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

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

We are a liturgical, inclusive community.


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

Volunteer Schedule!!  As a ministry-centered Church many individuals participate in all aspects of our weekly worship.  To download a current copy: SOTW March 15 update.pdf

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

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, March 29th—Palm Sunday service, art show closes. Help taking down appreciated!

Wednesday, April 1st—Bishop’s Committee meeting 6:30-8:00, venue TBD

Thursday, April 2nd—Seder Meal at Hedstroms’.  RSVP to Hedstroms so that we have a count by Sunday.

Friday, April 3rd—Good Friday service, 1-2 at the Dental Office.

Friday, April 3rd, 6 pm—Interdenominational Cross walk begins at St. John’s Catholic church.

Friday, April 3rd, 7 pm—Interdenominational service at St. John’s.

Sunday, April 4th—Easter celebration!!

Adult Forums (After Church):

     May 17th: Historical Service — 1670 (Karen Halbersleben)

     June 7th: Sacraments — (Mary Ellen) 

    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

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