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Welcome to Modern Worship at Forest Lake UMC!

Please make yourself at home!

Grab a snack and some coffee

(coffee is in the hallway) while

we gather before worship.

Turn left in the hall to find the restrooms.

Worship will begin around 11.

As an element of worship, this morning we will wrap and donate diapers that will be distributed by the Bottoms Up Diaper Bank at FLUM and other locations around West Alabama.


  • Youth Fireside tonight at 5 pm

  • There will be a Bible study group meeting at 10:30am on Tuesday Morning

  • Spring Classes

    • New Testament Greek​ - Tuesday 1:30

    • Parables - Tuesday 6:30 on Zoom

    • Artificial Intelligence 101 - Wednesday 9:00 on Zoom

    • ​​W​ednesday Nights - 6:00 
      • Gospel of Mark

      • Spiritual Fitness for Women

  • Midweek Meals Wednesdays at 5pm

  • Scout Troop 316 will meet Monday night at 6:30pm

  • The Sunday Morning Worship Schedule is as follows

    • Sunday School: 9:45​

    • Fellowship Time: 10:30

    • Worship 11:00


Call to Worship




Missions Liturgy

Leader: Lord, make us instruments of your peace.

ALL: Where there is hatred, let us bring love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.


During this time we will share prayer requests with the community. If you would prefer to share your request(s) nonverbally please use the prayer request form at the bottom of this page.

Matthew 18:15-22

“If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, And whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.”

While the discussion element of worship takes a form quite similar to a traditional sermon, during this service questions and comments are encouraged. No need to raise your hand, just call it out.

Leader: Prepare us, Lord, to serve our brothers and sisters throughout the world, who live and die in poverty and pain. Give them today, through our hands, their daily bread; and through our understanding love, give peace and joy.

Leader: Blessed are the poor,

All: for theirs is the kingdom of God.

Leader: Blessed are the hungry,

All: for they shall be filled.

Leader: Blessed are the meek,

All: for they shall inherit the earth.

Leader: Blessed are the pure in heart

All: for they shall see God.

Leader: Blessed are those who mourn,

All: for they shall be comforted.

Leader: Blessed are the merciful,

All: for they shall be shown mercy.

Leader: Blessed are the peacemakers,

All: for they are the children of God.

Leader: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness and justice.

All: for great is their reward.

Leader: Come, Holy Spirit. We pray that your fruit would be in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.


ALL: Dear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go.

Through our lives and by our prayers: may your kingdom come!

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Missions Element

Forest Lake UMC's Modern Worship Service includes a hands-on missions project, which serves as a modern expression of worship.

As an element of worship, this morning we will wrap and donate diapers that will be distributed by the Bottoms Up Diaper Bank at FLUM and other locations around West Alabama.


Dismissal is very informal. Please feel free to offer your goodbyes and dismiss yourself at any point after the Missions Element is introduced.

Thank you so much for joining us for worship!

We hope to be with you again soon!

Prayer Requests

All submissions will be lifted up for the next month of Modern Worship services unless you ask for the request to remain private or offer more specific timing instructions.

Thanks for your prayer request!

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