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:

Dec. 7th and 8th—Borealis Christmas Chorus concert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7 PM.

Dec. 7th —A forum after church on the book of the year— the Gospel of Mark! Carol Mork. (Bring a Bible if you have one handy!)

Dec. 7th SOTW leads worship at The Care Center. Help!! Also need treats for this....

Dec. 21st Help decorate after church.

Dec. 24th Christmas Eve service at 5 PM. (Christmas potluck to follow at WindCradle)

Jan. 7th Bishop’s Committee Meeting Jan. 18th—SOTW retreat (save the date!)

    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