SABBATH, october 23, 2021

Order of Service


"Gabriel's Oboe" - Ennio Morricone

Maya O'Reilly, Violin (8:45)

Will Benton, Organ (11:30) 

Welcome and Announcements

Julie MacLafferty [Connections Pastor]

Call to Giving

Children's Story

Pastor Barbara McCoy


Steve Patrick

Choral Anthem

"Prayer of St. Francis" - Allen Pote

Sanctuary Choir

Jeremy Morada, Director


"You First - Part 4"

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Ordinance of Humility

Special Music

Phil Smart, Vocal


Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


"The Old Rugged Cross" - Composer

Liz Flores, Piano (8:45)

Will Benton, Organ (11:30) 

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


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.

Gym Night

October 23, 7:30 p.m. at FLA Gym

Warehouse Community

Serve Sabbath will be on October 30. To sign up, click here

Organ Concert

Dr. David McCalla will be in concert Sabbath,  October 30, at 5:30 the FLC sanctuary.

Singles' Ministry

Join us for Charlie's Annual Fall Festival! October 30 at 6:00 p.m. Bring food to share and wear your most outrageous hat!

Address: 7839 Sloewood Drive, Mount Dora 32757

Fall Festival

Join us for a fun alternative Sunday, October 31, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.! Dinner will be available for purchase. Bounce houses, face painters and trunks will make for a super fun evening for all! Come and join us! Sign up here to host a trunk:

click here

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays

Join us November 4 from 6 - 8 p.m. for a session on navigating the holidays. This will be a virtual event. Click the link below to register to attend:

click here

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays

Sabbath, November 6, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Grace & Truth Classroom. 

We are also offering the children's program for ages 5 - 12, in the 4th Grade classroom, called Surviving the Holidays 4 Kids.

Call 407.869.0680 to register.

Deacon's Ministry Meeting & Potluck

Sabbath, November 6, at 1:00 the Upper Youth Center

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.

FLEC Musical:"Oklahoma, Jr."  

Presented by Una Voce on Sunday, November 7, at 4:00 p.m. AND 6;30 p.m. at Lake Brantley High School Auditorium

Tickets can be purchased at

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.

Tailgate Picnic

Mark your calendars for the next FLC Tailgate Picnic – November 20!

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, 2nd Reading: Oleg & Julia Kostyuk from Berrien Springs Pioneer Memorial SDA – MI; 

Sandrina Lima from Altamonte Springs SDA – FL

Outgoing, 1st Reading:  Lacretia Daly to Patmos Chapel SDA – Apopka, FL; Kwinten Keller to Orlando Filipino SDA –Altamonte Springs, FL; Garfield & Denise Browne and Daughter, Genise, to Riverside Kansas Avenue SDA – CA; Ryan Hauck to Richland Adventist Church – WA; Robert Willett to Collegedale Community SDA – Ooltewah, TN

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

Lisa Butler and family

Shirleen Fisher

Jan Seltmann

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