SABBATH, november 13, 2021

Order of Service


"Built on the Rock" - Phil Lehenbauer

Will Benton, Organ

Gathering Song / Introit

"Faith" - Matt Conaway

Forest Lake Academy Band

Tom Tavasci, Director

Welcome and Announcements

Linka Dyer-Farrell

Call to Giving

Linka Dyer-Farrell

Song of Praise

"River of Life" - Steven Reineke

FLA Band

Congregational Hymn

"Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart" (Hymn #27) - Arthur H. Messiter

FLA Band

Children's Story

Melissa Martin


The Terikov Family


"Symphony No. 3 'Finale'" - Camille Saint Saens, arr. James Curnow

FLA Band

Will Benton, Organ

"Fanfare Prelude on Ode to Joy" - Beethoven, arr. James Curnow (11:30)

FLA Band

Will Benton, Organ


"The Benefit of the Doubt"

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Song of Response

"Fanfare Prelude on Ode to Joy" - Beethoven, arr. James Curnow (8:45)

FLA Band

Will Benton, Organ

Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


"Postlude" - William Mathias

Will Benton, Organ

*This week's offering – World Budget (Emphasis: GC Radio Ministries) 

    Next week's offering – Church Budget  


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

upcoming events

Ladies' Vespers

Hear the story of Stephanie Bowman, the founder of One Heart for Women and Children

We will make blessing bags for One Heart afterward. 

Dinner to follow.

Saturday, November 13, at 5:30 p.m. in Forest Lake Church sanctuary

Church Work Bee

Come help make Forest Lake beautiful!

Sunday, November 14, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Bring rakes, shovels, gloves, wheelbarrows and your muscles!

FLC Tailgate Picnic

Sabbath, November 20, 1:00 p.m.

We'll be meeting after Late Service in the parking lot by the Youth Center.

Bring food to share!

Connections Breakfast: New and Prospective Members

When & Where: December 4 in the Choir Room (Main Building)

Please join us 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—you are invited. We hope to see you there!

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

Join us for our new series, Ambassadors of Hope, at 7:00 p.m., Oct. 6 - Dec. 29.  

We will be using the book Peace above the Storm, a sharing version of Steps to Christ.

Bring a friend!

Books will be available every Wednesday, and in the office during the week.

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary, (or via the livestream) 

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Prayer Room

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


Mask Update

In this ever-changing world that we live in, we are all learning how to be flexible as we do our best to make the best choices possible. Back in August, as Orlando became a rapidly-increasing hotspot for COVID, the CDC gave guidelines that stated that everyone should wear a mask while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. As our church has consistently done in the past, we look to local and national data and information to help us make choices in regard to COVID, and we asked that everyone wear a mask.

Well, as Central Florida, and more specifically, Seminole County has seen a major decline in the positivity rate of the COVID transmission to below the 10% threshold that we have used in the past, our Church Board and AdCom has affirmed the decision to continue to encourage wearing masks while indoors, but make it optional, starting October 16. Obviously, we'll keep watching as things progress. Thanks you for giving grace as we, as a church family, move forward together.

—Pastor Matt

Employment Opportunities

Forest Lake Church (FLC) is looking for a Communications Director.

For more information, click here.

A Better Choice (ABC) is hiring! 3 openings available. 

For more information or to apply, click here

What Are You Thankful for This Year?

Come prepared to share (in 10 seconds or less) this Sabbath, November 13, for a special Thanksgiving video! 

Filming will take place right outside the main lobby at the entrance. If you are unable to attend that day, 

please send your 10-second video to by November 13.

Angel Trees

The Angel Trees are now up in our main lobby! We will be supporting Orlando Children's Church this year, and we invite you to take a tag or two, starting this Sabbath! The children have also asked if we could add some food items to their wish list, and we want to help support that request. Containers are in the lobby for food donations. Please stick to their requested list of food. Thank you!! 


Cards of Hope

Do you enjoy crafts? Join our newest ministry which makes beautiful, handmade cards

for our church family and community! 

For more information or to get involved, contact Michelle Dettlaff at

FLC Newsletter

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

Florida Prison Ministries

We are collecting new or gently used Bibles (NIV or NKJV versions preferred) to share with the local 33rd Street County Jail inmates. Please leave the Bibles in the basket in the main lobby. 

Thank you for all the donations that have come in so far!

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 By Baptism

Joselyn Aguilar was baptized at the Apopka Spanish Church on July 31, 2021 and is joining her parents,

Jaison & Yadira Aguilar, in membership at Forest Lake Church.

Alyssa Holloway Van Schaack was baptized at Forest Lake Academy

and is joining us in Membership at Forest Lake Church.

Membership Transfers

Incoming, 1st Reading:  Phil & Sheri Bond from Markham Woods SDA – Longwood, FL;

Incoming, 2nd Reading:  Liannys Yero and son, Adriel Mesa, from Spring Meadows SDA  – Longwood, FL

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.

Charles Gilham

Sabbath School Classes

10:00 a.m.

Friendship Circle: Room 2

Kidder: Room 3

Burns/Lind: 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