THE FOREST LAKE CHURCH

SABBATH, december 11, 2021

Order of Service

Prelude

"Silent Night" – Cathy Moklebust

FLA Solid Bronze

Helen Woldemichael, Director


Gathering Song / Introit

"I Wonder as I Wander" – J. Aaron McDermid

FLA Cantabile


Welcome  /Announcements / Call to Giving

Linka Dyer-Farrell


Songs of Praise

"Mary, Did You Know?" – arr. Anna Laura Page

FLA Solid Bronze


"Marching of the Kings" – Mark Hayes

FLA Cantabile


Baptism

Kirshline Fleuristal (11:30)

Julie MacLafferty, Officiant [Connections Pastor]


Children's Story / Prayer

Julie Alvarez


Congregational Hymn

"A Christmas Medley" – Joseph Martin

FLA Cantabile


Prayer

Sandy and Eugene Bartlett


Anthem

"Oh, When Shall I See Jesus" – arr. Melvin West

FLA Cantabile


Sermon

"Eyes to the Skies"

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


Song of Response

"Total Praise" – Richard Smallwood

FLA Cantabile


Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


Postlude

"Capriccio" – Kevin McChesney

FLA Solid Bronze




*This week's offering – Adventist Community Services (NAD) 

    Next week's offering – Church Budget










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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ministry Spotlight

Get to know Passionate Hearts Ministries in our lobby today and see how you can get involved

to help immigrant and refugee families in our community.

Check out the website – www.passionheartfl.org


Forest Lake Academy Strings and Band Christmas Concert

Sabbath, December 11, 7:00 p.m.

Schmidt Auditorium

Join us for this fun-filled musical experience directed by Tom Tavasci.


December 25 Service

Sabbath, December 25, we will have just one service at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Sabbath School classes will NOT be meeting that day.  

Enjoy the chance to worship with family and friends!


AEGIS—A space for families with LGBTQIA loved ones

Beginning Thursday, January 6, 2022

Call or text Candy DeVore at 407.717.9335, or email at findsupport@forestlakechurch.org


Raising Children with Special Needs—A class for parents

Beginning Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, text or call 407.717.9335, 

or email findsupport@forestlakechurch.org


DivorceCare—Find Help—Discover Hope—Experience Healing

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., beginning January 18, 2022

For more information – DivorceCareLeadership@gmail.org


DivorceCare for Kids

Join us for a 10-week course beginning Tuesday, January 18, 2022

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Forest Lake Church.

Email Candy DeVore to register – findsupport@forestlakechurch.org


Blossom – Women's Retreat 2022

English: February 25-27

Spanish: March 4-6

For more information, go to www.floridaconferencewm.org,

or call 407.644.5000, ext. 2151.


2022 Great Controversy Tours to Europe

March 18 - 31 and June 17 - 30

Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, specialist in church history and prophetic interpretation will lead tours to make Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. A most exciting experience! Call 269.815.8624, or email: GCTours@mac.com


Friendship Café

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


House of Prayer

Join us for our series, Ambassadors of Hope, at 7:00 p.m., Oct. 6 - Dec. 29.  

We are 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

Ongoing Events

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 which makes beautiful, handmade cards

for our church family and community! 

For more information or to get involved, contact Michelle Dettlaff at michelle@design4dot.com


FLC Newsletter

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


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:  dpinto@forestlakechurch.org or 407.869.0680


Membership Transfers

Incoming, 1st Reading: Victor & Olesya Belitchenko; Russell & Rhonda Cross and son, Alexander

from Whole Life Seventh-day Adventist Church – Orlando, FL

Jasin & Cecilia Pearce from North Aurora SDA – IL


Incoming, 2nd Reading: Tyler & Penelope Block and children, Amory & Arabella, from McDonald Road SDA – TN

Nadianne Padilla from Westchester Spanish SDA – Miami, FL; Cristian Padilla & Nalani Padilla from

Kendall Spanish SDA – Miami, FL.  They are joining their parents Marvin & Nadya in membership at FLC.

Dimitry & Marianna Stolyar from Markham Woods SDA – Longwood, FL


Memorial Announcement

A Come & Go Gathering to celebrate the life of Rodney Lyle Carlson who passed away on February 25, 2020, will be held on Monday, December 20, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., in the Florida Living Retirement Community Cafeteria.

Please RSVP to Jean Carlson at 407.473.2415 by December 15.


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.


Passionate Hearts Ministries

Becky De Oliveira – Healing

Joseph Cartagena – Health (Son of Edward and Misty Cartagena)


Sabbath School Classes

10:00 a.m.

Friendship Circle: Room 2

Kidder/Pinto/Sheppard: Room 3

Burns/Lind/Vasquez: 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 cdevore@forestlakechurch.org.