SABBATH, december 18, 2021

Order of Service


"On This Day, Earth Shall Ring" – Phil Lehenbauer

Will Benton, Organ

Welcome  /Announcements / Call to Giving

Julie MacLafferty [Connections Pastor]

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


"Suite of Carols: While by My Sheep; Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming; In Dulce Jubilo" – Leroy Anderson

Sounds of Brass

Vince Boelter, Director


"Messiah" – arr. Luke Gambill

Joyful Noise [Children's Choir]


Linka Dyer-Farrell, Director

Susy Sagua, Piano

Congregational Hymn

"O Come, All Ye Faithful" – arr. David Willcocks

All Ensembles

Jeremy Morada, Director

Will Benton, Organ

Christmas According to Kids [Video]


"In a Manger" – arr. Joel Raney

Sanctuary Ringers

Mark Becker, Director

Sandra Gray, Piano


"Mary Did You Know?" – Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene

Sounds of Brass


"Gaudete" – Traditional Christmas Carol of the 16th Century

FLC Sanctuary Choir

Mark Becker, Soloist

Jeremy Morada, Director

Joyce Hoatson, Piano


"Il Est Ne" – Craig Courtney

FLC Sanctuary Choir

Jeremy Morada, Director

Joyce Hoatson, Piano

Congregational Hymn

"Angels We Have Heard on High" – Charles Brant/Jeremy Morada

Issy Frederickson-Valdivia, Nadia Cortes, Emma Cortes, Lindsey Hazen


Sounds of Brass

Jeremy Morada, Director

Will Benton, Organ


"Betelehemu" – Wendell Whalum

FLC Sanctuary Choir

Men Aloud

Jeremy Morada, Director

Piano Duet

"Journey of the King Medley: O Come, O Come Emmanuel; What Child Is This?; We Three Kings" – arr. Sandra Zylstra

Stacy Ramey and Julie Alvarez


"Silent Night" – Franz Xaver Gruber/Robert Hobby

Men Aloud

Jeremy Morada, Director

Sandra Gray, Piano

The Christmas Scale [Video]


"Suite of Carols: I Saw Three Ships; From Heaven High I Come to You; March of the Kings" – Leroy Anderson

Sounds of Brass

Vince Boelter, Director


"Coventry Carol" – arr. Jefferey Hall

Bells of the Forest

Yadelin Lopez, Violin

Mark Becker, Director


"We Three Kings" – John Hopkins/Joel Raney

Bells of the Forest

Mark Becker, Director

Congregational Hymn

"Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" – arr. David Willcocks

All Ensembles

Jeremy Morada, Director

Will Benton, Organ

Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


"God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" – arr. Noel Goemanne

Will Benton, Organ

*This week's offering – Church Budget 

    Next week's offering – Florida Advance

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


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!

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

1st Monday of the Month – Beginning January 3, 2022

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Forest Lake Church – Room 4

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

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

DivorceCare—Find Help—Discover Hope—Experience Healing

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

For more information –

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 –

Blossom – Women's Retreat 2022

English: February 25-27

Spanish: March 4-6

For more information, go to,

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:

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) 

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

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: or 407.869.0680

Membership Transfers

Incoming, 1st Reading: Le-Roy Mormontoy from Whole Life Seventh-day Adventist Church – Orlando, FL

Incoming, 2nd 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

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.

Mourning the loss of Maurice Van Sickle (Mother of Lori Van Sickle Zill)

Mourning the loss of Michelle Scott's mother

Becky De Oliveira – Healing

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