SABBATH, february 12, 2022

Order of Service


"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" – J. S. Bach

Will Benton, Organ (11:30)

Gathering Song / Introit

"Tis Love That Makes Us Happy" - SDA Hymnal #579

FLEC Kindergarten, Tony Corbin, Marty Thompson

Welcome /Announcements / Call to Giving

Linka Dyer-Farrell

Special Music

"Armor of God"

"Kids of the Kingdom"

"King of My Heart"

FLEC Kindergarten

Beth Gomberg, Director

Baptism (8:45)

Ebin Thomas

Children's Story

Fiorella Meidinger

Song of Praise

"Spirit Dance" – Brenda Austin

Bells of the Forest

Mark Becker, Director

Hymns of Praise

"Love at Home" - SDA Hymnal #652

Tony Corbin, Marty Thompson, Director

Fely Rugless, Piano


Tom Emde

Anthem / Special Music

"Shall We Gather at the River" – arr. Karen Buckwalter

Bells of the Forest


"Vision Series - Beyond: Family"

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Song of Response

"It Is Well with My Soul" - arr. Lloyd Larson

Sergio DaSilva, Piano Solo

Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


"Rondeau" – Jean Joseph Mouret

Will Benton, Organ (11:30)

*This week's offering – Adventist TV Ministries Evangelism

    Next week's offering – Church Budget

Dive deeper into this week's sermon by discussing these questions with a friend or your family:

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


You Are Loved: FLC Women's Ministry

Invites all of our ladies to join us today, February 12, at the pavilion outside the Lower Youth Center. 

Come any time between 9:30  and 11:30 a.m. for a come-and-go meet and something for you!!

Singles Ministry

Charlie's Annual Super Bowl Party: Sunday, February 13. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m. For those who don't want to watch the game, there will be a challenging game of Mexican Train that you can join in. Please bring something yummy to share with everyone. If you are not feeling well, including a cold, sore throat, sniffles, please stay home.

Connections Breakfast

New & Prospective Members: Join us for a Connections Breakfast just for you!

Please come for a light breakfast where you'll get to know our team, explore ways to connect and find your place in our church family, and learn how to navigate FLC. If you joined FLC any time during 2021 or are interested in joining the FLC family, we look forward to seeing you on Sabbath, February 19, at 10:00 a.m. in the Choir Room.

Please RSVP to

Ministry Fair

Saturday, February 19, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Main Lobby. 

Find your place to serve in our church and community! Connect with our Forest Lake ministries and learn more how you can get involved, whether you are 5 or 95—in-person or at home. If you are unable to attend that day but would like more information, contact Pastor Julie at

Health Ministries – Lecture

Dr. Sam Gammenthaler presents: The 10 Diagnoses Doctors Miss the Most

Monday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 6

Diabetes Undone

1 in 3 Americans has diabetes or prediabetes. That doesn't have to be your story! Plan to attend our FREE classes

with Dr. Wes Youngberg, diabetes expert and author (on video). Find hope and reclaim your health by checking out our

Information Sessions on February 22 and 24 in Room 6 at 7:00 p.m. 

Classes begin March 8 and continue through May 3 every Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. 

Facilitators: Luisa Cordero RD and Sam Gammenthaler, MD

Men's Ministry Retreat

March 11-13 at Camp Kulaqua. For more information and to register:

ReConnect Marriage Retreat

March 25 & 26: The ReConnect workshop equips couples to grow stronger in their marriage. Through a combination of lecture and interactive exercises, the couples learn how to grow in their marital intimacy. Throughout this fun and engaging experience, couples are taught skills for growing closer together in all aspects of their marriage. The ReConnect workshop takes couples on a journey from their wedding vows through various aspects of their relationship and addresses the common needs of couples at all ages and stages of marriage. Childcare will be provided. Cost: $50 per couple. Early Bird discount—$40 now through March 1.

  Register here

Questions? Contact Candy DeVore or call 407.717.9335

Risen Experience

Invite your neighbors and community friends for an interactive walk-through of the closing scenes of Jesus' life!

Saturday, April 16. Volunteers needed! Please visit to sign up!

2022 Church Retreat

When: May 6-8

Where: Camp Kulaqua

Register here

Spring Life Groups

Grow with Jesus in community and have a place to invite neighbors and work friends!

These 10-12 week groups are either activity or study-based and meet weekly. If you are interested

in hosting or helping to lead a group, please contact Pastor Julie at

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

1st Monday of the Month

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Forest Lake Church – Room 4

AEGIS—A space for families with LGBTQIA loved ones

Call or text Candy DeVore at 407.717.9335, or email at

DivorceCare—Find Help—Discover Hope—Experience Healing

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

For more information –

DivorceCare for Kids

Join us for a 10-week course

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Forest Lake Church.

