Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church


“Inviting Mystery, Embracing Compassion, Encountering Christ”


10 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 2016/2017 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 (Jan -> March): SOTW Schedule Jan(2:7).docx

Watch for updates!

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

Upcoming Events:

1.)  Stand Against Hate, 10:00 AM.  Saturday, August 26th.  Harbor Park.  Hosted by the Spirit of the Wilderness.

2.)  October 14 - 15.  A women’s group from Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in St. Paul will be having a weekend retreat here; they will participate in our worship that Sunday.  On Saturday evening - to help fund the retreat - they will offer a Hmong cooking class.  Details to follow.

    Bishop’s Committee:


        Karen Halbersleben, Senior Warden

        Bob Padzieski, Senior Warden

        Rolf Lindquist, Treasurer

        Ellen Stubbs

        Lee Stewart

        David Coleman

        Milan Schmidt

        Karl Hansen, Book Keeper

        Vicar:  Mary Ellen Ashcroft

To Contact:  Our Vicar, the Rev. Dr. Mary Ellen Ashcroft:  <spiritwilderness@boreal.org> or  218-387-1536

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