Located in Bear Lake, Ontario, St. Olaf's Lutheran Church very well could be one of the oldest churches of any denomination in the Almaguin Highlands region.
Church services begin at 1:30 p.m.
There will be a bake sale on August 12th. at 1:30 p.m. beside the church.
The dates for 2018 are as follows:
July 8th - July 22nd
July 29th - August 19th
Fundraising Potluck will be held next door at the Stewart's after the service on August 19th.
Music provided by Barbwire.
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St. Olaf lived from 996 to 1030 A.D., ruling Norway as King from 1019. He established Christianity in the land, helped give the church a code of laws written in Norwegian, and completely revised the civil laws of the nation. He was slain in battle on 29 July, 1030.
This beautiful little church was built by the settlers of the area of solid white pine logs in 1876. The interior of the church is a must see, with original pen and ink pictures, inlaid dome ceiling and hand hewn pews. The old pump organ still works and the church bell can be heard for miles around, drawing the local cottagers from around the lake. On a summer Sunday the windows are wide open and the congregation is visited by the odd bee and friendly house fly; soon to be flattened by a hymnal.