Email Candy DeVore to register –

Blossom – Women's Retreat 2022

English: February 25-27

Spanish: March 4-6

For more information, go to,

or call 407.644.5000, ext. 2151.

2022 Great Controversy Tours to Europe

March 18 - 31 and June 17 - 30

Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, specialist in church history and prophetic interpretation, will lead tours to make Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. A most exciting experience! Call 269.815.8624, or email:

Friendship Café

Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Main Lobby

House of Prayer

Dive deeper into our values series at House of Prayer! Join us Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m.

—in the church sanctuary or via our livestream—to pray for our church and community as we study

"Worship, Family, Togetherness, Service, and Testimony."

Prayer Room

Sabbaths, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., East Lobby

Ongoing Events

Employment Opportunities

Forest Lake Church (FLC) is looking for a Finance Manager.

For more information, click here.

Mission Impurseable

It's that time of year for us to show our love to the women of our community by donating gently-used purses filled with special gifts that are a tangible extension of God's love from our church. Check with your friends, neighbors, and family members to collect purses that are no longer being used and help us reach our goal of 105 purses in 2022.

Sanctuary Flowers

Help make our church beautiful by sponsoring a flower arrangement in honor of a special event in your life!

Contact Mark Becker at

Please include the following information: name, phone number, email address, date you would like to sponsor, occasion/message. 

The sanctuary flowers today are given by one of our church families to bring beauty and glory to God in His sanctuary. 

Visitation Ministry

If you, or someone you know, needs a visit (home visit, care card, or phone call) contact us at

FLC Newsletter

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

Affordable Housing

Home and apartment rents in Metro Orlando have increased in the last year and will likely continue to rise. This has become a serious problem for many in our area who are already struggling financially. The church office is frequently receiving calls from those looking for a room/in-law suite to rent from a Christian individual/family.

If you have a room or apartment available to rent (or know of someone who does), please share your information with the church office. We will be glad to pass it along to someone in need of affordable housing.

Contact: or 407.869.0680

Membership Transfers

Incoming, 2nd Reading: Nana Abena Abrafi Gyasi from Santas SDA – Kumasi, Ghana – West Africa;

Heli & Fatima Pereira from Bridgeport SDA – CT; Christopher & Kilian Rafey from Arise Miami SDA - FL

Incoming, 1st Reading: José & Mabel Frederickson from Apopka SDA – FL and daughter, Isabella Frederickson from Spring Meadows SDA – Sanford, FL; Maricel & Jordan Garcia/ Ismael & Brenda Teron and children, Caleb & Daniela from Spring Meadows SDA – Sanford, FL; Jovan Hernandez & Mayra Palacios and daughter, Anisha Hernandez Palacios from Altamonte Springs Spanish SDA – and son, Agustin Hernandez from Altamonte Springs SDA – FL; Ernaldo Pereira da Silva and Aline Ferreria Rocha from Orlando Brazilian SDA – FL

Memorial Announcements

J. D. Bledsoe, long-time member and beloved organist of FLC, passed away on Sunday, February 6. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Jo, in 2012 and is survived by son, David (Debbie) Bledsoe and grandson, Joshua. There will be a funeral service at Loomis Funeral Home in Apopka on Tuesday, February 15 at 12:00 p.m. with a viewing at 11:00 a.m.

Prayer Requests

Cochran Family (grieving loss of Heather's mother) 

Vikki Ives & family (grieving the loss of Kevin Ives)

Joanne Howard (health - mother of Ginny Miller) 

Health Ministry

Risen Experience

ReConnect Marriage Retreat

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.

Need Prayer??

Interactive Prayer Room

Located right of sanctuary on exit

Daily Prayer Line: 425.436.6321 at 7:15 a.m./p.m. Access Code: 763000#

Prayer Requests: Fill out card in pew or email

Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Join for worship and fellowship in making quilts for those in times of crisis. 

For more information or to request a quilt, please contact

Lee Liwag: (407) 399-8717

Ruth Smith: (407) 538-1862

Sabbath School Classes

10:00 a.m.

*Friendship Circle: Room 2

Kidder/Pinto/Sheppard: Room 3

Burns/Lind/Vasquez: Room 4

Bridge Builders: Room 5

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

Grace and Truth: Room 25

Friends Talking Faith: Room 26

Life & Teachings of Jesus: Room 27

Seekers: Room 28

*Also available virtually

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