SABBATH, october 16, 2021

Order of Service


Gathering Song

"Medley: This Is the Day to Rejoice in the Lord"

Welcome Home Band*

Welcome and Announcements

Julie MacLafferty [Connections Pastor]

Nominating Committee 1st Reading

Call to Giving

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Hymn of Praise

"The Gift of Love" - arr. Hal Hopson

Richard Mohammed

Children's Story

Julie Alvarez

Songs of Praise

"Walking With Jesus Medley:" 

- Walking with Jesus

- Everybody Ought to Know

 - He's Able

 - Hallelu, Hallelu

Welcome Home Band


Michael and Neco Ham-Ying

Hymn of Praise

"My Tribute" - Andraé Crouch

Gale Murphy, Piano

Daniel Drapiza, Keyboard

Jackie Ross, Vocal


"You First - Part 3"

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Song of Response

"His Strength Is Perfect " - Jerry Salley and Stephen Curtis Chapman

Daniel Drapiza, Piano

Kenia Rodriguez and Killian Rafey, Vocals

Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


*Welcome Home Band

Jeremy Morada, Henry Linares, Kenia Rodriguez, 

Kilian Rafey, Marty Thompson, Daniel Drapiza

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

upcoming events

"You First" Series

Support Commission 127 financially online during October at

or with cash or check and designate funds "You First."

For more information on Commission 127click here.

Foundations Video Series [NEW]

Foundations is a free video series that explores the landmark beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist faith

and fosters small group discussion.  Grounded upon the key foundational truth that Jesus is our Salvation,

we'll also explore the other five S's of Adventism:

Sabbath—State of the Dead—Second Coming—Sanctuary—Spirit of Prophecy

Episodes will be released weekly through November 3 and previous episodes are available for viewing.

Click here for more information and to receive upcoming episodes.

Next FLC Communion

Sabbath, October 23

Lasagna Love

Make a lasagna for a family in need!  Lasagna must be cooked and then frozen for delivery. 

Drop off Sabbath, November 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., UYC Kitchen

For details and to sign up, click here.

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.

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.

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. Mark funds for local "Prison Ministry" on the tithe envelope to give Christmas gifts to inmates.


Bring NEW packaged socks of any size to the main lobby throughout the month of October. These will go to local community organizations serving those without homes.

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: Oleg & Julia Kostyuk from Berrien Springs Pioneer Memorial SDA – MI; 

Sandrina Lima from Altamonte Springs SDA – FL

Incoming, 2nd Reading:  DeAnna Bacon and son, Mark, from Littleton SDA – CO;

Harry & Diana Diaz and son, Hayden, from Plymouth-Sorrento SDA – Apopka, FL;

Eric & Kim Lunde from Manchester SDA – KY and daughter, 

Amelia Lunde, from Kettering SDA – OH;

Kevin & Johanna Wright, daughter, Hailey & son, Matthew, from Spring Meadows SDA – Sanford, FL

Memorial Announcement

Pastor Don Riesen passed away on Tuesday, October 12. Don was a beloved Pastor to Seniors at Forest Lake Church for approximately 8 years. His, wife, Mary, preceded him in death in 2012. Survivors include their children: Randy (Chantal) Riesen, Melody (Matt) Davies, Sharon Stevens, David (Kathy) Riesen; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service was held on Thursday, October 14. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Forest Lake Church A/V Services.

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.

Commission 127 and foster families and children in our area

The family of Don Riesen

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

*Also available virtually

Seekers: (Virtual Only) – (In person beginning October 23)

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