SABBATH, september 11, 2021

Order of Service


"Festival of Praise" - Phil Lehenbauer

Will Benton, Organ 

9/11: What We've Learned [Video]

Gathering Song/Introit

"When in Our Music God Is Glorified" - arr. Larry Visser

Wesley Ringers [First United Methodist Church of Orlando Sanctuary Bells]

Solid Bronze [Forest Lake Academy]

Bells of the Forest [Forest Lake Church Sanctuary Ringers]

Mark Becker, Director

Welcome and Announcements

Linka Farrell


Ricci Briana Williams

Officiated by Julie MacLafferty [Connections Pastor] and Juan Martinez [Pastor for Young Adult Ministries]

Congregational Hymn

"When in Our Music God Is Glorified" (SDAH #32) - Charles V. Stanford

Mark Becker, Leader

Will Benton, Organ

Call to Giving

Steve Sherman [Pastor for Visitation and Senior Ministries]

Children's Story

Ed Ballester

Hymn of Praise

"I Need Thee Every Hour" - arr. Joel Raney

Wesley Ringers [First United Methodist Church of Orlando Sanctuary Bells]

Solid Bronze [Forest Lake Academy]

Bells of the Forest [Forest Lake Church Sanctuary Ringers]

Mark Becker, Director


Special Music

"Widmung" - Franz Liszt

Tristan Shaw, Piano


"The Galilee Series"

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Song of Response

"They'll Know That We Are Christians By Our Love" - Peter Scholtes

Jeremy Morada [Music Director]

Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


"Vexilla Regis" - Richard Purvis

Will Benton, Organ

*This week's offering – World Budget 

    Next week's offering – Church Budget 


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

upcoming events

Drive-Thru Baby Shower

Come and celebrate Pastors Justin and Vania Alabata and Jeremy and Leonie Morada's baby girls who will arrive soon!

Both are registered on Amazon.

Sunday, September 19, 5:00 p.m., Forest Lake Church

3 Ways to Support Frontline Workers

1. Apopka Frontline Worker Encouragement

Cheer on our frontline workers on September 11—6:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.

Meet at the front of the AdventHealth Apopka.  All ages are welcome to come to either time!

2.  Positivity Cards

Make positivity cards for AdventHealth employees!  Click here for instructions.  Bring your cards to the office to be mailed, or make a card in the Connections Center on Sabbath morning.

3. Gown Folding

Our hospitals need groups of 30 people to sign up to take a shift to fold hospital gowns for our front-line workers.

Youth middle-school age and up are welcome, so bring the family!

Click here.

Florida Conference Women's Retreat

Join us September 24-26, 2021

Our theme is "Restore."  Sign up 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

The first episode will be released Wednesday, September 29.

Click here for more information and to register your small group.

Fit Together – Health & Fitness Retreat 2021

October 15-17, 2021 at Camp Kulaqua

For more information, click here.

House of Prayer

Wednesdays, 6:30 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


Employment Opportunities

*FLEC is looking to hire the following positions:

1) MorningCare – 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. (Daily)

2) AfterCare – 2:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (M-Th); 11:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Fridays)

3) Teacher Assistant – Part-time

4) Playground Supervisor – Part-time

Please contact for more information, or for how to apply.

FLC Newsletter

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

Membership Transfers

Incoming,1st Reading: Maria Chavarria from Forest City Spanish SDA – Orlando, FL;

Antolin Cruz from Independence Ebenezer Spanish SDA – MO;

Ashleigh Sciulli; Matthew & Jennifer Smith from Marietta SDA – GA

Incoming, 2nd Reading: Donna Gray; Sharese Smith from Altamonte Springs SDA – 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.

Family of Mayra Jimenez (Yanely Castellon's mother)

George Peters (Ron & Carolyn Jensen's brother)

Sabbath School Classes

10:00 a.m.

Friendship Circle: Room 2

Kidder: Room 3

Burns/Lind: Room 4

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

Friends Talking Faith: Room 26

Life & Teachings of Jesus: Room 27

*Also available virtually

Bridge Builders: (Virtual Only)

Grace and Truth: (Virtual Only)

Seekers: (Virtual Only)

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