SABBATH, september 4, 2021

Order of Service


"I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Duke Street)" - David Christiansen

Will Benton, Organ (11:30) 

Song of Gathering

"Waymaker" - Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu

Alex Almanzar, Emma Cortes, Nadia Cortes, Issy Fredrickson-Valdivia

Lincoln DaSilva, Piano 

Welcome and Announcements

Julie MacLafferty [Connections Pastor]


Kaleb Carpenter [11:30]

Officiated by Pastor David Freedman [Grandfather]

Hymn of Praise

"My Faith Looks Up to Thee" (Hymn #517) - Lowell Mason

Alex Almanzar, Emma Cortes, Nadia Cortes, Issy Fredrickson-Valdivia

Lincoln DaSilva, Piano (8:45)

Will Benton, Organ (11:30)

Call to Giving

Rich Reiner

Children's Story

Fiorella Meidinger


Robert and Maureen Reynolds

Song of Praise

"There" - Leonardo Goncalves

Alex Almanzar


"The Galilee Series"

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Song of Response

"Gotta Get to Jesus" - Karen Gillespie, Rachel McCutcheon, Helga Kaefer

Emma Cortes, Nadia Cortes, Issy Fredrickson-Valdivia

Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


"Toccata on 'Amazing Grace'" - arr. J. Christopher Pardini

Will Benton, Organ (11:30)

*This week's offering – Church Budget 

    Next week's offering – World Budget 

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

upcoming events

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary (Beginning September 9)

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!

We will have supplies to make encouraging posters the day before—September 10, at the church starting at 1:00 p.m.

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.

Fit Together – Health & Fitness Retreat 2021

October 15-17, 2021 at Camp Kulaqua

For more information, click here.

Prayer Room – Now Open!

Check it out this Sabbath between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the East Lobby

House of Prayer

Join us every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary, or via the livestream, 

to intercede for our church and community and share what Jesus is doing!

Florida Conference Women's Retreat

Join us September 24-26, 2021

Our theme is "Restore."  Sign up here.


Christmas Service Survey

Please take 15 seconds to help us!  Click here.

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.

Forest Lake Academy

Applications are open!!

To apply, click here

FLC Newsletter

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

Life Groups

For a list of our current groups, click here.

For more information on starting a group, contact Pastor Julie at

Membership Transfers

Incoming, 1st Reading: Donna Gray; Sharese Smith from Altamonte Springs SDA – FL;

Eric & Kim Lunde from Manchester SDA – KY and daughter, Amelia, from Kettering SDA – OH;

Ana Sophia Zengotita from Miami Temple SDA – FL

Incoming, 2nd Reading: Carlos & Elka Archbold; Hector & Rebekah de Armas from Spring Meadows SDA – Sanford, FL;

Jhonathan & Laura Coa and daughters, Alysson & Arantya; David & Rebeca de la Torre; 

Ruben & Shirley Flores and children, Joshua & Elizabeth, from Forest City Spanish SDA – Orlando, 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.

Don Riesen

Family of William Cochran, Sr.

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