SABBATH, august 28, 2021

Order of Service


"Great Is Thy Faithfulness" - arr. Dan Miller

Will Benton, Organ (11:30) 

Gathering Song / Introit

"He Is Here" - L. Kirk Talley


Joyce Hoatson, Piano

Welcome and Announcements

Julie MacLafferty [Connections Pastor]

Call to Giving

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Children's Story

Melissa Martin

Congregational Hymn

"Power in the Blood" (Hymn #294) - Lewis E. Jones


Joyce Hoatson, Piano (8:45)

Will Benton, Organ (11:30)


Cicely Poleon [Mother]

Maalik Poleon [Son] (8:45)

Johnice "Madejah" Poleon [Daughter] (11:30)

Hymns of Praise

"Jehovah God Reigns"

"Your Grace Still Amazes Me" - Jay Rouse


Joyce Hoatson, Piano


"The Galilee Series"

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Song of Response

"We Shall See Jesus" - Tom Fettke


Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


"Toccata" - Dennis Zanzer

Will Benton, Organ (11:30)

*This week's offering – Florida Advance 

    Next week's offering – Church Budget 

If you would like to be involved in our worship services, please contact Jeremy Morada.

upcoming events

Pathfinder Meeting

Sabbath, August 28, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Drive-Thru Baby Shower

Come and celebrate Pastors Justin and Vania Alabata and Jeremy and Leonie Morada's baby girls who will arrive soon!

Both are registered on Amazon.

Sunday, September 19, 5:00 p.m., Forest Lake Church

3 Ways to Support Frontline Workers

1. Apopka Frontline Worker Encouragement

Cheer on our frontline workers on September 11—6:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.

Meet at the front of the AdventHealth Apopka.  All ages are welcome to come to either time!

We will have supplies to make encouraging posters the day before—September 10, at the church starting at 1:00 p.m.

2.  Positivity Cards

Make positivity cards for AdventHealth employees!  Click here for instructions.  Bring your cards to the office to be mailed,

or make a card in the Connections Center on Sabbath morning.

3. Gown Folding

Our hospitals need groups of 30 people to sign up to take a shift to fold hospital gowns for our front-line workers.

Youth middle-school age and up are welcome, so bring the family!

Click here.

Fit Together – Health & Fitness Retreat 2021

October 15-17, 2021 at Camp Kulaqua

For more information, click here.

Prayer Room – Now Open!

Check it out this Sabbath between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the East Lobby

House of Prayer

Join us every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary, or via the livestream, 

to intercede for our church and community and share what Jesus is doing!

Florida Conference Women's Retreat

Join us September 24-26, 2021

Our theme is "Restore."  Sign up here.


Employment Opportunities

*FLEC is looking to hire the following positions:

1) MorningCare – 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. (Daily)

2) AfterCare – 2:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (M-Th); 11:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Fridays)

3) Teacher Assistant – Part-time

4) Playground Supervisor – Part-time

Please contact for more information, or for how to apply.

Forest Lake Academy

Applications are open!!

To apply, click here

FLC Newsletter

For weekly updates on what is happening at the Forest Lake Church, sign up here for our weekly newsletter!

Life Groups

For a list of our current groups, click here.

For more information on starting a group, contact Pastor Julie at

Membership Transfers

Incoming, 1st Reading: Carlos & Elka Archbold; Hector & Rebekah de Armas from Spring Meadows SDA – Sanford, FL;

Jhonathan & Laura Coa and daughters Alysson & Arantya; David & Rebeca de la Torre

Ruben & Shirley Flores and children, Joshua & Elizabeth, from Forest City Spanish SDA – Orlando, FL

Outgoing,2nd Reading: Jim & Faye Lambeth to Florida Living SDA – Apopka, FL

Nancy Martinez to Sorrento Spanish SDA Company – FL

Carlos Vargas to Forest City Spanish SDA – Orlando, FL

Richard Green to Cartersville SDA – GA

Michelle Nash to Lincoln New Creation Community Church – NE

Gary & Rachel (Rae) Patterson to Boulder SDA – CO

Geoff & Alicia Patterson, son, Gable, and daughter, Ariel, to Boulder SDA – CO

Memorial Announcement

Memorial Service – Elder Norm Middag

Spring Meadows SDA Church

Sabbath, August 28, 3:30 p.m.

Prayer Requests

The Staff at Forest Lake Church is always praying for you, but if there are specific prayer requests you would like mentioned during our worship services, please contact the church office at (407) 869-0680.

Don Riesen

Wanda Hopkins (Mother of Heather Hopkins)

Warehouse Community (Home churches meeting today)

Sabbath School Classes

10:00 a.m.

Friendship Circle: Room 2

Kidder: Room 3 

Burns/Lind: Room 4

Sharing the Word: Room 6

*Gordon/Jones: Room 11

Walking in the Word: Room 12

Russian-Speaking: (Elda's Place - Quilting Room)

McCoy/Shed: Room 14

Fervent: Room 15

*Gen neXt: Room 16

Friends Talking Faith: Room 26

Life & Teachings of Jesus: Room 27

*Also available virtually

Bridge Builders: (Virtual Only)

Grace and Truth: (Virtual Only)

Seekers: (Virtual Only)

Stewardship Report

For an updated financial report, please click here.

Support Groups

New groups starting!  For a list of our current groups, Click here for more information.

If you have questions, please contact Candy DeVore at