SABBATH, March 5, 2022



"Fanfare on 'Lasst Uns Erfreuen'" – Phil Lehenbauer

Will Benton, Organ (11:30)

Gathering Song / Introit

"Aquarium"  Saint-Saëns (8:45) 

Yadelin Lopez Violin

Hayden Diaz Cello

Joyce Hoatson Piano

Welcome /Announcements

Julie MacLafferty [Connections Pastor]

Deacons and Deaconesses Ordination

Alicia DeGuzman

Ana-Michelle Carrington

Barbara Friedrich

Diana Quale

Donna Cespedes Rivero

Eileen Niemeyer

Elizabeth Diaz-Moreno

Ginny Miller

Irene Mueller

Kilian Rafey

Lilly Archer-Hines

Paula Shaw

Sandra Spragg

Shelley Veal

Wanda Cocco

Shiree Nichols

Deacon: Gabriel Rivero

Julie MacLafferty [Connections Pastor]

Tim Nichols [Executive Pastor]

Call to Giving

Marshall Meidinger and Mikhail Bogovich(8:45)

Nathan Lashey (11:30)

Hymns of Praise

"Shall We Gather at the River"  Robert Lowry

Liz Flores Piano

Children's Story

Melissa Martin

Hymns of Praise

"Family of God" Bill Gaither

"Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" Hymn #469


Tammy Harbour [Elder]

London and Evan Bergherm  (8:45)

Heather and Devin Cochran (11:30)

Special Music

"Faith Keeps Walking" – Brady / Wood / Poythress

Ronald Ririhena, Marty Thompson, & Jeremy Morada Vocals

James Pino Guitar


Vision Series – "Beyond: Togetherness"

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Song of Response

"Hymn of Heaven" – Wickham / Johnson / Davenport

Jeremy Morada – Vocals / Piano

Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


"Gigue" – Jean Baptiste Loeillet

Will Benton, Organ (11:30)

*This week's offering – Florida Advance

    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.


AdventHealth Bloodmobile

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. TODAY — outside the Gift & Thrift parking lot

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 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 at the Forest Lake Church: 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. 

  Register here

Questions? Contact Candy DeVore or call 407.717.9335

Pathfinder Yard Sale

The Pathfinders are having a yard sale on Sunday, March 27, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the church parking lot to raise funds for the international camporee in Gillette, Wyoming in 2024. They need your donations to make it a success!  If you are doing some spring cleaning and have items to donate, please contact Corey Grodack at 407.448.0759 (text or call), or email her at She will come pick up your items or coordinate drop-off at the church.  Donations are tax-deductible. If you would prefer to sell your items yourself, you may rent a parking spot for $25.00. Please reserve ahead of time with Corey.

Risen Experience

Invite your neighbors and community friends for an interactive walk-through of the closing scenes of life of JesusSaturday, April 16. Volunteers needed! Please visit to sign up!

2022 Church Retreat

When: May 6-8

Where: Camp Kulaqua

This is the last week to sign up!!! Registration due by TODAY, March 5.

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, starting in March. For more information or to join a group, click here /connect/life-groups.

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


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 –

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

Ministry Fair

If you missed our Ministry Fair, it's not too late! Click here to see our list of ministries that were represented and how you can get involved—whether you are 5 or 95—in person or at home. If you have questions, contact Pastor Julie at

Health Ministry

Our Health Ministry team highly recommends the PlantWise Film, a new documentary now streaming FREE at

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 are sponsored today by Marvin and Donette Lowman in celebration of

the102nd birthday of Marvin's mother, Marian Lowman. 

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, 1st Reading:  Elmer and Barbara Carreño from Spencerville SDA – Silver Spring, MD;

Luis Filpo from Gibbsboro Spanish Company – Willingboro, NJ

Incoming, 2nd Reading:  Lidia Armstrong and son, Joshua Tirado, from Apopka SDA – FL;

Raul Cruz and Daughter, Amanda, from Revive SDA – Hialeah, FL

Outgoing, 2nd Reading:  Katherine Fonseca to Lady Lake SDA – FL; Catherine Rose, Emma Rose & Micah Rose to Markham Woods SDA – Longwood, FL; Tyler Block to McDonald Road SDA – TN; Abigail Correa to Winchester SDA - VA; Eliseo & Amelyn Magtanong to Chicago Fil-Am SDA – IL

Prayer Requests

Svetlana Pavlenko & family (grieving loss of Svetlana's mother in Ukraine)

The crisis in Ukraine and Russia, and all our church with family there.

Doris Beane (health)

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

Support Our Hospitals

AdventHealth Altamonte and Apopka are looking for golf cart drivers, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If anyone is interested in driving our patients, visitors, and even our employees to their cars, that would be a great service to all.

We are also looking for volunteers to take coffee to our doctors and nurses on the units during the 10:00 a.m. hour Monday, Wednesday, Friday.  This can be anyone willing to share a smile and a cup of joe.

If anyone is interested, please email

Women's Ministry

Please take a moment to fill out our survey so we can know how best to partner with Jesus and grow Women's Ministries together!—

          Church Family, 

                  As the positivity rate of COVID has continued to decline in the recent weeks, we want to continue to

           affirm you and your family's personal decision on masks and other precautionary measures. Of course, 

          we encourage those who are at high risk to take appropriate precautions, which may include masking or

          worshipping virtually. We are praying for you!

                                                                                                                      — Rob Deininger & Matt Smith