SABBATH, october 30, 2021

Order of Service


"Shall We Gather At the River" - arr. Joel Raney

Nicole Chwast, Piano

Gathering Song / Introit

Symphony No. 63 "Finale" - Joseph Haydn, arr. Jamin Hoffman

FLA Strings, Piano

Tom Tavasci, Director

Welcome and Announcements

Jeff Emde

Baby Dedication (11:30)

Leo Easton Cazeau Feorene

Cooper David Smith

Isla Quinn Garcia

Liam Jacob Garcia

Theodore Oliver Robinson

Congregational Hymn

"Alleluia, Sing to Jesus" - SDA Hymnal #167

FLA Strings

Two Hymns of Praise

"Brethren, We Have Met to Worship" - arr. David & Debbie McDonald

"Crown Him With Many Crowns" - Elvey, arr. Paul Thompson

FLA Strings

Children's Story

Linka Dyer-Farrell


Marlene Rivera & Liani Rivera


"The Gift of Love" - Traditional, arr. Bob Krogstad

FLA Strings, Piano


"You First - Part 5"

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Song of Response

"Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow" - SDA Hymnal #694

Nicole Chwast, Piano

Jeremy Morada, Vocal

Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


"All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" - Mark Hayes

Nicole Chwast, Piano

Call to Giving

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


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.

Organ Concert

Dr. David McCalla will be in concert this evening,  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

Funeral Service

Mary Rogers (long-time former FLC member) passed away on October 25. 

Visitation: 10:00 a.m.  &  Service:  11:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 31 at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 

994 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs 32701

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Dementia Resource Center:

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.


See Una Voce, our Forest Lake Education Center musical group, perform "Oklahoma!"

Shows on November 7 at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For tickets, click below:

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!

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.

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

For more information or to apply, click here

Cards of Hope

Do you enjoy crafts? Join our newest ministry who makes beautiful, handmade cards for our church family and community! 

For more information or to get involved, contact Michelle Detlaff 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. 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

Outgoing, 2nd 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

Jan Seltmann

Larry Stephens

United Against Poverty & Harbor House and our church family serving there today

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