November 18, 2023



Will Benton, Organ | Sounds of Brass

Psalm XIX – Benedetto Marcelo

Welcome & Announcements

Pastor Matt Smith

Song of Worship (11:30)

Joyful Noise Children’s Choir

Sanctuary Choir

I Give Thanks – Tommy Walker

Gathering Song

Sanctuary Bells

The God of Abraham Praise – arr. Lloyd Larson



Congregational Hymn

Sounds of Brass | Forest Bells

Sanctuary Choir | Congregation

Fanfare and Concertato on “To God Be the Glory” 


Forest Bells

Meditation on Prospect – arr. Karen Buckwalter


Tom Tavasci

Song of Praise

Jeremy Morada & Jennifer LaMountain

I’m Forever Grateful Medley – arr. Lari Goss

Call to Giving

Mark Becker


Perfect Harmony | Jeremy Morada, Piano

Ever Gentle Ever Sweet – arr. Collingsworth Family


Thanksgiving Everyday


Sanctuary Choir

Come Ye Thankful People, Come – arr. Black


Sanctuary Choir

Wilcley Lima & Terry Sampson, Percussion

Freedom Trilogy – Paul Haley

Song of Worship (8:45)

Joyful Noise Children’s Choir

Sanctuary Choir

I Give Thanks – Tommy Walker


Pastor Matt Smith


Will Benton, Organ | Sounds of Brass

Marche Triomphale – arr. Gary Olson



Matt Smith – Lead Pastor

Justin Alabata – Worship Pastor

Jennifer Bergherm – Children & Family Ministries Pastor

Candy DeVore – Counseling Coordinator

Julie MacLafferty – Connections Pastor

Juan Martinez – Collegiate/Young Adult Pastor

Jeremy Morada – Music Director

Tim Nichols – Executive Pastor

Mark Reams – Youth Pastor

Steve Sherman – Visitation Pastor

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



The Sanctuary Flowers today are given by Lars and Julie Houmann in honor of their grandkids.

As we prepare for the holiday season, we again invite you to participate in this joyous celebration through sponsoring live red poinsettias to be used to decorate our church.  Order forms for medium and large poinsettias will be available in the church lobby or church office.  For more information, please contact Mark Becker at 407 463-2012 or  What a great way to send a greeting to your church family for the holidays.  Your poinsettia may be taken home after second service, Sabbath, December 23, 2023. 

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. 


Nov 18: Local Church Budget

Nov 25: Florida Advance

Dec 2: Local Church Budget

Dec 9: Adventist Community Services (NAD)


With rental rates being at an all-time high, the church office is getting frequent requests for affordable housing. 

If you own a rental or know of someone with a home, apartment or even just a room for rent, please let us know ASAP.

Most renters are looking for something in the $600–$1200 range.

Email Debbie at and provide as much detail as possible. Thank you!!


Smith Family (grieving loss of Margaret Dalgetty-Smith's granddaughter Rebecca) 

Martinez Family (grieving loss of Pr. Juan's grandfather Trinidad Fuentes)

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 am/pm Access Code: 763000#

Prayer Requests: Fill out card in pew or email


Groups & Classes

Small groups and Sabbath School classes are the heart of the church. Connect your heart with a group and strengthen your walk with Jesus.

  • New groups starting!  For a list of our current groups, Click here for more information.  If you have questions, please contact Candy DeVore at

    Are you interested in leading out in this ministry? Contact Candy DeVore at 407-717-9335 for more information.


    1st Monday of the Month

    7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Forest Lake Church, Room 4


    A space for families with LGBTQIA loved ones

    Call or text Candy DeVore at 407.717.9335, or email at


    Tuesday evenings, May 16 to August 15

    7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Classroom 3

    Facilitator: Janet Lynn King, PhD.

    To register:


    This 13-week group is open to anyone who is separated, going through a divorce, or who has survived a divorce. 

    There is a minimal charge for this group, but financial help is available for those who need it.

    Beginning May 4 at 6:30-8:00pm  |  Online only

    For more information: 407-869-0680  |

    or Register at:


    There aren’t many people who truly understand the unique challenges single parents face. You deeply desire to do what’s best for your kids, but sometimes it’s all you can do to survive from one day to the next. Single & Parenting is a special group that will bring hope to your life. We’d love for you to join us.

    Meets once a month on the 4th Sabbath 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning March 25, 2023.

    Location: Pastor Matt Smith's office   |   Facilitator: Jeanie Fundora

  • House of Prayer

    Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. in Main Sanctuary

    Contact Pr. Julie at for more info. 

    Young Adults (18-24):  Kaylyn Halley & Pr. Julie MacLafferty

    Mondays  7:00 p.m.  in Room 24 at the Forest Lake Church

    Contact Kaylyn at for more info. 

    Women's Small Group :  Kirshline Fleuristal

    Friday night 6:30 p.m. monthly

    Contact Kirshline at for more info. 

    Friendship Café: Pr. Steve Sherman

    Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Forest Lake Church Main Lobby

    Contact Pr. Steve at for more info. 

    Oasis Bible Study: Pr. Steve Sherman

    Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in Room 5 at the Forest Lake Church

    Contact Pr. Steve at for more info. 

    Peace n' Pizza: Carlos & Melissa Martin

    Tuesdays 6:15 p.m. at Martin home

    Contact Melissa at for more info. 

    Prayers for FLA: Christina Algeo

    Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 a.m. during Parents in Prayer call

    Starting August 2023

    Contact Christina (407) 501-9752 for more info.

  • 10:00 a.m.

    *Friendship Circle: (10:15–11:15) Room 2

    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: Pastor Steve Sherman’s office

    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

    Community (Parents' class): Children's Ministry Center

    Brazilian-Speaking: Left side of the balcony

    Spanish-Speaking: right side of the balcony

    *Also available virtually

  • 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

Ongoing Ministries


If you missed our ministry fair or wanted to follow up, it's not too late! Click here for more information on our ministries and how you can get involved!


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


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


Join us Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm — in the church sanctuary or via our livestream — to pray for our church and community as we study "Worship, Family, Togetherness, Service, and Testimony."


Do you have a passion for the spiritual lives of our students? High school can be a time of tremendous growth, but also anxiety. Every Wednesday, we write personalized notes (and add a cookie!)  to the high school students in our church to let them know they are loved, valued, and prayed for. Join us at 8:15 in the Connection Center off the main lobby to help. If you have a student who does not attend FLA that you would like us to send a note to, please contact Christina Algeo at


Sabbaths, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, East Lobby


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


BIBLES for Local Inmates — We are collecting Bibles to share with inmates at the Orange County jail. If you have any lightly used or new Bibles please place them in the Container provided in the church lobby Connections Room. Preferred Bibles would have soft covers, newer versions such as NIV or NKJV, and larger size print. Thank you for your faithful support of the Prison Ministries activities.

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Mondays, 8:30 AM & 6:30 PM @ the Lower Youth Center

This class focuses on restorative body movement while actively worshiping Jesus’ heart, soul, mind, and strength creating a fitness that meets us at our core. Each class participant can expect to experience different positions and postures to strengthen, tone, and improve flexibility and balance all the while gaining a release of anxiety and stress. To maximize the benefits of this class, please bring a mat and a bottle of water.

Leader: Maria Touchard is a Christian Certified Yoga instructor.  She has completed her 500 master teacher yoga training certification from an accreted Christian yoga school.  She also has certifications in Trauma Informed Yoga and Restorative Yoga. 


RISEN Experience: MARCH 30, 2024

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