adult Forums (following Church):
Sunday, March 9, noon - 1:00 -- Exploring some Old Testament Roots of Jesus - Hillary Freeman
Sunday, April 6, noon - 1:00 -- Literature and Spirituality - Mary Ellen Ashcroft
Sunday, May 4, noon - 1:00 -- Why Liturgy?  - Carolyn Schmidt


    Bishop’s Committee:
        Sr. Warden:  Lee Stewart
        Jr. Warden:  Milan Schmidt
        Worship: Layne Lindquist
        Outreach:  Kathy Sullivan
        Treasurer:  Tim Kennedy
        Stewardship: Jennye Ashcroft
        Secretary:  Val Groth
        Bookeeper:  Karl Hansen 
        Vicar:  Mary Ellen AshcroftCalendar.htmlshapeimage_1_link_0