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:

Sunday, June 22nd, Welcome Sunday — who will you invite?
Friday, June 27, 7 PM Movie and discussion—come and join us as we watch “Local Hero.”
Saturday, July 5th, Lemonade stand to raise money for the Good Samaritan fund — at Schmidt’s. Sign up sheets at church.
July 7-8th — Community appreciation days at Hedstrom Lumber Company.
Sunday, July 13, 10:00 - 12:00 AM.  Historic service. Karen Halbersleben helps us understand our tradition, setting the stage before and leading a discussion after a historic service.
July 23rd, 4-8, Michael Pipkin, misnomer for finance visits with the Bishop’s Committee.
Saturday, July 26th—Dragonboat races. (Please sign up with Karen Kobey).
Sunday, August 10, noon - 1:00 PM — The Canon of Scripture — how were the books of the Bible selected?  Mary Ellen.


    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