SABBATH, september 25, 2021

Order of Service


"Ave Verum" – Wolfgang A. Mozart

FLA Cantabile

Helen Woldemichael [FLA Director of Bells and Choirs]

Magen Bedell and Christopher Smart, Piano

Gathering Song / Introit

"God So Loved the World" – Bob Chilcott

Isabella Fredrickson-Valdivia, Soloist

FLA Cantabile

Helen Woldemichael [FLA Director of Bells and Choirs]

Magen Bedell and Christopher Smart, Piano

Welcome and Announcements

Jeff Emde

Congregational Hymn

"O, When Shall I See Jesus" (Hymn #448) – John Leland

Helen Woldemichael, Leader

Christopher Smart, Piano

Call to Giving

Tom Emde

Children's Story

Eric Berrios

Hymn of Praise

"Nearer Still Nearer" – arr. Dan Forrest

FLA Cantabile

Helen Woldemichael [FLA Director of Bells and Choirs]

Magen Bedell and Christopher Smart, Piano


Jaison and Yadira Aguilar

Joselyn, Joshua, Juliana

Choral Anthem

"I've Been in the Storm So Long" – arr. Jeffrey L. Ames

Shani Taylor, Soloist

FLA Cantabile

Helen Woldemichael [FLA Director of Bells and Choirs]

Magen Bedell and Christopher Smart, Piano


"The Kingdom"

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Song of Response

"Celebration Psalm" – Joseph Martin

FLA Cantabile

Helen Woldemichael [FLA Director of Bells and Choirs]

Magen Bedell and Christopher Smart, Piano

Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


Christopher Smart, Piano

*This week's offering – Florida Advance 

    Next week's offering – Church Budget  

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

upcoming events

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.

AdventHealth Bloodmobile

Donate blood here on campus on Sabbath, October 2, 

in the parking lot by the main entrance,

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Pumpkin Fest

Saturday, October 9, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Fit Together – Health & Fitness Retreat 2021

October 15-17, 2021 at Camp Kulaqua

For more information and to sign up, click here.

Baby Dedications

Upcoming dates are October 30, January 29, April 30 and July 30.

Required orientation for the families will happen the Sunday before the dedication at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

For more information and to register your baby, click here

Ways to Support Frontline Workers

1.  Positivity Cards

Make positivity cards for AdventHealth employees!  Click here for instructions.  Drop  your cards at the office to be mailed.

2. 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.

Friendship Café

Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Main Lobby

House of Prayer

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary, or via the livestream (NOTE: Change of Time)

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Prayer Room

Sabbaths, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., East Lobby


Employment Opportunities

Forest Lake Church (FLC) is looking for a Communications Director.

For more information, click here.

FLA is looking for a part-time (20-25 hrs./week) Staff Accountant to join the team.

For more information, please contact Claudette Hayles at,

or by telephone at 407.772.3704.

FLEC is looking to hire the following positions:

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

2) Teacher Assistant – Part-time

3) 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: John Angall and daughter, Indira, from Mt. Calvary SDA (Tampa) – FL

Incoming,2nd Reading: Leonel & Onelia Vergara from Forest City Spanish SDA – Orlando, FL

Outgoing,1st ReadingJacob Bennett to Markham Woods SDA – Longwood, FL;

David & Debra Bergman to Plymouth-Sorrento SDA – Apopka, FL;

James & Mignon Waller to Mt. Dora SDA – FL;

Cynthia Marie Kerbs to Ruidoso Downs Bilingual SDA – NM;

Arminda Queveda to Madison SDA – GA;

Daniel & Damaris Reyes to Tampa First SDA – FL

Memorial Announcement

We are saddened to inform you that Pastor Don Bostian, 88, passed peacefully to his rest on Sabbath, August 21, 2021.  

He served as senior pastor at the Forest Lake Church from 1983-1991.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Walker Bostian; and sister, Elizabeth Harris.

There will be a memorial service on Sabbath, October 2, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. at the

Fletcher SDA Church.  It will be live-streamed at

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to WFHC, P.O. Box 153, Naples, NC 28760.

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.

Don Riesen

Doris Beane

Wayne Anderson

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