Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church


“Inviting Mystery, Embracing Compassion, Encountering Christ”


7 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

Now on FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/SpiritoftheWilderness

We are a liturgical, inclusive community.


Click!! to download a copy of our 2015/2016 Pledge Card..

Volunteer Schedule!!  As a ministry-centered Church many individuals participate in all aspects of our weekly worship.  To download a current copy click (updated 26 January, 2016): SOTW Schedule Feb.pdf

To volunteer to fill a slot please contact Ellen Stubbs at 663-7298 or estubbs290@aol.com

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:

Tuesday, Feb. 9th: Ruby’s Pantry.

Wednesday, Feb. 10th: Ash Wednesday Service @ Schmidt’s house.

Sunday, Feb. 14th: Forum after Church. Bob P. “Benedict of Nursia - a Realistic Spiritual Leader”

Sunday, March 6th: SOTW @ the Care Center.

Sunday, March 20th: Forum. Carol Mork on the Passion Narrative.

Thursday, March 24th: Seder @ Hedstroms’ house.  Facilitated by Hillary.

Friday, March 25th: Good Friday Service @ the Dental Office.

Sunday, April 3rd: Forum after Church by Inger Andress (President of Kai-Zen Solutions LLC). Discussion of sexual predation by older men in Cook County.   

    Bishop’s Committee:

      Milan Schmidt, Senior Warden

        Karen Halbersleben, Junior Warden

        Rolf Lindquist, Treasurer

        Kathy Sullivan

        Karen Kobey

        Bob Padzieski

        Bonnie Gay Hedstrom

        Karl Hansen, Book Keeper

        Vicar:  Mary Ellen Ashcroft

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