SABBATH, november 20, 2021

Order of Service


"A Thankful Return" – Phil Lehenbauer

Will Benton, Organ

Welcome and Announcements

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Processional and Congregational Hymn

"Now Thank We All Our God" – John Rutter

Sanctuary Choir

Joyful Noise [Children's Choir]

Bells of the Forest

Sounds of Brass

Will Benton, Organ

Thanksgiving Responsive Reading

"Psalm 103, 107:1"

Michael Ham-Ying


"It Is Good to Give Thanks to the Lord" – Lynn Shaw Bailey

Joyful Noise [Children's Choir]

Linka Farrell, Director

"Make a Joyful Noise" – arr. Jeremy Russell

Susy Sagua, Piano

Linka Farrell, Director

Jeremy Morada, Director

Taken for Granted [Video]

Congregational Hymns

"Rejoice, the Lord Is King" – arr. Tommy Walker

"All Creatures of Our God and King" – Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird

Kilian Rafey / Emma Cortez / Kenia Rodriguez / Nadia Cortez [Vocals]

Welcome Home Band

Interactive Prayer

Julie MacLafferty [Connections Pastor]


"A Mountain Harvest" – Patti Drennan

Sanctuary Choir

Yadelin  Lopez, Violin

Jeremy Morada, Director

Thanksgiving Skit

"All Things New" by The Fringe

Sonia Perez, Director [Pastor for 5th-8th Grade]


"I Am His Child" – Moses Hogan

Elizabeth Moreno/Rebekah DeArmas/Kilian Rafey/Emma Cortez/Kenia Rodriguez/Nadia Cortez

Joyce Hoatson, Piano


"Great Is Thy Faithfuless" – arr. Joseph Martin

"Jesus Keeps Me Singing" – arr. Joseph Martin

Men Aloud

Sandra Gray, Piano

Jeremy Morada, Director


Warehouse "Home Church"

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


"With Peals of Thanks and Praise" – Michael Ryan

Sanctuary Bells

Mark Becker, Director

Forest Lake Church – What Are We Thankful For? [Video]


"Rejoice, Give Thanks and Ring!" – arr. Lloyd Larson

Bells of the Forest

Mark Becker, Director

Music – Finale

"Thanksgiving Medley" – Cindy Berry

Sanctuary Choir

Bells of the Forest

Sounds of Brass

Will Benton, Organ

Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


"Now Thank We All Our God" – Siegfried Karl-Elert

Will Benton, Organ (11:30) 

*This week's offering – Church Budget 

    Next week's offering – Florida Advance 

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

upcoming events

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!

Help Decorate for the Holidays

As we prepare for the holiday season, we invite you to participate in the joyous celebration through

providing live red poinsettias to be used to decorate our church.  Order forms for medium and large poinsettias will be available through November 30 in the church lobby or church office For more information, please contact Lisa Butler during church office hours.  What a great way to send a greeting to your church family for the holidays.  Your poinsettia may be taken home at the end of the Christmas day worship service.—The Aesthetics Committee

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!

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

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

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! 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 Transfers

Incoming, 1st Reading:  Carla Marie Compas from Bethel Eglise Haitienne des Adventistes – Orlando, FL

Rosangela Villarreal from North Shore SDA – Chicago, IL

Helen Woldemichael from Hutchinson SDA – MN

Incoming, 2nd Reading:  Phil & Sheri Bond from Markham Woods SDA – Longwood, FL

Outgoing, 1st Reading:  Bernie & Christina Anderson to WholeLife Seventh-day Adventist Church – Orlando, FL

Albert & Elaine Ellis to Florida Living SDA – Apopka, FL

Lauren Haynes to North Orlando SDA – FL

Samuel & Nina Israel to Patmos Chapel SDA – Apopka, FL

Lori Roth; Arthie Marie Tharpe to Markham Woods 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.

Mourning the loss of Al Bernet (Debbie Bernet's husband)

Mourning the loss of Matthew Niemeyer (Mark Niemeyer's brother)

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